Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Armadale Senior High School
Teacher - Humanities & Social Sciences
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH682716

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021

Are you passionate about successful students?

Armadale Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Teacher – Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) to join their school.

The Teacher – Humanities and Social Sciences will be responsible for delivery of the school’s programs in line with the Western Australia Curriculum. Ideally, the successful applicant will be able to cater to differing learning styles. They will use a variety of teaching and learning strategies to engage and motivate all students. Experience with teaching a Humanities & Social Sciences Senior School course of study would be considered as advantageous. 

The successful applicant will be highly motivated and passionate about working with students. Using key instructional and differentiation strategies, the successful applicant will use their excellent understanding of the Western Australian HASS Curriculum to meet the academic needs of all learners. Working in close collaboration with other teaching staff, successful applicant will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work in a team environment to develop effective teaching and learning programs.

In addition, the successful applicant will use assessment and reporting practices, which include a high level of data analysis skills to monitor the progress of students and classes to achieve desired outcomes. They will ideally possess the ability to develop innovative classroom practices effectively utilising information technologies to provide integrated, personalised and authentic learning experiences for students.

Teachers at Armadale Senior High School strive to achieve educational outcomes that drive student success. They are passionate about working with all students, irrespective of their academic standing. To do so, they are highly collaborative in working with colleagues and are highly committed to their own ongoing professional growth. Further, our teachers are reflective in their work; assessing the effectiveness of their teaching practice on a regular basis. Applicants who have the skills to build positive, caring relationships with students are encouraged to apply for this position. 

Armadale SHS is an Independent Public School dedicated to providing students from Year 7 to Year 12 with strong academic achievement and positive engagement. We aim to provide every student with a positive learning experience. We believe in our students and recognise that each is an individual to be welcomed and respected.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about  Armadale Senior High School can be found by or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications.

For further job related information

Please contact Tim Pass, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9497 6400 or emailing

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A four (4) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school.
  • A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager).

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position. (Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 14 May 2021.



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WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Armadale
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-14 4:30 PM