Department of Education
Independent Public School - Mid West Education Region
Geraldton Senior High School
Teacher - English
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH682621

This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021 with possible extension twelve (12) months and/or permanency

Are you committed to motivating and educating young minds?

Geraldton Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to employ a dedicated and innovative English teacher to join our team.

We are seeking an English teacher who is highly effective in engaging and motivating students and has excellent relationship building skills that allows them to work closely with students, staff colleagues and the community. The successful applicant will form part of a dedicated team that develops, reviews and delivers a comprehensive English curriculum across all year levels. Strong classroom management skills, along with a commitment to achieve the best educational outcomes for students they work with is a large component of this role. The successful applicant will be required to actively participate in planning of curriculum and programs that address the school’s core values of Respect, Responsibility and Doing Your Best.

Participation in Classroom Management Strategies (CMS) and progressive use of ICT in the classroom are expected of all staff at Geraldton Senior High School. Applicants that are able to develop a supportive and positive classroom environment through the use of an explicit instructional framework is highly regarded.

We are seeking a teacher who has a commitment to inclusive education and a strategic approach in planning for improved student outcomes. There is an expectation that the successful applicant will engage in reflective practice that is informed by classroom observation, student feedback and examination of student performance data.

Geraldton Senior High School caters for students in Years 7 – 12, having transitioned from a Year 10-12 senior college over the past 3 years. This will enable students who attend Geraldton SHS from Year 7 the opportunity to complete their entire secondary education at our school. 

Our belief is that every child comes to us with unique experiences, learning styles and goals. From this we provide a broad comprehensive education with pathways leading to attainment of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications or future employment. We encourage students to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities such as music, drama, dance and sport. 

Geraldton Senior High School is highly regarded within the Geraldton community. We consider our meaningful relationships between teachers, students and their families to be vital for each student's success at school.

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 Geraldton Senior High School can be found by visiting 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:

You are encouraged to contact Cameron Todd, Deputy Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Geraldton, by telephoning (08) 9965 8400 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 three (3) 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 four (4) 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 Monday, 17 May 2021.



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Geraldton
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-17 4:30 PM