Department of Education
Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Balcatta Senior High School
Teacher - Education Support
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH682258

This is an eight (8) month fixed term, part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

Are you an inspirational and experienced Education Support teacher seeking an opportunity to join a team committed to establishing a culture of high care and engagement? 

At the beginning of 2021, Balcatta Senior High School (SHS) launched a new Education Support Program, designed to provide a comprehensive education experience for students with special education needs. The positive start to the program and expansion of the Education Support facilities has created the opportunity for increased resourcing. Balcatta SHS is seeking to appoint a dedicated and skilled Education Support teacher to work with our team, committed to making a difference to the lives of young people with disability through education. 

About the Role

The successful applicant will be committed to promoting and fostering student engagement and wellbeing in a supportive environment where success is celebrated. Flexibility within the Program will be an essential component of the role, as well as a commitment to personal and professional growth. The successful applicant will possess high standards of professionalism and will embrace opportunities for collaboration within the school community.

The successful applicant will have a strong focus on ensuring a safe and appropriate learning environment, and will be experienced in supporting education assistants to deliver evidence-based programs to enhance student outcomes. Ideally you will be a flexible, adaptive teacher and have specialist knowledge and skills related to students with disability, including Intellectual Disability (ID), multiple physical disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The successful applicant should be able to manage class teams and liaise with parents and therapists to meet the educational and care needs of the students. Applicants who are passionate about teaching in an education support environment are encouraged to apply.

To undertake this role, the successful applicant will ideally have substantial knowledge of Reporting To Parents (in a Special Education Needs context), Schools Resourcing and the Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN) internationals curriculum. You will ideally have experience in supporting senior school students to access Workplace Learning and Vocational programs in their final years of school.

You will ideally have experience using a range of assessment and reporting methods to monitor student achievement in relation to learning outcomes. We are seeking an individual who possess the ability to plan purposeful, relevant and authentic learning experiences that cater for different student learning needs. The ability to incorporate accessibility technology and information and communications technology (ICT) into learning programs will be highly regarded.

You will be required to oversee the development of meaningful and measurable Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and ensure that IEPs outline functional curriculum objectives and support the whole child through targeted social-emotional skills, life skills and Protective Behaviours curriculum. We are seeking an individual who possess highly developed communication skills and has the ability to develop successful working relationships with staff, students, parents and our partners in education.

About the School

Balcatta SHS is an Independent Public School with around 800 student enrolments and is situated in the northern suburbs of Perth.  The school is in the final stages of an expansion and renovation project and provides state of the art educational facilities to prepare all students for a fulfilling future.  As an Independent Public School, we make decisions at the local level to ensure all of our students are successful and to better meet the needs of our school community. Balcatta Senior High School offers a Gifted and Talented Visual Arts Program, an Approved Specialist Program in Dance and has a balanced and stimulating curriculum embedding Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) opportunities across all year levels.

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 Balcatta 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  

Please contact Cathie Bonner, Associate Principal – Balcatta Senior High School by telephoning 0434 020 157 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 five (5) 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 Thursday, 13 May 2021



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.6
LOCATION: Balcatta
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-13 4:30 PM