Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Baldivis Secondary College
Teacher - Literacy and Numeracy Specialist
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH717913

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022

The Teacher – Literacy and Numeracy (LN) Specialist will work with the Deputy Principal leading the Literacy/Numeracy portfolio and the Curriculum Team Leaders to ensure the College achieves relevant College Business Plan targets.

The LN specialist teacher should ideally have an in depth knowledge of diagnostic testing and intervention programs as well as excellent interpersonal skills and strong curriculum knowledge around whole school literacy and numeracy development.

The LN teacher will provide small group explicit instruction and/or coaching for students at or near significant cut-offs e.g. National Minimum Standards (NMS), Band 8 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) Category 2/3. The LN teacher will also support the coordination of the whole school literacy and numeracy plans and programs as part of the Literacy/Numeracy Site Team ensuring the delivery of the program and data record keeping is in line with College requirements.

Specific tasks include:

  • Identification of students who require additional literacy and/or numeracy support to achieve NAPLAN and /or OLNA success
  • Coordination and small group teaching of students (1) at or near significant NAPLAN and OLNA cut off points; and (2) who have not yet reached OLNA category 3.
  • The development of a coordinated plan to support teachers across the College to apply identified literacy and numeracy strategies to improve student learning outcomes
  • Liaising with the Learning Support Coordinator to provide adjustments for Students at Educational Risk (SAER)
  • Supporting teachers with programs, including: Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT), Education Perfect and OLNA WA

Other tasks as directed by the Principal.

The successful applicant should be student and relationship focused, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. You will ideally engage in ongoing self-reflection and assess the effectiveness of teaching practice to create an environment conducive to learning and facilitate educational opportunities which provide purposeful and relevant learning experiences. Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment will be well regarded, as well as a willingness to engage in professional learning and liaise with colleagues, parents and external networks to establish strong community partnerships.

The successful applicant should exhibit a capacity to provide effective collegiate planning with teachers and students to ensure targeted literacy and or numeracy support to achieve NAPLAN and or OLNA success. They should be able to show a high level of interpersonal skills that highlight the ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with teachers and students to achieve relevant Business Plan targets around NAPLAN/OLNA and should be able to support their peers in the effective implementation of teaching and engagement strategies to support students to achieve NAPLAN /OLNA success.

A high level of data literacy and knowledge of diagnostic testing and intervention programs to support students to achieve NAPLAN/OLNA success is highly desirable. The successful applicant will also need the ability to guide curriculum development and teaching pedagogy to meet the literacy and numeracy needs of individual secondary students – including knowledge and practice of diagnostic assessments and development of appropriate personalised learning plans for students.

We use the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) instructional system as the catalyst for developing a school culture that closes the expectation and opportunity gaps many students face, ensuring that all students achieve personal success in their learning and preparing all students for success in a global society. All staff are expected to embrace AVID as part of their instructional practice.

This position will have a 0.8 FTE teaching component around small groups and/or a literacy and numeracy classroom teaching role.

Whole School Literacy/Numeracy Secondary or Primary School teachers are encouraged to apply.

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 Baldivis Secondary College can be found by visiting or Schools Online or by downloading the relevant attachment below.

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 Justine Cole, Deputy Principal by telephoning (08) 9523 3600 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 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 outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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;
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration


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.


Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA.  Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy.  More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 1 December 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Baldivis
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-01 4:30 PM