Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Darling Range Sports College
Teacher - Science
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH717461

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, part-time (0.8FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2022

Are you committed to achieving excellence?

Darling Range Sports College (SC) is seeking a collaborative, dedicated and highly motivated Science teacher to join our Independent Public School. 

To be successful in this role you will ideally be committed to maximising our students’ potential and providing a relevant and engaging learning experience. The successful applicant will be a part of the Science Learning Area and be responsible for planning and developing the Science curriculum in conjunction with the Science team.  It is desirable that the successful applicant has the ability to teach Senior School Science.  The successful applicant should have sound knowledge of the requirements of the Western Australian Curriculum, and have a keen passion to extend our gifted and talented students.

We are looking for a teacher with strong teaching and classroom management skills, and who can develop good relationships with all students and engage them in highly effective learning. You will incorporate a diverse range of thinking strategies into the learning program. In addition, you should be able to work in a team environment, engage in professional learning and liaise with colleagues, parents and external networks.

Darling Range SC is a Positive Behaviour School that encourages resilient and independent students. The ability to build and maintain safe, positive learning environments where students flourish is important for our students’ success. Effective classroom management is critical in this role.

Darling Range SC provides sporting programs in AFL, Athletics, Baseball, Basketball, Netball, Soccer, Swimming, Triathlon and Rugby.  Complementing our sporting programs are extensive opportunities to participate in the Academic Challenge and Enrichment Program ‘ACES’, the Music Program, the Vocational Educational Program and the Arts Program.

A major focus of the College is also the implementation of Explicit Instruction across all learning areas. Experience using Explicit Instruction in the classroom is not a prerequisite for this position, but the successful applicant should be willing to incorporate this into their teaching practice. Knowledge or completion of CMS (Classroom Management Strategies) and IS (Instructional Strategies) professional workshops would also be highly desirable.

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 Darling Range Sports College 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 of Experience and Qualifications

For further job related information:

Please contact Russell Henderson, Head of Learning Science, by telephoning (08) 9453 0100 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 two (2) pages 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 Tuesday, 30 November 2021.



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.8
LOCATION: Forrestfield
CLOSING DATE: 2021-11-30 4:30 PM