Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Duncraig Senior High School
Teacher - Careers and Course Advisor
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH717973

This is a permanent part-time (0.2FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2022 

Duncraig Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to employ a dedicated, talented and innovative Teacher - Careers and Course Advisor.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the development and implementation of a subject selection education programme that spans from Year 9 through to Year 11. This includes an annual review of this programme and liaison with key stakeholders involved to discuss proposed changes and improvements. The successful applicant will act as a member of the Senior School Course Counselling Team on an ongoing basis.

The successful applicant will provide individual career planning and guidance sessions for students and families throughout the academic year as well maintaining a detailed understanding of the latest information on ‘Alternate Pathways to University’. Being able to work with groups and individuals as required, develop and present information sessions regarding; pathways to University, TAFE applications, Career Information, and Study Skills. The applicant will also be involved in the ongoing monitoring of WACE at Risk Students.

With an interest in working with young people, successful applicants will have a positive attitude and willingness to work with like-minded people. You will foster a love of learning in your students whilst engaging in ongoing professional learning opportunities. This role requires the suitable applicant to be highly proficient in engaging and motivating students whilst supporting the school’s priorities and business plan.

To be successful in this role you will be a passionate educator, committed to making a difference in the lives of young people. In addition to educating and supporting the ongoing development of student capabilities, you would be student and relationship focused, highly motivated, innovative and work collaboratively in a team environment.

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 Duncraig Senior High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information

Please contact Nicole Baker, Associate Principal by telephoning (08) 6241 5400 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 three (3)  pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary elevant 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.

Note: if the vacancy is six (6) months or under in tenure, and no possible extension and/or

permanency is offered, there is no need for a breach period and the breach statement can be


Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 3 December 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.2
LOCATION: Duncraig
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-03 4:30 PM