Southwest Education Region
Bridgetown High School
Teacher - English
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH717728

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

Bridgetown High School (HS) is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and innovative English Teacher to join our team. 

We are seeking a teacher who is committed to achieving outstanding educational outcomes for students in Years 7 to Years 10. Ideally, the successful applicant will have proven skills or experience in lesson delivery which includes High Impact Instruction or Direct Instruction. Ideally you will have the necessary skill set to teacher both pre general and pre Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) English and contribute to the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) focus of the school.

Bridgetown HS is situation approximately 3 hours from Perth. Bridgetown HS is located 270kms south of Perth on the Blackwood River in the South West region of Western Australia and proudly meets the needs of local students in Years 7 to Years 10. The school is currently a part of the Fogarty Edvance program.

Our students are encouraged to become responsible learners within the school. We focus on developing their critical and creative thinking skills, as well as their problem solving skills, to become active and informed citizens of the future.

Whilst making our students ‘academic success a priority, we are also making sure their emotion, social growth and self-esteem are nurtured and encouraged. In addition to the Mathematics, English, Science and Humanties, Bridgetown HS offers programs in Emergency Services Cadets, Japanese, Woodwork, Metalwork, Home Economics, Physical Education, Drama, Music, Photography and Visual Arts. Bridgetown HS is focussed on helping each individual student achieve to the best of their ability.

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 Bridgetown High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Carol Thorsby, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in [location], by telephoning 0429 641 077or 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 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.
  • 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 Monday, 6 December 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Bridgetown
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-06 4:30 PM