Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Australind Senior High School
Teacher - Reading Resource
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Please note as of 2:15pm Thursday, 13 January 2022 an amendment has been made to the closing date.

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH729620

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

Are you a Teacher who is passionate about improving student outcomes in literacy?

Australind Senior High School (SHS) are seeking a vibrant and enthusiastic Reading Resources/Literacy Teacher to guide our literacy team and literacy development within our school.

Professional Benefits

Working at Australind Senior High School (SHS) provides you with the many professional and personal benefits of working for the Department of Education.

About the role

This is primarily a teaching role with a commitment to delivering our Year 7 to 10 literacy programs. The position is suitable for a Primary or Secondary trained teacher with a passion for assisting students in literacy improvement. The Reading Resources/Literacy teacher will also work closely with learning areas to promote and implement evidence-based Literacy best practice, as well as lead our literacy intervention programs and team of literacy teachers. Identification of students who require further literacy support is an integral part of the position and the teacher will work with the Deputy Principal to identify incoming Year 7 students during transition and coordinating time will be provided for this. A targeted support program for Senior School students who are seeking an Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) pass is also an element of the role. Experience with using data to inform planning and knowledge of Special Educational Needs (SEN) planning and reporting will be desirable.

Australind SHS has a well-established Literacy committee with representatives from all Learning Areas, an embedded whole school reading program and common writing and reading frameworks. The Reading Resources/Literacy Teacher will work with this committee to support good literacy practice within the school.

Our school

Australind SHS is the largest Independent Public School in the South West region of Western Australia. We are also one of the most successful with a strong history of outstanding success for our students in both Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) pathways. We are committed to continuous improvement in teaching and learning through reflective practice with a focus on Quality Teaching and Learning, as detailed in our business plan. Our recent excellent Public-School Review demonstrates the success of our teachers and students.

At Australind SHS, the care we offer each and every student defines our purpose. We have a rigorous student services and wellbeing program which has been set up to ensure all our students are well cared for socially, emotionally, physically and academically.

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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 Australind Senior High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Adam Blackmore, Deputy Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Australind, by telephoning (08) 9797 4400 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Adam Blackmore on 0458 6464 11.

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 four (4) 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 four (4) 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 Monday, 28 February 2022



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Australind
CLOSING DATE: 2022-02-28 4:30 PM