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

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH749288

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2022 with possible extension and/or permanency

Are you a passionate, creative and engaging Secondary English teacher?

Pemberton District High School (PDHS) is seeking a talented and resourceful Secondary English teacher to join our collaborative and positive team.

The successful applicant should ideally be a dynamic and dedicated English specialist with a displayed commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. We are seeking a teacher who is highly reflective about their teaching practice and committed to evidence-based decision making. Applicants require proven knowledge of the Western Australia Curriculum and displayed experience in utilising high impact teaching strategies within the classroom. A capacity and willingness to lead the development and delivery of Secondary elective courses and/or teach outside the English learning area within the K-10 setting would be viewed favourably, particularly within the contexts of the Arts, Technologies or Health and Physical Education.

Ideally, the successful applicant should posess their professional knowledge, practices and experience to deliver an engaging and relevant secondary English curriculum. The use of a positive, student-focused approach, and proven success working with students across a range of ability levels, including multi-age groups is highly desired. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a willingness to liaise with colleagues, parents and external networks to establish strong community partnerships, will be highly valued. The successful applicant should ideally be relationship focused with a consistent and transparent classroom management approach. They should also be enthusiastic, seek opportunities for innovation and leadership, and have the proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

The successful applicant should ideally have a proven record of engaging in whole-school improvement activities including Professional Learning Communities, school committees and should be willing to commit to developing shared practices that align with school priorities. As a member of the PDHS team, you will be supported to achieve your own professional goals, and to build the capacity of colleagues, regardless of your phase of teaching.

At PDHS we are driven by our firm belief in the capacity for all students to achieve success. We treat each student as an individual and tailor educational programs to celebrate their strengths and extend their potential. Our students are enthusiastic learners with inquisitive minds and caring natures. They are recognised across the community for their responsible and respectful approach, seeking out and successfully facing challenges with positivity and self-belief, truly embodying our school values of Choose Respect, Be Resilient and Challenge Yourself.

PDHS’s priorities focus on student progress and achievement, teaching quality, learning environments, and partnerships and relationships. While we provide all the academic opportunities and standards of a large school, it is our small size that so successfully promotes the development of well-rounded young people. As a Positive Behaviour Support school, our friendly and respectful culture is reflected within all classrooms, where eager and focused students are well supported by passionate and dedicated teachers. Behavioural issues are minimal, allowing students and teachers to focus on the core business of learning.

Educational success is measured by more than just academic results and we aim to meet the emotional, physical and social needs of all students. At PDHS we believe this is best achieved through positive partnerships between school and home. Teachers know each family individually and maintain clear and consistent communication within this vital relationship

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 Pemberton District High School 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:

You are encouraged to contact Lee Illingworth, Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Pemberton, by telephoning (08) 9776 5800 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 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
  • Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course


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 Friday, 3 June 2022.



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Pemberton
CLOSING DATE: 2022-06-03 4:30 PM