Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP763686
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2022
Are you an inspiring leader and change agent who challenges the status quo where necessary and places the best interests of all students at the forefront of what you do?
Would you like the opportunity to influence and support the learning outcomes for students across Western Australia through our blended learning approach?
If you answered yes to these questions, this could be the role for you!
The School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) is seeking to appoint a dedicated, strategic thinker who is culturally responsive and a committed Deputy Principal (Kindergarten to Year 6) to join our Leadership Team.
As an ideally experienced and high performing leader, you will work collaboratively with the Principal, Leadership team, Primary teachers, students, and their families, along with other SIDE school teams, other primary schools and agencies. You will have a deep understanding of quality teaching, learning, and assessment, reflecting on contemporary pedagogical practices and have the strength to lead the K – 6 staff in developing and delivering the directions that fulfil the Strategic vision of the school.
You should be able to model contemporary, high quality, and innovative teaching strategies, mentor, coach, and lead performance management with staff, mentor and coach staff as part of a culture of development and feedback. This also includes support classroom observations and ongoing feedback cycles. Relationship skills will be at the core of who you are. Our community expects our leaders to be driven by the moral imperative to make a difference to students no matter where they live or what their circumstances are. Your emotional intelligence, integrity, and willingness to engage in open, honest conversations with families and colleagues will enable you to build effective and meaningful relations with external agencies and community members.
SIDE provides education for Kindergarten to Year 12 students. The K-6 cohort is primarily students who may be travelling, home-based in an isolated region, living overseas or referred to SIDE because of special circumstances that impact on school attendance/engagement. Teaching and learning is conducted through a blended model of online, using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction and access to print content. The successful applicant will have a teaching role to be negotiated.
Experience in working with school psychologists and outside agencies and supporting students at educational risk is highly desirable, along with an extensive knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum, National Quality Standards and the Early Years Framework, Literacy and/or Numeracy leadership and STEM.
SIDE is located in Leederville with an off-site campus at North Lake and Canning College. Another campus at Clarkson Community High School will be operational in 2023. The expectation is staff are available to work at any site. The successful applicant may be required to travel within the State and stay overnight. A Western Australian driver’s license is essential.
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 the following work related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.
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 the School of Isolated and Distance Education can be found by visiting side.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Tundie Jones, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9311 1447 or emailing email@example.com
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 five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to five (5) 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;
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 22 August 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.