Job Title : Teacher - Humanities And Social Sciences


Karratha, WA

Posted 11/21/2020

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH655230

Appointment Pool

Karratha Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a pool of passionate Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencement within the 2021 school year.

Suitable applicants will be responsible for supporting a collaborative approach to curriculum leadership and planning by providing tailored learning programs to suit the needs of all students in our school community and modelling exemplary teaching and learning strategies in their delivery of the WA Curriculum. Sound classroom management skills, the ability to develop rapport and motivate students and to practise a range of teaching strategies are vital for this position.

Karratha SHS has a focus on academic improvement for all students. Karratha SHS teachers are expected to actively take part in Classroom Observation practices, explicitly use an Instructional Model in the planning and delivery of lessons, embed literacy and numeracy into all areas of teaching, and utilise data analysis in their planning and case management of students.

Karratha SHS has a population of approximately 1200 students and is situated on a state of the art campus which was completed in 2013. Students at Karratha SHS come from all contributory primary schools as well as those from across Australia. Many families move to Karratha and surrounding townships such as Dampier, Point Samson, Roebourne and Wickham to work in the diverse mining, tourism and retail industries in the region.

The school motto “Towards Tomorrow” ensures that the school’s curriculum focuses on preparing all students for the future. The motto embraces the aim of nurturing responsible and caring individuals in order that they are fully prepared for success in a rapidly changing world.

At Karratha SHS, students, parents, staff and all other stakeholders work together to support all activities that form part of the learning program at the school. Through this partnership, we share the responsibility for the growth and development of our students, striving to make our school a safe, respectful, innovative and exciting learning environment.

Situated on the Pilbara coast, Karratha is a fantastic place to live. Our culturally diverse, vibrant community offers a wide range of sporting and recreational activities. We boast world class sporting facilities, a lively café, bar and restaurant scene and a brand new arts precinct. We are the gate-way to the Dampier Archipelago and various National Parks, where camping and fishing adventures abound. Karratha is the sea change you have been looking for.

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 Switch program can apply for vacancies using their current or switched qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to this vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Switch 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 on Karratha Senior 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 for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications

For further job related information

Please contact Debbie English, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9187 8000 or

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 five (5) 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.

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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.
  • be eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or


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.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 25 November 2020



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