Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH606450
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020 with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.
Do you want to make a positive difference?
Are you committed to Aboriginal Education?
Roebourne District High School (DHS) is seeking an enthusiastic and committed Primary Teacher to join their highly successful team. It is imperative that all applicants understand the challenging professional environment Roebourne DHS presents. We are seeking a dedicated individual who has well developed classroom management strategies. As Roebourne DHS is almost 99% Indigenous, an essential element for any applicant is the capacity to demonstrate an understanding of Aboriginal education and the skills this involves. The successful applicant will demonstrate their professional knowledge of the role trauma plays in students’ lives. Additionally, the applicant will demonstrate the capacity to re-engage students who are severely disengaged.
The successful applicant will work collaboratively with others to help create and maintain an engaging and stimulating learning environment for students to enjoy, and will be able to help inspire students to develop a passion for learning. We are seeking a teacher who is creative in their approach, recognises students’ individualities, and helps provide an inclusive learning environment.
Settled in 1866, Roebourne is WA's oldest surviving town north of Geraldton. In fact it is the oldest settlement between Geraldton and Darwin and has an estimated population of 1,200 people. Roebourne is located near the Pilbara coast, approximately 1500 km north of Perth and 40 kilometres east of Karratha. Most of the staff live in Karratha or Wickham and commute each day out to Roebourne.
The school is supported by the community, Aboriginal Corporations and other agencies. This includes mining, government departments and NGO’s. The Roebourne community has a strong arts base and this has influenced the educative community in developing strategic plans that are authentic, hands on and designed to engage with all students.
The school caters to students from Kindergarten to Year 12, with approximately 99% of its cohort being Aboriginal. Although there are a number of language groups in Roebourne, the students generally come from three main language groups - the Ngarluma people who are the traditional owners of the land, the Yindjibarndi people and the Banyjima people. The students speak a range of languages as well as Aboriginal English. Teachers are expected to adopt and to use EAL/D strategies for most of the students throughout the school.
Roebourne DHS is a small caring supportive educative community that encourages students and staff to achieve their potential through our shared ethos of “learning together”. We are looking for a stable individual who is willing to make a long-term commitment to the school and our students. The successful applicant will possess the professional and personal knowledge to ensure their classroom is culturally responsive, in keeping with the school’s strategic direction to develop a culturally responsive school.
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 Roebourne District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Iain Browning, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Roebourne, by telephoning (08) 9182 3300 or emailing Iain.Browning@education.wa.edu.au
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 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.
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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 trb.wa.gov.au
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 Friday, 29 November 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.