Teacher in Humanities and Social Sciences - Eaton Community College

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Eaton WA 6232, Australia
  • 04 May, 2021

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Eaton Community College
Teacher - Humanities and Social Sciences
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH683026

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021

Are you an outstanding teacher who has demonstrated a high standard in teaching ability and a strong commitment to improving the educational outcomes of students?

Eaton Community College (CC) is seeking a highly skilled and innovative Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) Teacher to join their team.

To be successful, you will be a student and relationship-focused teacher who is highly motivated, innovative, and able to work effectively in a team environment, as well as demonstrating an engaging teaching style. The successful applicant will have the ability to successfully apply their knowledge of the HASS Western Australian Curriculum for Years 7-10. You will be able to reflect and assess the effectiveness of teaching practices using a variety of methods suited to the learning environment and the College. The expectations are about promoting an environment of active and positive learning and providing educational opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve success. In addition, we are seeking an applicant with specialist qualifications in the Humanities area such as History, Geography, and any other suitable specialist subject. The ability and qualifications to teach across other learning areas would be advantageous.

The College is a medium-sized school catering to approximately 600 students from Year 7 to Year 12 and is an Independent Public School. We offer a wide range of courses from Vocational Education and Training (VET), General and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) subjects. We are a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school prioritising whole school collaboration, engaging staff, students and parents in the development and evolution of shared expectations. The successful applicant will need to possess instructional classroom management strategies for effective classroom behaviours, which facilitate learning. This focus on Social and Emotional development is crucial to the success of the delivery of the curriculum. The teaching expectation is that every teacher is delivering explicit teaching strategies, utilising formative assessment and data analysis to provide quality and effective teaching practices that target students’ needs. This year we have embraced Professional Learning Communities focusing on two major areas: Quality Teaching and Social and Emotional Learning. These communities are a significant part of our whole school development and on-going improvements, engaging all staff in the process. We are highly supported by an internal Specialist Literacy Teacher and support personnel, with a current focus on Reading, and a proactive PBS team.

In addition, we have an Education Department endorsed Specialist Learning Program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program is embedded within the learning environment and we demonstrate inclusive practices. Our educators access our highly skilled specialist personnel, who work with our mainstream educators towards differentiating and prioritising the strengths of individual students and their needs.

Our College is committed to providing students with the best educational opportunities and we are proud of our achievements and the contributions our students make to the College and wider community. The College site is adjacent to the Glen Huon Primary School and close to community facilities such as the Eaton Fair shopping centre, Dardanup Shire Offices and a community oval, placing it in the heart of the Eaton community. The site contains significant wetlands of two hectares that form the focal point of the buildings, as well as spacious, landscaped gardens and lawns that provide a beautiful outlook for active, growing students.

The school values of “Encouraging, Caring and Challenging” are about being dedicated to providing wrap around support for each student so that they embrace their learning opportunities and are able to activate their learning to become life-long learners. As a PBS school we value quality teaching and know that we must and can provide highly effective emotional and social support to improve the academic outcomes of all students. Our staff demonstrate care for our students as individuals so that they are fully prepared for success in a rapidly changing world.

The College as a PBS school values quality teaching and highly effective emotional and social support to improve the academic outcomes of all our students.

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 disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Eaton Community College can be found by visiting www.eatoncc.wa.edu.au 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
You are encouraged to contact Robyn Strickland, Head of Learning Area HASS, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Eaton, by telephoning (08) 9796 7000 or emailing robyn.strickland2@education.wa.edu.au

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 statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in the context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV 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.


WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-14 4:30 PM