Head of Department in English - Innisfail State College

$114,886 - $120,682 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 09 Jun, 2021

Job Description

Leadership opportunity in tropical paradise - Imagine weekends spent relaxing on the golden sands of beautiful Mission Beach or trekking through stunning rainforest. A relaxed tropical lifestyle is waiting for you in Far North Queensland. Applications are welcome for a professional and enthusiastic Head of Department -English to join our school community at Innisfail State College. This is a temporary full-time position for term 3, 2021.

Position status: Fixed Term Temporary
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location: Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference: QLD/FNR375677/21T
Closing date: 22-Jun-2021
Yearly salary: $114886 - $120682
Fortnightly salary: $4403.60 - $4625.70
Job duration: From 12 July 2021 to 17 September 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact person: Tanya Martin
Contact details: (07) 4078 0222
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About the school

Innisfail State College was established in 2010, bringing together the former Innisfail State High School, Innisfail Inclusive Education Centre and the Innisfail campus of Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE to form the integrated campus of Innisfail State College.
Secondary students from years 7 to 12, Diverse Learning Centre students (Pre-Prep to Yr 12) and TAFE students share all facilities in the integrated campus. We are a school that prides itself on quality teaching and a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum. We provide each student with the skills necessary to achieve personal success and achievement both in their life, at school and in their future careers.

Your role
As the Head of Department you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the school department to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focused on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Embed socially just practices in daily school life.
  • Set high standards for student and staff performance.
  • Actively participate in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.
  • Form partnerships with students, parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
  • Be futures oriented and strategic.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school department.
  • Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the school department to achieve goals.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.