Deputy Principal

$118,626 - $129,810 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Willagee WA 6156, Australia
  • 21 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Caralee Community School
Deputy Principal
Pool Ref IPS/DP694677
Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Appointment Pool
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/DP694677

Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?

Caralee Community School (CS) is seeking to establish a pool of Deputy Principals for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 2, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2022.

At Caralee CS we provide high quality learning opportunities our student population, who come from diverse backgrounds, including 20% Aboriginal students, to fulfil their academic, creative, social and physical potential. Students engage in rich, diverse and challenging experiences, empowering them to become resilient and responsible future citizens. The school is recognised for its inclusive community and engaging programs across all learning areas. Students are empowered to be responsible, be respectful and be their best as part of our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach.

Suitable applicants will ideally have demonstrated experience and knowledge in implementing a whole school PBS approach in schools. In addition, applicants should be qualified in Positive Handling approaches and should be able to in-service staff for that qualification. Experience in working with families of children in Tier 3 and 4 for PBS is key to this role, as is experience in processes related to re-engaging students.

We are looking for educational leaders to effectively manage the school’s unique multi-partner approach for engaging Aboriginal students, families and stakeholders to improve attendance and engagement for these students. Ideally, applicants should show evidence of engagement with The School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (SSEN:BE), Community Policing, Department of Communities - Child Protection and Family Support (CPFS) and other organisations to support multi-partner approaches to case management that meet the needs of students who are socially or behaviourally at risk. An important component in this student engagement strategy is a unique Physical Education (PE) program and approach. Applicants with experience in teaching PE are strongly encouraged to apply.

Suitable applicants will be outstanding instructional leaders with educational leadership skills including an ability to articulate a vision and be an integral part of our Professional Learning Community (PLC) approach. Suitable applicants will ideally have formal training in Talk for Writing (TFW) and should possess experience in leading a whole school writing approach.

Digital Technologies is also an important curriculum focus for Caralee CS and it is highly desirable that applicants have experience leading whole school approaches in this area.

We are also looking for educational leaders who can effectively manage the school’s student support resources and staff to develop and implement processes which will effectively meet the needs of who are academically, socially or behaviourally at risk across the school.

Applicants will be committed to achieving the best educational and social outcomes for students through an approach built on positive, authentic relationships. We are looking for educational leaders who possesses excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to confront complexity. You will excel at challenging expectations and leading sustainable change.

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 Caralee Community College can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Jason Shapcott, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9312 4800 or emailing

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 four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, 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 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; 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 Tuesday, 3 August 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: Willagee
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-03 4:30 PM