English and Performing Arts Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Balcatta WA 6021, Australia
  • 22 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Balcatta Senior High School
Teacher - English and Performing Arts
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH690244

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022

Looking to join a friendly team, take ownership and build something sustainable?

Balcatta Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an enthusiastic teacher of English and Performing Arts to join their friendly team.

We are seeking a person who is a team player and looking for a challenge, and who will be able to promote the Performing Arts profile in the school and expand the Drama department. The goal is to turn Drama into a sustainable, viable option for all students at Balcatta SHS.

The successful applicant should possess the capacity to teach Senior School Drama at both Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and General levels as well as having a thorough understanding of the 7-10 Drama syllabus and its application. The successful candidate is expected to take ownership of Drama across the school and lead other staff in successfully implementing the Drama syllabus from Years 7 to 12.

Ideally, whilst building up the profile of the Performing Arts at the school, the successful applicant will also have the capacity to deliver the English curriculum to both Lower and Senior Schools to a variety of student abilities. The flexibility and willingness to teach across all learning areas if required will also be viewed as an asset.

Balcatta SHS is situated in the northern suburbs of Perth. As an Independent Public School, we make decisions at the local level to ensure all our students are successful and to better meet the needs of our school community. We offer students a personalised education and caring environment.

Our teachers and support staff know their students and are committed to creating positive, engaging learning experience where students achieve their full potential. The recent completion of major building projects has secured a new state of the art facility to house the Performing Arts classes.

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 Balcatta Senior High School can be found by visiting www.balcattashs.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:

Please contact Daniel Drummond, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9345 8200 or emailing daniel.drummond@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 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 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;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position.

(Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). 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, 27 August 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Balcatta
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-27 4:30 PM