Science Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Waroona WA 6215, Australia
  • 06 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Waroona District High School
Teacher - Science
Pool Ref IPS/TCH703471
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH703471
Appointment Pool

Waroona District High School (DHS) is seeking to establish a pool of Science Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year.

Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year.

Waroona DHS is an Independent Public School (IPS) seeking to appoint a pool of dedicated, highly competent and enthusiastic Science teachers with excellent interpersonal skills.

The suitable applicants will be committed to promoting and fostering student engagement and academic achievement in a highly supportive learning environment.

Flexibility and teamwork within a District High School context is integral to this role, as is a commitment to personal and professional growth.

The suitable applicants will ideally exhibit high standards of professionalism and will embrace opportunities for collaboration within the school community.

As an expert practitioner, you will be student and relationship focused, innovative and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively in team environments.

You will ideally possess the professional knowledge, understandings and experience to develop and implement an engaging and relevant secondary school Science curriculum.

Furthermore, you will exhibit a commitment to excellence in teaching and engage in regular self-reflection.

The expectations are about promoting an environment of active and positive learning, and providing educational opportunities and activities which cater for different student learning needs and enable students to achieve success. Experience differentiating curriculum and proven outcomes catering to students with educational need is highly desirable. An ability and the qualifications to teach across other learning areas would be highly desirable.

Waroona DHS has approximately 250 students from K to Year 10.

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 suitable applicants will use 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 every teacher is delivering explicit teaching strategies and utilising formative assessment and data analysis to provide quality and effective teaching practices that target students’ needs.

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.

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 Waroona District High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

For further job related information:

Please contact Jacquie Abbiss, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9782 7000 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Jacquie Abbiss on 0438 511 973

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 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 two (2) 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
  • Hold full, non-practising or provisional registration with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full, non-practising 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


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, 1 October 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
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-01 4:30 PM