Science Teacher - Marine Specialist

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Ocean Reef WA 6027, Australia
  • 07 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Ocean Reef Senior High School
Teacher - Science - Marine Specialist
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH690736

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

Are you a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who wants to make a positive difference?

Ocean Reef Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint an inspirational Marine Specialist Science Teacher to further develop a culture of excellence in teaching and learning in our Science Learning Area.

The successful applicant will ideally have experience teaching Science across Years 7 to 12, with the ability to teach ATAR Marine and Maritime Studies. The Specialist Marine Program provides students in Years 7 to 10 with a fantastic opportunity to study a variety of marine based topics including, but not limited to: Marine Biology, Oceanography, Aquaculture, Boating and Snorkelling.

The course aims to combine theoretical and practical programs in marine studies to extend and enrich the students.

The successful applicant should have effective interpersonal skills as you work collaboratively with the Science team and lead within the Specialist Marine Program.

You should engage in reflective practice, have a strong evidence-based teaching approach and be committed to Ocean Reef SHS whole-school pedagogical approaches.

Effective classroom management, the ability to differentiate curriculum to cater for individual student needs and promote an environment of active and positive learning are also a strong focus for the position.

Relevant qualifications to deliver all aspects of the Specialist Marine teaching and learning program will be highly desirable.

At Ocean Reef SHS, we are committed to providing a positive learning environment that allows our students and teachers to reach their potential.

Through a high performance culture, and teacher efficacy, we nurture every student’s talents, fostering the knowledge, skills, capabilities, attributes and values they will require for successful ongoing learning and life beyond school.

Students, families and teachers work as partners, collaborating to ensure that each student is on a pathway to success.

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 Ocean Reef Senior 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 for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications

For further job related information:

Please contact Eric Syme, Head of Learning Area Science by telephoning (08) 6206 2700 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Eric Syme on 0400 765 536.

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 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 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


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 Tuesday, 12 October 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Ocean Reef
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-12 4:30 PM