Home Economics Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Kelmscott WA 6111, Australia
  • 09 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Kelmscott Senior High School
Teacher - Home Economics
Pool Ref IPS/TCH701007
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH701007
Appointment Pool

Do you have the passion for Teaching?

Kelmscott Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a pool of Home Economics Teachers 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 4, 2022.

Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 4, 2022.

Suitable applicants will be passionate educators, have contemporary teaching pedagogy and be committed to making a difference in the lives of students.

You will lead ongoing improvements in teaching, curriculum and programming across Years 7 to 12 and support the Home Economics and Hospitality programs to achieve set targets in the School Business Plan.

An in depth understanding of the Home Economics curriculum with a range of lower school and senior school experiences such as Childcare, Children Family Community, and/or Textiles would be advantageous.

Suitable applicants will actively participate in professional learning opportunities and continually reflect on your classroom practice to sustain a culture of high-quality teaching and ongoing improvement.

We are seeking applicants with knowledge and skills to utilise systemic data such as Student Achievement Information System (SAIS), National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) to address individual student learning needs.

Applicants with a Certificate II in Hospitality, and a Certificate IV in TAE would be highly desirable.

Applicants should have highly developed interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, and will ideally have initiative, motivation, and possess the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team as well as independently.

You will be responsible for providing support and advice within the technologies learning area and assist with monitoring budgets, class preparation, equipment and materials.

You will also manage stocks, including the ordering of supplies and equipment; liaise with suppliers; and complete annual stock-takes in accordance with the Department of Education guidelines.

Kelmscott SHS is a school of opportunity for students offering endorsed Specialist Programs in Agriculture, Music and Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program.

The school also offers a range of Kelmscott Extension Programs (KEP) in Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities and Social Sciences.

We are only one of two schools to provide Gifted and Talented online to rural areas.

It is highly desirable that the successful applicant is able to understand instructional and curriculum design, exhibit self-reflective practices with a focus on quality teaching and is able to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.

A hallmark of Kelmscott SHS is the positive engagement between students and staff. The common goal of inspiring students to achieve to the maximum of their academic, social and emotional potential is reflected in every classroom.

Kelmscott SHS has a proud reputation of promoting students to be active citizens at the local, state, national and international levels. Students at our school have a diversity of backgrounds and we celebrate this diversity as a proud Independent Public School. The multicultural nature of the school community is both recognised and celebrated.

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 Kelmscott Senior High School can be found by visiting www.kshs.wa.edu.au 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 Lee Barclay, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9495 7400 or emailing lee.barclay@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 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 four (4) 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; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • 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 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 Tuesday, 21 September 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Kelmscott
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-21 4:30 PM