English Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Newman WA 6753, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region
Newman Senior High School
Teacher - English
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH695534

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

Are you a superb Teacher looking for a change?

Newman Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a hardworking and motivated English Teacher to join our friendly and supportive team.

The successful applicant, ideally will have high expectations, a commitment to excellence, use a range of pedagogies and have the ability to establish and maintain a positive classroom learning environment.

They will be flexible and able to apply the strategies of differentiated instruction and explicit teaching. An ability to teach Year 12 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) English or Literature as well as English across all year levels is desirable, as is the ability to teach in another curriculum area.

Candidates who have experience working with Gifted and Talented students, Students at Educational Risk and English as an Additional Language/Dialect students, will be highly regarded.

You will ideally possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills which will be used to develop and promote the school’s values, ethos and priorities across the school community.

You will build positive relationships with students and be passionate about creating positive futures for students. We are looking for someone performance driven who uses evidence based decision-making skills.

Housing at a discounted rate is provided. A free flight is provided to Perth annually and there are monetary incentives for living above the Tropic of Capricorn.

Newman SHS is the Iron Heart of Education in the mining town of Newman in the Pilbara. Our vision and moral purpose is to educate and inspire students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.

We are proud to be an Independent Public School, with a strong School Board supporting the school vision and business plan. A number of partnerships and programs support and enrich the learning experiences for students.

These include an innovative and engaging School Based Traineeship program in collaboration with BHP, local businesses and employers.

We are an AVID school. This means in classrooms and lessons every day, each child practices the AVID Student Success skills which empower them to take ownership of their learning and proactively make their contribution to our community.

AVID Student Success skills are specific skills that enable students to be prepared, organised and resilient.

Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff are determined to make a positive difference to our students. Our school improvement journey includes working with the Fogarty EDvance program to develop a robust positive school culture where students make progress

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 Newman Senior High School can be found by visiting www.newmanshs.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:

You are encouraged to contact Sandra Tandy, Deputy Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Newman, by telephoning 9175 8100 or emailing Sandra.Tandy@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 statement of up to four (4) pages, 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; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • 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, 24 September 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-24 4:30 PM