Teacher - Engagement

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

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region
Newman Senior High School
Teacher - Engagement
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH677553

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021 with possible extension

Newman Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an enthusiastic, caring and engaging teacher who is ready to make a positive difference to the lives of our students.

Newman Senior High School is a small regional high school. It is well supported and resourced. As the only local education provider for high school aged students in our town, we are looking to expand our programs to provide engaging pathways for all students, including providing access to participation in a wider range of programs. The focus will be on students in Years 7 – 12 who are disengaged or will benefit from non-mainstream pathways and programs. This also includes assisting students to reintegrate back into mainstream schooling. Our goal is to ensure students remain engaged in a learning program through to the end of Year 12, or on a pathway to full time employment.

The successful applicant will have, or be keen to acquire, the skills and capacity to develop innovative and engaging programs and use Special Education Needs (SEN) Reporting. Our aim is to have students fully engaged, making progress and achieving qualifications. You will provide support to students as you develop and deliver programs for individual students and small groups. Your qualifications may include Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Award Scheme Development and Accredited Network (ASDAN), industry based qualifications or capacity to deliver other endorsed or alternative qualifications. If you aspire to work in Engagement, the school will provide support and a tailored professional learning program to ensure you have the best possible qualifications and background to complement your innovative and creative approach.

This position will be central to the school’s plan to develop innovative and engaging programs that allow our students to progress and flourish. Our school community works under the values of The Newman Way - Care and Compassion, Respect and Responsibility. The school community you will work with includes positive and passionate teachers, Education Assistants, Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers and external agencies such as Headspace and Mission Australia. Newman Senior High School is currently involved in the Fogarty EDvance school improvement program. Through this program we have developed a clear Strategic Directions Document based on our data and evidenced based best practice.

An integral part of the role is student case management. You will develop, deliver and embed individualised programs in addition to traditional School Curriculum and Standards Authority courses. This may include alternative qualifications, training, endorsed programs, traineeships. You will liaise with other providers and/or teachers within the school to get the best outcomes for your students.

Our school is well resourced with collegial teachers and support staff to support you in your role. A range of external providers and community groups are keen to provide ongoing support for school programs. Your flexibility and persistence will be important in establishing and embedding engaging programs.

We prioritise and support professional growth by encouraging teachers to travel to spend time observing and networking with like schools and tailoring professional learning and mentoring programs delivered on site by specialists and our own senior teaching staff.

Working at Newman SHS attracts a range of subsidies and allowances including the Country Teaching Program (CTP) Allowance and a Locality Allowance. Furthermore, you will be able to apply for a waiver on indexation on HECS HELP and FEE Help, and if you work full time for 4 years in a 6 year period, from 2023 you can apply to have the HELP debt remitted for education qualification related tuition costs. https://www.education.gov.au/remission-higher-education-loan-program-debts-teachers-very-remote-areas.

Do you want to know more about working and living in Newman?

Newman is a vibrant and welcoming Pilbara town with a wide range of facilities. The resource industry attracts workers from around Australia and across the world, with students coming from diverse cultural backgrounds. We pride ourselves on academic excellence, strong pastoral care and partnerships with the community. As a multicultural school, we acknowledge the Nyiyaparli traditional owner and Martu custodians, and recognise the many cultures that come together at our school. Living in Newman offers the opportunity to explore the stunning Pilbara region.

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 (08) 9175 8100 or 0423 927 611 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 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 two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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, 14 May 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-14 4:30 PM