Teacher - Primary

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

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region
South Newman Primary School
Teacher - Primary
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH680420

This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021 with possible extension and/or permanency

South Newman Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint a Primary Teacher to build relationships with students and staff, quickly learn school programs and continue on with the success of the year so far.

The successful applicant should be a collaborative team player, someone who is willing to learn whole school programs, willing to learn explicit instruction and willing to be observed and provided with feedback. Whole school programs include Letters and Sounds, and John Fleming explicit instruction model.

The successful applicant will be someone who genuinely cares about students and their academic progress and wellbeing. South Newman PS is looking for someone who works well with parents.

At South Newman PS we offer a very collaborative environment, quality professional learning, strong positive culture, great students and staff. We have a blend of experienced and graduate teachers. South Newman PS is a very supportive and welcoming school.

As an Independent Public School located in the heart of the Pilbara region, we provide high quality education for students from more than 20 nationalities, many of whom enrol at our school with English as their second language.

We provide a range of educational opportunities and experiences for approximately 440 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. We offer specialist programs in digital technologies, art, science and physical education.

The school staff work together to make positive contributions to the success of our students. We practice a collaborative and innovative approach to education which informs and guides teaching and learning and student performance. A high importance is placed on catering to individual student needs and valuing diversity amongst our school community.

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 South Newman PS can be found by visiting snps.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 Katie Wallace, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Newman, by telephoning 0437 613 747 or emailing katie.wallace@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 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 (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, 23 April 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-04-23 4:30 PM