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Teacher - English

Date 2013-06-13 09:06:09 Location : Oceania

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH320934

This is an eighteen (18) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2013 with possible extension and/or permanency

Are you committed to achieving excellence?

Duncraig Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an English Teacher with excellent personal literacy skills and the ability to teach English across all secondary year levels. To be suitable for this role you will possess a strong understanding of collaborative pedagogical practices and will be able to apply these in the school setting. The successful applicant will be expected to effectively collaborate with others and have good interpersonal skills to rapidly integrate as part of vibrant and committed team of teachers.

It is desirable for applicants to have a demonstrated ability to develop and apply strategies which improve literacy skills of under achieving students and a strong knowledge of the Australian Curriculum. We are also seeking applicants who have the capacity to incorporate Information and Communication Technology into the classroom and who will be able to inspire a passion for the English curriculum in students.

Duncraig SHS is an Independent Public School located on the northern coast only 2 kilometres from one of Perth's best beaches and tourist attractions, Hillarys Marina.

Our school provides a safe and caring environment which maximizes learning. The educational program is designed to support the development of the whole person: a person who seeks excellence, has a positive attitude, and respects the rights of others.

Teachers at Duncraig SHS enjoy working in a collaborative and collegial staff group and have the support of a strong administrative team and positive community group. The school aims to provide ongoing professional development program to support school and teacher priorities to ensure a culture of achievement and development.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be appointed to other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for 6 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 National 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.

Further information about Duncraig Senior High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:
Please contact Stephen Spice, Principal, by telephoning (08) 6241 5000 or emailing

Application Instructions
Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!

All applications are submitted online. Simply select "Apply for Job", located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen. Further instructions are available on the attached ‘How to Apply' document.

You will be required to attach a comprehensive CV and covering letter outlining your skills and experience in relation to the position. It is recommended you have these documents complete and ready to attach prior to clicking on "Apply for Job". Further information on how to prepare these documents can be found in the attached ‘Writing your CV and Covering Letter' guide.

You will be asked to complete an online application form and then to attach your documentation, it is therefore recommended you allow enough time to complete this process. 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 contact the Schools Recruitment team on (08) 9270 3186.

Further information on how to apply is available via the attachments below.

For assistance writing your application click here

Please start your application early. If you are having trouble submitting your online application, please contact Schools Recruitment (System Support) on (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply, as all correspondence with applicants will be via email.


Employees will be required to:

obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
eligibility for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). 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.
As approved by the Public Sector Commission (PSC), the Department for Education will be applying a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted prior to 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 24 June 2013