Teacher - Humanities And Social Sciences


Willetton, WA

Posted 2/15/2020

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH615716

Appointment Pool

Are you a passionate, dedicated and professional Humanities and Social Sciences teacher looking for a rewarding career to teach in one of Western Australia’s top performing public schools?

Willetton Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a pool of Teacher – Humanities and Social Sciences for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year and up to the end of Term 1, 2021. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2021. Graduate teachers are encouraged to apply for this pool.

We require teachers who have proven experience and/ or knowledge in teaching in this learning area and in particular Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) courses. Demonstrable knowledge, understanding of curriculum requirements, standards and teaching experience and/or qualifications in Senior School courses offered by the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area, including philosophy and certificate II business management and enterprise.

Applicants should be relationship focused and able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills while working collaboratively in a team environment. Suitable applicants will be joining a progressive and enthusiastic team of teachers who are engaged in implementing a whole school approach to the educational programs offered. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a willingness to lead curriculum development and teaching pedagogy to meet the needs of Year 7 to Year 12 students and be directly involved in the teaching of Gifted and Talented students if required.

Willetton SHS is one of the largest schools in Western Australia, drawing its student enrolment from diverse geographic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. With a student population in excess of 2600 and approximately 200 teaching staff and 120 support staff on campus the school is inclusive and comprehensive providing courses for Years 7 to 12. It is the school of choice for many local and international families. The school successfully caters for the academic, social and emotional development of students with diverse educational needs including those with an EALD background, special needs and Gifted and Talented students.

The school is committed to the intellectual, creative and social development of the students by the provision of stimulating and relevant programs and orderly teaching and classroom practices. Pastoral care and academic achievement are very strong. Community support and parental involvement are cornerstones of our culture.

The school offers a number of specialist programs to meet student needs and interests. These programs include Gifted and Talented, Specialist Basketball and Computing and there is a strong focus on Vocation and Education Training. There are numerous after school sporting teams, debating and poetry clubs and a Japanese language hub. Willetton SHS prides itself on an ethos that all students should be successful.

Willetton SHS achieves outstanding results in many areas and some of these are national testing and WACE. The Humanities and Social Sciences learning area is no exception conducting rigorous data analysis for improvement in student performance and engaging students in a challenging and relevant curriculum. The school has undergone a major building upgrade to complement the vision of providing exceptional education facilities for all our students.

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 Willetton Senior High School can be found by visiting www.willettonshs.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 John Maxwell, HoLA HaSS, by telephoning (08) 9334 7219 or emailing John.Maxwell@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 three (3) 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; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • be eligible 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 www.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 Thursday, 27 February 2020



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