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Job Title : Teacher - Languages - French


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH672261

This is a permanent full-time position commencing during Term 1, 2021

Are you seeking a challenging, exciting and professionally satisfying career?

Mount Lawley Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic French teacher to join a vibrant Languages Department. The successful applicant will be required to teach French to students from Years 7 – 12. As a member of a dynamic languages team you will work in collaboration with fellow teachers to effectively deliver the five languages (Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean) offered at the school.

The successful applicant will have a focus on high expectations and maximising student achievement. You will have a thorough knowledge of the French curriculum in the middle and senior years and be able to enthuse students in their learning. There is an expectation that staff engage in reflective practice, informed by a close examination of student performance data and respond with relevant improvement plans.

The successful applicant will embrace a personal commitment to the values of the school: excellence, respect, perseverance and learning. Additionally, teachers are expected to embrace the school’s Pedagogical Framework (attached) and the associated program of improving teaching, including peer observation. They will work collaboratively with their peers and within their various teams as part of professional learning communities. The successful applicant will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Founded in 1955, Mount Lawley SHS is located within a residential suburb 5 kilometres north of the Perth CBD. It comprises three sub-schools; Years 7 & 8, Years 9 & 10 and Years 11 & 12. It hosts a Gifted and Talented Languages program, an approved Specialist Visual and Performing Arts program, a Jazz Music program and the innovative Aboriginal Excellence Program. The school offers a breadth of curriculum choices and has a rich history of student success and achievement. 

A major strength of the school is its strong links and partnerships with parents and the broader community. All staff at Mount Lawley Senior High School are committed to the provision of learning programs that cater for all post-school destinations including university, State Training Providers and employment.

With the school vision of Inspire to Aspire and a motto of Truth and Courtesy, there is an expectation that staff and students commit to the attainment of personal best and excellence in all aspects of school life.

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 Mount Lawley Senior High School can be found by visiting www.lawley.wa.edu.au or Schools Online or by downloading the relevant attachment below.

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

Please contact Julie Simon, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9265 1500 or emailing Julie.Simon@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 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 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 Thursday, 25 February 2021



Mount Lawley, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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