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Head Of Department (Qvsa Project) - Tropical North Learning...

Education - Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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A unique opportunity exists for an experienced STEM teacher or leader with advanced STEM learning/experience to join the Tropical North Learning Academy - Smithfield State High School (TNLA - SSHS) to lead the Queensland Virtual Stem Academy (QVSA) Project. You will be employed by and based at the Tropical North Learning Academy - Smithfield SHS. We invite applications from suitably qualified Educators for the position of Head of Department - Queensland Virtual Stem Academy (QVSA) Project.
Job Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Cairns region,Far North Qld
Yearly Salary: $114886 - $120682
Contact Name: Ellie Green
Contact Number:
Closing Date: 25-FEB-21

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About TNLA - Smithfield State High School

We are a high performing secondary school in the Cairns Northern Beaches area, just 15km from the Cairns city centre. Our dedicated and professional teaching team proudly provides quality education and excellent outcomes for students enrolled across Years 7 to 12, striving for success for each and every student.

We have a unique partnership with Trinity Beach and James Cook University, through the Tropical North Learning Academy. This partnership allows us to offer quality, seamless education and world class learning environments to our local community from early years through to university and other adult career pathways.

Your Opportunity

The QVSA Project is an exciting initiative of Advancing education: An action plan for Education in Queensland focused on engaging and challenging the best and brightest students from years 5 to 9.

QVSA Project delivers enrichment and enhancement programs focusing on current, real world science, technology, engineering and mathematic challenges and research. It is part of a network of schools across the state. Students have an opportunity to build a portfolio of learning experiences underpinned by 21st century learning skills including inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving, curiosity and collaboration.

As the QVSA Host Site Leader you will lead project delivery and teach students at participating schools. You will work as part of a highly supportive team based at the school and at remote sites around the state.

Your Role

As the Head of Department - Queensland Virtual Stem Academy (QVSA) Project - Host Site Leader, you will be responsible for:

Coordinating the planning, preparation and delivery of highly engaging and challenging QVSA programs which include 10 week Grand Challenge STEM online enrichment programs, five to 10 week STEM Skill Builder programs, and face to face experiences.
Relationships, recruitment and liaison with partner schools.
Site based requirements supporting the delivery platform (iSee) including student enrolment and maintenance
Liaising with a variety of stakeholders to ensure the outcomes of the program are achieved.
Providing regular reports of program activities and outcomes to key stakeholders.
Contributing to the leadership of the QVSA program including current objectives, planning and future direction
Contributing to the establishment and maintenance of a supportive educational environment.
Line management, professional and pedagogical support to other project staff on site.
Work in an environment of change and continuous improvement and be focused on the delivery of high quality project outcomes.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:

A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the 'How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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