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Teacher - English Harrisdale WA

Department of Education, Western Australia

Department of Education, Western Australia Harrisdale WA Australia

1 month ago

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH817503

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2023

Do you seek a unique opportunity to join a team committed to establishing a high performing, high care secondary school?

Harrisdale Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an English Teacher with the experience, dedication and drive to develop a culture of excellence in teaching and learning.

The successful applicant will ideally be enthusiastic, creative and passionate in regard to Literacy and English. They will work within our English team, in order to support and contribute to the collaborative approach already in place, to further develop a culture of excellence in the English teaching and learning program.

They should possess highly effective interpersonal skills, be student and relationship focused, innovative and motivated. They should also have an inclusive approach with strong teaching and classroom management skills and the ability to challenge and engage all students... promoting an environment of active and positive learning.

Harrisdale 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 of more than 2000 and approximately 200 teaching staff and 100 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 is committed to the intellectual, creative and social development of our 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.

Harrisdale is one of the state’s newest schools and is already a leading school that is being recognised for its outstanding achievements and results. The school operates a comprehensive ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank), and complementing these achievements, the school has a high emphasis on the quality and delivery of General and Vocational Education and Training (VET) based courses to help supply a holistic education setting.

The school offers a number of specialist programs to meet student needs and interests. These programs include Gifted and Talented program Specialised Music and Volleyball, Netball and many after school clubs, sporting teams, debating and we are a developing a language program in French and Japanese. Harrisdale SHS prides itself on an ethos that all students will be successful through an emphasis on excellence in teaching and learning.

Harrisdale SHS has a strong, positive culture and as a Teacher you will have a key role in ensuring our school values of Care, Respect and Excellence are reflected and underpin all actions.

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 Harrisdale Senior High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online .

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here .

Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications

For further job related information:

Please contact Everal Eaton, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9397 8000 or emailing [email protected]

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 who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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;
• meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements; and
• complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.


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, 5 May 2023


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