Deputy Principal

$118,626 - $129,810 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Armadale WA, Australia
  • 20 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

South Metropolitan Education Region
Armadale Education Support Centre
Deputy Principal
Level 3, $118,626 - $129,810 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP692355

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2021

Armadale Education Support Centre (ESC) is seeking a Student Services focussed Deputy Principal to join our team. The school caters for over 75 secondary aged students from Years 7 to 12 which includes students with specific Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, Physical Disabilities and Mental Health Disabilities. All students have high educational needs and have been offered enrolment at the school via Disability Resourcing. At Armadale ESC we pride ourselves in being able to provide a quality education for all our students in a welcoming and supportive environment. Our programs are designed to meet the individual needs of our students. The school shares the site and facilities with Armadale Senior High School (SHS).

The successful applicant needs will ideally be familiar with the Education Support enrolment process including applying for Disability Resource System (DRS) funding. They will be required to liaise with the School Psychologist, Lead Psychologist and the School of Special Educational Needs (SSEND). The role will involve communicating with parents and staff from our feeder schools and organising transition to Armadale ESC from primary schools.

The successful applicant will apply a positive approach to behaviour management and have the ability to mentor and lead staff in the Positive Behaviour Support process. They will create a positive culture and proactive approach to the management of student behaviour with a focus on teaching students to manage their own behaviour.

The successful applicant will ideally have a deep understanding of the functions of student behaviour and use this knowledge to contribute to the design and implementation of individual behaviour and risk management plans in consultation with teachers, parents, the School Psychologist and/or relevant professionals.

Working in partnership with the school’s executive team, the successful applicant will provide curriculum and student services leadership to Armadale ESC staff, students and families. The role will also involve liaising with Armadale SHS staff and their Student Services team.

The ability to form partnerships with local schools and within the community to initiate programs will be highly desirable in order to develop opportunities for our students.

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 the following work related requirements:

  • Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
  • High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
  • Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
  • Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.

Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. 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.

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 Armadale Education Support Centre can be found by visiting or Schools Online

For further job related information:

Please contact Sandra Boyd, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9497 6435 or emailing

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 five (5) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to four (4) pages 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;
  • hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 30 July 2021




applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Armadale
CLOSING DATE: 2021-07-30 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

30 Jul, 2021