Secondary Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Nedlands WA, Australia
  • 21 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Student Support Services - Statewide Services
School Of Special Education Needs: Medical And Mental Health
Teacher - Secondary
Pool Ref SS/TCH694076
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)


Appointment Pool

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH694076

Are you ready to put your breadth of education knowledge and communication skills to the test and take on new challenges?

About the role

As a teacher with the School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health (SSEN:MMH) you will be a highly valued member of a team providing quality education to students whose physical or mental health presents difficulties in accessing their usual educational program. The co-teaching environment in any of our programs is diverse and dynamic on any given day, as you support individualised student needs within multi-age groups. As a culturally responsive and inclusive school one of your key priorities will include providing all students with opportunities to achieve success through education.

Teachers who work with students and schools as part of their SSEN:MMH role tell us the work improves their practice and makes them more attuned teachers. We will support you with additional professional learning to understand student needs across various teaching areas, and look for your commitment to professional development to further evolve your teaching knowledge, practice and engagement.

This pool will be used to fill permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies in a variety of worksites. across the Perth and Peel regions. Appointments from the pool can be made at any time for vacancies during the 2022 school year.

The ideal teacher

This role will suit dedicated and motivated teachers with outstanding classroom teaching skills and a range of experience. It will suit those staff interested in teaching across many subject areas and a range of levels. It’s a job that necessitates a wealth of curriculum knowledge as well as tact and diplomacy, effective interpersonal skills and empathy. Meeting the needs of all students requires staff to work collectively with others, being open to their opinions and perspectives to achieve positive student outcomes.

Permanent teachers in other locations within the Department of Education, who would like to work at our school and retain their substantive position, can apply. If this interests you, please gain the approval of your principal before applying.

Our school

The School’s administrative centre is based at Perth Children’s Hospital with metropolitan programs in hospital and community settings across sites in the north and south metropolitan education regions. Staff are timetabled to programs across these SSEN:MMH sites to ensure we meet the needs of all students, including Bentley, Joondalup, Midland, Murdoch, Nedlands, Rockingham and Shenton.

SSEN:MMH are responsive to diverse needs within a holistic framework of family, students' enrolled schools (both government and non-government), other SSEN and Statewide Services teams, community support systems and the health community. Our teachers work with interdisciplinary health teams, as well as collaboratively with other teachers and support staff. These teams assist us meet the educational, medical and psychosocial needs of students and serve as a link between Health and Education.

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 SSEN:MMH can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service

For further job related information:

Please contact Sue Blakeman, Teaching and Learning Coordinator, by telephoning (08) 6456 0383 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 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;
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • 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


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 Tuesday, 10 August 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: Nedlands
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-10 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

10 Aug, 2021