English Teacher (Literacy Specialist)

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Rockingham WA, Australia
  • 08 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Rockingham Senior High School
Teacher - English (Literacy Specialist)
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH698433

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022

Rockingham Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Literacy Specialist and English Teacher to join their school.

The Literacy Specialist is a “champion” of whole school literacy and provides creative and dynamic leadership and support the development of literacy across the School. The Literacy Specialist will work in partnership with the School Leadership, the Literacy professional learning communities (PLC) to monitor and support the literacy development of students in Years 7-12.

The Literacy Coordinator will demonstrate a commitment to students and ensure that students develop the literacy knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive in a rapidly changing and complex world.

The Literacy Specialist works in partnership with key staff and will have the responsibility of implementing and developing the strategy towards improved literacy across the school. They will also support the broader teaching staff and be supported by the schools Leadership Team.

The Literacy Specialist is pivotal in ensuring outstanding learning opportunities are provided to students along with the ongoing improvement of learning outcomes.

There will be an English teaching component attached to this role.

Rockingham SHS provides excellent academic programs in an exemplary caring environment, for secondary students.

The school's vision for teaching and learning is to ensure that our students are provided with every opportunity to learn and grow in a positive and united school culture, while contributing and adding value to the broader school community.

Our school nurtures the 'whole child' to attain their personal best so that they achieve the school mission to 'develop the understandings, skills and attitudes relevant to their individual needs, thereby fulfilling their potential and contributing to the development of our society'.

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 Rockingham Senior High School can be found by visiting https://www.rockingham.wa.edu.au/ or Schools Online.

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 Stan Koios, Principal by telephoning (08) 9527 0300 or emailing Stan.Koios@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: [red highlighted areas are optional

  • A four (4) 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 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
  • 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 Friday, 24 September 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Rockingham
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-24 4:30 PM


English and Literature

School Type


Job Closing Date

24 Sep, 2021