English Teacher

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

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Joseph Banks Secondary College
Teacher - English
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH704335

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

Are you a dedicated and passionate English teacher?

Joseph Banks Secondary College (SC) is seeking to appoint a passionate and dedicated educator, highly motivated to work in a collaborative team environment. You will provide students with a purposeful and engaging learning experiences to develop their understanding and appreciation of English.

You should be able to display an ability to assist the school in achieving a "culture of curiosity".

To be successful in this role you should have high expectations, display a commitment to excellence, use a range of pedagogies and have the ability to establish and maintain a positive and engaging classroom-learning environment.

You should have an ability to work as a collaborative team member and you will be committed to the development of strong professional learning communities focussed on student achievement and success.

As an English Teacher you will participate as an integral member of the English learning area and be responsible for supporting the collaborative approach to curriculum planning, providing learning programs to students suited to the needs of the school community and modelling exemplary teaching and learning strategies in your delivery.

As such, the successful applicant will ideally possess a repertoire of teaching strategies to engage students, ideally having knowledge of and experience in, a range of instructional strategies and tactics.

The successful applicant will also ideally be dedicated and a highly motivated educator with an excellent knowledge of the Senior School Western Australian Curriculum, be able to deliver content in an engaging manner and be a highly effective team member.

Strong knowledge and skills in the delivery of one or more Senior Secondary courses is highly desirable. As a reflective practitioner, the successful applicant will ideally possess effective data literacy and a capacity to modify their practice to meet identified student needs.

The successful applicant should also have a strong working knowledge of teaching strategies to support literacy skills development and strong performance in NAPLAN and OLNA.

Strong knowledge and skills in the effective integration of innovative and engaging ICT based technologies and cooperative learning instructional strategies is highly desirable.

Joseph Banks SC is an Independent Public School in the suburb of Banksia Grove, approximately 40 kilometres from the Perth CBD. We serve students from surrounding suburbs including Carramar and Tapping.

As part of our vision for the College students are included in a culture of excellence, innovation, opportunity and success. Our school develops students into knowledgeable and respectful young adults through challenging, engaging and intentional instruction.

Students are given a number of pathways on which to excel during their secondary education, including both curricular and extra-curricular programmes.

The focus of our work is on quality teaching and provision of the widest range of opportunities for individual achievement and learning success.

The College focuses on best practice in teacher development and student attainment through professional conversation and shared practice.

Our goal is for all students to be literate, numerate and curious, through the provision of a broad based 21st Century curriculum.

It is expected that all students will receive individual attention, and support will be provided for all students no matter their background.

Parents expect an assurance that “no child will fall through the cracks.” Teachers are passionate about student learning and will create a culture of curiosity to support students to be inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

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 Joseph Banks Secondary College can be found by visiting jbsc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

For further job related information

Please contact Liz Smith, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9303 7400 or emailing Liz.Smith@education.wa.edu.au

During the school holiday period, please contact Liz Smith on 0400 201 049.

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 five (5) 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
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Hold full, non-practising or provisional registration with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full, non-practising 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, 8 October 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Banksia Grove
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-08 4:30 PM


English and Literature

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Job Closing Date

08 Oct, 2021