K-6 Teacher

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

Job Description

Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Denmark Primary School
Teacher - K-6
Pool Ref IPS/TCH703804
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH703804
Appointment Pool

Denmark Primary School (PS) are seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year.

Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year.

We are seeking teachers who put student learning and wellbeing at the centre of their work.

Teachers who thrive as part of a team that implements consistent whole school approaches will be highly rated especially if they have successfully collaborated as part of a professional learning community.

They will ideally possess the skills to use the assess, plan, teach cycle effectively to drive their practice and differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of a wide range of abilities.

Suitable applicants should also have the interpersonal skills to develop effective relationships with students, staff and community members.

We are particularly seeking individuals that reflect on their practice and continually strive to improve.

Teachers who have qualifications and or a particular strength for teaching mathematics and or science will be highly regarded.

Applicants that have experience in implementing Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) will be highly regarded.

Our teaching is based on evidence-based programs. It is desirable that applicants possess the skills and knowledge in implementing Play Based Intentional Teaching as well as Explicit Teaching.

Applicants that have experience in teaching Guided Reading, Letters and Sounds, talk 4 Writing, iSTAR and integrating Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) into the curriculum will be highly regarded.

We also implement; KIDDO and Heggarty Phonemic Awareness in Kindergarten to Year 2.

Denmark PS is an Independent Public School with a highly professional team of teachers and education assistants who provide evidence based, engaging teaching and learning programs across all learning areas.

Each teacher at our school is part of a collaborative team which ensures whole school programs and assessments are consistent and that staff benefit from sharing their learning.

At Denmark we believe that every staff member can be a leader in ensuring that every day, every child in every classroom is achieving.

Our school is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Located on the banks of the beautiful Denmark River, Denmark sits in the heart of the Amazing South Coast region.

Here, you’ll find unforgettable beaches, towering forests, quality wineries, breweries and restaurants and a thriving artists’ scene.

Teachers at Denmark PS are eligible for Government Regional Officer Housing (GROH). However, before applying we ask that applicants decide whether they are willing to relocate to/live in commuting distance from Denmark PS.

Denmark is 421kms from Perth which is approximately a five hour drive.

We are looking for teachers who can enthusiastically implement our school’s vision which is Denmark PS is a professional learning community committed to a dynamic, innovative culture of excellence, equity, learning and care.

Vacancies may arise during the life of this pool that require specialist qualifications (for example vacancies within Early Childhood Education). Only applicants, in the pool, possessing the required qualifications will be considered for appointment in these circumstances.

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 Denmark Primary School can be found by visiting www.dps.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:

You are encouraged to contact Helen Spencer, Deputy Principal for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Denmark, by telephoning (08) 9848 4700 or emailing Helen.Spencer@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:

  • 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 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.
  • 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, 24 September 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-24 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

24 Sep, 2021