Head of Department in Junior Secondary - Pine Rivers State High School

$114,886 - $120,682 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Moreton Bay, QLD, Australia
  • 14 Apr, 2021
Full time - Permanent Management – Schools

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead Junior Secondary at Pine Rivers State High School. As the Head of Department – Junior Secondary, your leadership will improve the outcomes of all Junior Secondary students in line with school and departmental initiatives. You will also develop the quality of teaching and learning and nurture positive relationships between students, teachers and stakeholders. This role is expected to commence in Term 2, 2021.

Job details
Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Moreton Bay - South
Job ad reference QLD/NCR369084/21P
Closing date 18-Apr-2021
Yearly salary $114886 - $120682
Fortnightly salary $4403.60 - $4625.70
Contact person David Armstrong
Contact details (07) 3881 4700

About Pine Rivers State High School

First opened in 1964, Pine Rivers High School is a large school, which has gained an excellent reputation in the local and wider community.

Our diverse curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities provide multiple pathways for students to pursue excellence. This is embodied in our school motto, 'By different ways to excellence'.

Your Role
The Head of Department – Junior Secondary, as a strategic leader, will provide professional and educational leadership to Junior Secondary teachers and all staff in the school who work with the Junior Secondary cohort. They will facilitate high quality teaching and learning outcomes through effective performance management and modelling, promoting a culture of capacity building and improvement.

As the Head of Department – Junior Secondary you will have responsibility for and will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Lead the school's strategic portfolio of Junior Secondary to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focused on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings, including but not limited to, NAPLAN, Year 7 Transition, Positive Behaviour for Learning and Junior Secondary student leadership.
  • Professional knowledge of Junior Secondary pedagogy and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students
  • Embed socially just practices in daily school life.
  • Set high standards for student and staff performance.
  • Actively participate in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.
  • High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes
  • Form partnerships with students, parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
  • Be futures oriented and strategic.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school department.
  • Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the school department to achieve goals.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Subject

Other Subjects

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

18 Apr, 2021