Teacher in English - Pinjarra Senior High School

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Pinjarra WA, Australia
  • 28 Apr, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Pinjarra Senior High School
Teacher - English
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

 Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH679569

This is a six (6) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021 with possible extension and/or permanency

Pinjarra Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated English Teacher to join their dynamic team.

The successful applicant will be a committed and highly motivated educator with the ability to provide high-quality teaching and learning programs to meet the needs of our students. To be successful in this role, you will be student and relationship-focused, innovative, and able to work effectively in a team environment. You will also reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of your teaching practice using a variety of methods available within the school and provide educational opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve success.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply their expertise of the English Learning Area across Years 7 to 12, utilising their knowledge and teaching experience in senior school Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE), to encourage and support all of our students to achieve outstanding results. You will also have an understanding of how to differentiate your teaching to meet the needs of a diverse range of students in your classes.

Since 1921, Pinjarra SHS has proudly served the community of Pinjarra and its surrounding region and we are looking forward to celebrating our Centenary year with our community.

Pinjarra SHS has a clear focus on High Quality Teaching. Central to this is a commitment to be trained in Classroom Management Strategies (CMS), Instructional Strategies for Engagement (ISE), Peer Observation and Tactical Writing. We are a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school that promotes Tolerance, Respect, Unity and Embracing Opportunities as our core values. Positive behaviour is modelled by staff, and expected of all students.

Pinjarra SHS is also a pioneer school within the DOE STEM Enterprise Program. Our focus in this program is to increase student aspiration, participation and achievement through the development of enterprise skills such as problem-solving, collaboration and entrepreneurship. Underpinning this is our ongoing commitment to develop Growth Mindsets in our staff and students through targeted Professional Learning and action research. Knowledge and experience in these areas will be considered advantageous to applicants.

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 disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Pinjarra SHS can be found by visiting pinjarrashs.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 Caroline Green, Associate Principal, by telephoning 0403 786 211 or emailing Caroline.Green@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 (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.


WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Pinjarra
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-27 4:30 PM


English and Literature

School Type


Job Closing Date

27 May, 2021