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Teacher - English

WA - Education, Department of

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 28/09/2017

Job Category:

Education / Teacher

Job description:
Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Thornlie Senior High School
Teacher - English
Pool Ref IPS/TCH500363
Teacher, $68,137 - $103,049 per annum (SEA GA 2014)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH500363

Appointment Pool

Join a dedicated and dynamic team and help make a difference to the community!

Thornlie Senior High School (SHS) are seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2018 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2018 school year.

Thornlie SHS is seeking teachers who can teach English in the lower secondary (8-10) in addition to having the capacity to possibly teach a combination of General and/or ATAR level English for Year 11 and 12 students. They will be highly organised and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Teachers who can create a learning environment that is differentiated, challenging, caring, and creative and that caters for the range of needs so all students may achieve and progress are encouraged to apply.

Suitable applicants will have the ability to work collaboratively to plan and implement effective teaching and learning plans. Applicants will provide excellence in creating and maintaining supportive and safe learning environment and provide educational opportunities and activities which enable students to achieve their highest potential. With effective interpersonal skills, the suitable applicants will work closely with students, colleagues and the community to achieve the best educational outcomes for students.

Thornlie SHS’s vision is to Engage, Inspire and Achieve. At our school, students fulfil their aspirations working in an environment that emphasises the importance of respectful relationships and the achievement of personal best. Thornlie SHS is developing an Instructional Model for implementation in 2018 based on Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI). Applicants should be willing to engage in this Instructional Model in 2018.

We are a proud Independent Public Secondary School with over four decades of experience in providing a successful education to our 1200, Years 7 to 12 students, helping them to identify their aspirations and achieve their personal goals. We value well established educational traditions set by past teachers, parents and students and we are passionate in our desire to use the latest research and learning strategies to prepare our students for the 21st Century

At Thornlie SHS our approach to visible learning is a little different, and our students are reaping the rewards. Our city, our country and our global community is changing and Thornlie Senior High School is changing with it.

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 Switch program can apply for vacancies using their current or switched qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying.  Applicants may be appointed to this vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Switch 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 Thornlie Senior High School can be found by visiting 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 Lauren Findlay, Manager of Operations by telephoning (08) 9376 2100 or emailing  

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.

You are required to attach a personal resume and covering letter outlining your skills and experiences in relation to the position. 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.

For assistance writing your application click here

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 eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or


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 Thursday, 26 October 2017



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: Thornlie
CLOSING DATE: 2017-10-26 4:30 PM