Bethel Christian School
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7th November, 2019
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Bethel Christian School, WA

Position: 2020 Secondary Teacher

  • Secondary English Teacher - Full time

Accountable to: Principal - English Coordinator

Application Information: Applicants are invited to provide a curriculum vitae including personal details, church involvement, career experience, academic attainments and addressing the criteria listed in the Position Description.  Three referees are required to be listed, including one church reference demonstrating an active faith.

Please send CV to mim.butler@bethel.wa.edu.au

School Description: Bethel Christian School is located in the amazing coastal town of Albany, Western Australia.

 The current enrolment is approximately 450 students from Kindy to Year 12 and the total number of employees is approximately 70.

Bethel Christian School  is governed, as provided for in its Constitution, by the School Board.

Members of the Bethel Christian School community come from many different Christian churches and the wider community. The school has an open enrolment policy and is missional in it priorities. To ensure partnership between home and School, the School has adopted a Statement of Faith based on a Christian worldview.  All parents and Staff are specifically asked if their faith commitment is echoed in the words of this Statement of Faith and they are requested to indicate agreement when applying for the enrolment of their children or employment at the School. Staff members are expected to actively support the Christian aims of the School and be active members of a local church.

The School is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children. We have zero tolerance for child abuse. Everyone working at the School is responsible for the care and protection of children. All potential employees and volunteers will be required to comply with the School’s Child Safety Code of Conduct and the School’s Child Protection Program and Safety Policies. Applicants are required to provide a valid Working With Children Check/TRBWA and will be subject to background checking in accordance with this policy.

Role Description: All staff are expected to perform their responsibilities in a manner which reflects the School’s mission, objectives and philosophy.

The Secondary Teacher is responsible for the implementation of learning programs that reflects the mission of the School and is appropriate to the needs of the students.

School Requirements:

All staff are required to:

  • Perform their responsibilities in a manner which reflects the School’s mission, objectives and philosophy. In particular, staff are expected to role model an active Christian faith that will be demonstrated in part by an active involvement in the wider Christian Church.
  • Be Christian role models and examples to all people associated with the School.
  • Participate in leading School devotions that involve staff and/or students.

Professional relationships:

  • Responsible to the Deputy Principal through the English Coordinator.
  • Liaise with English Coordinator., Deputy Principal, Principal, Chaplains, and regular Secondary collaborative meetings.

Principal Accountabilities

Teaching

  • Plan and deliver teaching of Biblical perspectives integrated in each subject area, taking daily home group.
  • An ability to work with others within the area at developing Christian perspectives within the curriculum.
  • A deep understanding of current teaching and learning practices in the subject area at secondary level.
  • An ability to design appropriate learning activities and assessment tasks at Years 7 to 12.
  • Plan and implement an educational program that caters for the learning styles and academic needs of individual students. Maintain records that provide tangible evidence of thorough planning.
  • A keen interest in working with the learning technologies available within an ICT environment to enhance student learning.
  • Familiarity with the TRBWA requirements at SCASA level for the specific subject area.
  • An interest in working with students of varying ability levels.
  • Creating flexible environments that support learning, enabling students to gain knowledge, reflect, engage, discover and explore.
  • Prepare teaching aids and student resources.
  • Maintain up to date and accurate records on the Schools central programming.
  • Ability to work with CANVAS student learning management system (training will be provided)
  • Communicate and liaise with parents: Report to parents through written reports at the end of each semester, interviews and other informal means.
  • Design curriculum and prepare learning experiences which nurture the development and growth of students within the subject area.

Pastoral Care, Child Safety, Discipline and Classroom Organisation

  • Sustain an environment of Christian care and support based on Biblical principles taking daily devotions.
  • Ensure that the classroom is a place where all class members are respected and where students feel safe.
  • Maintain a classroom that is physically and emotionally safe.
  • Commitment to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children.
  • Ensure that the classroom is an academically and visually stimulating place to learn.
  • Establish and maintain a good rapport with students.
  • Establish and reinforce appropriate codes of behaviour.
  • Communicate with colleagues in a positive and constructive manner.

School Organisation

  • Complete assigned yard duty and car park duty as rostered.
  • Prepare for and attend Parent/Teacher meetings as designated.
  • Prepare for and attend Parent Information sessions as required.
  • Prepare for and attend fortnightly Staff meetings and other team meetings.
  • Prepare for and attend special events designated by the School. 
  • Participate on committees as required.
  • Attend and support staff devotions and lead devotions in staff meetings as rostered.
  • Attend Camps as required.
  • Attend Board/Staff functions as arranged.

Personal and Professional Development

  • Nurture personal faith development and spiritual growth.
  • Pray for students.
  • Participate in annual Professional Growth Process.
  • Attend professional learning as required or requested.
  • A willingness to participate in professional development activities, and to share skills with others in your team.
  • Possible Leadership opportunity.

School Expectations

All staff are expected to:

  • Attend staff school -organised professional learning activities.
  • Support the School’s guidelines and policies.
  • Implement the programs, teaching practices and other activities as decided by the School.
  • Perform their responsibilities in a manner which reflects and responds to continuous improvement.
  • Contribute to the efficient and effective functioning of their team\s in order to meet organisational objectives. This includes demonstrating appropriate and professional workplace behaviours, providing assistance to team members if required and undertaking other key responsibilities or activities as directed by one’s supervisor.
  • Perform their responsibilities in a manner which reflects the School’s zero tolerance for child abuse and in accordance with the School’s Child Safety policies.
  • Comply with all School’s policies including Occupational Health and Safety.

Position Requirements: Knowledge and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Education
  • Registration as a qualified educator (TRBWA)
  • First Aid certificate (course can be organised if you don’t yet have it)
  • Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis (as above - can be arranged)
  • A proven record of or ability to implement education programs
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed Information Communication and Technology skills

Applications to include:

  • Applications emailed to mim.butler@bethel.wa.edu.au
  • Including a covering letter
  • Provide a concise curriculum vitae including personal details, church involvement, career experience and academic attainments.
  • Three referees are required to be listed, – included in the three is to be one church reference demonstrating an active faith.

Included in application please identify knowledge or ability in the following areas:  Professional teaching reflection addressing the following areas

  • Perform your responsibilities in a manner which reflects the School’s mission.
  • Describe and detail your capacity and experience to deliver the subject area.
  • Reflect on your thoughts and any experience regarding teaching in a Christian context.
  • Pastoral heart for student welfare, community connectivity and parent
  • Reflect on relevant technological skills.
  • Comment on your experience working with teenagers in an out of a school context.

Remuneration

  • According to Bethel Christian School’s salary scale; this is based on qualifications and experience. Note: We endeavour to keep within parity with Education Department of WA pay scales.

Please note that the School does not accept unsolicited agency approaches.  We expect candidates to apply directly.

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