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Working at Penrhos

People who work at Penrhos College agree – Penrhos is a fantastic, caring and supportive educational organisation.

Penrhos College highly values its employees and seeks to attract the best people to join our innovative and dynamic environment. As a leading WA school we aim to provide:

  • a cooperative, team oriented and supportive culture
  • a focus on achieving excellence in their area of expertise
  • a culture where staff contribution is highly valued and encouraged
  • a wide range of professional work-related experiences and activities directly relevant to education
  • recognition for their contribution
  • an environment that focuses on staff wellbeing

Current vacancies

Teacher of Photography (0.6 FTE, Term 2 2019 – Leave Cover)

(0.6 FTE, Term 2 2019 – Leave Cover)

Penrhos College is a leading Independent school with a track record of excellence across the College.  We are seeking a quality teacher to join the College in this position.

Penrhos College is a Uniting Church day and boarding school for girls, kindergarten to Year 12. 

Our purpose is to ‘inspire girls to become extraordinary women’.

The College is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative teacher to join our experienced team in this part time position for Term 2, 2019.  The successful applicant will have a strong background in the teaching of Photography across Year 8 to Year 12 and be keen to contribute to the team.  A sound understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum is essential. Experience in teaching at Year 9, 10, 11 & 12 Photography (Design General) is desirable. This role will have a shared pastoral form.

The FTE for this position is approximately 0.6 teaching across the 5-day timetable.

 

As part of our Strategic Direction, we aim to provide our girls with ‘inspirational student experiences’ where our students are at the centre of all we do. As a teacher at Penrhos, you will play a significant role in planning, delivering and reflecting on the learning experiences in your classroom. Our mission is to engage, challenge and empower our students to be the best learners they can be. At Penrhos, we believe in developing experiences that shape the whole person: Mind, Heart, Body and Spirit of each girl. We aim to inspire our girls to become extraordinary women.

Applications close 9 am Monday, 25 February 2019.

For further details, view the position statement

The successful applicant will have:

  • A Bachelor of Education or a degree qualification supported by a Post Graduate Diploma of Education.
  • Current Teacher Registration Board of WA Membership including a Working with Children card (WWC)
  • Commitment to the College’s Core Shared values of Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Knowledge, Growth and Synergy.

The following must be addressed with evidence in the Selection Criteria document:

  1. An academic record which demonstrates an ability to foster personal best and the opportunity to achieve academic excellence.
  2. Demonstrated excellence and experience in teaching Year 8 to 12 Photography across a range of ability levels.
  3. Demonstrated ability to differentiate learning experiences to cater for the learning needs of all students
  4. Ability to integrate technology into curriculum delivery to provide opportunity for students to develop 21st Century Skills.

On offer

  • Excellent working environment and state-of-the-art facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Salary Packaging
  • Boarders Long weekend in Term 2

For further details, view the position statement

Applications close 9 am Monday, 25 February 2019.

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Reception / Administration Assistant – Pastoral Care (Full time, Term time only)

Penrhos College is a Uniting Church day and boarding school for girls, Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.

Our purpose is to ‘inspire girls to become extraordinary women’.

The College is seeking a dynamic and organised professional to join our Secondary School Admin team.  This position is responsible for providing an efficient, professional and friendly front reception for students, parents, staff and visitors to the Secondary School.  In addition, to provide administrative support to the Dean of Pastoral Care and Assistant Dean of Pastoral Care.

This position works term time only Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm with an additional 10 minutes for Boarders Long weekend.

This position is responsible for the coordination of the following key areas under the direction of the Dean of Pastoral Care:

  • Provide administrative and secretarial support to the Dean of Pastoral Care and the Assistant Dean of Pastoral Care including maintaining diaries, undertaking confidential typing, screening calls and visitors
  • Assist in the coordination of Secondary School events
  • Type Agenda and minutes as required
  • Coordinate content and printing of student diaries
  • Provide word processing services to Pastoral Care staff within the Secondary School as and when possible
  • To maintain confidentiality and sensitivity in regard to all aspects of record keeping and student contact
  • In conjunction with the Outdoor Education Coordinator, administer camp information and correspondence including letters home, health forms etc
  • Provide support to Secondary School students in the following areas:
  • Assist Student Council
  • Managing student charges
  • Manage Student Locks
  • Record Uniform Infringements and Student Behaviour
  • Other duties as requested

The successful applicant will have:

  • Committed to the College’s Core Shared values of Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Knowledge, Growth and Synergy.
  • National Police Check & Working with Children Check (or the ability to obtain)

Please address the following selection criteria as a part of your application:

  1. Previous Secretarial experience in a service-oriented environment
  2. Experience in administrative positions which have included a range of responsibilities and tasks
  3. Switchboard/Reception experience
  4. Proven ability to work on multiple and varied tasks.
  5. Strong IT experience in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and Query.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  7. Ability to maintain confidentiality

Please refer to the Position Statement for more information:

Alternatively, please contact Kelly Tufilli, Human Resources Coordinator on (08) 9368 9500.

Applications close 9 AM Friday 1 March 2019

On offer

  • Competitive salary package– depending on skills and experience
  • Excellent working environment and state-of-the-art facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Salary Packaging
  • Boarders Long weekend in Terms 1, 2 and 3

How to Apply

Your Application must include:

  1. Cover letter and Selection Criteria: Please combine your cover letter and selection criteria document; stating why you are applying for the position and providing your contact details. Selection Criteria please address the five (5) essential criteria outlined in the ad and outline your suitability for the role. Selection criteria can be found on the Position Statement  (Maximum 4 pages)
  2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae outlining your personal details, qualifications (including WWC and National Police Check) and relevant work history, education and professional memberships. Relevant work history should commence with the most recent position you have held as well as the dates/period of employment. In the description of your work history give a brief summary of the duties and responsibilities for each of the positions.
  3. Work-related referees: The names and details of your most recent line managers and two other work related referees, ideally one of which is a peer and the other a sub ordinate who you have either line managed or mentored.
  4. Submission of Application: When submitting your application please combine your cover letter and resume into one document to upload.

Please send through your application to applications@penrhos.wa.edu.au or post to Human Resources Department, 6 Morrison Street COMO WA 6152

Applications close 9 AM Friday 1 March 2019

Only persons with unlimited rights to work in Australia need apply.

No agency calls please.  Applications will not be accepted through recruitment agencies for this role.

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Teacher of Mathematics (0.6 FTE, Term 2)

Penrhos College is a Uniting Church day and boarding school for girls, Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.

Our purpose is to ‘inspire girls to become extraordinary women’.

The College is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative Mathematics teacher to join our experienced team in this part time position for Term 2, 2019.  The successful applicant will have a strong background in teaching Mathematics across Year 7 to 12 ATAR and be keen to contribute to the team.  A sound understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum is essential.

The Term 2 FTE for this position is 0.6, teaching across the 5-day timetable.

This role will teach the following classes:-

  • Year 7 and Year 9
  • Year 12 Essentials
  • Year 10 Pastoral Form

As part of our Strategic Direction, we aim to provide our girls with ‘inspirational student experiences’ where our students are at the centre of all we do. As a teacher at Penrhos, you will play a significant role in planning, delivering and reflecting on the learning experiences in your classroom. We are inspired by engaging, challenging and empowering our students to be the best learners they can be. At Penrhos we believe in developing experiences that shape the whole person, the unique Mind, Heart, Body and Spirit of each individual and this leads to inspiring our girls to become extraordinary women.

The following criteria is essential for this position:

  • A Bachelor of Education or a degree qualification supported by a Post Graduate Diploma of Education
  • Current TRBWA Membership including a Working With Children card (WWC)
  • Commitment to the College’s Core Shared values of Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Knowledge, Growth and Synergy.

Please address the following selection criteria as a part of your cover letter:

  1. An academic record which demonstrates an ability to foster personal best and the opportunity to achieve academic excellence
  2. Ability to employ engaging, phase appropriate delivery methods in teaching Secondary School Mathematics
  3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching Mathematics across a range of ability levels based on the Western Australian Curriculum, and ATAR Mathematics.
  4. Ability to integrate technology into curriculum delivery to provide opportunity for students to develop 21st Century Skills
  5. A willingness and ability to contribute to the co-curricular Mathematics programs that run at the College

Please click here to refer to the Position Statement for more information:

How to Apply

Your Application must include:

  1. Cover letter stating why you are applying for the position and providing evidence of your key skills and experience for this position. (Maximum 3 pages)
  2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae outlining your personal details, qualifications and relevant work history, education and professional memberships. Relevant work history should commence with the most recent position you have held as well as the dates/period of employment. In the description of your work history give a brief summary of the duties and responsibilities for each of the positions.
  3. Work-related referees: Please add the names and contact details of three confidential referees. It is preferable that one referee should be your present Line Manager.  You may include one personal referee as well.
  4. Submission of Application: When submitting your application please combine your cover letter and resume into one document to upload.

Please send through your application in one document to applications@penrhos.wa.edu.au or post to Human Resources Department, 6 Morrison Street COMO WA 6152

Applications close 9 am Tuesday, 5 March 2019

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Mathematics Mentor Coordinator (0.6 FTE, Term 2)

Penrhos College is a Uniting Church day and boarding school for girls, Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.

Our purpose is to ‘inspire girls to become extraordinary women’.

The College is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative Mathematics teacher to join our experienced team in this exciting part time position for Term 2, 2019 (0.6 FTE).  The successful applicant will oversee the Maths Mentor Program at the College. We are looking for someone to inspire, to challenge and to inform students and staff of the wonders of mathematics and where it can lead to.

To be successful, you will have a background in secondary teaching and a passion for Mathematics. You will have the ability to extend students’ mathematical skills and understanding beyond the traditional curriculum. This position may suit candidates working or studying at a tertiary level or those interested in a non-traditional educational role.

Maths Mentoring occurs afterschool and on a withdrawal basis during the school day. Whilst there is some flexibility in the role, there would be a need to be on campus 3 or 4 days a week.  A timetable of commitments is available and there is some room for negotiation with the successful incumbent.

As part of our Strategic Direction, we aim to provide our girls with ‘inspirational student experiences’ where our students are at the centre of all we do. We are inspired by engaging, challenging and empowering our students to be the best learners they can be. At Penrhos we believe in developing experiences that shape the whole person, the unique Mind, Heart, Body and Spirit of each individual and this leads to inspiring our girls to become extraordinary women.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the Maths Mentor Program at the College.
  • Promote excellence in mathematics at the College to engage and challenge academically able students.
  • Maintain existing partnerships and connections between universities, industry and other associated schools.
  • Work with selected students to extend their mathematical skills and understanding in weekly in-class sessions.
  • Coordinate and provide supporting resources for teacher, alumni and student mentors who deliver weekly afterschool sessions for Maths Mentor students.
  • Coordinate student opportunities to participate in various competitions.

The following criteria is essential for this position:

  • A Bachelor of Education or a degree qualification supported by a Post Graduate Diploma of Education
  • Current TRBWA Membership including a Working With Children card (WWC)
  • Commitment to the College’s Core Shared values of Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Knowledge, Growth and Synergy.

Please address the following selection criteria as a part of your cover letter:

  1. An academic record which demonstrates an ability to foster personal best and the opportunity to achieve academic excellence.
  2. Demonstrated excellence in supporting students to extend their knowledge and skills in Mathematics

Please click here to refer to the Position Statement for more information.

How to Apply

Your Application must include:

  1. Cover letter stating why you are applying for the position and providing evidence of your key skills and experience for this position. (Maximum 3 pages)
  2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae outlining your personal details, qualifications and relevant work history, education and professional memberships. Relevant work history should commence with the most recent position you have held as well as the dates/period of employment. In the description of your work history give a brief summary of the duties and responsibilities for each of the positions.
  3. Work-related referees: Please add the names and contact details of three confidential referees. It is preferable that one referee should be your present Line Manager.  You may include one personal referee as well.
  4. Submission of Application: When submitting your application please combine your cover letter and resume into one document to upload.

Please send through your application in one document to applications@penrhos.wa.edu.au or post to Human Resources Department, 6 Morrison Street COMO WA 6152

Applications close 9 am Tuesday 5, March 2019

Apply Now

 

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