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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

Head of Mathematics (1.0 FTE, 4 year contract)

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’. 

It is with great pleasure that Penrhos College announces an exciting new opportunity in role of Head of Mathematics.  This is a role for someone with a vision for excellence in education and innovation in teaching practices at Penrhos College commencing Term 1, 2020.

The load distribution for this 1.0 FTE position will be 0.6 FTE for Teaching and 0.4 FTE Head of Department as per the position statement.  The Head of Department position will be placed on a four (4) year contract, subject to successful performance in the position and other factors relevant to employment at the College.

Heads of Department play key roles in the development and implementation of innovative academic programs and high-quality tuition within the College, which aim to provide students with a wide range of opportunities to achieve their academic potential. This is achieved within a context of providing a high level of professional care and development of staff within their department and to ensure the work environment is positive, fulfilling, and challenging.

Applications close 9 am Monday, 22 July 2019.

For further details, view the position statement.

RESPONSIBILITIES related to this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate and oversee learning support and extension across the learning area with the Dean of Academic Administration and the Dean of Teaching and Learning.
  • Identify, review and evaluate new resources for use within the Mathematics curriculum.
  • Identify appropriate competitions for students.
  • Coordinate student participation in competitions.
  • Review and marking of scholarship examinations.
  • Work with other MESH (Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences) HoDs to complete class allocations in Years 8 to 10.
  • Actively participate and represent the department on the K-12 STEM Committee
  • Oversee the Maths Mentor program, liaising with the Maths Mentor Coordinator to facilitate the running of the program
  • To take an active role in supporting promoting STEM related activities and integrated projects which demonstrate the College’s agreed skills of inquiry, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication and self-regulation.
  • Identify suitable external markers where necessary and manage external markers.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and Bachelor of Education or a degree qualification supported by a Post Graduate Diploma of Education.
  • Current National (Crimtrac) Police Clearance.
  • 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.

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

  1. A variety of teaching experiences across all Secondary School year levels within the learning area and in fostering progressive educational pedagogies and phase appropriate practices.
  2. An academic record which demonstrates an ability to foster personal best and the opportunity to achieve academic excellence across Year 7-12.
  3. Ability to manage staff and facilitate teamwork.
  4. Demonstrated excellence in leadership skills, initiative and drive.
  5. Demonstrated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) competence and the ability to integrate ICT into the learning environment to provide opportunity for students to develop 21st Century Skills.

How to Apply
Your Application must include:

  1. Expression of Interest Letter addressing the selection criteria above using examples from your practice. Please respond only to these areas using the STAR technique. Describe a recent work-related Situation or Task, Action you took to complete the task or resolve the situation and the Results you achieved. The letter can be addressed to the Dean of Teaching and Learning.
  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 essential that one referee is your present Line Manager.  The College reserves the right to contact other staff who may have worked with the applicant in a line management or supervisory capacity.

Please send through your application in one document to applications@penrhos.wa.edu.au

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Junior School Teacher (Mandarin) (5 Term Contract, commencing Term 4, 2019)

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’.

We are seeking a Junior School Mandarin Teacher in the early learning years for Term 4 of the 2019 Academic year and for the duration of the 2020 Academic Year.  This part time position will develop and co-ordinate the delivery of the Mandarin program across K – Year 2 and lead in the design and implementation of programs to challenge and engage students which reflect current educational best practice across learning areas and stages of development.

This contract will initially be for 0.2 FTE (1 and a half days per week) and will commence in Term 4 of the 2019 Academic year. The FTE will increase to 0.3 FTE for the duration of 2020 Academic Year.

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.  You will play a significant role in planning, delivering and reflecting on the learning experiences in the 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.
Key responsibilities of this position:(but not limited to)

  • Teaching Mandarin across the early learning years (Kindergarten to Year 2)
  • Work within the Penrhos Teaching and Learning Framework.
  • Provide learning opportunities for students by means of a wide variety of prepared activities and tasks, within the current curriculum, which will be assessed and recorded according to a set of approved criteria, the results of which will be reported to the student (learner), the parent/s of the student and successive teachers of that student.

Applications close 9 am Monday, 22 July 2019
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 essential criteria must be addressed with evidence in the Selection Criteria document:

  1. Previous demonstrated experience teaching Mandarin Chinese across Early Learning years.
  2. Significant demonstrated excellence in teaching/teaching experience in a Junior School environment.
  3. Proficient skills and knowledge of Information and Communication Technology
  4. Ability to integrate Information and Communication Technology skills into the teaching/learning program as a tool for learning.

On offer

  • Excellent working environment and state-of-the-art facilities
  • Part time hours
  • Free Parking

For further details, view the position statement.

Applications close 9 am Monday, 22 July 2019.

 

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Teacher of Science (Physics) (Full Time, Ongoing from 2020 Academic Year)

Penrhos College is a leading Independent school with a track record of excellence across the College.  Our Science Department is entering into an exciting phase building on our inspirational STEM program and the redesign of the Science block.  We are seeking a quality Physics teacher to join the College in this full-time 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 innovative and passionate Physics teacher with excellent content knowledge to join our Science Department in this full-time position commencing in Term 1, 2020.  The successful applicant will have a strong background in teaching Physics and a passion for inspiring Year 7-10 students in Physics.

In this role you will be contributing to the College’s STEM Program as an expert in Physics. Experience with the ATAR level Physics is required along with Year 7 -10 experiences with Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment essential.

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 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.

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

  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 Science, specifically Physics.
  3. Significant demonstrated excellence in teaching Science based on the Western Australian Curriculum, and Year 11 and/or 12 ATAR Physics.
  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 STEM programs that run at the College.

Applications close 9 am Monday, 22 July 2019

Please refer to the Position Statement for more information: Physics Teacher

 

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 marked essential criteria 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 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 Monday, 22 July 2019

 

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Learning Enhancement Teacher, Junior School (Mid Term 3 to end of Term 4, 0.5 FTE)

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’.

We are seeking an experienced Learning Enhancement Teacher in the Junior School for parental leave relief cover during mid Term 3 to Term 4, 2019.

This contract will be for 0.5 FTE over three days (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) and will commence on Tuesday 27 August 2019 and conclude on Thursday 5 December 2019.

The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering a variety of support programs for students with learning difficulties/disabilities in the Junior School. These programs aim to provide students with a wide range of opportunities to achieve their academic potential.

This position requires attention to the special needs of students with Dyslexia and the extension of highly academic students. It also requires the pastoral care of students, relevant administration duties and professional development.

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.

Please refer to the position statement for the key responsibilities for this position. 

Applications close 9 am Monday, 22 July 2019

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)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the College’s Core Shared values of Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Knowledge, Growth and Synergy

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

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching/teaching experience in Junior school in Years K-6;
  • Demonstrated experience in early intervention and mediation; use of IEP
  • Expertise in the delivery of programs to address specific learning needs of students

On offer

  • Excellent working environment and state-of-the-art facilities
  • Part time hours
  • Free Parking

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 four (4) marked essential criteria and outline your suitability for the role. Selection criteria can be found on the Position Statement (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 key achievements 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.

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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