Teacher – K-6

  • Company:
    Government of Western Australia
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    14 hours ago
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Department of Education Independent Public School – Pilbara Education Region Cassia Primary School Teacher – K-6 Pool Ref IPS/TCH644317 Teacher, $71,137 – $106,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH644317

Appointment Pool

Cassia Primary School – Inspire, Believe and Achieve  Through Excellence

Cassia Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of highly motivated, energetic and innovative Teachers – Kindergarten – Year 6 to join its teaching team, through appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year.

Cassia PS is an Independent Public School located in South Hedland on Kariyarra Land. It is located in the Pilbara Region which offers a rich and diverse cultural environment with a wide and diverse range of l social, recreational and professional opportunities.

Cassia PS has 622 students and 70 staff and caters for a diverse cross section of our growing community and approaches all aspects of relationships and operating within our community using a culturally responsive approach. It is the largest primary school in Hedland and is currently participating in the Fogarty EDvance Program to support enhanced sustained student achievement over time.


It is a highly collaborative environment, with a strongly embedded school culture focused on support, enhancement and improving outcomes for students – Numbers, Names and Needs , where High-Performance and High Care is an expectation of all. Cassia PS forms strong collegiate networks in which is fundamental to our school culture and operations within the school, across the network and through a range of government and non-government agencies. 


Mathematics and English are core areas of focus with PRIME Maths being introduced in 2021 and Talk for Writing, Talk for Reading, Promoting Literacy Development (PLD) and the Science of Reading forming the basis of the explicit direct instruction pedagogy. Professional Learning is available to all staff in these programs. There is a highly supportive team of our allied professionals – Education Assistants, Special Needs Education Assistants and Aboriginal Islander Education Officers who facilitate Cassia PS’s Responding to Intervention Tier 2 and 3 processes which occur for a significant number of our students. Our school is a vibrant cohesive and highly collaborative teaching and learning environment. Other whole school processes include Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and Zones of Regulation.


As a Teacher at our school, you will be required to demonstrate an unrelenting focus on student growth and achievement and there is an expectation that you will value the whole child acknowledging that academic, social, emotional and physical pursuits are equally catered for and addressed. Suitable applicants will ideally believe in going deeper than just delivering the required curriculum and that knowing students individually, culturally and developmentally is just as important. Genuine and meaningful relationships will be the key to student and school success.


We focus on distributive leadership with an emphasis on talent identification providing support to emerging leaders. You will work collaboratively with school leadership, mentors, colleagues, allied professionals and the wider community to contribute to our school. Continuous professional learning, self-reflection, engaging with current research, addressing achievement challenges through, coaching, peer observation and feedback is an expectation.

Vacancies may arise during the life of this pool that require specialist qualifications (for example vacancies within Early Childhood Education). Only applicants, in the pool, possessing the required qualifications will be considered for appointment in these circumstances.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the ):

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

    Further information about Cassia Primary School can be found by visiting or .

    Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available .

    Appointed applicants may be eligible for .

    For further job related information:

    You are encouraged to contact Narelle Ward, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in South Hedland, by telephoning (08) 9172 2495 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.

    Your application should include:

  • A three (3) page statement addressing the domains that govern the , in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to five (5) 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.


    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;
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • 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 Friday, 25 September 2020




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    WORK TYPE:  Permanent – Part Time, Permanent – Full Time, Fixed Term – Part Time, Fixed Term – Full Time FTE:  0.1-1.0 LOCATION:  South Hedland CLOSING DATE:  2020-09-25 4:30 PM