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Head Of Department In Teaching & Learning - Palm Beach, Currumbin State High School


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Job Description

An exciting and rewarding temporary 12 month position exists for a dedicated and enthused Head of Department - Teaching and Learning, at Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School. To be successful for this position, our panel are searching for a dynamic leader of teachers, an engaged HOD team member and an applicant who has well developed interpersonal skills of persuasion and influence. Applicants should also refer to the PBC Improvement Plan 2021 in their written response.

Position status: Fixed Term Temporary
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location: Gold Coast
Job ad reference: QLD/SER375233/21T
Closing date: 20-Jun-2021
Yearly salary: $114886 - $120682
Fortnightly salary: $4403.60 - $4625.70
Job duration: For a period of 12 months, unless otherwise determined
Contact person: Chris Capra
Contact details: (07) 5525 9333
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About the school

Palm Beach Currumbin State High is an Independent Public School committed to fostering a balanced, yet dynamic curriculum within a friendly community where all members may achieve their potential. We value quality teaching and learning and we aim to provide diverse and challenging experiences which equip students for their roles in society. As a large school we have the distinct advantage of offering a wide range of opportunities that targets the interests and ability levels of every student. The school offers a number of meaningful educational pathways and subjects that are aimed at all students becoming active and engaged citizens of the future. In addition the school is well known and regarded for the programs of excellence that it offers across academic, sporting and artistic areas.

About the role

As the Head of Department you will have responsibility for the following:

Lead the school department to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
Embed socially just practices in daily school life.
Set high standards for student and staff performance.
Actively participate in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.
Form partnerships with students, parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
Be futures oriented and strategic.
Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school department.
Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the school department to achieve goals.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume (no more than 3 pages) including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.