Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH789592
This is a thirty-six (36) month fixed term, part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2023
Are you a passionate and dedicated Aboriginal Language Teacher looking for a rewarding opportunity?
Fitzroy Valley District High School (DHS) is seeking an enthusiastic Aboriginal Languages Teacher to join their high-quality remote school and teach Gooniyandi language.
Working at Fitzroy Valley DHS provides you with the many professional and personal benefits of working for the Department of Education including:
- Attractive Remote Teaching Service Allowance of $15 370 per year
- Locality allowance of $4 888 per year
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $7,000 see info below
- 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
- 10 weeks Remote Teaching Service leave upon completion of six semesters of continuous service, or 22 weeks after eight semesters
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
- Subsidised leave travel during major vacations
- Free GROH housing
- Airconditioning Subsidy
- Free furniture relocation (same support offered after completion of the contract)
- Long term furniture storage while in GROH accommodation
- Vehicle relocation
Teachers and school administrators employed at Fitzroy Valley District High School in 2023 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $7,000 (pa, gross – to be adjusted pro rata for FTE and tenure). Eligible staff will receive a percentage of this payment on commencement at the school, with the remainder paid at the end of the school year. Staff must remain employed in the location until the end of the school year to be eligible to receive the second payment.
The ARI payment is in addition to other incentives that may apply in this school.
You may be eligible for HELP/HECS assistance if you are working in a very remote location – click here for details.
About the Role
This role will suit an Aboriginal Languages Teacher who is proficient in Gooniyandi Language and is highly motivated, relationship-focused and passionate about creating exciting, culturally responsive learning experiences to ignite a desire to learn in students.
The Ideal Teacher
The successful applicant will ideally be committed to teaching Aboriginal Language in Gooniyandi. Living and working in a remote location, understanding the challenges of working remotely. You will ideally have a strong work ethic, be flexible and open to change and continuously strive to achieve. You should engage in data-informed practice and ongoing self-reflection.
The successful applicant will ideally be student and relationship focused, innovative and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively in team environments. You should have the capacity to provide engaging, relevant, and meaningful learning experiences and possess the ability to create positive and respectful relationships with students. You will ideally be highly organised and have sound interpersonal skills. A high level of effective classroom management is desirable, and an understanding of the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Framework will be highly regarded.
We will also consider an internal secondment opportunity for permanent teachers in other locations within the Department of Education who would like to work at our school for up to three years and retain their substantive position. If this interests you, please gain the approval of your principal before applying.
This is a highly specialised role. Gooniyandi Language skills are essential. In the first instance, only applicants with teaching qualifications will be considered. Where there are no suitable applicants with teaching qualifications, applicants without teaching qualifications may be considered.
Fitzroy Valley DHS is a PBS school and staff are committed to developing positive, respectful relationships with students and their families and prioritising the development of a positive working environment to ensure student success. Teaching staff use Classroom Management Strategies (CMS) and evidence-based lesson design to create a high-quality learning environment.
Fitzroy Valley DHS enrols students from Kindergarten to Year 12 with students coming from many communities in and around Fitzroy Crossing. Our school has predominantly Aboriginal students enrolled and has a strong focus on developing literacy and numeracy skills. Trauma-informed practices are embedded into our school and we work in partnership with other agencies to raise awareness and understanding around best practice for supporting students and families.
Fitzroy Valley DHS is a Department of Education Remote Teaching School and the successful applicant will gain all the incentives aimed at attracting quality candidates to work in a remote community school.
The Location and Community
The town of Fitzroy Crossing is situated on the northern bank of the Fitzroy River, approximately 2700 km from Perth and 400 km east of Broome. The town has a population of approximately 1500 people. The main cultural groups in the Fitzroy Valley are the Bunuba, Gooniyandi, Walmajarri, Nyikina and Wangkatjungka peoples.
The Fitzroy Valley community is vibrant, innovative, and culturally strong. It has a long history of indigenous achievement, enterprise and locally designed and implemented programs. Whilst the Fitzroy Valley community faces many challenges it is forward focused and is a creative and dynamic location in which to live and work.
For more information about Fitzroy Crossing visit Destination Fitzroy Crossing.
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This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):
- 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 Fitzroy Valley District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job-related information:
You are encouraged to contact Matthew Lovejoy, Associate Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Fitzroy Crossing, by telephoning (08) 9071 9555 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school.
- A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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;
- Meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements; and
- Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
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 Tuesday, 13 December 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.