Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH793825
This is a thirty-six (36) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2023
Are you a dedicated and passionate Primary Teacher looking for a rewarding opportunity?
Kalumburu Remote Community School (RCS) is seeking an enthusiastic Primary Teacher to join their high-quality regional school.
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- Attractive Remote Teaching Service Allowance of $20 870 per year
- Locality allowance of $4 645 per year
- Attraction and Retention Incentive of $5,000 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
You may be eligible for HELP/HECS assistance if you are working in a very remote location – click here for details.
Teachers and school administrators employed at Kalumburu Remote Community School in 2023 are eligible to receive an Attraction and Retention Incentive of $5,000 (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.
About the Role
This role will suit someone who is highly motivated, relationship-focused, and passionate about creating exciting learning experiences to ignite a desire to learn in students.
The Ideal Teacher
The successful applicant will ideally be a conscientious, flexible, and innovative teacher who is committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal students. You will ideally be actively involved both within the school and wider community, highly reflective of your teaching practices and committed to evidence-based decision making and differentiation. You will work with teachers and administration to collaborate, moderate, and develop programs of work that meet individual student needs. Positive interpersonal skills, as well as a willingness to collaborate with colleagues, parents, and external networks to establish strong community partnerships, are highly desirable.
The successful applicant will ideally possess the professional knowledge, practices, and experience to deliver an engaging and relevant curriculum using a positive, student-focused approach. You should build capacity in literacy and numeracy through targeted teaching and Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) pedagogies. You will ideally participate in the implementation of two-way learning and on-country opportunities. A strong background in EDI and an understanding and/or experience in the school’s whole-school programs is desirable. Programs include Let’s Decode, Daily Reviews, Spelling Mastery, Zones of Regulation and Protective Behaviours.
Strong behaviour support capabilities, grounded in genuine, positive relationships, are vital in this context. The successful applicant will adopt the whole school Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach to behaviour management and should be willing to embed trauma-informed approaches and cultural awareness in the classroom and whole-school environment. You should be enthusiastic, seek opportunities for innovation and leadership and possess the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
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.
Kalumburu RCS runs a 0-3 KindiLink program, two Early Years classes, three composite Primary classes and two composite Secondary classes.
From 2019, our school has been part of the Kimberley Schools Project (KSP), a federally funded initiative established to strengthen teaching pedagogy and improve outcomes for Kimberley students. The four pillars of the project are targeted teaching, better early years learning and care, regular attendance, and increased student and community engagement. Kalumburu RCS receives support in the form of professional learning, coaching, and funding through its participation in the project.
Our staff at Kalumburu RCS are a positive, supportive team and we have strong external supports from KSP and School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (SSEN:BE) coaches. Community participation and involvement in the school is actively encouraged. The local Kwini language (Belaa) is taught to all classes through a weekly Language and Culture class, and each term a Stronger Smarter day celebrates Culture and achievement.
Kalumburu, meaning 'Path by the River’ or ‘River Crossing', is the most northerly Aboriginal Community in Western Australia and is situated on Kwini Country on the banks of the King Edward River. The nearest townships to Kalumburu are Kununurra (565 km Southeast), Wyndham (560 km Southeast) and Derby (650 km West). Road access to the region is dependent on seasonal conditions and Kalumburu is often inaccessible by road for four to six months of the year. Alternative access is by air from Kununurra, and supplies are regularly delivered by sea.
Services in Kalumburu
The Community of Kalumburu currently numbers around 500 people and is serviced by the school, community clinic, community store and an administration office providing postal, banking and Centrelink services. Kalumburu RCS has a high percentage of Aboriginal students and school priorities include High Quality Teaching, providing a High Care Environment and Empowering the community.
Kalumburu provides many opportunities for outdoor recreational activities including fishing, camping and 4-wheel driving.
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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 Kalumburu Remote Community 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 Fionna Greig, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Kalumburu, by telephoning (08) 9161 4306 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the school holiday period, please contact Fionna Greig on 0437 416 467.
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 Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school.
- A CV of up to four (4) pages 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, 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 Monday, 6 February 2023.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.