Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH824204
This is a thirty-six (36) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2023
Working at Jigalong Remote Community School provides you with the many professional and personal benefits of working for the Department of Education including:
- Attractive Remote Teaching Service Allowance of $20 870.00 a year
- Locality allowance of $$3 469.00 a year
- 10.5 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 is free of charge
- Free furniture relocation (same support offered after completion of the contract)
- Long term furniture storage while in GROH accommodation
- Vehicle relocation
About the Role
As a member of the teaching team at Jigalong Remote Community School you will develop authentic and rich learning tasks, work with students to develop goals, apply a range of instruction and explicit teaching incorporating current and emerging technologies to meet the needs of our students. They display a commitment to excellence and can establish and maintain a positive classroom learning environment using a restorative approach that focuses on responsibility, building resilience and self-confidence. As a school, we have adopted Positive Behaviour Support approach and previous experience with PBS would be considered an advantage.
The successful applicant will ideally have proven literacy experience and deep curriculum knowledge, with a particular focus on explicit instruction and a response-to-intervention model of instruction. A thorough understanding of Cultural Responsiveness, EAL/D and SEN processes would be an advantage. Experience in managing student healthcare and the ability to build positive relationships is highly desirable.
You will ideally possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills which will be used to develop and promote the school’s values, ethos and priorities across the school community. You should build positive relationships with students and be passionate about creating positive futures for students. We are looking for someone performance driven who uses evidence based decision-making skills. We are a part of a FogartyEd program and we are committed to improving our school practices, processes and procedures in order to ensure the best educational outcomes for our students and wider community
About the School
Jigalong is an Aboriginal community located 170 kilometres east of Newman on the edge of The Great Sandy Desert and which gained international recognition with the 2002 February release of the film Rabbit Proof Fence. The school are nestled in the heart of the community with its day-to-day operations permeating the broader routines of the Martu People who have maintained strong traditional ties with both their culture and land.
Tracing back as far as 20,000 years, the Martu people have self-managed the Jigalong community, with the Jigalong School Council providing a strong community voice through which the decisions and operations of this unique remote Indigenous school are informed. Jigalong Remote Community School is a K-12 level three school with an enrolment of 86 students across both primary and secondary setting. . Due to the transient nature of the Martu people, moving between Jigalong, Nulligine, Newman, Punmu, Parngurr and Kunawarritjii, the school population varies from day to day.
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 Jigalong Remote Community School can be found by visiting or Schools Online
Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Milos Zivkovic, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Jigalong, by telephoning (08) 9191 4080 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 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 three (3) 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, 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; and
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 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, 9 June 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.