Department of Education
Kimberley Education Region
Derby District High School
Teacher - Education Support
Teacher, $70,137 - $105,049 per annum (SEA GA 2017)

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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH616744

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020

Derby District High School (DHS) is seeking to appoint a highly enthusiastic Teacher – Education Support to work with students from Kindergarten to Year 12 in our Special Education Needs (SEN) room.

We are seeking an individual to expand the opportunities for our students to develop the academic, personal and social competencies they will need to participate within the wider school community.

To be successful for this role you will desirably possess strong teaching and classroom management skills. Possessing an excellent understanding of disabilities and diverse needs, and having the ability to develop good relationships with students engaging them in highly effective learning, is highly advantageous. The successful applicant will desirably have the ability to create a learning environment that is differentiated, challenging, caring, creative and that caters for a range of diverse needs and abilities

The successful applicant will be required to collaborate with and support mainstream teachers in developing Individual Education Plan (IEP) and identify teaching and learning adjustments required for special needs students in mainstream classrooms.  The successful applicant will be an effective team member who possesses the ability to work collaboratively with Special Needs Assistants. Applicants with an understanding of the challenges faced by students with mental health issues from Kindergarten to Year 12 will be highly regarded.

Derby DHS is a welcoming school on beautiful school grounds. The SEN team is a friendly and dynamic team. We are located in Derby which is situated at the southern end of King Sound in the Kimberley region of Western Australian. Derby is 220km east of Broome by road and is 2463km north of Perth.

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 Derby 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 Hilary Carruthers, Deputy Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Derby, by telephoning 0427 931 203 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 two (2) 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 two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The holiday 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; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • 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, 17 January 2020




WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2020-01-17 4:30 PM