Independent Public School - Kimberley Education Region
Cable Beach Primary School
Teacher - Education Support
Pool Ref IPS/TCH719683
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Cable Beach Primary School (PS) are seeking to establish a pool of motivated and enthusiastic Education Support Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year.

Professional Benefits

Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:

  • Attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $10 210.00 a year
  • Locality allowance of $3 468.00 a year
  • 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
  • 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
  • More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
  • Subsidised housing
  • Free relocation

About the Role

Cable Beach PS's “Mamaljan” translating to support in Yawuru, is a Department of Education endorsed Education Support program. We provide highly individualised learning for students with diagnosed disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, (ASD), Intellectual Disability and Global Development Delay. Students are eligible to apply from outside of the local intake area which provides choice for families across Broome and the Kimberley area to support their children with special needs. Based on site we are proud to provide an inclusive environment where students are exposed to a range of different mainstream integration opportunities appropriate for their development.

The Ideal Teacher

Suitable applicants will ideally have expertise in planning and delivering individual student and evidence-based programs to ensure Individual Education Plan (IEP) objectives are achieved, as well as advanced skills in developing and implementing effective Behaviour Support Plans and strategies for students with a diverse range of co-morbid disabilities, complex communication needs and challenging behaviour. Plans outline functional curriculum objectives and support the whole child through targeted social-emotional skills, life skills and Protective Behaviours curriculum. Knowledge of Special Education Need Reporting To Parents (SEN-RTP), Abilities Based Learning Education, Western Australia (ABLEWA),  Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Visuals and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is highly desirable.

Suitable applicants will ideally have effective interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with others and lead a team of Education Assistants working in support roles. The successful applicant will ideally have the capacity to work effectively with students, teachers and wider community to ensure rigour, resilience and pride, allowing students to achieve to their full potential and flourish.

Suitable applicants should be genuine innovators that are prepared to be flexible. Teachers should have the ability to look beyond behaviour to identify the function. Ability to consistently collect and analyse behaviour data is highly desirable. Cable Beach Education Support utilise Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communications Handicapped Children (TEACCH) and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to shape behaviour and support independence.

Our School

Cable Beach PS vision is to provide a values focused, culturally rich and inclusive environment where students thrive, developing a respectful attitude which fosters good citizenship and personal health and well-being (mabu liyan).

Our school presents as an exciting and dynamic environment for students to learn. Our four values:

* Be Safe,
* Be Respectful,
* Be Resilient and Strong
* Be your Best

The school is renowned for its work valuing Aboriginal Education and teaching the Yawuru traditional language and culture - an ongoing school focus. Whole school plans that improve education for our Indigenous students are guided by reflection against the Aboriginal Culture Standards Framework.

The Location and Community

Broome is a vibrant and attractive coastal town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. As a tourist town, Broome is well resourced regarding facilities and services.

For more information about Broome visit

For additional information to all allowances and housing please contact Housing and Transport at or on (08) 9264 5154.

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 Cable Beach Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Clare Bradshaw, Program Coordinator, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Broome, by telephoning 0434 000 271 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 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; and
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.


Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Thursday, 2 December 2021.



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-02 4:30 PM