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Early Years T-2 Teacher for remote NT near Alice Springs: 2019 contract

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Do you want to make a difference to indigenous children who need a great teacher

Are you a flexible, adaptable and passionate teacher of literacy and numeracy who can deeply connect with kids and inspire a love of learning

Do you want to experience remote community life in the beautiful Northern Territory outback

Do you want to set yourself up financially with great remote allowances

The Role

We are seeking a qualified and experienced early years teacher for a small, remote community school located 280kms NW of Alice Springs commencing January 2019. The role is offered as a 12-month contract with a permanent opportunity for the right person.

The role is teaching a combined Transition/Year 1/Year 2 class of 14-18 children.

The main focus of the primary school program is to develop proficiency in spoken and written English through engagement with the Australian Curriculum whilst Middle Years students participate in an Employment Pathways program that provides a conduit to Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector certificate courses.

The region is rolling out Read, Write Inc. as a phonics program, and training will be provided for teachers.

This is a role where you will gain lots of experience and responsibility within a short time. You will form part of a close and focused team of educators lead by a dynamic and supportive principal within an innovative and highly supportive regional team of educational advisors.

The School

The school currently has 66 students enrolled and offers educational services from P-9. All students self-identify as Indigenous.

There will be a two-bedroom demountable house or a three-bedroom demountable house available. Rent, electricity and water are free. The only costs for teachers are phone and internet connections. At this stage there is no mobile phone service.

Community and location

The school is located 280km NW of Alice Springs in the Central Desert region of NT. The population of the community is approximately 300 and Anmatyerr is the main language spoken although other Indigenous languages such as Warlpiri, Luritja and Arrernte also have some currency.

The community is well-serviced with a health clinic, general store, aged care facility, basketball court and AFL field and is located only 60kms from a much larger community with more amenities and facilities which can be accessed easily by car.

About You

The personal qualities we seek for teaching and working in this remote environment include resilience, adaptability, resourcefulness and a positive attitude and love of working with children who really need support behaviourally and academically.

We are looking for someone who is confident, holds high expectations for behaviour and engagement, is committed to professional learning and contributes well as a team member.

You will have a desire to make a difference and you will come with ideas and skills to support student engagement, in particular literacy and numeracy development.

We welcome applications from Outstanding New Graduates who feel they have what it takes to succeed in this unique environment.


Salary Package

- Excellent salary (NT Government Teaching Award)

- Fully-furnished accommodation provided

- Remote teaching allowance of more than $7200pa in addition to base salary

- Retention bonus at end of 12 months

- Laptop provided at no cost

- All initial travel costs to the school paid

- Relocation allowance (for 12 month+ contract)

- Twice yearly travel cost allowance

- Three business days' leave per annum (outside school holidays)

- Salary sacrifice scheme

- Special Study Leave

- 4WD training

If you feel you have the right professional and personal qualities for this role, please Apply through Seek or email your CV and a covering letter

02/01/2019 $0 Perth Australia 1 Education & Training
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