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Early Childhood Teacher for vibrant remote NT school near Katherine: Jan 2019

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Do you want to make a difference to indigenous children who need an inspiring 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 early years teacher for a small, remote P-8 school within the Northern Territory, located 320kms SE of Katherine 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 Transition/Year 1/Year 2 combined class of about 14-18 children. There is at least one teaching assistant in the class at all times, often two.

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

This is a small community and school with around 20 families (110-120 people) with 12 of those families having school-aged children. There are two classes in the school, T-2 and Years 3-8 with two FT teachers and a Principal on staff. It's a close-knit team and we are seeking the right person to join it.

There is also a play-group and pre-school operating in the community which supports children prior to entry into Transition.

In a typical year, the kinds of activities organised for the students include music workshops, Questacon Science Circus incursion, annual sports day, Open Learning days where students share work and progress with their families, a school disco for good behaviour, class sleepovers, horse-riding lessons and excursions to a nearby community that has a pool.


The community is located on the Roper Highway in between two rivers and 320km SE of Katherine, which is the nearest urban centre.

In the Principal's words: The community's got best hot chips on the Roper, I've been told. It is surrounded by proper rivers, has a number of artists resident, and beginning next year with a language and culture programme. There's great fishing and we're about 25kms to Ngukurr where there is a strong indigenous art scene. Views from Ngukurr are amazing back into escarpment country.

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 shared* accommodation provided (you pay only for power)

- 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

*the accommodation provided is in a 3-bedroom house currently housing the other teacher in the school. The teacher currently residing in the house is male.

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