Teacher – Bridge Program

Job No: 106499
Location: Alice Springs

  • Do you want to directly make an impact on disengaged or disenfranchised young people's educational journey?
  • Bring your teaching experience to this rewarding opportunity working with a multidisciplinary and supportive workplace!
  • Enjoy an attractive remuneration circa $76,000 – $100,000 (in line with exp.) + relocation & accommodation assistance!

About Youth+

Edmund Rice Education Australia Youth+ (EREA Youth+) is a network of flexible learning centres that offer young people an opportunity to reconnect with education in a setting that is inclusive and flexible. With a focus on literacy and numeracy, all programming and learning activities are developed based on young people’s individual learning plans which are customised based on learning levels and what they require to re-engage.

St Joseph's Catholic Flexible Learning Centre is a coeducational Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition under the EREA Youth+ Central West Flexi Schools Network. It has a clear commitment to social justice and stands in solidarity with disenfranchised young people of all social, cultural and religious backgrounds, with a particular sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. The school provides holistic learning experiences that address the complex needs of students and promotes their emotional, cognitive, spiritual and academic development.

About the Opportunity

EREA Youth+ now has a rewarding opportunity available for a full-time Secondary Teacher - Bridge Program to join their team in Alice Springs, NT.

Reporting to the Campus Principal and Network Principal, this position is responsible for developing and maintaining learning and social inclusion responses of the campus, including:

  • Planning, preparing and delivering effective learning and teaching programs for young people in both middle and senior phases of secondary;
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of the FLC’s objectives and planning; and
  • Contributing to the establishment and maintenance of a supportive school.

This position operates within the Bridge Program - an offsite mobile program that enables young people to participate in a wide range of learning activities within the local community. You'll work with highly disengaged young people, some who have had on-going contact with Youth Justice and often have significant gaps in school attendance, in order to prepare them for transitioning to site to continue their education.

To view a full position description, please click here.

About You

To be considered for this position you must hold relevant tertiary qualifications in Teaching, and be eligible for registration with the Northern Territory Teacher Registration Board. Experience in either primary or secondary education will be essential (3-5 years minimum), while any experience working within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities will be highly regarded.

The ability to develop and implement a range of flexible learning, engagement and wellbeing programs to meet the needs of secondary aged young people in a mobile engagement capacity will be key to your success.

Due to the nature of the role, it's important you have had demonstrated success in building relationships with disenfranchised young people and their families. Well-developed interpersonal skills in relation to engaging with colleagues, young people and parents in a cross-cultural environment will also be required.

Although not essential, any specialist engagement skills such as adventure based learning, STEM teaching and/or special education would be looked upon favourably.

Please note: Prior to commencement, you must obtain an OCHRE Card (NT Working with Children Clearance). This role requires regular travel around Alice Springs, including transporting students, and as such, a Current Unrestricted Australian Driver's Licence is essential, with Light Rigid highly regarded.

About the Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in a multidisciplinary and supportive workplace while reaping the incredible rewards that arise from the challenges faced day to day. You will see the direct impact you've made on young people's educational journey, and will enjoy a long-lasting and extremely gratifying career.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $76,000-$100,000, based on your experience level (in line with the Catholic Schools (Northern Territory) Collective Enterprise Agreement 2014) plus super.

Relocation and accommodation assistance is available, to be negotiated with the successful candidate. In addition, EREA Youth+ also provides ongoing professional development opportunities.

Bring your creativity and passion for reuniting young people with educational opportunities to this rewarding career path - Apply Now!

EREA Youth+ are an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply. 


To apply for this role, please respond to the questions in the Application Form below, prepare a Cover Letter that details your responses to the Selection Criteria found within the body of the Position Description and attach this along with your CV/Resume.

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