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Secondary Teacher

Job No: 114420
Location: Alice Springs

  • Are you a qualified education professional looking to make a real impact through your work?
  • Join this Independent Aboriginal School and help close the gap in Aboriginal Education!
  • Attractive remuneration in line with NT government award + salary sacrificing, 6 weeks' annual leave & generous relocation assistance!

About the Organisation

Yipirinya School is one of only a few Independent Aboriginal Community Driven Schools in Australia. It was founded by Indigenous Elders in Alice Springs, and remains under control of a 100% Aboriginal Board. The only school in Australia that teaches four Aboriginal languages, Yipirinya School has a unique history and is at the cutting edge of Aboriginal Two Way Education.

The school was created in order to address generational unemployment by providing educational services that cater for Aboriginal students facing diversity. Yipirinya School is a magnificent achievement in terms of providing a stable school environment for their students, and continues to work toward closing the gap in Aboriginal education. 

About the Opportunity

Yipirinya School currently has an opportunity for a full-time Secondary Teacher to join their team in Alice Springs, NT.

Reporting to the School Principal, this role is responsible for providing an effective teaching program that caters for the individual needs of all students in the class. You will also implement teaching strategies that cater for the needs of teenage Aboriginal students and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, you will also be solely responsible for the creation, development and implementation of the secondary curriculum.

The position will oversee literacy and numeracy for Year 9 and 10 students in the mornings, and all other subjects for years 7-10 in the afternoons.

About You

Yipirinya School is seeking a tertiary qualified candidate who has teaching experience, ideally with teenagers. It is crucial you possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with parents and staff, and effectively engage with students.

Candidates with experience in Primary School environments will be highly regarded as their experience will be relevant to the learning environment at Yipirinya School. Experience working with Aboriginal students will also be highly regarded, however is not essential as long as you possess the ability to act in a culturally sensitive manner, and a desire to contribute to closing the gap in Indigenous education.

This position will suit a driven education professional who demonstrates warmth, and patienceFlexibility and adaptability will be key to your success in this role, as you'll be working within a frequently changing environment. Strong initiative and a solutions focused mindset will ensure your ability to stay calm and move forward in the face of challenges.

Please Note: To be considered, you must hold a current Ochre Card / Working With Children Check and be registered (or able to obtain registration) as a teacher in the Northern Territory prior to commencing employment.

To view a full position description, please click here.

About the Benefits

This is an incredible opportunity to make a real difference and contribute to closing the gap in Aboriginal Education. You'll have the rare opportunity to join the only school in Australia that teaches four languages and be part of a cutting edge Two Way education system, learning from experienced Aboriginal Languages Teachers.

In return for your commitment and hard work, you'll receive an attractive package in line with the NT government award (dependent on your experience level), plus a range of fantastic benefits including:

  • Generous relocation assistance;
  • 6 weeks' annual leave; and
  • Salary sacrificing options to further increase your take home pay.

Not to mention, you'll be based in the heartland of remote Australia, in the thriving hub of Alice Springs. If you are interested in Earth Sciences, Biology and/or the Arts, this is a fantastic place to teach as you'll have the particular opportunity to share this passion with your students. Cultural excursions are also a key part of the educational program for Yipirinya School students, allowing you to enjoy cultural experiences you won't find at other schools.

If you're looking for a rewarding new challenge through which you can make a positive impact - Apply Now!

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