Teacher (Flexible Learning Centre)

Job No: 114757
Location: Geraldton

  • Do you want to directly make an impact on young people's educational journey?
  • Bring your teaching experience to these rewarding opportunities working with a multidisciplinary and supportive workplace
  • Enjoy an attractive remuneration circa $73,000 - $103,000 (dependent on your skills, qualifications and experience) plus super!
  • Excellent support and ongoing professional development opportunities 

About Youth+

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

Geraldton Flexible Learning Centre (GFLC) is a coeducational Catholic CARE school in the Edmund Rice tradition and part of the EREA Youth+ Central West Flexi Schools Network. It has a clear commitment to social justice and stands in solidarity with young people of all social, cultural and religious backgrounds, with a particular sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture.

The school provides engaging learning experiences that address the social needs of students and promotes their emotional, cognitive, spiritual, physical and educational development. All staff work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide wellbeing support to the young people of the campus.

About the Opportunities

GFLC, provides much needed alternative education program for disenfranchised young people. Within the scope of the FLC, they offer onsite and offsite/mobile engagement programs. Teachers partner with a youth worker to provide engaging educational and wellbeing programs for secondary aged young people who have been disenfranchised from mainstream education for many complex reasons. GFLC programs have a focus on literacy and numeracy as well as engagement programs. In 2020 GFLC will require the following teachers:

Teacher - Primary/Middle School Background

This a full-time, ongoing position commencing January 2020. The focus of this position will be to provide engaging learning programs utilising your primary/middle school experience, including project based learning focused on literacy and numeracy outcomes that enable young people to gain success in their educational journey.

Teacher - Male Mobile Education Program

This is a 12 month back-fill position for 2020.

The male mobile education program provides young people with the opportunity to build their educational, self-regulation, and social skills to enable them transition into one of GFLC's onsite classes.

This position will see you working with a group of secondary aged boys with complex needs. Experience in outdoor adventure-based learning would be an advantage to this position, delivering literacy and numeracy through project based learning in community and outdoor spaces. Being creative in your delivery of education is a must for this position. 


To view a Job Description for Teachers at GFLC, please click here.

About You

To be considered for these positions you must hold relevant tertiary qualifications in Teaching and be eligible for registration with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia, in addition to at least 3 year's experience in a diverse Primary or Secondary educational environment.  

To best accommodate the young people who attend GFLC, candidates with primary/secondary background are desired, however significant experience in secondary schools where young people are disengaged and disenfranchised will be highly regarded. 

The ideal candidates will be independent and highly organised, with the tenacity and adaptability to support disenfranchised and disengaged Indigenous young people with the challenges they face. Your ability to cope with rapid change in daily plans and develop individualised approaches to suit the young peoples needs will be crucial to your success. A demonstrated experience in integrating wellbeing into your pedagogy and curriculum, in addition to a flexible and patient behaviour management approach is essential.

Most importantly, you will have an experience and understanding of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, with exceptional interpersonal and intercultural communication and negotiation skills that enable you to engage and invest in the community to build trusting relationships. 

Please note: Only Australian Residents with current Teacher Registration will be considered for these positions.

About the Benefits

These are fantastic opportunities 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 during your time with EREA Youth+, 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 $73,000 - $103,000 plus super, based on your experience and qualification level (in line with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth Teachers Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2015; Salary Schedule June 2019.).

In addition, EREA Youth+ also provides ongoing professional development opportunities and is dedicated to improving its staff.

Please note: Prior to commencement, you must obtain a Working with Children Clearance. This role requires regular travel around Geraldton, including transporting students, and as such, a Current Unrestricted Australian Driver's Licence is essential, with Light Rigid/Heavy Rigid highly regarded. Licence training will be provided for successful applicants.

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are very strongly encouraged to apply!

Please Note: This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child related employment in accordance with the law. EREA supports the rights of Children and Young People, and as such, please include in your cover letter, a declaration that you are a suitable person for Child Related employment. 

To apply for either of these roles, please submit your answers to the first round questions below and provide the following documents:

  • A cover letter outlining your vision for learning in the context of disenfranchised young people and provide examples of how you currently provide engaging educational programs to students.
  • A curriculum vitae outlining relevant work history, including contact details of at least two referees, relevant to the position.
  • A declaration that you are a suitable person to work in Child Related employment.

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