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Teacher (Community School)

Job No: 120256
Location: St George Ranges, WA

  • Are you a Primary or Secondary Teacher looking for a unique, highly rewarding role?
  • Join an independent community school improving education outcomes for remote Indigenous students
  • Attractive salary circa $65,758 - $105,048 plus super, salary sacrificing & remote area allowance!

  • Additional benefits include annual flights, highly subsidised accommodation, relocation assistance & holiday allowance!

About the Organisation

Yakanarra Community School works closely with the local community to make sure each student is well taken care of in all areas of their lives, not just education.

Approximately 60 kilometres south-west of Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, Yakanarra is a small Aboriginal community within the Shire of Derby-West Kimberley. Road access is via the Cherabun Road which intersects the Great Northern Highway 57 km east of Fitzroy Crossing.

School aged children in the Yakanarra community attend the Yakanarra Community School. Established in 1991, the school conducts classes from pre-school to year 10 and caters for approximately 20 primary students and 10 junior secondary students. 

About the Opportunity

Yakanarra Community School has a new opportunity for a full-time Teacher to join their team in the St Georges Ranges, WA.

Reporting to the School Principal, you will be leading a mixed age classroom of up to 10 students from grades 7-10, across a range of learning levels.

You will be in charge of general teaching and assessment, planning and delivering personalised learning plans with a focus on numeracy, literacy, language, and culture, and leading a range of units, both in the classroom and out 'on country'.

If you would be relocating with a partner, additional arrangements could be made if they have any skills or experience that could benefit the school.

About You

Yakanarra Community School is open to candidates from either a primary or secondary teaching background, with recent graduates also encouraged to apply.

Experience with ESL/EAL teaching, or in a flexible learning environment would be highly regarded, but is not essential provided you are ready and willing to take on a new challenge and are aware of the diversity that a role like this entails.

It is essential that you have proven experience working in a remote location and/or teaching Indigenous students.

You will be a confident communicator, have strong conflict management skills and a willingness to work alongside members of the community while remaining adaptable and flexible.

Yakanarra is a dry community and the community work hard to keep it this way. All non-Indigenous staff are asked to follow this community rule and not bring alcohol into Yakanarra.

Please note: A National Police Clearance and Working with Children check will need to be obtained before commencement.

About the Benefits

Yakanarra Community School is located in a safe and close-knit community approximately seven hours inland from Broome. The school is well-resourced and the building and grounds are very well kept. 

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive base salary circa $65,758 - $105,048 (based on your skills and experience) plus super and a remote area allowance.

You will also have access to salary sacrificing up to $500 a fortnight, relocation assistance, and highly subsidised, fully-furnished private accommodation (with air conditioning) at $75 per week. 

Annual flights to and from the school will also be covered, and you will be given a holiday allowance for the Easter and September holidays.

This is a fantastic chance to become a part of a friendly, passionate community and champion better education outcomes for remote students - Apply Now!

Please note: Yakanarra Community School is unable to offer sponsorship for visas, only candidates with full Australian working rights will be considered.

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