Job No: 122007
Location: Carnarvon

  • Do you want to directly make an impact on 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 $73,000 - $103,000 (dependent on your skills, qualifications and experience) plus super
  • Excellent support and ongoing professional development opportunities 

About EREA Flexi

Edmund Rice Education Australia Flexi (EREA) is a network of flexible learning centres that offer young people an opportunity to reconnect with education in a setting that is non-judgemental, 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.

Carnarvon Flexible Learning Program began in 2019 to support young people of the Carnarvon region who have disengaged from mainstream education. It has a current enrolment of approximately 15 young people and looks to expand its enrolment during 2020.

The program is an outreach from the Geraldton Flexible Learning Centre offering a variety of educational reengagement opportunities for young people focusing on literacy, numeracy, WA Curriculum outcomes through project-based learning and wellbeing. Engagement activities including outdoor education, sport, art and cultural connections are also an integral part of the daily offerings.

About the Opportunity

EREA Flexi now has an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Teacher to join the team at Carnarvon Flexible Learning Centre on a full-time basis in Carnarvon, WA. This contract is for 2020 with the possibility of extension for the right candidate.

Due to the educational level of the students, candidates with Primary specialisation are preferred, however significant experience in Secondary schools where students are disengaged and disenfranchised will be highly regarded.

Reporting to the Teacher-in-charge and the Network Principal, this role will see you working specifically with the Girls learning group and have responsibility for implementing teaching strategies that cater to their needs of secondary education and who have disengaged from mainstream education and may have Language, Literacy and Numeracy difficulties, encouraging a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Collaborating with teachers and youth workers to develop and implement learning plans for each young person that include literacy and numeracy development and indigenous cultural perspectives; 
  • Supporting young people to access support services such as counselling, health support and community activities;
  • Working with the team to develop cultural links, community and family connections which support the engagement and connection of young people to both the FLC and the wider community;
  • Collaborating with the team to support a socially inclusive program that responds to the physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and cultural needs of young people; and
  • Participating in the daily routines and activities of the FLC, including morning meetings, lunch, bus pick-up and drop-offs, electives, outings and camps.

To download the 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 Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia, in addition to at least 3 years experience in a diverse Primary or Secondary educational environment.  

The ideal candidate will be independent and highly organised, with the tenacity and adaptability to support disenfranchised Indigenous young people with the challenges they face. Your ability to cope with rapid change in daily plans and develop individualised approaches for individual student 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 this position. Prior to commencement, you must obtain a Working with Children Clearance. This role requires regular travel around Carnarvon, 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.

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 during your time with EREA Flexi 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 November 2019 – January 2020).

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

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

For further information, please contract Mike Francis on 0418 776 854

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

To apply for this role, please ensure that the following 3 bullet points are addressed:

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


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. 

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