Teacher – Primary

  • Company:
    Government of Western Australia
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    negotiable / month
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Department of Education Pilbara Education Region Jigalong Remote Community School Teacher – Primary 00006717 Teacher, $71,137 – $106,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH644218

This is a Thirty Six (36) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 4, 2020

Jigalong Remote Community School (RCS) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Primary Teacher to their team.

Welcome to the Outback! City life getting you down? Consider this, wake up to a stunning Pilbara sunrise every day, walk to work, engage your students and their culture and let them teach you! Read on to discover your new and exciting teaching lifestyle change.

If you are an amazing teacher and you want the many additional financial benefits of working in a Remote Community, then apply! You live a long time and it doesn’t all have to be boring, take the challenge and recreate yourself! More information on the outstanding benefits is available via this link .

Jigalong is a short hour and a half drive from the thriving mining town of Newman in the beautiful Pilbara, which has all the facilities you might need. Jigalong Community has access to all modern conveniences including the NBN. We also have a local store, swimming pool, health clinic, police station and workshop. Explore the many waterholes and gorges nearby and of course visit the world renowned Karijini National Park. The school itself is exceptionally well resourced with Virtual Reality Headsets, 3D printing, fully stocked workshop, dedicated Home Economics room, a specially adapted 4×4 school bus, STEM laboratory, sensory room, LOTE program and a custom built outside classroom.

The people are Martu and self-manage their community striving to maintain their traditional culture and values. Students of our schools first language is Martu Wangka with proficiency in Aboriginal English. The Rabbit Proof Fence is located alongside Jigalong and the community was bought into the international spotlight with the movie – ‘The Rabbit Proof Fence.’

You will need to be a healthy role model for indigenous students, physically, socially and emotionally. Great interpersonal skills are needed to work with families and students effectively as well as liaising with community agencies to support families and students. You will share information with parents about curriculum content in partnership with class teachers and also be competent using ICT with students and for record keeping and communication.

To be successful in this role you will have a strong work ethic and a deep knowledge and understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum Outline. You should be proactive in participating in whole school, and phase planning and curriculum development. The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate an exceptionally high level of collaborative practice, together with interpersonal skills to enable effective participation and engagement.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the ):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.
  • Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

    Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

    The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

    Further information about Jigalong Remote Community School can be found by visiting

    Appointed applicants may be eligible for

    For further job related information

    You are encouraged to contact Andrew Mclean, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Jigalong, by telephoning (08) 9175 7022 or emailing

    Application Instructions

    All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

    Your application should include:

  • A statement addressing the domains that govern the , in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2)work related referees (one being your current line manager)
  • It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

    You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

    After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

    If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


    Employees will be required to :

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • be eligible for, or registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or

    Employees will be required to :

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
  • The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

    Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 29 September 2020





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    WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term – Full Time FTE:  1.0 LOCATION:  Jigalong CLOSING DATE:  2020-09-29 4:30 PM