• Support Teacher - First Nations Education - St Therese's School... Cairns QLD
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Support Teacher - First Nations Education

Commencement Date: 6th July 2024

Employment Type: Part Time, Permanent (18 hours per week)

Salary Range: $84,077 to $123,101 FTE Gross per annum

Closing Date for Applications: 5:00pm, Friday 14 June

St Therese's School, Bentley Park

St Therese's Parish School is an integral part of the Cairns Diocese and the Edmonton Parish. Located just 20 minutes south of Cairns City, St Therese's provides Catholic Education to an area that is currently referred to as the 'growth corridor' of Cairns. The first Catholic school in Edmonton, Edmonton Convent School, was established by the Sisters of Mercy on the 29th April, 1929, with an enrolment of just 30 students. Its original location was on the Bruce Highway in the small township of Edmonton - an area that had been originally established as a sugar-milling town to serve the many surrounding sugarcane farms. Since those early days, the school has undergone many changes in its history and was renamed... in 1965 to that of St Therese's School. In 1995, the school was relocated to its current position where it has continued to grow in order to meet the growing enrolment numbers that have resulted from the development of residential areas south of the city. Today, it has an enrolment of approximately 620 students, Prep to Year 6. The school is proud of its rich historical story as well as the modern facilities that are now available to students, enabling a holisitic and quality educational learning environment. 2011 saw the completion of the school master plan following $5.5 million in combined capital projects undertaken as part of the Building the Education Revolution and planned facilities expansion.

About the Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Support Teacher - First Nations Education.

A crucial aspect of this role is to provide support for First Nation’s students and their families in the school and learning environment. Students will be supported in all aspects of their engagement and learning by the Support Teacher – First Nations Education. The role and responsibilities of the support teacher focus on developing targeted, timely and measured interventions, strategies and outcomes in learning.

Primarily the Support Teacher – First Nations Education will provide the conduit between the school and the home, developing, promoting and maintaining communication networks between First Nations students, parents and/or guardians, the community and the school. The Support Teacher – First Nations Education plays a key role in providing knowledge and understanding of First Nations people including: histories, language and culture within the school, promoting reconciliation and respect.

As a teacher you will:
• Plan, prepare and deliver effective learning and teaching programs
• Contribute to the development and implementation of the school objectives and school planning
• Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a supportive school environment

Teachers are accountable to and under the direction of the school Principal or delegate.

Work Requirements

This is an identified position, applicant must identify as a First Nations person.
• Be registered or eligible to be register with Queensland College of Teachers
• Be fully supportive of the ethos of Catholic Education

What we offer
• Competitive Salary range: per annum pending experience
• Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
• Access to salary packaging options to maximise your salary
• 12.75% Employer Superannuation Contributions
• Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
• 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
• Professional development and Early Career Teacher Support
• Access to Employee Assistance Program

For further information about the role, please download the Position Description Support Teacher First Nation Position Description Teacher Position Description

Intending applicants must be fully committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation.

Catholic Education is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information please contact;

Jodi Swatton
Principal Assistant
Phone: 4081 3400
Email: jswatton@cns.catholic.edu.au
Cairns QLD Australia (+1 other)


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