Early Childhood Education Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Derby WA 6728, Australia
  • 15 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Kimberley Education Region
Derby District High School
Teacher - Early Childhood Education
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH692662

This is a six (6) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021

Derby District High School (DHS) is seeking a qualified Early Childhood Education (Pre Primary) Teacher to join their team.

Professional Benefits

Teachers who teach at Derby DHS receive a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:

  • Band A allowance - $13,730 a year
  • District 5 Allowance- $3469 a year
  • Annual Travel Concession- equivalent to the return flight from Broome to Perth
    Subsidised rental and ability to salary package this
  • Subsidised power during peak periods.
    Free relocation
  • 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
  • 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)

About the Role

As an Early Childhood Educator, you will possess the capacity to provide a learning environment that is caring, engaging and differentiated to cater for a range of learning needs including the specific needs of students who are learning English as an additional language. The successful applicant will also have a good understanding of and ability to deliver the Western Australian Curriculum.

An understanding of the Aboriginal and Cultural Standards Framework is also desirable. The ability to apply current evidence-based research to classroom practice is highly desirable. We are seeking a teacher who has strong classroom management and positive behaviour support skills to successfully engage students in their learning.

Our School

Derby District High School is a part of the Kimberley Schools Project and is committed to attracting, recruiting, and coaching teachers to master the explicit teaching pedagogy that produces high achieving students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Derby DHS is located in attractive and well maintained grounds and surroundings. With an enrolment of over 620 students it provides an education program for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Students attend the school from the town of Derby and outlying areas including the Aboriginal Communities of Mowanjum and Pandanus Park.

Derby District High School promotes the "Stronger Smarter” philosophy of high teacher, student and school expectations. The successful applicant will be expected to support and promote positive high expectations relationships with students, staff, parents and wider community of Derby and surrounding Aboriginal communities.

Derby is 220 km east of Broome and is 2463 km north of Perth and was the first town settled in the Kimberley. The town is well supported with a range of government infrastructures and a variety of shops.

Derby is the ideal destination for a coast to outback gorge country adventure in one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth. It's the western gateway to the legendary Gibb River Road - Australia's unique four wheel drive experience - and a short hop to the horizontal waterfalls and the ancient canyons and caves of Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge. Its location on the King Sound and near a number of rivers provides for many boating and fishing recreational activities – but not swimming!

School facilities include kindergarten buildings; purpose built pre-primary and year one early learning centre; library; canteen; performing arts centre; music room; three computer laboratories; science laboratory; home economics and design and technology centres; oval and large undercover assembly and activity areas. Classrooms are air conditioned and networked with access to a range of technologies including iPads, laptops, interactive whiteboards and tocu screen TV’s.

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 Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • 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 Derby District High School can be found by visiting The Schools Facebook Page or Schools Online.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Hilary Carruthers, Associate Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Derby, by telephoning (08) 9193 3000 or emailing Hilary.Carruthers@education.wa.edu.au

During the school holiday period, please contact Hilary Carruthers on 0427 931 203.

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 Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, 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 fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position.

(Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or trb.wa.gov.au


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.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 28 July 2021




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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-07-28 4:30 PM