Engagement and Participation Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Mount Magnet WA 6638, Australia
  • 08 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Mid West Education Region
Mount Magnet District High School
Teacher - Engagement and Participation
Pool Ref SS/TCH701483
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Please be advised that as of 10:30am Tuesday, 7 September 2021, the closing date has been amended.

Appointment Pool
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH701483

Mount Magnet District High School (DHS) is seeking Engagement and Participation Teachers to join their high quality regional school.

Mount Magnet DHS is seeking to establish a pool of Engagement and Participation Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 3, 2022.

Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 3, 2022.

Professional Benefits

Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:

  • attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $13 730.00 a year
  • locality allowance of $2 010.00 a year
  • 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
  • 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
  • more than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
  • subsidised accommodation where applicable
  • free relocation

About the role

Successful applicants will teach secondary students in a multi-age secondary engagement class, Years 7 to 10. Applicants will have personal qualities that nurture student well-being and engage students in developing skills across learning areas. Ideally the successful applicant will be able to draw upon trauma-informed practise in relevant contexts.

We are seeking teachers who are well organised and creative with the ability to build strong relationships with students, families and staff.

Experience in similar contexts or in delivering successful engagement programs would be relevant. A desire to engage with Aboriginal people as well as experience with students in engagement programs will be highly regarded.

Applicants with experience in relevant primary or secondary settings are encouraged to apply.

This is a specialised role working across various years and subjects within our district high school.

Our school

Our vision is to ensure our students develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve their full potential, become lifelong learners and to make positive contributions to society.

We have around 90 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 from diverse cultural backgrounds and are guided by our ethos: We are Respectful, We are Responsible, We are Achievers.

The school and town are located in Badimia Country, with a number of students and staff members closely connected to and continuing language and culture.

The school has a Wajarri Language program and along with visual arts; this is important in both the school and community.

The School is part of the Murchison Network of schools comprising of Meekatharra District High School, Yulga Jinna Remote Community School, Cue Primary School, Yalgoo Primary School and Pia Wadjarri Remote Community School.

The location and community

Mount Magnet is one of the Mid West region's original gold mining towns, and the longest surviving gold mining settlement in Western Australia.

Surrounding the town are remnants of old gold mining operations, and to the north east are significant Aboriginal sites being preserved jointly by the local community and the Western Australian Museum.

For more information about Mount Magnet visit here

For additional information to all allowances and housing please contact Housing and Transport at housing.transport@education.wa.edu.au or on 9264 5154.

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 Mount Magnet District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Mary Duggan, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Mount Magnet, by telephoning (08) 9963 4081 or emailing mary.duggan@education.wa.edu.au.

During the school holiday period, please contact Mary Duggan on 0436 859 469.

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 maximum three (3) page 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 of up to three (3) pages 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.
  • hold full, non-practising or provisional registration with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full, non-practising 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.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 6 October 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Mount Magnet
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-06 4:30 PM