Multiple Primary Teacher Opportunities - Yorkeys Knob State School

$64,934 - $97,741 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 15 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Yorkeys Knob State School look forward to welcoming dynamic, flexible and enthusiastic Primary Teachers to our dedicated, professional teaching team.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary Position type Full-time Occupational group Education & Training Classification Teacher Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld Job ad reference QLD/FNQ395207/21 Closing date 10-Dec-2021 Yearly salary $64934 - $97741 Job duration 20 Jan - 09 Dec 22 - unless otherwise determined Contact person Paula McGuire Contact details 07 4080 0333

We look forward to welcoming a highly skilled, dynamic primary teachers to our professional team for the following temporary opportunities commencing in 2022.

Primary General – 20 January 2022 to 24 June 2022
Primary General – 20 January 2022 to 9 December 2022
Japanese (0.6FTE) – 20 January 2022 to 9 December 2022
The LOTE program is delivered at both Yorkeys Knob State School (0.4FTE) and Freshwater State School (0.2FTE)

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the primary curriculum and be able to comment on their skills in classroom management in their application

A note for permanent state school teachers: you must seek the approval of your supervising principal prior to applying for this position.

Welcome to Yorkeys Knob State School

Nestled in a lush, tropical setting which is bordered by our own nature reserve that backs on to the golden sands of Yorkeys Knob beach, our school is our special place in the tropical northern beaches. The spacious, beautiful grounds are the perfect setting for a caring and focussed learning environment that enables all students to achieve their full potential.

Catering for approximately 240 students from Prep to Year Six, our enrolment numbers are quite small compared to other schools in the Cairns area. This gives us the ability to provide a more personal approach to education,and allows our students the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals.

We have high expectations for every one of our students, and our schools motto “Challenge Yourself” encourages our students to achieve their very best in everything they do despite any challenges life brings.  We focus on supporting students to develop the critical attributes of creativity, resilience and independence.  Our curriculum is built around establishing a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy which we achieve through use of Explicit Instruction.  We also have a strong focus on supporting our students' creative side through providing specialist subjects with emphasis on The Arts, (Dance and Drama, Visual Art and Music) and Technologies (Coding, Robotics and Media).

Explore our website to learn more about Yorkeys Knob State School.

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Relocation assistance
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Applicants for this position must possess:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. Pre-service/graduate teachers must have been granted provisional registration prior to commencing employment as a teacher. For more information regarding registration requirements, please CLICK HERE.
  • An active application for teacher employment lodged online via the Teach Queensland website
  • In addition to registration, teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information on blue cards and exemption cards, please CLICK HERE.


  • Read the attached Role Description
  • Attach a brief resume, contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor) and a maximum two page written response outlining the skills and knowledge you will bring to the role.
  • Pre-Service & Beginning Teachers are encouraged to supply their most recent practicum report and academic transcript for the last completed study period (unofficial is fine).

The Department of Education reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found