Teacher Special Education, Kempsey High School

$72,263 - $127,157 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • West Kempsey NSW 2440, Australia
  • 25 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service Job category:

Schools | Teachers

Job location:

Regional NSW

Job reference number: 00008N77 Number of positions: 1 Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at up to $127,157.00. Base salary ranges from $72,263.00 to $114,720.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience. Contact: 65626166 - Sue Ring Closing date: 08/12/2021 - 04:00 PM Principal network: Connected Communities Team 1 Staffing area: Port Macquarie School name: Kempsey High School FTE: 1.000


Kempsey High School is seeking a compassionate and innovative teacher who can work with a team of school staff and community professionals to address the learning needs of students with disabilities. Kempsey High School is built on the lands of the Dunghutti people and has an enrolment of 498 students including 37% Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.

It is a comprehensive high school (7-12), engaged in several initiatives to support students from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and for students from low socio-economic status communities.

In 2022, the Special Education faculty will comprise of six special education classes (IM, ED and 4 x MC). The school prides itself on enabling an inclusive environment, striving to ensure all students have equity of access to a high-quality education in a diverse school community. Kempsey High School is a Connected Community School.

Selection Criteria

  1. Approval to teach special education and/or experience teaching students with autism, emotional disturbance and mild / moderate intellectual disabilities.
  2. Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate quality individual learning and behavior support plans to facilitate improved student learning outcomes and transitions to work and further training.
  3. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team and effectively communicate with students, parents, staff and external agencies.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to the cultural, wellbeing and educational needs of students from low-socio-economic communities and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families.


An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalizing the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

Special Notes

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels.

The guidelines are in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020.

The guidelines are located at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers-at-education/roles-and-locations/roles-at-education/teaching/addressing-selection-criteria.html