Teacher Special Education, Kurri Kurri High School

$73,737 - $130,336 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Kurri Kurri NSW 2327, Australia
  • 11 May, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | Teachers

Job location:

Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley

Job reference number: 00008WQS
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at up to $130,336.00. Base salary ranges from $73,737.00 to $117,060.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience.
Contact: 0249371877 - Toni Wilson
Closing date: 25/05/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Cessnock
Staffing area: Maitland
School name: Kurri Kurri High School
FTE: 1.000


Kurri Kurri High School is set in the semi-rural area of the Hunter Valley. It is a proud local high school that has serviced the local area since 1956. Many families have generational patronage to the high school and strong local links to community continue to offer opportunities to students.

80 staff support the school with the academic, social and emotional development of the young people in our care. The school has a population of 922 and has 7 support classes in Kuta Kaya.

The school has a dedicated Study Centre that services the 170 students who proudly identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

The school's motto is 'creating futures'. The unique nature of the school architecture centres around the creation of three distinct villages for each stage. HUB learning, global citizenship and future pathways define the stages of learning as the blue print for student learning.

The school has a 'Studio School' that works in partnership with Big Picture Education Australia to create a new blueprint for schooling.

Kurri Kurri High School is a BYOD school with a strong digital landscape with the use of CANVAS to shape online, blended and flexible learning opportunities.

Student agency through SRC, Interact and Junior AECG help to make the decisions of the school in improvements and ways of thinking, learning and working.

Kuta-kaya (Support Faculty) comprises of : ED, IM, IO, AU and three MC classes. Four pathways of learning are provided to our students to support them to reach their absolute learning, life and social/emotional potential: Life Skills, Transition, Big Picture Design and Mainstream.

Kuta-kaya a dynamic and future focussed faculty that forms strong partnerships with our students, parents/carers, community and student support services.

Selection Criteria

  • Approval to teach special education and/ or experience teaching students with trauma, autism, emotional disturbance, behaviour difficulties, mild and/or moderate intellectual disabilities.
  • Proven quality classroom practice with knowledge of effective and inclusive teaching pedagogy to cater for the diverse range of abilities within a support faculty classroom.
  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills and demonstrated capacity to build positive, collaborative relationships with staff, students, parents/carers and external providers.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate quality individual learning plans to facilitate improved student learning outcomes
  • Capacity and commitment to foster positive cultural partnerships and learning environments for students identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander


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 meet mandatory double vaccination requirements against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to meet mandatory double vaccination requirements prior to the Department of Education finalising 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.