Early years teacher

Holy Rosary School Derby is a small single-stream primary school with 145 students from 3 Year old Kindy to Year 6 located in the Kimberley region in Derby, which is a small town 2 hours north east of Broome located on the edge of the amazing King Sound. It is the gateway to the wonders of the Kimberley region and a great base to explore the amazing West Kimberley.  The school population has a mix of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students, with highly skilled Aboriginal Teaching Assistants working in each class. Teaching in the Kimberley is an invaluable experience that will allow you to develop excellent cross-cultural pedagogical skills and feel like you are really making a difference. This position attracts the generous benefits and incentives of the Kimberley Calling program which includes location allowance and financial incentives, fast accrual of long service leave, subsidised housing and all relocation expenses taken care of. Details of the Kimberley calling incentives can be found on the CEWA website. 

This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in a regional setting. Secondment may be considered, subject to approval of the successful applicant’s current principal. 

This position is required to start in Term 4, and is temporary for 1 term, with a strong possibility of becoming ongoing for 2022. 

Selection Criteria

Has high expectations of all students and their ability to learn

Ability to use data and evidence-based practices to inform and continually improve your teaching and planning

Ability to work in a team to improve outcomes for all students

An ability to develop strategies and learning programs that are responsive to the local community, linguistic background and histories of Aboriginal students

Has a clear understanding of evidence-based strategies to develop students’ skills in literacy and numeracy

Looks for ways to build partnerships with parents and the wider community to improve outcomes for all students

Works hard to understand students’ individual academic and social emotional needs and adjusts programs and strategies accordingly 

Supports the Catholic Identity of the school 

Sound understanding of the Early Years Framework An understanding of Nature play and Play-based learning

Qualifications required:

Relevant 4 Year tertiary qualification

Early Childhood Teaching QualificationAccreditation to Teach RE advantageous 

Please send applications to admin@hrsderby.wa.edu.au before 16th August 2021.