English Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Carnamah WA, Australia
  • 21 Jul, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Independent Public School - Mid West Education Region
Carnamah District High School
Teacher - English
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH690502

This is a five (5) month fixed term, full-time position commencing in Term 3, 2021

Carnamah District High School (DHS) is seeking an inspirational and dedicated English Teacher to join our team.

Professional Benefits

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

  • attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $8,020 a year
  • locality Allowance of $166
  • 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

The successful applicant would ideally possess a sound knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum; be able to deliver content in an engaging manner; have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and be a highly effective team member. The successful applicant will need to teach English to students from Year 7 – 12 with a range of ability levels. They will also be asked to teach some options classes and possibly some Primary classes.

The other classes are negotiable, depending on interests and skills. Good classroom management, the ability to develop rapport, motivate students and differentiate the curriculum to cater for individual student needs are key aspects of this position.

Our School

Carnamah DHS is a successful school, with a history of strong academic results, stable staff and engaged parents. We became an independent public school in 2019 to further enhance our philosophy of empowerment. This school serves its community and works hard to meet its distinct needs.

Carnamah DHS ensures all aspects of our school community work together to enact our school vision of 'Building strong foundations, meaningful connections and bright futures'.

Carnamah is situated 300 kilometres north of Perth and 185 kilometres south-east of Geraldton, within the Midwest Education Region. Carnamah DHS is proud to be part of the WA Government school system and provides a first class education for all our students.

To learn more about Carnamah please see the Shire of Carnamah

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

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 Carnamah District High School can be found by visiting www.carnamahdhs.wa.edu.au, The School’s Facebook Page or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Deirdre Morgan, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Carnamah, by telephoning (08) 9987 1000 or emailing Deirdre.Morgan@education.wa.edu.au

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 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 five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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.
  • be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full 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.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 6 August 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Carnamah
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-06 4:30 PM


English and Literature

School Type


Job Closing Date

06 Aug, 2021