Teacher - Primary Student Engagement - Cairns West State School

$63,350 - $95,356 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Brisbane City QLD, Australia
  • 02/12/2020
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching

Job Description

Cairns West State School

A unique opportunity exists for a skilled teacher to join our professional teaching team in this Student Engagement role. This is a temporary full-time position for the 2021 school year with the successful applicant working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support students with Tier 3 behaviours to re-engage with education.

Job details

Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ358720/21
Closing date 31-Jan-2021
Yearly salary $63350 - $95356
Salary Other Plus 12.75% Super
Job duration 21 January 2021 to 10 December 2021 - unless otherwise determined
Contact person Michael Hansen
Contact details 07 40379777

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Cairns West is a multi-cultural community school with a social context of complex needs. Our school champions an award-winning program for the regional Whatever It Takes Strategy. We look forward to welcoming a suitably qualified and experienced Student Engagement teacher to our school community for the 2021 school year.

The successful applicant will:

  • Teach a multi-age class using a trauma informed lens and whole school PBL framework for students requiring Tier 3 support
  • Work and plan with a multi-disciplinary team to achieve outcomes for children and families (from indigenous and refugee backgrounds)
  • Demonstrate commitment and enactment of a high expectations relationships model
  • Adjust curriculum and work with achievement standards using innovative and engaging tools
  • Case manage students with complex needs using a family centred approach

Welcome to Cairns West State School

A moderate sized school in the heart of Cairns catering to the learning needs of students from Prep to Year Six, Cairns West State School seeks to create an environment for success for all of our students. To do this, our school has a culture of setting high expectations for student learning, professional accountabilities of the teaching and learning process and creating intentionally inviting classrooms.

The school motto “Learn now to succeed” guides our commitment to striving for the best learning outcomes for all of our students through leadership, quality teaching and accountability. As a member of our teaching and learning team you'll be supported to be the best you can be.

Explore our website to learn more about Cairns West 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.


  • Attach a brief resume, contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor) and a maximum one 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**

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Applicants are to apply online and supply all requested documentation. Applications may be used to fill other similar vacancies and will remain current for up to 12 months. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

  • Teacher Role Description - Cairns West State School (PDF, 263KB)
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