Primary Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Dandaragan WA 6507, Australia
  • 11/02/2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH659539

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021

Dandaragan Primary School (PS) is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Teacher - Primary to join their small school of less than 60 students.

The successful applicant will, ideally, be a highly motivated, innovative Primary Teacher who will have positive interpersonal qualities and be able to work collaboratively in a team environment. The learning environment created by the teacher will be challenging and caring, catering for the range of needs which will see all students achieving their potential.

The successful applicant must be prepared to participate in whole school planning as well as lead curriculum areas. It is highly desirable that applicants demonstrate a high level of collaborative practice to enable effective participation and engagement within the school, the community and with the students. Applicants who possess a comprehensive knowledge of the West Australian Curriculum and have the ability to teach multi-aged classes will be highly regarded. Experience and successful outcomes working with English as Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) students, students with special educational needs and students with challenging behaviours is highly favourable.

Knowledge of strategies to engage boys in education both socially and academically is desirable. The successful applicant will teach in a year 2/3 classroom with over 75% boys in 2021. The school has implemented whole school approaches to literacy, numeracy and behaviour management. Experience with Letters and Sounds, Brightpath, Paul Swan trajectories and resources, and Zones of Regulation would be beneficial. The ability to manage information technology and integrate technologies across the curriculum is desirable.

Dandaragan Primary School has a strong culture of performing arts, participation in sport and community involvement. The school is situated in a small rural town 170 km north of Perth, catering for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. It is in the Midwest Education Region. Students are from families in farming, mining and rural support industries and businesses. There is limited Government Regional Officer Housing in the town.

We aspire to be a school that is trusted to provide a high standard of teaching that supports all students to learn. We encourage our students to develop a love of learning and enthusiasm for new experiences and challenges. We value our connection to the community and aim for our students to be active citizens in local, global and digital communities.

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 Dandaragan Primary School can be found by visiting Schools Online.

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

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Sue Bennett, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Dandaragan, by telephoning (08) 9651 4017 or emailing

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 four (4)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 tofour (4)pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position; and
  • The contact details for two (2)work related referees (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


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.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 5 March 2021




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