Teacher ( Various Positions) - Torres Strait (Tagai State College)

$74,083 - $106,952 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Tagai State College, Aplin Road, Thursday Island QLD, Australia
  • 22 Feb, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Position status Permanent,Temporary
Position type Full-time,Part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ/TORRES_STRAIT
Closing date Ongoing
Total remuneration $74083 up to $106952
Salary Other Plus 12.75% Super
Job duration Ongoing opportunities
Contact person FNQ Teacher Recruitment Team
Contact details 07 4037 3994

TAKE ME TO THE Torres Strait!
The Torres Strait is an island archipelago stretching from the tip of Queensland to the southern shores of Papua New Guinea. Made up of more than 200 islands scattered across 150km from the Arafura Sea in the west to the Coral Sea in the ease, of these only 17 are inhabited. This unique and beautiful region is best known for its pristine waters and amazing fishing.

Teaching Opportunities in the Torres Strait

  • Temporary District Relieving Teacher; based on Horn Island servicing the Outer Islands. Note this role requires regular travel between islands

To be considered for current and upcoming opportunities in the Torres Strait submit your application below.

Current Vacancies across the Far North Queensland Region

Primary health care is available on all islands through the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service. Services include telehealth, outreach teams including visiting specialist services. The nearest hospital, located on Thursday Island provides general medicine, maternity, paediatrics, emergency, operating suite, pharmacy, radiology, social work, speech pathology and podiatry services.

An IBIS store located on each island is your one stop shop for necessities including food and general goods. It is important to note that not all dietary requirements will be catered for locally. You may wish to access the barge service operated by SeaSwift to bring in items you require.

Sporting and community facilities are available on all islands and may include indoor and outdoor sports fields, libraries, Indigenous Knowledge Centres and community use halls. Fishing is a popular recreational activity.

All travel across the Torres Strait is from Horn Island; from here access to Thursday Island is by ferry, while the outer islands can be reached by light aircraft, or in the case of Dauan and Stephen Islands – Helicopter! Both Skytrans and Qantas provide regular flights between Brisbane or Cairns and Horn Island.

All Queensland State Schools are allocated a transfer rating which is determined by the remoteness or distance of the location from a major city and services. While the base salary range for teachers is the same across the state; rural, remote and even regional locations provide additional financial benefits and incentives that are above and beyond the base salary.

Tagai State College is a rating 7A location and attracts both locality allowance and the maximum remote area incentive payment on top of your base salary as well as additional incentives.

CLICK HERE for a summary of the incentives and benefits available to teachers in this location.

The Queensland Department of Education offers generous relocation assistance.

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**


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Job Closing Date

22 Mar, 2021