Teacher for Students with Disabilities (Multiple Impairment) - Cairns State Special School

$66,556 - $100,186 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 07 Apr, 2022
Full time - Permanent Teaching Aides & Special Needs

Job Description

PERMANENT OPPORTUNITY IN BEAUTIFUL CAIRNS… Are you a teacher with the passion and expertise to support the educational outcomes of Primary aged students with diverse needs? Cairns State Special School is seeking an energetic, passionate and skilled teacher of Students with Disabilities to join our highly motivated and professional teaching team commencing in April 2022.

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ414613/22
Closing date 24-Jun-2022
Yearly salary $66556 - $100186
Job duration Commencing April 2022
Contact person Robyn Hyland
Contact details 0484329086

We look forward to welcoming a highly motivated, dedicated and professional educator with the passion and expertise to support the educational outcomes of our students.  As a teacher joining our team, you will work collaboratively as a valued team member providing highly specialised and individualised programs for our students including a focus on the purposeful integration of ICTs, particularly in the area of communication.  You will need to possess effective communication skills, the ability to plan and meet short term and long term goals and an enthusiastic, positive attitude to teamwork.  You will be supported as a special education teacher in the Far North Queensland region to further enhance your teaching and learning skills through multiple professional learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring. This is a permanent full-time position commencing in April 2022. Please read the attached document for information on how to apply – incomplete applications may not be considered.

Workers in education settings, including schools, early childhood and care services (such as kindergartens and childcare centres) or Outside School Hours Care, are required to have received the prescribed number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

To ensure the Department of Education is complying with this requirement successful applicants will be required to supply supporting evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination for employment to any roles in the designated categories. Please visit the Department of Education COVID-19 website for further information. Department of Health information page for further information about obtaining your COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Welcome to Cairns State Special School

The first of its kind in Far North Queensland, Cairns State Special School is a state of the art facility providing teaching spaces and outdoor areas to support the delivery of engaging and relevant learning experiences appropriate to the diverse needs of our students.  Our teaching team currently provide highly specialised and individualised programs for up to 120 students from Prep to Year 12 with diverse learning needs including intellectual and/or multiple impairments. We have worked hard to establish and nurture positive and productive relationships between students, parents, teachers, therapists, student services, the community and state education system. 

Explore our website to learn more about Cairns State Special 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.


  • Read the attached Role Description and Applicant Information Package documents
  • Attach a brief two page resume indicating a brief work history, contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor) and a maximum two page written response addressing the criteria listed in the attached Applicant Information Package.
  • 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

24 Jun, 2022