Teacher for Students with Disabilities (Multiple Impairment) - Gordonvale State High School Special Education Program

$64,934 - $97,741 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 19 Aug, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary Teaching Aides & Special Needs

Job Description

Do you have the passion and expertise to support the educational outcomes of students with diverse needs? Gordonvale State High School invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced teachers of Students with Disabilities with the skills and knowledge to support students with Multiple Impairments to reach their educational potential. Primary and Secondary applicants with experience, qualifications or a strong interest in working with students with additional needs are encouraged to apply! Permanent opportunity for the right applicant.

Position status Permanent,Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ368945/21
Closing date 10-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $64934 - $97741
Job duration 19 April 2021 to 10 December 2021 - unless otherwise determined
Contact person Warren Brown
Contact details 4043 3222
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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 with Multiple Impairments. As our preferred applicant you will be suitably qualified or experienced in supporting students with diverse needs, possess excellent communication skills and have a positive attitude towards teamwork. Primary and Secondary applicants with experience, qualifications or a strong interest in working with students with additional needs are encouraged to apply.

Gordonvale State High School is located 25 minutes south of Cairns. The school is a Year 7-12 High School catering to the needs of 800 students. Our school motto is: Strive to Excel.

Explore our website to learn more about Gordonvale State High School

A NOTE FOR PERMANENT STATE SCHOOL TEACHERS: You must have the approval of your substantive Principal prior to submitting your application for this position

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

Living in Gordonvale

An easy 25-minute drive from Cairns city, on the southern corridor is the small rural sugar growing town of Gordonvale. Home to approximately 6700 the town has a lovely historic charm with a number of heritage listed buildings and sites.

Rising proudly from the cane fields is the iconic Walsh's Pyramid or Bundadjarruga in the Yidinji language. At 922 metres high, Walsh's Pyramid is the world's highest freestanding natural pyramid and is a favourite hiking trail for locals and visitors alike.

Just a stone's throw away from some of FNQ's best attractions, you'll find plenty of activities to fill your weekends. Visit the beautiful Babinda Boulders, go caving in Chillagoe, wander through ancient lava tubes at Undara, spot platypus in Yungaburra or spend the morning at one of many weekend markets. You'll love it here in the Far North!


Applicants for this position must possess or be eligible for the following:

  • 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**


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Job Closing Date

10 Dec, 2021