Alternative Learning Settings Teacher, North Metropolitan

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • North Metropolitan TAFE, Northbridge WA, Australia
  • 09 Jun, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching Aides & Special Needs

Job Description

Student Support Services - Statewide Services
School Of Special Education Needs: Sensory
Teacher - Alternative Learning Settings - North Metropolitan
Pool Ref SS/TCH687748
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Appointment Pool
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH687748

Are you a positive and talented teacher who strives to enhance student educational outcomes?

Are you a passionate educator looking for a rewarding and challenging change?

Alternative Learning Settings (ALS) are seeking to establish a pool of enthusiastic and dedicated qualified Teachers for the North Metropolitan Education Region for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 4 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 4, 2022.

The ALS was established in early 2019 targeting a specific cohort of students, those who have demonstrated signs of physical aggression and will benefit from a short term intensive intervention program. The ALS deliver specialised activities and learning programs that build students’ social skills and self-regulation, in environments designed to effect positive and lasting change in their behaviour. The program has the capacity to provide access to specialists such as paediatricians, clinical psychologists or consultation with psychiatrists.

There are a number of ALS sites located in the metropolitan and regional areas of Western Australia, and there are plans for expanding the program in 2022. Each setting accommodates up to 10 students who are provided with an intensive, individualised program of support while they continue their education. There is a strong focus on developing students’ social skills and ability to self-regulate.

The ALS will provide teachers with the excellent opportunity to be part of a multi-skilled team focused on a student centred model, built around an ecological framework of support. The setting will be staffed by a team of teachers with support from a youth transition officer, student support officers and a school psychologist. Suitable applicants will ideally have a high level of communication skills, be team focussed with experience and credibility in student engagement and transitions, case management, social and emotional learning and program development. Ideally you will have a background or high interest in student support and current professional learning, or the capacity to undertake targeted professional learning, in areas such as de-escalation, team teach, circle of courage, therapeutic crisis intervention in schools and trauma-informed practice.

The teaching positions will provide the unique opportunity to collaborate and be involved in further developing the support program as the ALS continues to evolve. We are looking for dedicated teachers who are looking for a challenge. Suitable applicants who can work in a team environment using your demonstrated high level communication skills in engaging and making a difference to students wellbeing and engagement will be highly regarded. Your skills in developing and implementing a social and emotional curriculum that meets the needs of the student will be highly valued and practical knowledge of the Circle of Courage would be advantageous.

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 SSEN: Sensory can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Dave Dennis, Associate Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity by telephoning 0449 278 889 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 statement of up to four (4) pages 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 to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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 Monday, 28 June 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: North Metropolitan
CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-28 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

28 Jun, 2021