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Teacher - Auslan (Early Years) - Far North Queensland Region


Education, Childcare & Training
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Teacher - Auslan (Early Years) - Far North Queensland Region

Cairns - Base School to be negotiated

An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic and passionate educator to join the Auslan FNQ, Diverse Learners, State Schooling Team based in beautiful Cairns, Far North Queensland. This is a newly created role where a key responsibility will be working across a number of schools in assisting classroom teachers to plan, prepare and deliver quality and effective teaching and learning programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students that use Auslan in the early years.

Position statusTemporary
Position typeFull-time
Occupational groupEducation & Training
Workplace LocationCairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad referenceQLD/FNQ363830
Closing date24-Feb-2021
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Salary Other
Job durationUntil 10/12/2021
Contact personKarin O'Reilly
Contact details0476838153
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About the Position

The Far North Queensland Region has a clear purpose to do #whatever-it-takes with whoever is needed, to help every young person achieve success and go on to live a life of positive opportunities. A core priority is building capability of staff to ensure all students are accessing the Australian Curriculum through quality teaching underpinned by inclusive practices and differentiation

The FNR Region has a number of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Auslan students located in state schools across city, rural and remote schools, many of whom are of indigenous background. You will assist the Principal Advisor Auslan, Auslan FNQ, in identifying, supporting & monitoring students eligible for Auslan support in the early years, working collaboratively with members of the Diverse Learning Team. This position will have a strong focus on the successful transition of DHH Auslan children from Early Years services into Prep and supporting their journey until Year 3. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Auslan FNQ team to positively impact on the lives of our Deaf and Hard of Hearing students using Auslan in the early years

As the Early Years Auslan Teacher, you will have responsibility for (but not limited to) the following key work

  • Identify, initiate and build on opportunities that develop understanding of deafness, language development, Auslan and culture in staff, including Teachers, Teacher Aides, Teacher Aide Educational Interpreters, Auslan Language Models.
  • Provide information on the nature and impact of Deafness and relevant evidence based practices, to support the implementation of appropriate educational programs and adjustments to holistically support L1 and L2 Auslan users within the Deaf/Hard of Hearing early years cohort.
  • Assisting classroom teachers to plan, prepare and deliver quality and effective teaching and learning programs to students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the early years supporting inclusion, and targeting individual student's language, academic, social and emotional goals.
  • Collate, analyse and utilise Deaf/Hard of Hearing student achievement and wellbeing data to assist with assessing students (diagnostic, formative and summative) for developmental, feedback and reporting purposes to inform teaching practice and planning.
  • Assisting classroom teachers develop plans for differentiated instruction and intensive learning programs with the aim of improving student engagement and learning outcomes.
  • Co-plan, co-teach and model effective pedagogy for students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in inclusive school settings.

What's in it for you

  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive team in an exciting new role
  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

A mandatory requirement of this role is

  • 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.
  • The successful applicant should have a high level of Auslan language proficiency (including an understanding of the complex linguistic structures) and knowledge of bilingual language development in DHH children as well as a sound understanding of Deaf community, culture and history
  • 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

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Suitable Applications will remain on file for 12 months and may be considered for other teaching vacancies in any school location.


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Cairns City, QLD

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