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Job Title : Teacher - Early Childhood Education


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH666337

This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021 with possible extension

Bencubbin Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Teacher – Early Childhood to join their friendly team. This position will be working with students in our junior classroom, supporting children from Kindergarten to Year 3.

Bencubbin PS is a Country Teaching Program (CTP) school, which provides some allowances and permanency after two years of service.

The successful applicant will possess excellent communication and collaboration skills and will have a thorough knowledge of the Western Australian curriculum. This knowledge will be utilised to effectively deliver differentiated education programs in a multi-age, cross-curricular setting. The ability to work effectively in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects will be advantageous. Knowledge of programs including Talk 4 Writing, Letters and Sounds, Spelling Mastery and Go Maths, is desirable. An enthusiasm for sustainability practices and the ability to participate in the school’s ‘Waste Wise’ sustainability project would be looked upon favourably.

Bencubbin PS is located in the Wheatbelt, 279kms east of Perth in the Mt Marshall Shire. Bencubbin is a predominantly rural farming community comprised of vast cropping land, as well as sheep and cattle farms. Many students who attend the school live on farms, with others living within the Bencubbin town site. Student numbers in the high twenties mean that we run multi-age classes of between ten and fifteen students. At Bencubbin PS we endeavour to create the conditions for children to thrive and do this through a ‘whole child’ approach to primary school education. We believe that every child matters and through a safe and nurturing learning environment, we seek to meet the needs of all students at our school.

Central to our success is our ability to partner with parents and the wider community. We value these partnerships and the important role they play in growing our children and supporting our school. We strive to work collaboratively with neighbouring schools and surrounding towns to ensure greater opportunities for our staff and students. Crucial to this success is ensuring that our school culture promotes high expectations, pastoral care and a commitment to our community.

Our educational program focuses on literacy and numeracy development, an integrated Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) curriculum, and an increasing focus on STEM. Digital Technologies are being utilised as tools for learning and our small class sizes allow us to focus on the learning needs of each child with differentiated learning programs. Staff strive to develop engaging environments and learning programs that inspire creativity, encourage imagination and challenge students to be innovative thinkers. It is important to us that each child feels happy, valued and academically challenged when they are at school.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

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 Bencubbin Primary School can be found by visiting www.bencubbinps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Leah Boehme, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Bencubbin, by telephoning (08) 9685 1228 or emailing leah.boehme@education.wa.edu.au.

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 four (4) page statement 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 four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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 trb.wa.gov.au


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 Friday, 26 February 2021.




Bencubbin, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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