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Teacher - Primary - English As An Additional Language/dialect

Government of Western Australia - Leederville, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Department of Education

North Metropolitan Education Region

School Of Isolated and Distance Education

Teacher - Primary - English as an Additional Language/Dialect


Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH677430

This is a twenty (20) month fixed term, part-time (0.4FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

Are you passionate about engaging and inspiring EALD students and have a vision to improve outcomes for students in remote and regional areas who have recently arrived in Western Australia?

The School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) is introducing a pilot program to support recently arrived overseas students in the regional areas of WA who speak English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) students. The experienced part-time (0.4) EALD primary teacher, with recent school experience in teaching in an EALD context, will commence during Term Two.

We are looking for a dynamic, experienced EALD teacher who will bring classroom energy into our online environment, inspiring and engaging our students around Western Australia. If you are excited about sharing your passion for EALD teaching, working collaboratively in a vibrant team environment and learning and immersing yourself in the online teaching and learning space, this could be a role for you!

We are seeking a highly skilled and enthusiastic primary teacher with the capacity to develop and deliver quality EALD programs suited to deliver in a distance education context. This may include a blended learning model, using online teaching and occasional visits to the students and schools.

You will lead the co-design process to develop inclusive, culturally and linguistically responsive teaching programs, working closely with the staff in the schools, students, families, local communities, SIDE staff and other stakeholders. You will collaborate with teachers at the schools to provide them with advice in the EALD Progress Maps and other strategies to enhance the outcomes for Stage 1 and Stage 2 students.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to have a relevant EALD qualification and recent classroom experience in an EALD setting. You will need to demonstrate project management skills, a willingness to learn, an ability to build excellent relationships with students, their parents and teachers.

You will embrace the idea of delivering the curriculum through information communication technology (ICT), exhibit innovation and creativity in classroom practices and be able to cater for students with culturally diverse backgrounds and a range of needs and abilities. Regional visits will play a part in getting to know your students, their families and teachers. These visits may include overnight stays

SIDE has a critical role within the Western Australian education system, supporting system needs and priorities. As a teacher with SIDE you will have the opportunity to reach out and make a difference to students throughout Western Australia, delivering high-quality distance education programs to suit the varying contexts and needs of our students. Our regional visit travel program allows teachers to meet and work face-to-face with students in all corners of the state.

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 ):

  • 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 SIDE can be found by visiting or .

Appointed applicants may be eligible for

For further job related information:

Please contact Tundie Jones, Deputy Principal, by telephoning 0409 374 795 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 four (4) page statement addressing the domains that govern the
, 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

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, 19 April 2021




Government of Western Australia

Leederville, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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