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Teacher - Junior Secondary Alternative Education Program - Spinifex State College , Teach Queensland

Queensland Government - Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Spinifex State College, located in the beautiful mining town of Mount Isa, is currently accepting applications from Primary and Secondary trained teachers for their Alternative Education Program. Apply now!

Job details Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location North West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/NQR370966/21
Closing date 04-May-2021
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration Commence as soon as possible
Contact person Nicole Clauson, Deputy Principal
Contact details Ph: (07) 4740 1111 | Em: nclau5@eq.edu.au
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Spinifex State College - Alternative Education Program are seeking applications for a compassionate and professional teacher with experience in Students with learning difficulties and risk of disengagement. The successful applicant needs to be resourceful, resilient and ready to embrace the challenges and triumphs of teaching in a remote location. The Alternative Pathways Program is here to support students in Years 7 to 10 who have disengaged or are at risk of disengaging from mainstream education. The program is based on the site of Spinifex State College - Junior Campus. It provides students with the opportunity to learn in a supportive, alternative education setting with a focus on individualized learning pathways, personalized learning support, practical hands on learning. Alternative Programs are negotiated for students learning and accessed by the school for students who identify as requiring specialized learning environments. Decisions are made in collaboration with the Principal, Deputy Principal, Wellbeing Leaders, parents/carers, teachers and students. Alternative Programs offer personalized and variable approaches with responsive curriculum accommodating student learning needs as documented in students ICP, which need to be managed by the teacher.

  • Students work in supportive and collaborative environments with the teacher.
  • Teacher, students and parents/carers work together to develop goals which integrate learning in ways that is relevant, meaningful, challenging.
  • Teacher covers all areas of the Australian Curriculum, which includes having an understanding P-10 curriculum.
  • Strong focus on literacy and numeracy skills, and tracking student's progression through testing and assessment.
  • Students identify individual learning and life goals.
  • Students are encouraged to engage in learning within and beyond the classroom sustaining transitions through school.
  • Planning curriculum for multiple age levels and differentiation for many varying levels of students.
  • Planning assessment and reporting for students in the program.
  • Work with HOSES to ensure needs are catered for in all students.
The successful applicant will need to:
  • Encourage students to develop a positive self-concept, both as an individual and as a learner.
  • Undertake Professional Learning to ensure they maintain currency.
  • Collaborate and liaise with external agencies.
  • Management of a teacher aide with the classroom.
  • Ongoing liaising with families to support student engagement, home visits, attendance tracking.
  • Development of programs with external agencies.
  • Strong behaviour management skills.
Teaching in Queensland:

The department is responsible for the delivery of quality education services to all Queensland students in state schools and recognises teachers and their commitment to teaching through a range of rewards and benefits. To find out more .

How to apply:

Simply click the Green 'Apply online' button below, enter your personal details and as per the School's request, applicants are required to submit:
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact details for 2 referees (One of whom is your current or most recent supervisor. If you have previously held a teaching role it is expected that your referees hold a supervisory/leadership role within the school)
  • Pre-service teachers are advised to include any completed practicum reports, mentor/referee statements, and unofficial academic transcript for current course of study.
**Applicants are encouraged to commence and submit their application as early as possible as 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.**

Further information

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

Applicants are to apply online. Applications may be used to fill other similar vacancies and will remain current for up to 12 months. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

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Role Description

Queensland Government

Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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