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Job Ref:  031691
Employer:  Department of Education (NT)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Darwin NT, Australia (Show on map)



Department of Education

Work Unit

Centralian Middle School

Job Title

Special Education Teacher


Classroom Teacher

Job Type

Full Time


Ongoing Commencing 25/01/2019


$69,801 - $100,104


Alice Springs

Position Number







Paul van Holsteyn on 08 8955 2333

Agency Information                          

Information for Applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed

resume/cv.  For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here

Special Measures

The Northern Territory Public Sector values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community we serve. Therefore, under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level. For further information on Special Measures, click here

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Primary Objective: As a teacher and member of the school community, develop, deliver and evaluate learning programs and monitor student achievement to address individual learning needs and contribute to the achievement of the school’s goals. Liaise and coordinate activities for your teaching area within the school and wider community.


Context Statement: Centralian Middle School is the only government middle school in Alice Springs. It has a multicultural enrolment of around 300, including approximately 70% Indigenous students. The school operates a number of high-support Special Centre classes to support students with an intellectual impairment and/or complex disability and this position is to teach one of those classes. All students in these classes have Educational Adjustment Plans developed in partnership with the student, family and other stakeholders.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.     Plan, prepare and explicitly deliver quality and effective teaching and learning programs which are consistent with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and relevant curriculum policies, work programs and educational trends.

2.     Support students through interaction in a variety of settings and through the active development of supportive learning environments and effective behaviour management practices.

3.     Provide for the physical, social, cultural and emotional well-being and safety of students whilst at school.

4.     Regularly assess students (diagnostic, formative and summative) for developmental, feedback and reporting purposes.

5.     Maintain student records and samples of work and report on student performance to students, parents, the department and other stakeholders as required.

6.     Establish and maintain appropriate interpersonal relationships between the school, parents and community.


Selection Criteria:


1.     Ability to plan, prepare and deliver teaching and learning programs to meet the diverse characteristics, needs and learning styles of students; which are consistent with relevant curriculum policies, work programs and education trends.

2.     Knowledge of and the ability to implement effective and inclusive teaching and learning processes, including the use of learning technology and assessment, to establish a challenging learning environment in which students are encouraged to work towards attainment of their potential.

3.     Ability to communicate effectively with students through appropriate interpersonal skills.

4.     Ability to plan and apply appropriate behaviour management strategies that contribute to establishing and maintaining a supportive learning environment.

5.     Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with school staff, parents and members of the local school community in order to establish and develop productive partnerships, in an intercultural environment to achieve optimal educational outcomes.

6.     Commitment to maintain current and relevant professional learning and meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


Further Information:  All applicants must be registered with the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory, hold a current Working with Children Notice (Ochre Card) from SAFE NT and be eligible to work in Australia.



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