Job Title : Teacher - Primary


Roebourne, WA

Posted 1/12/2021

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH662309

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021

Roebourne District High School (DHS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Teacher – Primary to join their friendly school.

The successful applicant will be motivated, practical, hard-working, innovative, and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. They will pursue excellence in classroom teaching and provide encouragement and support to their colleagues. They will foster and encourage innovation, and make student academic achievement the core of their work. A positive attitude and an appetite for challenge are required for our school. 

The applicant will have strong teaching and classroom management skills, and will be able to develop strong relationships with all students and engage them in effective learning. You will be a highly motivated teacher and have the ability to work as part of a dedicated team. The successful applicant will need to have a thorough understanding of the Roebourne context with particular attention to the role trauma plays in our students' lives.

At Roebourne DHS we seek to engage young people in learning. We encourage all students to identify and pursue their interests and passions. We want to prepare our young people uncommonly well for post-school life and we start that by engaging students in the community through a number of programs. We aim to be strongly connected with families, and we do this regularly. We have high expectations of each and every student to do the best they can and be the best they can be.

Roebourne DHS is a small caring and supportive educative community that encourages students and staff to achieve their potential through our shared ethos of "learning together". Roebourne DHS caters to students from Kindergarten to Year 12, with approximately 99% of its cohort being Aboriginal. Although there are a number of language groups in Roebourne, the students generally come from three main language groups - the Ngarluma people who are the traditional owners of the land, the Yindjibarndi people and the Banyjima people. The students speak a range of languages as well as Aboriginal English. All staff are expected to adopt and to use ESL strategies for most of the students throughout the school.

Roebourne DHS is located in the town bearing its name in the Pilbara. The school caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. We offer differentiated programs with Big Picture Education at the core in high school. This allows students to independently develop their individual skills and talents in order to achieve success in their pathways

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 Roebourne District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Iain Browning, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Roebourne, by telephoning 0438908855 or emailing (only calls on weekdays and between the hours of 9am-3pm will be responded to SMS or voice mail will receive no response)

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 three (3) 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 25 January 2021




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