Teacher | Galilee School

  • Canberra
  • Fixed Term

About the Team 

Communities at Work's Galilee School is a registered, independent school, designed specifically for disengaged, vulnerable young people in Years 7-12 for whom the mainstream schooling environment has struggled to deliver positive outcomes. Working with the school means becoming a part of our social impact. It means helping our young people navigate complex challenges and building them a better future. It means supporting them in their education, learning and skill-building, and supporting the school in offering an alternative model of education. 

About the Role

At Galilee School, we are seeking a suitably qualified, future-focused, and innovative teacher to be a part of our team. As a member of the Teaching and Learning Team you will be working closely to develop and implement lessons and programs in line with the Australian Curriculum of ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies curriculum and our Student Support Framework. You will work, under the guidance and support of our Head of Teaching and Learning. We are committed to staff continuing professional learning and development to build and support quality teaching. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher to join the team of passionate educators who will be delivering our academic program. We believe in the capacity of our young people to find success, even if this has proven illusive to them in other contexts. In partnership with the rest of our school staff and community support our students in their day-to-day studies and activities at Galilee School as they pursue their personal goals and their individualised objectives for-Learning. 

Our staff are passionate about supporting young people to succeed in education where they haven't experienced it in the past. Teachers enjoy the opportunity to connect with students in smaller classes (staff: student ratio of approximately 1:5) and with significant support in the classroom as well as from the Student Support Team. This is an opportunity to work in a supportive, collaborative environment and develop meaningful connections with students.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Act as a representative for the organisation at all times by adhering to the vision, mission, and philosophy of the organisation.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver quality and effective teaching and learning programs which are consistent with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and relevant syllabi, curriculum, policies, work programs and educational trends.
  • Maintain teaching competency and currency of knowledge of relevant curriculum programs required by the school or other relevant statutory authorities.
  • Assist in the preparation of Individual Learning Plans [ILPS] for students in collaboration with the Head of Teaching and Learning
  • Assess students [diagnostic, formative and summative] for development, feedback and reporting purposes
  • Provide for the social, cultural and emotional wellbeing and the physical safety of students whist at school and enhance their overall development towards effective citizenship and responsible adulthood through participation in timetabled, non-timetabled and planned extra curricula activities
  • Maintain student records and samples of work and report on student performance to student's parents/carers, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Complete the writing of incident and accident reports as required in a timely manner
  • Participate as appropriate in school decision making processes and professional development 
  • Assist in the transportation of students in support of their attendance at school as well as in support of the school's academic and social and emotional program.
  • Participate in both school staffing meetings, school curriculum meetings, professional focus days and Communities at Work organisational meetings as required.

Selection Criteria


  • Relevant qualification in Teaching/Education
  • Current or eligible to achieve registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute [TQI]
  • Substantial demonstrated experience of strategic development of Learning, Teaching and Educational program(s)
  • Confidence and experience in the design, development and implementation of units of work based on the Australian Curriculum and differentiation across a variety of learning abilities
  • Knowledge of the broader academic field including the Australian Curriculum
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor case and support plans for the assessment of educational, emotional and support needs of students at the school
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences which include staff, parents and the wider community
  • High level interpersonal skills and cooperative work practices and the ability to contribute to a positive and cohesive team
  • Willingness to adhere to, and work within, the strategic vision, direction, and philosophy of Communities at Work Galilee School
  • Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration
  • Mental Health First Aid Training (or able to obtain)


  • Personal experience of educational management and collaborative practices in a similar school environment and a sound knowledge of learning and pedagogy for a similar student cohort
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Positive Behavior Support Framework, Restorative Practices and/or other related best practice models
  • Current driver's license
  • Current First Aid certificate


  • Make a difference and change lives in the Canberra community as part of Canberra's largest community organisation. 
  • Join an inclusive and friendly workplace, where people are at the heart of everything.
  • Flexibility when you need it with options for study leave, leave concessions, paid parental leave, and more. 
  • Enjoy healthy living with our active lifestyle & healthy activity programs and reimbursements (including remedial massages, annual flu vaccination and more). 
  • Receive guidance and support for mental health through our Employee Assistance Program. 

We have multiple opportunities availaible for the position of Teacher at Galilee School.

Closing date for applications: 10/09/2023

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