Teacher | Galilee School

  • Canberra
  • Fixed Term
  • Galilee School

About Communities@Work   

Communities@Work is Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation, working with our community to build a resilient, sustainable, and socially inclusive community. With over 40 years' experience in the ACT and Capital Region, we provide a wide range of high-quality early education and care services and community services that supports positive educational outcomes, assists in alleviating hardship, enhances quality of life and leads to positive social change. 

Communities@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 

Galilee School is a growing, dynamic school seeking a number of new staff members to join our highly trained and committed team in 2021.? Your flexibility, outstanding behaviour management and teamwork skills will be a critical part of this role. Knowledge of trauma-informed practices and positive behaviour management or willingness to learn about these would be essential.? Registered teachers with Primary and/or Secondary experience would be suitable for these roles. 

Applications are invited from interested candidates able to demonstrate a passion for working with disengaged and vulnerable students.?? 

Applicants are required to submit an application letter, outlining their suitability for the positions, to a maximum of 2 pages plus submit a current resume. 

These are full-time opportunities. The potential exists for part-time opportunities also via negotiation with successful applicants.? 




  • 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 whilst at school and enhance their overall development towards effective citizenship and responsible adulthood through participation in timetabled, non-timetabled and planned extracurricular 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 

  • Participate in both school staffing meetings, school curriculum meetings, professional focus days and Communities@Work organisational meetings as required 

  • Assist in the Transportation of students to support their attendance at the school's academic, social and emotional programs.? 


Skills and Experience 


  • 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@Work Galilee School 

  • Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration? 


  • 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 Behaviour Support Framework, Restorative Practices and/or other related best practice models 

  • Current driver's licence? 



  • Be a part of our social impact, working for a community organisation that makes a real difference in the lives of people in our community  

  • Inclusive and friendly workplace  

  • Salary Packagingmeal and entertainment cards 

  • Employee child care discounts  

  • Healthy lifestyle programs and healthy activity reimbursement 

  • Professional development opportunities with our training organisation (RTO), including access to study leave (if applicable)  

How to Apply 

Click APPLY or contact the People, Culture and Wellness team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion.? 

Communities@Work?encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles. 

Closing date for applications: 26/03/2021

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