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Head Of Department (Curriculum) - Aurukun State School

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - Cairns City, QLD

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JOB DESCRIPTION

An opportunity exists for a professional, hard-working and resilient Head of Department (Curriculum) to join the leadership team at Aurukun State School. To be successful in this role you will be an effective communicator with excellent skills in developing positive relationships and the ability to function to a high standard in a team environment. Relocation assistance subsidised departmental accommodation and financial incentives apply to this location. This is a temporary full-time position commences in April for the remainder of the 2021 school year.

Job details
Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNR369769/21T
Closing date 27-Apr-2021
Yearly salary $114886 - $120682
Fortnightly salary $4403.60 - $4625.70
Job duration Until 03 December 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Kathy Ona
Contact details (07) 4083 4333

About Aurukun State School
Locally known as Koolkan Aurukun Community School, we cater to current enrolments of students from Pre-Prep to Year 10. Our students are active learners who come from a rich cultural and linguistic background. We offer specialist teaching in music and physical education to support the interests and foster development of abilities in these important areas.

Aurukun is a very remote Indigenous community located 11 hours by road from Cairns, on the North West coast of the Cape York Peninsula. Home to around 1300 people, this community is the traditional homeland of the Wik, Wik Waya and Kugu people. The predominant traditional language spoken in Aurukun is Wik Mungkan; this is the first language of most Aurukun children. A region rich in traditional cultural practices.
When you have some down time, get out and explore the local area, go fishing or camping or take the 4WD out for a run - ask the locals for some tips. Travel to Aurukun is by road or air with Skytrans operating flights on weekdays. Local amenities include a health clinic, library, fuel station, store and take away food shop.

Please note Aurukun is an Alcohol Management Plan community

Your Opportunity

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Remote Area Incentive Scheme (RAIS) incentives apply to this location
  • Relocation assistance and subsidised departmental accommodation is available
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Your Role
As the Head of Department (Curriculum) you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the relevant curriculum areas or whole school program to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Embed socially just practices in daily school life.
  • Set high standards for student and staff performance.
  • Actively participate in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.
  • Form partnerships with students, parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
  • Be futures oriented and strategic.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school department.
  • Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the curriculum areas or whole school program to achieve goals.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

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