Employment

Primary Teacher

Permanent contract, 2022

Milkwood Steiner School

Closing Date: 22 November 2021

 

Milkwood Steiner School is situated on Larrakia land (Darwin), in the tropical north of Australia delivering a Steiner Curriculum to 100 students from Kindergarten to Class 6. Our school has unique large tropical style buildings with classrooms that open out on to broad verandas, with a playground that extends to a beautiful native bushland. Due to an increase in enrolments, one of our upper primary composite classes will be split into two classes in 2022, and we are seeking another teacher to join our College.

 

We are a thriving, growing school, with a welcoming community and children from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our College of Teachers are committed to applying the richness of a Steiner Education to the unique cultural and environmental context of Australia’s Top End. We are seeking a colleague who has a strong desire to grow our school with us.

 

Milkwood teachers are supported by highly experienced teacher assistants and a rich release/specialist subject program. Mentoring is available within our College from leading Steiner teacher trainers.

 

Indigenous applicants who do not meet the Steiner Teaching qualification requirement, but have a willingness to engage in Steiner Teacher Training are strongly encouraged to apply, and will be provided with support and mentoring to join our College.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Work effectively with the College of Teachers, Principal and Administration Staff
  • Plan, implement, document, assess and report on teaching programs aligned to the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework.
  • Develop educational adjustment plans and other adjustments for individual students based on best practice interventions for inclusion, wellbeing, and learning.
  • Maintain accurate records of class attendance, engage with incident reporting, behaviour management reporting and mandatory reporting as required.
  • Supervise a range of student activities including support and welfare programs, Festivals, excursion, assemblies and other.
  • Communicate regularly with parents via email, phone or face-to-face, via parent-teacher conference (Term 2 & 4) and group information sessions (Term 1 & 3).
  • Attend relevant meetings, including a reasonable number of planning meetings, at the discretion of the Principal.
  • Ensure appropriate behaviour of students in class, around the school and whilst on excursions or camps.

 

 

  • Care for the classroom and manage the classroom budget, ensuring that the aesthetics, layout, and management of the room reflect the cultural values of Milkwood Steiner School and support teaching and learning.

 

Key Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. A commitment to the principles of Steiner Education, including qualifications and/or commitment to Professional Development in Steiner Education
  2. Demonstrated experience planning, delivering and assessing a child-focused Steiner curriculum, with classroom management and organisational skills
  3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and community including demonstrated skills in communication
  4. A love for children and an inclusive approach that values diversity and wellbeing
  5. Excellent understandings of self-care and insight into own support needs

 

Desirable

  1. Specialist subject area training, skills, strengths or interests
  2. An interest in specialised areas of the school’s professional and cultural life (eg. child studies, festivals, adult education, eurythmy, community camps, mentoring)

All applicants must be eligible for teacher registration in the Northern Territory and provide a current Ochre Card, Police Check and First Aid Certificate.

Enquiries and applications to the Principal: principal@milkwood.nt.edu.au

 

Applications to include

  • Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria
  • CV and registration documents
  • 2 referees

 

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  • Relief Teachers (Kindergarten – Class 6)

We are interested in finding enthusiastic, flexible and caring teachers to join our teaching team on a casual basis.

Staff at Milkwood are ready to embrace the school’s vision and values and educate with an approach which supports the Whole Child – Head, Heart and Hands.

Please email principal@milkwood.nt.edu.au with a recent resume, letter of introduction and minimum of 2 recent referees.