Teacher Special Education - Bourke Public School

NSW Department of EducationNew South Wales


 Regional NSW   

Advertisement Number A900098299

Number of Positions

Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at up to $127,157.00. Base salary ranges from $72,263.00 to $114,720.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience.
School Name Bourke Public School
Principal Network Educational Leadership Team 2
Staffing Area Bourke
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Ben Smith
Contact Phone number 02 6872 2051

Closing Date


Job Category



 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Bourke Public School draws its enrolment from the Shire of Bourke, situated on the banks of the Darling River, including the immediate township and surrounding areas in the far north west of NSW. The school has a current enrolment of approximately 182 students (including 78% Aboriginal students and 3 Support classes). The school has a supportive and active Parents and Citizens Association and Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG). Our talented, motivated and caring staff inspire children to have a love of learning using innovative and challenging educational programs and pedagogies including L3, Focus on Reading, TEN/TOWN numeracy, individual and team representative sports. Bourke Public School is an Early Action for Success school and has a strong focus on Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL). Bourke Public School is developing a major focus on Digital Technologies. In 2012, the school became part of the Connected Communities Strategy. Connected Communities is a strategy to drive improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people. The strategy positions schools as community hubs that broaden the influence of the community and school leadership in the delivery of key services that support children and young people from birth through school into further training, study and employment.

Specific Selection Criteria 

1. Approval to teach special education and/or experience teaching students with a range of support needs related to autism, intellectual disability, emotional and complex challenging behaviours including sensory needs K-6.

2. Demonstrated quality classroom practice and highly developed behaviour management skills which enhance student engagement through enriched, differentiated and individualised learning programs.

3. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the proven ability to work collaboratively, proactively and professionally with colleagues, parents, carers, school learning support officers, support agencies and the wider community.

4. Demonstrated ability to build and contribute to a positive school culture and school-wide wellbeing practices with a capacity to make a broader contribution to whole school extra-curricular activities.

5. Understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and students from low socio-economic communities.


An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

The successful applicant may be eligible to receive a one-off recruitment payment of $10,000. Conditions apply.

Special Notes 

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines were in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020.
The guidelines are located at:

Bourke Public School is a Connected Communities 6 point incentive school. Teaching positions attract the Rural and Remote benefits and incentives package. More information is available at: https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/find-teaching-jobs/choose-rural/benefits-and-incentives

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