Teacher Special Education - Woodberry Public School

NSW Department of EducationNewcastle


 Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley   

Advertisement Number A900097557

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 Woodberry Public School
Principal Network Hunter
Staffing Area Maitland
 FTE 1.000

Contact Name Joanne Ferguson
Contact Phone number 49662044

Closing Date


Job Category



 Teaching Service 
Position Information 

Woodberry Public School sits within the Hunter network of schools.  The school is community focused with a clear mission to ensure all students reach the highest possible outcomes in all aspects of their education, through the values of respect, commitment and responsibility. It is a school which values the contributions of all stakeholders and is recognised for its strong standards and ability to adapt to current community needs.

Woodberry Public School has 176 students in the mainstream school and 28 students in support classes (ED and MC).  Of these students 34% identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.   Woodberry Public School is proud of its strong and supportive relationship with the local Maitland AECG.

The school prides itself on being an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Our students experience quality literacy and numeracy programs from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Woodberry Public School is proud of its outstanding teachers, support personnel and administrative staff who work collaboratively in a school culture of continuous professional and performance development.

For more information please visit https://woodberry-p.schools.nsw.gov.au/

Specific Selection Criteria 

  1. Approval to teach special education and/or experience in teaching students with mild and moderate disabilities (primary) and Autism (primary) with demonstrated skills in the teaching od literacy and numeracy in a multi-stage, multi-grade setting.
  2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and enthusiastically with parents, interagencies and the wider school.
  3. Outstanding classroom management skills and an understanding of and capacity to manage needs of students with challenging behaviours.
  4. Demonstrated ability in improving the outcomes of Aboriginal students. 


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.

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 17th June 2020.
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