Secondary School Teacher - Linguist

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic College (see more jobs from this school)

WADEYE, NT


Indigenous Education

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 7 May 2021


An exciting opportunity for a teacher/linguist to work alongside local Aboriginal educators supporting the delivery and development of the Certificate II in Applied Languages – Murrinhpatha. Help to strengthen Murrinhpatha instruction across the Secondary school.

<p><b>About the school </b></p><p>Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic College is a remote Aboriginal school located in Wadeye 400 km South West of Darwin. The Kardu Diminin people are the traditional owners of the Wadeye country. There are over 20 clans from the surrounding Thamarrurr region residing in Wadeye and attending the school. The school operates a Family as First Teachers (FaFT) program, preschool, primary and secondary school. The majority of people in Wadeye speak Murrinhpatha as a first language. The school has been delivering bilingual education in Murrinhpatha and English for over 40 years. </p><p><b>About the role </b></p><p>Maintain and develop the Certificate II in Applied Languages in collaboration with local Aboriginal assistant teachers and the school’s Literature Production Centre including resource production. </p><p> Collaborate with current staff to develop a Murrinhpatha language and culture curriculum across the Secondary school. </p><p> The candidate ideally has a strong background in linguistics and education and a knowledge of Australian Aboriginal languages. </p><p> Preferably the candidate would be a registered teacher and hold a Cert. IV in Training and Assessment, but the school would consider applications from those with a linguistics background who do not hold either.</p><p><b>Benefits </b></p><p>Relocation coverage </p><p><b>Requirements </b></p><p>Candidates must be eligible to work in Australia and will be required to hold a current NT Working with Children Clearance notice (Ochre Card). </p><p>Please email your CV with three professional referees to Matthew Spring at matthew.spring&#64;nt.catholic.edu.au or phone 08 8978 2477 for further information. </p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>