POSITION TITLE: Early-years/Primary Teacher, Balimo Model School
AREA: Balimo, Delta Fly, Western Province
LOCATION: Balimo College Campus
TYPE / DURATION: 12-month contract with 6-month probationary period
REMUNERATION: Competitive Salary package
The Balimo College educational campus was established by SDP in 2019 to build the education and health standards and pathways for the Western Province. Through the college, SDP now proudly delivers tertiary qualifications in Junior Primary Teaching under the Balimo Teachers College program; secondary school certification and GPA upgrades through Flexible Open Distance Education (FODE); and E-Learning programs in schools around the area. SDP now embarks on an exciting new chapter expanding the campus and opening the Balimo Model School.
BALIMO MODEL SCHOOL (BMS):
Originated by the late Honourable Roy Biyama, infrastructure for the BMS has been completed in preparation for commencement of the 2024 academic year.
The BMS will cater for all levels of schooling, including Early Childhood Education, Primary Schooling and Secondary Schooling, and aims to grow to support 1,000 students by the end of 2028. The model school will operate in an environment conducive to quality teaching and learning, being inclusive and responsive to additional needs, and removing educational barriers for local students to learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment.
ABOUT THE ROLES:
We are currently seeking to recruit passionate and qualified educators to fill roles across Early Childhood and Primary teaching up to grade 6.
The ideal candidates will be experienced working with young learners with a passion for fostering holistic student development that focusses on cognitive, social & emotional, and physical development, in addition to academic performance.
(the level of focus of below listed responsibilities will vary based on the age of children the candidate is working with)
Develop and deliver age-appropriate lesson plans and learning activities that align with the curriculum and PNG educational standards;
Conduct the teaching, marking, assessment and monitoring of the curriculum and determine instructional and assessment strategies to suit a range of student needs;
Identify and address the individual learning needs of students;
Utilise a variety of teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles;
Oversee and set student targets in accordance with the requirements of the curriculum;
Implement strategies to support students with varying developmental journeys;
Support the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of each child.
Create a positive and inclusive atmosphere that promotes a sense of belonging and community among children.
Provide nurturing care and supervision for young children.
Implement daily routines that may include meals, nap times, and engaging activities.
Facilitate positive relationships with parents, encouraging their involvement in the learning process.
Conduct regular parent-teacher meetings and provide feedback on children's development.
Student support and classroom management:
Foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment conducive to learning, including encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning;
Implement effective classroom management strategies to ensure a respectful and focused learning atmosphere;
Motivate and monitor students throughout the academic year;
Support students as they approach and take exams to be fully prepared and confident with the process and material;
Research, prepare and customise learning materials suitable for a range of teaching and learning settings and a range of students;
Maintain accurate records of each child's development, activities, and any significant milestones;
Prepare progress reports and assessments as needed;
Conduct marking and assessment and provide appropriate feedback throughout the year;
Efficiently and effectively collect data and manage that to inform ongoing teaching strategies;
Create individualised learning plans for students with required additional needs;
Adapt learning and assessment tasks to a range of learner abilities;
Develop and administer assessments to evaluate student progress;
Provide constructive feedback to students and parents on academic performance;
Work collaboratively with colleagues within BMS, SDP and KTF to enhance the overall educational experience.
Participate in department meetings and professional development activities.
Parent and Guardian Communication:
Maintain open and effective communication with parents and guardians regarding student progress.
Attend parent-teacher conferences and other school-related events.
Maintain accurate records of students’ attendance, progress and assessment and communicate these to Principal and Deputy Principal;
Stay abreast of current educational trends, teaching methodologies, and subject-specific developments;
Participate in ongoing professional development opportunities.
Any other duties as directed by the BMS Management;
Adhere to all KTF policies and procedures including child protection policy, no-alcohol, drugs & buai policy, disability policy, gender equity policy, and counter terrorism policy.
Bachelor degree of Education – Primary;
Minimum 2 years teaching experience with teaching registration obtained (Primary/Elementary/Early Childhood);
SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:
Knowledge of educational regulations and compliance standards in PNG;
Knowledge of unique requirements of Early-Years Education and young-learners.
High level of emotional intelligence;
High level of communication, mentoring and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently or as a member of a team;
Ability to research, select and use a wide range of teaching and assessment strategies to suit the needs of a diverse range of students, including those with disabilities and from other disadvantaged groups;
A good understanding and competence of technology for email communications, data management, administration;
Possess the ability to apply information and communication technologies to the teaching and learning process as well as collecting, organising and processing relevant data;
Open to learning new and innovative approaches to learning through use of technology;
Applicants must have the right to work in PNG;
This position may require travel within PNG from time to time;
HOW TO APPLY:
Email your application to the Kokoda Track Foundation with the subject line: ‘Application – BMS – ‘Early-years/Primary Teacher’ (please state the grade levels you can teach)
Include the following:
A cover letter addressing the following:
Clearly state you interest in one or multiple positions of ‘Early-years Educator’, ‘Junior Primary Teacher’, ‘Senior Primary Teacher’
Clearly state your subject specialisms
Outline your teaching philosophy
Address your willingness and personal requirements for relocation to Balimo during the academic year (if not already from the area)
Your current resume;
Attach a copy of your Bachelor’s Degree;
Attach at least one written reference.
Successful candidates will need to supply a current Police Check in line with KTF’s safeguarding standards. KTF is proudly a zero-tolerance organization regarding Child Protection, Gender Equity and Disability Rights.
For queries, contact us on +61 0418 811 748 (business hours).
KTF is a child safe organisation committed to the protection of people we serve. Our recruitment and selection procedures are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable and aligned with our policies that ensure the safety of children and protection of all from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. All appointments are subject to appropriate background checks and screening and the successful candidate will be required to get a Working With Children check and/or a current (within the past 2 years) Police Certificate. We promote diversity and equality in all our practices and strongly encourage those with diverse backgrounds and/or disabilities and or those who identify as LGBTQI+ to apply for positions with KTF.
KTF strongly encourages all staff get vaccinated against COVID-19. This is not only for the protection of you, but also for the protection of our staff and the communities in which we work in.
Come and join the KTF family and enjoy working in a fast -paced, challenging environment with a great team located across Australia and Papua New Guinea.
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