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  • Unique teaching opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students with their educational and wellbeing needs
  • Join a values-driven team
  • Full time, Ongoing position
  • Competitive remuneration will be negotiated based on experience 


The Waranara School is a Special Assistance Independent school located in Marrickville catering for up to 65 students from Years 9 to 12. Students enrolled at The Waranara School are commonly referred due to school refusal, as a result of mental health issues (generally depression and anxiety) and the effects of complex trauma.

Teaching responsibilities in the school include programming curriculum, maintaining all relevant student records, teaching students utilising differentiated and student centred strategies and employing approaches to enhance student wellbeing and achievement.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications will be considered as they are received.


This position will undertake general teaching (PDHPE, CAFS, SLR) responsibilities including, but not limited to: programing, creating and marking assessment tasks and reporting for year levels 9 to 12.

Most importantly, you will undertake your responsibilities with a student centred and trauma informed approach.

Qualifications and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Formal Teaching Degree
  • Experience teaching NSW PDHPE curriculum
  • Current NESA approval to teach
  • Student centred and differentiated teaching approach
  • Demonstrated well being trauma informed approach to students
  • Be highly organised with lesson plans, marking, registers and reports
  • Ability to be flexible and work as part of a small team
  • Current NSW Employee Working with Children Check
  • Evidence of Covid-19 vaccination, or NSW Covid 19 Medical Contraindication Certificate


Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory reference checks, a current Employment Working with Children Check, National Police Check (International Police Check if resided overseas in the last 10 years) and proof of the right to work in Australia.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

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How to Apply

To apply please review the hyperlinked position description and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to recruitment@goodshep.org.au. Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.