Contract Type: Permanent

Commencement: 2022

Applications Close: 11.59pm Tuesday 7th September

Gateway Community High is a new, Special Assistance High school that opened in Carlingford in January 2021, catering to the needs of young people who have not thrived in mainstream (large) schools.

We are seeking a very special person to join our teaching team.

This position will suit an individual with experience working in a similar role with a diverse range of learners and a focus on youth development, or looking to move into this style of teaching environment.

The school provides opportunities for young people to thrive in an educational setting tailored to support their learning and belonging. The School caters for Stage 5 (year 9/10) students offering a NESA curriculum which enables students to attain their ROSA. Starting with 30 in 2021 we plan to grow to a maximum of 80 students over the next 3 years.

As a Special Assistance School this low fee school offers a flexible, engaging and practical learning environment for students to reconnect with their education and set a new direction. Gateway Community High seeks to provide a gateway to learning in an environment that delivers a positive, personalised and inclusive experience for young people that will set them up for future success.

Gateway Community High is an initiative of Macquarie Community College, a highly regarded not for profit adult education provider, operating across NorthWest and Western Sydney for more than 70 years. The School has its own dedicated premises on the Macquarie Community College site at Carlingford. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for nurturing the philosophy, culture and values with staff and students to achieve our vision of creating better futures.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Read the job description.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, candidates must:

  • meet the essential criteria (below)

  • provide a one page cover letter addressing the selection criteria (below)

  • attach a current CV.


Please email: principal@gatewaycommunityhigh.nsw.edu.au


For enquiries, please email the above address or call (02) 8845 8838

Applications close 11.59pm Tuesday 7th September.


Essential Criteria:


  • Australian Citizen, permanent resident or relevant visa 

  • Qualified secondary school teacher eligible for NSW teacher registration. 

  • Current accreditation under NESA teaching requirements. 

  • Working With Children Clearance (WWCC) 

  • Satisfactory national police check

Selection Criteria: Experience, Skills and Commitment to Purpose 
  • This position will suit an individual with experience working in a similar role with a diverse range of learners and a focus on youth development, or looking to move into this style of teaching environment.

  • Previous experience in Learning Support, preferably working closely with students that face a range of challenges to full participation in their education. 

  • Proven capacity to effectively engage and work collaboratively with other staff, fostering a culture of serving others, professionalism, responsibility and collegiality in open communication. 

  • Understanding and experience in the collaborative process of designing and implementing Individual Learning Plans.

  • Proven capacity to deliver curriculum in a relevant, meaningful and engaging manner, understanding the needs of learners that may have attainment below their age or Stage level, and apply appropriate differentiated teaching, monitoring and assessment strategies. 

  • Proven capacity to work collaboratively with others in the wider management of student wellbeing and development.  

  • Understanding of and respect for cultural and other forms of diversity. 

  • Strong skills in utilisation of ICT technologies and software. 

  • Knowledge of current trends in education and their application in the educational environment of a Special Assistance School. 

  • Proven capacity to work strategically and effectively through challenges. 

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.