Job opportunity – Canberra

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Primary School Teacher

An attractive remuneration package and relocation assistance are also available, based on the skills and experience you are bringing to the role.  With Chabad ACT, you will get the chance to work with an organisation that makes a real impact on the local Jewish community in the ACT and Region.

Relocation assistance including

  • A potential high paying full-time job as a guard/receptionist for your partner if desired and applicable.
  • (up to) one month of temporary accommodation
  • Ongoing subsidised day-care, preschool and school fees;

Chabad ACT

Looking to be well rewarded for something new and exciting for 2020 and beyond?

The Primary School Teacher will provide a positive learning environment that values and engages students, empowering them to attain high levels of achievement, to continually improve their learning and to be ready for the world. The teacher will work closely with the School Principal in leaving their imprint on shaping the school’s standards and course for years to come.

About You

As a Primary School Teacher, you will possess:

·         a Bachelor of Education or equivalent and ACT TQI registration (or ability to obtain before commencement)

·         experience in working in a Primary School educational setting and preferably with early Primary years teaching experience.

·         demonstrated knowledge of and skills in differentiation as the school is starting small with composite age classes

·         demonstrated knowledge of the Australian National Curriculum

·         sound ability to display initiative and good judgment

·         excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·         Faith and cultural awareness. Jewish Faith not mandatory.

·         a current first aid certificate with anaphylaxis and asthma training or willingness to obtain

·       An ability to produce and maintain necessary Government reporting records on behalf of the school.

·         A valid ACT Working with Vulnerable People Card.

·        At least two sound references.

·        Must have teacher registration, provisional registration or a permit to teach issued by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute prior to starting employment.


About the School


Canberra Jewish School has a positive benefit and impact on Canberra and its region through a commitment to improving the world by its unique educational offerings.

The school, as a critical outreach project of Chabad ACT to cater for Canberra and region’s Jewish children, provides a quality skills-based education as outlined by the Australian Curriculum yet within a Jewish worldview. This worldview is aligned with the G-d-given eternal values which include: appreciation, humility, honesty, respect, love, care and good deeds. Our students are gifted with a wholesome and solid foundation for a lifetime of meaning and purpose to celebrate the rich and joyous Jewish heritage.

We aim to “learn, teach, keep and role-model” the age-old teachings of the Holy Torah whilst fostering long-term and meaningful relationships with children and their families.


· Children are Paramount

Canberra Jewish School believes that educators serve as the spiritual parents to their students. They are tasked with the awesome responsibility entrusted by G-d to:  guard, raise and educate the most precious commodity of all – the children – who are also His children, by providing nurture for their body and soul with love, devotion and awe, in a safe environment.

· Jewish Identity and Values

Canberra Jewish School focuses on developing within each child, values that will help them to make better choices throughout their lives. Included in these are:

A strong Jewish identity, resilience, confidence, faith, a healthy self-esteem, honesty, love, goodness and kindness, good social skills, age-appropriate responsibility, self-mastery, self-restraint and character refinement, a love of learning and inner joy.

We endeavour to assist each child to reach their full potential.

· Community Responsibility

Canberra Jewish School inspires its children to have: a love of the environment, community responsibility, a sense of meaning and purpose and the importance of contributing and giving back to society.

·       Torah Lifestyle

Canberra Jewish School values the unique opportunity to provide for Jewish families in Canberra and Region a wholesome and nurturing Torah environment which is embedded as a way of life with a commitment to Jewish Law, teachings, celebrations, practices and the study of the Hebrew language.

· Mastery of the Australian Curriculum

Canberra Jewish School is deeply committed to having its children excel at the National Curriculum and fostering a new generation of proud Jewish Australians.

How to Apply:

Please send your

·         Cover letter (maximum one page)

·         Current Resume

.         At least two references

Salary is above award and open to further negotiation subject to relevant experience and additional skills that you may bring to the position.

The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Have you completed a qualification in teaching?
  • Do you have current teacher’s registration in Australia?
  • What’s your expected annual base salary?



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