Short Term Teachers – Kimberley Calling

  • Contract
  • Temporary

Website Catholic Education Western Australia Limited

About this Job

Short term and relief teacher opportunities: Experience teaching in the spectacular Kimberley outback!


Short term teacher opportunities: Experience teaching in the spectacular Kimberley outback!


Catapult your professional and personal goals to new horizons in a unique and inspiring setting unlike any other… both Catholic and Non-Catholic candidates welcomed

We are in search of passionate qualified teachers who are eager to embrace the unique journey of learning, living, and contributing to the vibrant Catholic school communities nestled within the stunning Kimberley region of Western Australia. Welcome to Kimberley Calling – a groundbreaking initiative by CEWA that beckons you to empower and be inspired by students throughout Broome, teaching at your choice of 13 unique school destinations. Successful candidates require a degree qualification in either Early, Primary or Secondary education, registration with the TRBWA, and may choose to accept short contracts of one Term (or more if desired) – travel the Kimberley on us and experience working in multiple destinations term by term.

After submitting your application you will be contacted by our friendly Talent team and provided full details of this transformative professional and personal growth opportunity, with a view to joining the Kimberley Calling Teacher pool for 2024. From this pool, Principals will directly appoint outstanding individuals for their unique small schools and culturally rich communities.


Benefits include:


  • Relocation travel from any major Australian city
  • Housing provided by CEWA at capped low percentage of salary or completely free (depending on which school destination)
  • Location allowance paid per fortnight
  • Air conditioning reimbursement paid per fortnight
  • Electricity cover for higher than average costs paid by CEWA
  • Accelerated long service leave accrual at twice the standard rate (depending on which school destination)
  • Friday early classroom finish 12:30pm every week
  • Access to salary packaging through our not-for-profit status
  • Discounted corporate health rates with HBF
  • Access for you and your family to our Employee Assistance Program including support with; nutrition & lifestyle, financial guidance, career planning and free counselling.
  • Paid parental leave
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Scholarship opportunities for further study
  • Sector leading professional development opportunities




  • $83,744 – $125,058 per annum + Superannuation 11% (pro rata)
  • Annual bonus $5,000 – $20,000 (pro rata) dependent upon school destination
  • Location allowance $3,534 – $10,786 per annum (pro rata)
  • Airconditioning and Electricity reimbursements


Start dates


Multiple opportunities starting throughout 2024


Candidates may consider vacancies at CEWA Kimberley schools located in:


  • Balgo Hills
  • Beagle Bay
  • Billiluna
  • Broome
  • Derby
  • Kununurra
  • Lombadina
  • Mulan / Lake Gregory
  • Red Hill
  • Ringer Soak
  • Warmun
  • Wyndham




Before you apply for this job, you need:

  • University degree in Education or equivalent: either Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary
  • Registration confirmation from Teachers Registration Board of Western


If and when you are offered a job with CEWA, you will need:


A profound journey: Teaching in Kimberley Catholic schools isn’t just about education – it’s a pathway to shaping lives and making meaningful connections, it’s having the privilege of close proximity to the local culture and wisdom of remote communities. Here, you’ll pioneer flexible and innovative educational programs, delivering high-quality learning experiences to students in nature-focused settings including:


  • Fostering foundational relationships for student success
  • Implementing Positive Behavior strategies in the classroom
  • Tailoring curriculum delivery to diverse learning needs
  • Enabling personalized learning experiences
  • Engaging in two-way learning
  • Crafting effective plans for students with diverse language backgrounds
  • Embracing Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Creating culturally inclusive learning environments
  • Harnessing flexibility and innovation to connect learning with context


A stepping-stone to leadership: Kimberley Catholic schools provide a fertile ground for cultivating leadership abilities, teachers employed via our Kimberley Calling Program can experience accelerated career advancement following their posting as a result of being given opportunity to showcase their skills across a range of higher duties on site. All faculty members benefit from top-tier professional development that hones cultural responsiveness, encourages reflective practice, and elevates pedagogical prowess.


HOW TO APPLY: If Kimberley Calling sounds like it could be right for you, we invite you to submit your application including:

  • Cover Letter – no more than 1 page, telling us why you are passionate about teaching and why you feel you would be a great fit for living and working in an outback Kimberley school
  • Resume
  • If you have the following details please provide to us: WA Teacher Registration and Working with Children Check (if you do not have these items that is no problem, please proceed to apply and we can discuss now to obtain these once we speak with you)

Questions and feedback welcomed – we encourage you to apply and find out what possibilities are available to you!

CEWA warmly welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds who agree to uphold the Core Catholic Values: respect for the human person, promotion of family, the common good, subsidiarity (advocating for all people especially the vulnerable or marginalised), human dignity, and pursuit of peace.

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