A community established hundreds of kilometres beyond the bitumen certainly offers a very different employment opportunity and life experience.
If you are a committed and motivated teacher looking for a unique and rewarding experience then being a member of the Remote Teaching Service (RTS) may be for you.
The RTS is made up of a dedicated group of around 200 teachers living and working in 39 remote communities in Western Australia. They deliver flexible and innovative educational programs to ensure all students in remote areas are not disadvantaged by their location and have access to quality education.
The RTS offers a range of professional opportunities for people who are creative and resilient. If you are flexible and like working collaboratively as part of a team you will have the opportunity to be part of an innovative learning community. Skills and interest in literacy, numeracy and English as a second language/dialect (ESL/D) are highly valued.
Of course there are some challenges that come with working in remote communities such as the isolation, varied accommodation and occasionally unreliable power and water! However, there is also great potential to thrive both personally and professionally while experiencing a unique lifestyle.
Having an adventurous attitude that makes the most of the diversity of the schools and communities will ensure you have an enjoyable and successful experience.