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Why Work at Freshwater?

Life | Love | Learn

Freshwater Christian College, established in 1983, is a cornerstone of academic and spiritual growth in Cairns. Our 40-acre campus in Brinsmead provides a scenic backdrop for comprehensive education, inspired with Christian values. Under the leadership of Principal Matthew Scott, our team prioritises innovation and excellence to empower students and staff alike.

Joining Freshwater Christian College means joining a vibrant community dedicated to holistic development. Our curriculum fosters not only academic success but also the cultivation of virtues such as compassion, courage, and wisdom. Supported by ongoing training and mentorship opportunities, staff are encouraged to thrive personally and professionally.

With a commitment to continuous improvement and a culture of collaboration, Freshwater Christian College offers an enriching environment where educators can make a meaningful difference. Grow your career while making a positive impact on the lives of students and the wider community.

We invite you to submit an application to become part of the Freshwater community. 

Living in Cairns

Nestled in tropical North Queensland, Cairns offers a unique blend of urban convenience and natural beauty, making it an ideal place to live and work. Enjoy a laid-back lifestyle surrounded by stunning coastline, lush rainforests, and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef.

With a thriving economy supported by tourism and education, Cairns provides abundant career opportunities and a welcoming community. Experience the perfect balance of professional growth and outdoor adventure in this vibrant city, where every day feels like an adventure.

Cairns invites you to call it home and indulge in the region’s diverse culinary scene, vibrant arts and culture, and welcoming community spirit.

 

Current Vacancies

Maintenance Support Officer

We are seeking a highly motivated, dedicated, and proactive Maintenance Support Officer to join our team. 

Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate will have

  • the ability to obtain before commencing work, a Queensland Positive Notice Working with Children Blue Card;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • demonstrated ability to accept responsibility and complete projects;
  • previous experience working in schools is preferred; 
  • an understanding key educational programs, practices, and policies is preferred; 
  • be able to sign and abide by the College’s Statement of Faith;
  • be able to abide by the Staff Code of Conduct at all times;
  • have the ability to work with all members of the College community (teaching and non-teaching staff, parents, students, and visitors) both individually and as a member of a department team;
  • be fully aligned with the values, virtues, and Christian beliefs of Freshwater Christian College, and be seeking a role where they are able to utilise their talents and skills to make a difference in the lives of our students and the College community;
  • be legally permitted to work in Australia.

Application Process

To apply now, click here

The College reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement earlier than the due date should a suitable applicant be found.

Job Description

 

Primary Teacher - 2 positions: 0.2 FTE and a future 1.0 FTE

Join our dynamic teaching team! Primary Teacher positions are available; 0.2 FTE one day per week, and a future full-time role as we expand our College. 

If you are an educator with a genuine love for teaching and excellent communication skills, we encourage you to apply. Join us in shaping the next generation of leaders and lifelong learners. Your journey towards making a difference in the lives of children starts here!

Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate will:

  • hold relevant teaching qualifications;
  • hold, or be able to obtain Queensland College of Teachers Registration;
  • be able to sign and abide by the College’s Statement of Faith;
  • be able to abide by the Staff Code of Conduct at all times;
  • have the ability to work with all members of the College community (teaching and non-teaching staff, parents, students, and visitors) both individually and as a member of a department team;
  • be fully aligned with the values, virtues, and Christian beliefs of Freshwater Christian College, and be seeking a role where they are able to utilise their talents and skills to make a difference in the lives of our students and the College community;
  • be legally permitted to work in Australia.

Application Process

To apply now, click here

The College reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement earlier than the due date should a suitable applicant be found.

Job Description

 

Expression of Interest in Teaching Positions

We invite expressions of interest from Primary and Secondary teachers and ask that you submit an application form for a teaching position for the 2024 academic year.

Selection Criteria

Successful candidates will be fully aligned with the values, virtues, and Christian beliefs of Freshwater Christian College, and seek a role where they can utilise their talents and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of our students and the College community. 

They will also:  

  • possess relevant teaching qualifications and current registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT);
  • be able to sign and abide by the College’s Statement of Faith;
  • be able to abide by the Codes of Conduct at all times;
  • have the ability to work with all members of the College community (teaching and non-teaching staff, parents, students, and visitors) both individually and as a member of a department team;
  • be fully aligned with the values, virtues, and Christian beliefs of Freshwater Christian College; and
  • be legally permitted to work in Australia as a registered QCT Teacher. 

Application Process 

To apply now, click here

 

Casual Relief Teachers

40 years strong, Freshwater Christian College is seeking talented teachers to join our team and be part of our community on a casual relief basis. 

Selection Criteria

Successful candidates will be fully aligned with the values, virtues, and Christian beliefs of Freshwater Christian College, and seek a role where they can utilise their talents and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of our students and the College community. 

They will also:  

  • possess relevant teaching qualifications and current registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT);
  • be able to sign and abide by the College’s Statement of Faith;
  • be able to abide by the Codes of Conduct at all times;
  • have the ability to work with all members of the College community (teaching and non-teaching staff, parents, students, and visitors) both individually and as a member of a department team;
  • be fully aligned with the values, virtues, and Christian beliefs of Freshwater Christian College; and
  • be legally permitted to work in Australia as a registered QCT Teacher. 

Application Process 

To apply now, click here

Job Description

 

 

Kindergarten Educators

40 years strong, Freshwater Christian College is seeking educators to join our team and be part of our community on a casual basis. 

Selection Criteria

Successful candidates will be fully aligned with the values, virtues, and Christian beliefs of Freshwater Christian College, and seek a role where they can utilise their talents and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of our students and the College community. 

They will also:  

  • hold a positive notice (Working with Children Check) Queensland Blue Card;
  • be able to sign and abide by the College’s Statement of Faith;
  • be able to abide by the Codes of Conduct at all times;
  • have the ability to work with all members of the College community (teaching and non-teaching staff, parents, students, and visitors) both individually and as a member of a department team;
  • be fully aligned with the values, virtues, and Christian beliefs of Freshwater Christian College; and
  • be legally permitted to work in Australia. 

Highly regarded:

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care; or Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 

Application Process 

To apply now, click here

Job Description

 

 

Outside School Hours Care Educators

40 years strong, Freshwater Christian College is seeking educators to join our team and be part of our community on a casual basis. 

Selection Criteria

Successful candidates will be fully aligned with the values, virtues, and Christian beliefs of Freshwater Christian College, and seek a role where they can utilise their talents and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of our students and the College community. 

They will also:  

  • hold a positive notice (Working with Children Check) Queensland Blue Card;
  • be able to sign and abide by the College’s Statement of Faith;
  • be able to abide by the Codes of Conduct at all times;
  • have the ability to work with all members of the College community (teaching and non-teaching staff, parents, students, and visitors) both individually and as a member of a department team;
  • be fully aligned with the values, virtues, and Christian beliefs of Freshwater Christian College; and
  • be legally permitted to work in Australia. 

Highly regarded:

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care; or Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 

Application Process 

To apply now, click here

Job Description

 

 

Freshwater Christian College is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all children and young people.  All potential employees will be required to comply with the College’s Child Protection Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy.

Child Protection Code of Conduct

Child Protection Policy

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