Permanent job after two years

Teachers take advantage of incentive

Bert Bertalli
Country Organiser

Temporary teachers working in 6 and 8-point schools are taking advantage of an incentive which allows them to achieve permanent appointment.

Department of Education and Communities, People and Services relieving executive director Mark Anderson said there were 17 conversions in 2014 and three already in 2015.

In rural and remote 6-point and 8-point incentive schools principals have the option of having a suitable temporary teacher who has worked continuously for at least two years in the school directly appointed into a permanent vacant position in their school.

If you are a temporary teacher in a 6-point incentive school who meets the service requirement and would like to be considered for permanent appointment, speak with the principal to express an interest in conversion from temporary to permanent if a vacancy is known to exist or will exist in the school.

Teachers will need to submit an application for permanent employment and list the school as a preference for appointment.

The school is required to submit the vacancy on OMSEE, and in the comments section of the form indicate that the school is seeking the appointment of [temporary teacher’s name] as part of strategy 7.2 in the Rural and Remote Education — A blueprint for action document.

By naming the temporary teacher on the OMSEE form, the principal is deeming the teacher to be suitable for appointment to the vacancy — that is the teacher should match the codes submitted for the vacancy.

For 8-point incentive schools where there is no current vacancy, members are advised to speak with the principal to express an interest in conversion from temporary to permanent.

Members will need to have a current application for permanent employment that lists the school as a preference for appointment.

Principals log into OMSEE and submit a vacancy form, not completing any of the fields other than “Anticipated EOD date for recruitment action” and the FTE.

In the comments section, the principal indicates that the school is seeking the appointment of [temporary teacher’s name] as part of strategy 7.2 in the Rural and Remote Education — A blueprint for action document as above establishment.

By naming the temporary teacher on the OMSEE form, the principal deems the teacher to be suitable for appointment as a permanent teacher.

The member will remain at the 8-point school until matched to a substantive vacancy at the school or fulfils the service requirement and is matched for incentive
transfer.

All temporary teachers working in 6 and 8-point incentive schools are encouraged to discuss this policy with their principal. Principals are encouraged to liaise with the Schools HR Advisor at People and Careers (previously called Staffing) to implement the procedure.

Since 2009, Federation has pursued a program to provide the appropriate incentive, recognition and reward for temporary teachers who have taught in 6 and 8-point incentive schools.

Congratulations to all members who have campaigned tirelessly for improved incentives to attract and retain temporary teachers to schools that are hardest to staff.