In the coming quarter we expect to see an increase in contracts covering the second half of the school year and this will represent the beginning of the peak season for recruitment in schools.
From as early as August schools will start planning and recruiting for roles that commence in 2016 and from July onwards we will start receiving expressions of interest from teachers who are looking to move schools in the 2016 school year.
We are seeing an increase in before and after school jobs since parents are working longer hours. Temporary recruitment is generally busier at this time of year due to the colder weather and seasonal illnesses.
In terms of skills in demand for the July to September 2015 quarter, we’re seeing a high demand for candidates with HSC teaching experience as it allows contract teachers to hit the ground running when they start a new role.
Teachers with technology skills are favoured by employers, as are those who have inspirational communication skills. Knowledge of the Australian national curriculum is also valued.
OOSH (Outside Of School Hours) Coordinators are in demand as the hours worked are often split shifts and so are difficult for people to commit to long term.
OOSH Educators are also needed due to the growth of these services and the ongoing demand for the care of primary aged children.