Alternate Setting Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 24/11/2022
Applications close: 07/12/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1317451

Reference: 1317451

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2    Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth. 

SC3    Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

SC6    Demonstrated experience and/or an awareness of trauma informed educational practice.


Newcomb Secondary College GATE (Guided Alternative to Traditional Education) Nobody's Fool Program

This teaching position is based 3 - 4 days per week with Somebody's Daughter Theatre - Newcomb Secondary College at Courthouse Youth Arts, in Malop Street Geelong.

The Somebody's Daughter Theatre - Newcomb Secondary College Nobody's Fool Program is an arts-led re-engagment initiative with a maximum enrolment of 15 students. It is a collaboration between Somebody's Daughter Theatre Company and the Victorian Department of Education and Training - Newcomb Secondary College.

All of the young people in the program are aged between 12 and 18 years who have become disconnected from formal education due to multiple forms of social, economic and emotional disadvantage.

The background of students is diverse but they have commonly experienced trauma in their lives through violence, family breakdown or associated mental health issues. Disengagement from mainstream education can also be the result of chronic anxiety, depression or specific learning or language difficulties.

Somebody's Daughter Theatre runs the core of this program with rigorous workshops in drama, music and art and from this emerges a public creative outcome - a piece of high quality theatre which gives voice to the young people's stories. An original play is devised and performed to a range of schools and communities in rural towns as well as cities. The play is supplemented with discussions, workshops, follow-up materials and strategies. 

The specialist part-time teacher will be employed by Newcomb Secondary College to work one on one with participants on literacy and numeracy and to negotiate pathways back into formal education or training. 

The successful applicant will join a supportive team to meet the diverse needs of this multi-age cohort of young people. The role of the teacher will be to develop and deliver individual learning programs for each of the participants with a strong focus on literacy.

The program will operate out of a small studio in the arts precinct on Rutland St, Newtown. The teacher will be employed by Newcomb Secondary College. 


The classroom teacher classification comprises two salary ranges- range 1 and range 2.  The primary focus of the classroom teacher is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes.  The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection and inquiry in order to improve knowledge and skills to effectively engage students and improve their learning. 

As the classroom teacher gains experience his or her contribution to the school program beyond the classroom increases. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their rostered teaching duties provided the responsibility is appropriate to the salary range, qualifications, training and experience of the teacher.

Classroom teacher Range 2
Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities.

A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.

Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to:
- Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
- Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
- Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
- Supervise and train one or more student teachers
- Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.

Classroom teacher Range 1
The primary focus of the range 1 classroom teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels and the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. These teachers teach a range of students/classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programs.  Range 1 classroom teachers are skilled teachers who operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and may have responsibility for the supervision and training of one or more student teachers.

At range 1, teachers participate in the development of school policies and programs and assist in the implementation of school priorities. 
The focus of a range 1 classroom teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice.  New entrants to the teaching profession in their initial teaching years receive structured support, mentoring and guidance from teachers at higher levels.

Under guidance, new entrants to the teaching profession will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects and are expected to participate in induction programs and other professional learning activities that are designed to ensure the integration of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the school.

Teachers at range 1 are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate in policy development, project teams and the organisation of co-curricula activities.


Key Responsibilities and Personal Attributes:

  • Provide intensive literacy and numeracy tuition for each program participant.
  • In consultation with program partners, plan individual programs for participants.
  • Assist students to achieve learning outcomes across a range of key learning areas to a level appropriate for entry into relevant further education, training or employment options. 
  • Liaise with all key personnel working on the program to ensure education activities are compatible with the overall vision and philosophy of the project.
  • Keep comprehensive records of all curriculum activities undertaken and learning outcomes achieved for each young person.
  • Follow up each individual who exits the program, providing support in his or her transition to further education, employment and training initiatives.
  • Contribute to evaluations of the program.
  • Develop relevant curriculum materials.
  • Ability to attend tour dates and excursions involving overnight stays.
  • Liaise with Newcomb Secondary College around an array of school-wide conversations.
  • Highly developed skills in relation to educating young people of varying levels of achievement.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement individualised learning programs for young people of varying levels of achievement.
  • Highly developed skills in teaching literacy and numeracy.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with a creative arts focus.
  • Understanding and knowledge of a range of employment and training options for young people.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work flexibly and independently.
  • Current Drivers' Licence.
  • Ability to support young people with complex backgrounds and varied developmental needs.

The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:

  • Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
  • Undertaking other classroom teaching related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Location Profile

Newcomb Secondary College was established in 1969 and takes its name from the surrounding suburb named after Caroline Newcomb, one of the area’s earliest settlers.  Our sporting houses are also named after prominent citizens – Harrison, Drysdale, Curlewis and Wills. The College caters for 477 students in 2022 in Years 7 to 12 who come largely from Newcomb, Whittington, St Albans Park, East Geelong, South Geelong, Moolap, Leopold and the rural areas of the Bellarine Peninsula.

Visitors to our College are always impressed with its open, modern and light-filled learning spaces, along with its vibrant and inclusive atmosphere.  In recent years the College has undergone significant redevelopment with the current building program seeing the refurbishment of our math classrooms and music program areas, a state of the art STEM space and a 128 seat auditorium, contributing to an excellent learning and teaching environment.

For over 50 years, Newcomb Secondary College has been creating positive pathways for young people in Geelong. The College offers a future-focused curriculum within an environment which nurtures holistic student wellbeing and engagement. Our teaching and learning structures accommodate a broad range of individualised goals and needs through well-resourced literacy and numeracy supports and an emphasis on student voice and career action plans.

Our College has an outstanding range of VCE, VCAL, VET subjects, as well as offering School Based Apprenticeships that build successful individual pathways for students.  Our students benefit greatly from well-developed and innovative partnerships with our local tertiary institutions, the Gordon and Deakin University, including tutoring, Geelong Tertiary Futures Program and transition programmes.

The College is proud to have been the first Australian-based school to offer a P-Tech Program. This enables students to participate in corporate partner-supported pathways to learning and employment within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related industries. Through a partnership with the Gordon TAFE and key members of the Geelong business community, the College is ensuring that our school leavers are equipped with the skills needed for success in the workforce of the 21st century.

We are also committed to students maximising their personal growth through broad participation in a range of extra-curricular programs. Students develop confidence, teamwork, and leadership through their involvement with our extensive sports program, academic challenges, instrumental music tuition and our renowned Music Program, culminating in a number of celebrated public performances and the annual Band Tour. The annual College Bike Tour is also a chance for students to test their mental and physical resilience, in conditions which often result in the forging of lifelong friendships between the participants of the tour.

We are committed to establishing a school environment that allows our students to grow and thrive intellectually, emotionally and socially. Leadership qualities are provided with valuable opportunities to develop confidence in their leadership ability as they work cooperatively with others.  Community volunteer programs enrich student development and projects that enable students to work in and with their community, helping students to learn, share and develop a strong sense of community pride.

Sport is encouraged at all levels.  Throughout the school year inter-house competitions are held to foster and encourage teamwork and enthusiasm across the College.

It is our belief at Newcomb Secondary College that students who enjoy (and aspire to having) rich and vibrant lifestyles, with access to holistic and proactive personal wellbeing supports, are the most likely to enjoy lasting success with their learning experiences and individual pathway outcomes.


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Alternate Setting Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


James Murphy | 5248 1400

Alternate Setting Classroom Teacher