Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Part time / From 11/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284635

Reference: 1284635

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.


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.


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

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

Conditions of Employment

  • 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


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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Leopold Primary School is located on the Bellarine Highway in a growing township which looks down upon the City of Geelong.  The picturesque and panoramic views gained from the school grounds of the City of Geelong, Corio Bay and the You Yangs, provides a physical connection to our environment and often lifts our spirits.  Our school is bound by a growing residential sector which is proving attractive to families with children.

Our school is the only school within Leopold and our staff and school council recognise the responsibility and privilege that radiates from this. The respect of the Leopold and educational community is never taken for granted and is intensely sought, which when gained, is honoured and deeply valued.

Currently we have 840 students enrolled within 39 classrooms.  Our robust enrolment is an educational advantage as it provides an extensive range of opportunities for, internal professional learning, distributed leadership, the mixing of students with diverse and similar personal characteristics and the achievement of budgetary economies of scale. The school provides specialist programs in Health and Physical Education, Music, Visual Art , LOTE (Indonesian), Reading Intervention and Oral Language Support.

Our school values strategic partnerships across the Government educational sector and beyond.  We are a foundational member, and a driving force, within the Leopold Early Years Network. The network actively seeks smooth transitions between early years and school and also annually provides our local community with a number of parent information sessions. The newly opened Community Hub has opened on our boundary and we look forward to new collaborative opportunities which will arise from this.  We currently have a one to one netbook program in grades 4/5/6.

Our vision:    At Leopold Primary School, learning to know, learning to do, learning to be and learning to live together, equips our students with knowledge, skills and the disposition to actively embrace learning, leading all to become confident contributing member of both our school and the wider community.

Motto:  Learning for Life

Our mission is to create an educational space where our students can academically, socially and emotionally, ‘SHINE’.

Values -   Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, Kindness.

Mantra – The More You Know, The More You Grow.

Leopold Primary School has a commitment to the students’ developing a capacity to, and a love of, learning. The personalization of education within our school is defined by our four pillars of learning – Learning to know, do, be and live together. Our highly capable, collaborative and energetic teaching staff is proud of the delivery of a curriculum that is individualised to the needs of each student, a curriculum that is also rich in purposeful, timely and focused feedback.  Learning is viewed as a continuum (P- Yr 10) and we accordingly provide a curriculum which is individualized and rewarding.  It is recognised that English and Mathematics knowledge and skills provides the basis for successful learning and as such these curriculum areas hold prime teaching time within our daily timetables.   Assessment and reporting is undertaken dynamically (Online) and is highly personalised- teachers and students comment fortnightly on a completed curriculum task.

We aspire for our school to be widely acknowledged as having a rewarding and engaging social and interpersonal culture, which has been built on strong, clear and rewarding relationships.  We recognise that a relational culture empowers our students’ to absorb the knowledge, develop skills and to gain personal dispositions which will enable them to become contributing citizens within a contemporary community.  Leopold Primary School employs staff that are committed to our values. We hope that you may consider joining our team.

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Part time / From 11/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Stuart Bott | 040/943-8530

Classroom Teacher