Classroom Teacher

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

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 15/07/2022 - 26/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284676

Reference: 1284676

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

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    Demonistrated ability to plan for, implement and assess and report a high quality F - 6 science Program


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

  • 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

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

Derinya is a large thriving government school located in Frankston South, the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. With a student enrolment of 860 students and a high socio–economic profile. We strive to develop compassionate global citizens through shared values and high expectations who think creatively and are responsible and caring lifelong learners. Our school has 37 straight classes and we have over 70 dedicated, passionate staff who are committed to continually maximising the academic potential and wide ranging achievements of our students in a safe, prosocial, caring and happy environment. We live our overarching school values daily.  Our amazing, valued community at large takes great pride in developing a strong partnership in order to promote excellence in all. Our buildings date back to 1970. We have developed a new master plan and have commenced a $4.8 million dollar development providing 10 new classrooms in a double storey configuration as stage 1 of our building upgrade. The school buildings are neat and well maintained offering a variety of different learning spaces.

Our extensive curriculum continues to be underpinned with a sharp focus on literacy and numeracy and is supported with quality levels of challenge in teaching and learning to enhance the differentiated academic growth of all students. Students are encouraged to think creatively about the world they live in, inquire with curious minds and care for the earth, giving their best effort at all times. We encourage student responsibility for learning, goal setting and reflection. Staff collaborative team planning and professional learning are key drivers of improved learning and teaching and we have an extremely stable and talented staff committed to maximizing student potential. Our engaging Specialist Programs include Visual and Performing Arts, PE, Japanese and Science. A multitude of co-curricular programs and initiatives enhance the learning opportunities of students, engaging them in a diverse range of activities both within and beyond the classroom, school and world, linking them through a multitude of networks of like minds. Innovation and creativity are celebrated and there are many opportunities to develop student leadership, voice and agency. We have several students participating in the High Ability and Student Excellence programs.

The positive staff, student and parent surveys endorse excellent performance of our school as a highly effective learning community. We are ever growing in our quest for excellence and continue to strengthen our practice through research and professional development targeted around the State Education Initiatives and targets. 

A strong focus on Information Technology further enhances and supports student engagement and learning, and is well resourced providing an excellent tool for learning. We have an extensive, highly successful co-contribution iPad program making devices accessible for all.  Derinya is a sustainable school. It is eSmart accredited and this supports our community values and responsibilities in ensuring we have cybersmart students and informed teachers and parents. Our parent body is particularly keen to continually update skills and knowledge to keep children safe on line and the school works collaboratively with parents to this end.

The Derinya GEM (Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness) program, developed by our student health and wellbeing team caters for the pro social and emotional development of all children through explicit classroom teaching. Our efforts in social and emotional learning are highly valued and ripple through the school continually. The school has access to Medicare funded psychologist support on site who are an absolute asset to our school community.

The school plays an important role in the Frankston South community celebrating strong links with our wonderful parent body and local networks. Through the tremendous work of the School Council, our Parents Association – the Community Connect Team, staff and students, a harmonious, engaging and productive learning community is nurtured. The Parent Survey endorses the excellent work being undertaken at our school. Our annual Derinya Art and Craft Exhibition features highly on the Victorian Arts Calendar. Our school works as a Community of Practice with the Frankston Federation of Schools and Northern Peninsula Network.  At Derinya, our community works collectively to achieve our potential and create a positive, vibrant centre of learning. The growth of the school is testament to its success.

In 2021, the school will undergo its triennial review and will also celebrate its 50 year anniversary.

Above all else we are a happy, hardworking, thriving school !


Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 15/07/2022 - 26/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Nadine Pye | 03 9787 3633

Classroom Teacher