Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: North East Region | Benalla

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 18/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1337064

Reference: 1337064

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Benalla

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 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.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

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

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.

Location Profile

Whorouly Primary School is located in the small rural community of Whorouly in the Ovens Valley between Wangaratta and Myrtleford in North East Victoria, about 250 kilometres from Melbourne.  Students are drawn from the town itself and a school bus service transports students from the surrounding district.  In 2023 we have 28 students across all grade levels from Foundation to Grade 6.  The students come from a wide range of families with diverse backgrounds.

Our vision is to continually develop an engaging learning environment that promotes academic success along with social and emotional wellbeing, where all students are supported to reach their full potential to enable them to function effectively in a global community and to ensure that the values and beliefs of our school reflect those of the broader Whorouly community.

Our mission is to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for our students to become the best version of themselves socially, emotionally and academically.

The following values underpin the beliefs of the Whorouly Primary School Community, and provide the basis for our actions:

Learning:             Acquiring academic, social, physical and emotional knowledge and skills.

Relationships:    Developing authentic relationships where mutual respect and support are promoted.

Persistence:       Cultivating a positive work ethic and managing challenging situations as they arise.

Respect:               Building respect for self and others, our community and the environment.

Teamwork:         Working co-operatively with others towards common goals.

It is the intent of the school to invest in developing the capacities of all stakeholders to ensure we are actively engaging in a process of improvement by:
•             building the capacity of staff to deliver consistent quality teaching practice
•             maximising the learning growth of every student in literacy with a particular focus on writing and maximising the learning growth of every student in numeracy.
•             strengthening the school as a learning community.

The school strives to create a personalised learning experience for each child. We prioritise small groups for literacy and numeracy, develop Individual Learning Plans for every student and differentiate classroom tasks to ensure we teach to the precise needs of each child.

We facilitate the use of technology to support all learning with every student having access to their own laptop or desktop computer.  The school provides programs in all domains of the Victorian Curriculum.  Students also participate in multi-age sessions working as a whole school group.  Specialist teachers present the Library, Art, Italian, Music and Science programs.  The classroom programs are enriched through camps, excursions, musical performances, the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program and Bluearth.  The chaplain provides support to our students and families.

Whorouly Primary School is a member of the Ovens Learning Community (OLC) which is made up of seven rural schools: Together we attend performances at each other’s schools, go on camps to Queenscliff, Canberra and 15 Mile Creek and participate in sports days to allow the students to create new friendships and access a wide range of experiences.

Whorouly Primary School places great emphasis and value on being a community school with parents, students, teachers and community members and groups working together to provide a quality education. 

Whorouly Primary School has a close relationship with the Whorouly Pre-School, which is adjacent to the school. Most of our Foundation enrolments have attended this pre-school. Collaborative programs with the pre-school ensure smooth transition into Foundation.

The Whorouly Primary School buildings consist of a semi-open plan learning space with two teaching areas, a multi-purpose classroom, a large, covered deck, kitchen/staffroom, office, resource room, library/meeting room.  The grounds are well maintained and established trees and three large shade structures provide shaded playing areas and outdoor learning spaces. Also located on the school grounds is the MACC Art shed and a kitchen garden.  The school location enables easy access to the Whorouly Memorial Library Hall and the Whorouly Recreation Reserve facilities.

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 18/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Pauline McPherson | 035/727-1363

Classroom Teacher