Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 13/09/2023
Applications close: 26/09/2023 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: North West Region | Newnham

Job type: Part time / From 29/01/2024 - 27/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1367884

Reference: 1367884

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Newnham

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

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for this position. Should you be successful, you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your preferred time fraction as part of the recruitment process.

The Department of Education (the department) 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:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:


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.

Location Profile

Lancefield Primary School, established in 1858, is situated in the semi-rural township of Lancefield one hour north of Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges. Residential areas are developed alongside a rural farming existence. Our current enrolment is 186 students. Supportive and engaged parents, families and community groups contribute to the wellbeing of our school by assisting with classroom programs, whole school activities and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. 

SWPBS and Wellbeing

We are a School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPBS) School with a strong focus on good mental health and social-emotional wellbeing for all. The implementation and explicit teaching of the Kimochis, Berry Street Education Model and Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships programs provides our students, staff and families with strong social/emotional wellbeing and mental health support and strategies. 

Inclusion and Mental Health

We are an inclusive school and make reasonable adjustments to ensure all students are supported in reaching their full potential. We are implementing the new Disability Inclusion (DIP) program and the Mental Health in Primary Schools (MHiPS) initiative with a dedicated full time MHiPS and DIP leader.


Building student leadership capabilities, skills and creating opportunities is encouraged and promoted through our Year 6 Student Team, years 3 to 6 peer selected student council team and SWPBS student leaders. All students are supported with their learning through our digital technologies and ICT program with years 3-6 participating in the bring your own Chromebook program.

Department of Education Guidelines

The Department of Education High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) and Practice Principles provide direction for our teaching practice with a strong focus on improving numeracy and literacy outcomes. Our teachers work collaboratively to plan and implement programs such as the evidence based synthetic phonics program Jolly Phonics and Grammar across all year levels.

Targeted Learning Initiative

We are pleased that our Targeted Learning Initiative (Tutor Learning Initiative) is continuing with DET funding into 2024. We have renamed this program at LPS to Targeted Learning Initiative to provide our school community with a clearer picture of what this program provides. We have a dedicated teacher who implements this program. After analysing a range of student data and conversations with teachers and leadership, our TIL teacher provides students with support in classroom settings to either provide extension and challenges or further opportunities to practice important building block skills in both literacy and numeracy. The TIL teacher works and plans with class teachers and also provides coaching sessions for teachers when working with a particular class and cohort of students. Parents and carers are informed of when or if their child/ren will be participating in this program. This is NOT a one on one tutoring program, nor is it conducted in out of school hours. The TLI teacher generally works within the classroom with students and teachers or may take small groups when deemed appropriate out of the classroom.

Specialists and Library

Our specialist classes are Visual Arts and Health and Physical Education. Auslan lessons are taught by classroom teachers with Auslan skills being woven into everyday interactions at school. Our exciting library collection is well loved by students who can access information about our collection through the online Oliver system at home or at school. There is a direct link to Oliver on our website. Students can provide book reviews and suggest books to be purchased. Many families make donations to our library through our LPS Library Fund. We have a growing collection of indigenous stories and non fiction material.


Extra-curricular activities include excursions, incursions, camps and participation in district sporting events such as athletics carnival, summer and winter sports carnival and the district cross country held at Hanging Rock Reserve. We are proudly part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (SAKG) Program which provides a range of academic, social/emotional benefits to all of our students. All classes participate in cooking and gardening sessions throughout the year. Our Wil-e-mee Moor-ing centre incorporates a four station SAKG kitchen area, library and open learning area. Our vegetable garden beds are tended to by students and staff participating in the SAKG program. 

Our classrooms and learning spaces

Our classrooms are all situated in the one building with a welcoming and inclusive class atrium area for small group activities, for individual students to work quietly read and share our library resources.

We have a dedicated Visual Arts room and multi purpose hall used for Physical Education sessions, whole school events and school assemblies. This space is also utilised by SchoolsOUT! ¿ Before and After School Care program.

Outdoor spaces

At LPS we have beautiful grounds with a variety of play areas to suit the needs of all students. Students can participate in team games and activities, climb on equipment, sit with a group of friends or play imaginative games creating a world of their own to share with friends. Our grounds provide spaces for all of these inclusive activities to cater for different genders, interests and abilities.

Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Part time / From 29/01/2024 - 27/01/2025

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Kirsty Slater | 03 5429 2307

Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)