Classroom Teacher - Chemistry / Science / Maths (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 12/09/2023
Applications close: 01/10/2023 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1367698

Reference: 1367698

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 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

DE 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


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

Northern Bay College Profile

Northern Bay P-12 College is a unique multi-campus school located in the Northern Suburbs of Geelong made up of four Prep - Year 8 campuses and a fifth Year 9 - Year 12 campus. The college also boasts a Family and Early Learning Centre and the Geelong Industry Trade Training Centre (GITTC) on our Goldsworthy site.

The College operates through a three sub-school structure to enhance our `One School - One Team' ethos which emphasises a rigorous focus on Student Learning underpinned by a proactive and supportive well-being framework. Across the college, staff work in Professional Learning Communities based upon the Stages of Learning; Prep - Year 2, Year 3 - 6 and Year 7 - 9 & Year 10 - 12.   These teams meet regularly in Campus based and college wide groups to implement data informed strategies that support continued improvement of learning outcomes for all students.

Organisationally the college is arranged in three sub schools, the Hendy P-8 Campus and Peacock P-8 Campus Sub School; the Wexford P-8 Campus and Tallis P-8 Campus Sub School and the Goldsworthy Year 9-12 Sub School. Additionally, the College Assistant Principal - Student Enrichment Programs leads a portfolio that includes oversight of programs that connect students with further educational opportunities as well as providing executive leadership to College facilities including the Family and Early Learning Centre and the GITTC.

The College is very well supported by a strong team working to implement a college wide, sustainable Inclusion Team structure that consists of specialised teachers and education support staff, including a College Inclusion Leader, Inclusion Support Coordinators, Mental Health Wellbeing Leaders (Years P-6), Inclusion Workers and an Inclusion Administration Assistant.  The Inclusion Team works closely with the College Nurse, College Wellbeing Team, mentor teachers, education support staff, CALD staff, Allied Health practitioners and DET Student Support Services. 

As a College we embrace our diversity, boasting a proud cohort of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) students and a large First Nation student population. The College supports the needs of students through a structured English as an Additional Language program (EAL) and through implementation of the Marrung Strategy.

Our vision is to instill community commitment, confidence and high expectations in lifelong learning by:

  •   ¿      Constructing curriculum, pedagogy and teacher professionalism to achieve above expected outcomes for all students at each stage of learning

¿      Developing students who are highly employable with values of resilience, optimism, self-respect and who strive for personal best

¿      Developing young people who are engaged, motivated and challenged to fulfil their potential

¿      Maximising educational opportunities and creating purposeful and diverse pathways for all students

¿      Developing partnerships with other schools, community organisations and business

Northern Bay College is characterised by school values inspired by student voice:


The College has a shared community commitment to support every child to grow academically and emotionally. With a growth culture we celebrate improvements in skills, engagement, outcomes, and participation.


We value positive actions and relationships across the College that increase our collective potential for improvement. Actively working together supports our goal to better improve outcomes in learning, health, and participation.


Our College communities share expectations to continue to pursue our goals and outcomes, even if challenging or when it takes time and energy. We seek solutions and strategies to ensure our ongoing improvement.


Our College encourages all members of our community to model and interact with each other in a positive and respectful manner. As students, staff, and families we operate with a kindness mindset, encouraging and developing an inclusive and diverse community.

In Summary

We want a college where learning is visible and where students feel safe, respected by staff, believed in by staff, listened to by staff and taught by knowledgeable, capable and enthusiastic teachers.

Classroom Teacher - Chemistry / Science / Maths (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Erin Prendergast | 03 5224 9700

Classroom Teacher - Chemistry / Science / Maths (Classroom Teacher)