Classroom Teacher - English / EAL Yrs 7-12

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 29/08/2022 - 29/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289742

Reference: 1289742

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.


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

Preferably all applicants should submit a cover letter CV and Key Selection Criteria response as one attached document on Recruitment On-Line



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

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Established in 1919 Dandenong High School is one of the oldest, largest and most culturally diverse secondary schools in the state. It is situated in the South-East Region in Dandenong, a low socio-economic community (SFO density 0.72) with a high refugee population. The school has over 1600 students and is highly multicultural with 62 nationalities and 80 different language groups represented.

Dandenong High School is renowned, both nationally and internationally, for its state-of-the-art facilities that provide extensive and highly dynamic learning opportunities for all within the school community. These spaces, designed to empower students through discovery, inquiry and collaboration, include the 7 Houses, which are purposeful designed learning spaces in which students undertake their core learning. Our facilities also include specialist spaces such as the Melaleuca Performing Arts and Sporting complex and the Senior Science Wing which incorporates purposefully designed Chemistry, Physics and Biology labs that provide opportunities for students to collaborate and investigate real world scientific questions. Our Senior Visual Arts and Media space provide students the opportunity to experience real-world industry-standard learning, thereby preparing them for careers beyond school. In 2022, additional facilities will be opened which include two industry standard Food Technology Kitchens, a large dining Cafeteria, outdoor eating terrace and the Design Centre, where students will embark on innovative and future-focused STEM learning.

The structure of the school is designed to foster students' connectedness and engagement. We have seven identically designed Houses; each containing purposefully designed learning spaces. Each House is vertically structured with students at each year level from Year 7 through to Year 12. Each House has 25 staff from all Domains and teaching areas and is led by a House Leadership Team of 4 and an Administration Officer. A consistent pedagogical approach to teaching, learning and assessment is achieved through the Design for Learning that ensures every individual student is able to achieve at least one year’s growth in 12 months.

In Years 7-9, our collaborative model is designed to allow groups of students to learn with a team of teachers for the core subject areas. Each Teaching Team plan, teach and assess collaboratively. There is a focus on project-based learning and students are encouraged to be independent learners, self-motivated and curious about the world around them. Students in Years 7 – 8 also undertake a range of Arts and Design subjects over the two years in specialised learning areas outside the House. In Year 9, students can select from an extensive elective program in addition to their core learning.

Dandenong High School offers a broad range of opportunities to senior students, including VCE, Vocational Education and Training and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning. Our Senior Studies program provides all students with a tailored individualised pathway, allowing for informed student choice. The personalisation of learning across the school is intended to ensure every individual student is provided with the most appropriate pathway so as to ensure all achieve success.

Dandenong High School has a highly rigorous and academically stimulating Accelerated and Enhanced Learning Program, providing students with an enriched and extended personalised program designed to ensure all individuals reach their full potential. Our STEM program includes a core subject in Year 7 and 8, a year-long elective in Year 9, Year 10 STEM Innovators, Robotics and IT, and a variety of pathway options in the senior years including Computing Science, IT, Systems Engineering and Software Development, proving extensive pathways opportunities into university and highly-sought after careers. In 2022 we are launching of Design Engineering Academy for selected students.

Student leadership, voice and agency is highly-valued and students have the opportunity to hold a range of formal leadership positions including School and House Captains and undertake membership on both the School Council and the Student Representative Council. Our Student Leaders have responsibility for shaping the strategic direction of the school.

Classroom Teacher - English / EAL Yrs 7-12

Job type:

Full time / From 29/08/2022 - 29/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Mr Mark Dewar Associate Principal | 9792 0561

Classroom Teacher - English / EAL Yrs 7-12