Classroom Teacher - Family Leave Position

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 05/09/2022 - 04/09/2029

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289491

Reference: 1289491

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western 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

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.


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

Avondale Primary School is located in Avondale Heights, situated 12 kilometres north-west of Melbourne’s CBD. The school opened in 1961 with enrolments progressively increasing to the current 2022 figure of 443 students with approximately 25% of students speaking a language other than English at home.

  Avondale Primary School; a community that strives for excellence through high quality learning, engagement and wellbeing is our School Vision. We promote an inclusive environment in which every student feels safe, happy, engaged and motivated to excel in their learning. The Victorian Curriculum underpins student learning, engagement and wellbeing and is the focus of our PLCs. Our PLCs plan consistent, rigorous student learning experiences using data to drive this planning. This year has seen the implementation of Respectful Relationships across the school and the continued focus on ensuring a Child Safe and positive and environment through School Wide Positive Behaviours approach.

In 2022 we have 29 teaching staff and 17 educational support staff employed at our school. Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are supported by the School Improvement Team (Principal, Assistant Principal. Leading Teacher and Learning Specialists). Specialist teachers include LOTE (Italian), Physical Education and The Arts (Visual & Performing) alongside our Tutor Learning Initiative with two part time tutors. We value the expertise and experience all staff members bring to our school. We are committed to their development with Professional Learning offered in student achievement, wellbeing, engagement and leadership. Staff are provided with opportunities to participate in peer observation, mentoring and induction programs. There are nine grades in Foundation-Grade 2 and ten grades in Grades 3 - 6. We encourage and promote lifelong learning through student voice and agency.

We are an accredited school under DET's International Student Program and implement the Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan to support the engagement, attendance, wellbeing and achievement of our Koorie learners.

  Avondale Primary School acknowledges the importance of strong relationships with families and the broader school community and their value as partners in learning. We have an active School Council that meets eight times each year, extended by a number of sub committees, including Finance and Education. Parents and carers are encouraged to participate in school governance and policy development.

We have recently seen the completion of the capital works program, at the forefront of the Education State reforms, providing students and teachers across Victoria with 21st century learning facilities. Across the school we have four Learning Communities:
* Learning Community 1: 8 classrooms, shared and outdoor learning spaces and a staff shared space
* Learning Community 2: 4 classrooms, shared and outdoor learning spaces, an Art room, a Multipurpose room and a staff shared space
* Administration Building: foyer and front admin office, staff offices, conference and meeting rooms and staff room
* Learning Community 3: Canteen and Multipurpose rooms
* Learning Community 4: 7 classrooms, LOTE classroom and staff shared spaces - this space also includes two portables that are being used for Performing Arts

The grounds are secure, with a range of active and passive areas, including grassed areas, a modern adventure playground for students covered by shade sails, down ball courts, basketball court, a sand pit and student vegetable garden, Futsal court and a passive grassed area with tables and chairs.

Classroom Teacher - Family Leave Position

Job type:

Full time / From 05/09/2022 - 04/09/2029

Job classification:

Not provided


Jill Benham | 03 9318 1755

Classroom Teacher - Family Leave Position