Classroom Teacher - Generalist (Choice Wodonga Learning) (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 05/09/2023
Applications close: 01/10/2023 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Job type: Full time / From 29/01/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1365159

Reference: 1365159

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Selection Criteria

SC1.  Content of teaching and learning

  • Demonstrated high level of knowledge of the relevant key learning areas and the way students learn;
  • Ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills as an integral part of the key learning area or age group which is being taught;
  • Capacity to respond at the school level to emerging educational needs and system-wide priorities.


SC2.  Teaching practice

  • Demonstrated capabilities to implement high impact classroom teaching strategies which enable all students to achieve their full potential;
  • Ability to successfully implement and evaluate learning and teaching programs in accordance with the Victorian curriculum;
  • Ability to contribute to the identification of student learning needs and a commitment to the development and implementation of programs in accordance with the key goals and priorities established by a school in the development of its Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan


SC3.  Assessment and reporting of student learning

  • Ability to assess and monitor student achievement and learning gain in line with the Victorian curriculum, and to provide reports to parents, which keep them regularly and fully, informed of their children's progress.


SC4.Interaction with the school community

  • Ability to develop constructive and respectful relationships with students which engender positive attitudes to learning;
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and broader school community focused on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.


SC5.  Professional requirements

  • Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and appropriate to responsible professional practice and the intellectual, physical, emotional and social development of students;
  • Demonstrated capacity to reflect critically upon their professional practice to continually improve the quality of their teaching and capacity to enhance students learning through the application of knowledge, skills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development learning;
  • Demonstrated exemplary values and attitudes appropriate to responsible professional practice and the intellectual, physical, emotional and social development of students

SC6.     An understanding of and passion to support young people experiencing trauma and disadvantage


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

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

This position is based at Choice Wodonga Learning site.

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

Choice Learning Wodonga is a reengagement program developed as a partnership between Wodonga Senior Secondary College, Wodonga Middle Years College and Junction Support Services (Navigator Program). The offsite campus is overseen by Wodonga Senior Secondary College and works closely with the flexible learning centres that form the North East Victoria Flexible Learning Network.

We believe that all young people deserve should be able to thrive in a mainstream school, however we know that for a small percentage of students this is not always possible. Choice Learning, in conjunction with the Navigator program, supports students aged 12-15 years who have experienced significant school withdrawal and refusal, with the aim being to provide a holistic and comprehensive stream of support.

The program is designed to deliver therapeutic and trauma-informed teaching practices to identify learning deficits and address barriers to education. This occurs with the full support of a Navigator team. Within class, a focus is given to the development of literacy, numeracy and social skills, supporting the young person to return to mainstream schooling and equipping them with the learning tools required to succeed.

Classroom Teacher - Generalist (Choice Wodonga Learning) (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 29/01/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Brad Hearn | 0429 274 154

Classroom Teacher - Generalist (Choice Wodonga Learning) (Classroom Teacher)