Director of Junior School - Leading Teacher Range 3

Job posted: 21/06/2024
Applications close: 18/07/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 26/01/2028

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1421646

Reference: 1421646

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the implementation of school priorities, and the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.

SC2      Demonstrated ability to lead the planning and implementation of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3      Demonstrated exemplary ability to monitor and assess student learning at a class, cohort or whole-school level and use this data to lead improvement initiatives. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community focused on student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and support colleagues to adopt these behaviours and attitudes. Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice and contribute to the provision of whole-school professional learning.


All applicants must have a personal profile on Recruitment Online and ensure that it is up to date including VIT registration status.  Applications should also be lodged on Recruitment Online to ensure that notification of outcomes is delivered to a current email address.  To commence work at Laverton P-12 College the successful applicant must have current registration with VIT.

Where more than one vacancy has been advertised, that includes one or more of the same subject/duties, e.g. Mathematics / Science, Mathematics / Science / VCAL etc , it is not necessary to submit more than one set of hard copy applications as you will be considered for both/all similar vacancies.

  • 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
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.


Applications must include:

  1. A specific response to each of the key selection criteria and position details. It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 6 pages.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae with a summary of experience and qualifications.
  3. The names and contact details of up to three professional referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the key selection criteria.
  4. If the applicant is not an Australian Citizen all visa documentation must be attached.
  5. The panel reserves the right to request additional referees other than those listed.



The Director of Junior School will work closely with: 

  • Year Level Coordinators 
  • Members of the Student Management Team 
  • Student Leadership Coordinators 
  • Student Wellbeing  
  • The Principal Class Team 

The Director of Junior School will: 

  • Provide active leadership throughout the school community in support of College's Vision and Learning, Belonging and Succeeding. 
  • Contribute to high level planning as an active member of the College Leadership Team. 
  • Contribute to high level planning as an active member of the College's Student Management Team 
  • Manage the sub school team by building the leadership capacity of staff within the sub school.  
  • Lead the Sub School team to build a learning environment that is safe, orderly and promotes student agency, engagement and wellbeing. 
  • Oversee and manage the monitoring and implementation of College policies and procedures in relation to student management, uniform, attendance, punctuality, homework and conduct within the Sub School. 
  • Manage significant discipline and wellbeing issues, which extend beyond the scope of Level Coordinators. 
  • Provide support to classroom teachers in relation to student management and wellbeing issues. 
  • Manage the monitoring and counselling of students in the Sub School with respect to: 
  • Learning Outcomes 
  • Student Engagement and Wellbeing 
  • Pathways and Transitions - including course counselling and subject selection. 
  • VASS and VCAA requirements where applicable  
  • Lead staff in the consistent use of Compass 
  • Manage students at risk ensuring support is put in place through liaising with relevant teams. 
  • Collaborate as Directors of sub-schools to ensure consistent college wide processes in enrolment, behaviour, consequences, use of chronicle, interventions, referral processes, monitoring student outcomes, lockers, assemblies and reports 
  • Ensure transition of students in and out of the sub school is seamless 
  • Liaise with the timetabler re: exam and orientation timetables  
  • Organize and present at College Information Evenings 
  • Provide effective communications to staff, students, parents and other stakeholders in a timely manner 
  • Liaise with the relevant Assistant Principal to enrol new students and ensure a smooth and positive transition. 
  • Deputise for the Principal team. 
  • Understand and embrace the need for the position description to change and adapt to better align with changes to the Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) from year to year. 
  • Undertake other duties as required by the Principal.



In recognition of the importance of leadership and management combined with exemplary teaching practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the leading teachers may include but are not limited to:

  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement initiatives related to the school strategic plan and school priorities
  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery;
  • Leading and managing the provision of professional development and developing individual and team development plans for teaching staff within the priorities of the school;
  • Leading and managing staff performance and development (review of staff);
  • Teaching demonstration lessons;
  • Leading and managing the development of the school's assessment and reporting policies and practices;
  • Leading and managing the implementation of the school operations and policies related to student welfare and discipline;
  • Leading the development of curriculum in a major learning area and participating in curriculum development in other areas;
  • Responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers;
  • Contributing to the overall leadership and management of the school;
  • Contributing to the development of proposals for school council consideration;
  • Developing and managing the school code of conduct.

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 any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

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).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@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:



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


'Together at Laverton P-12 College we nurture our students through learning and encourage our students to actively participate in and contribute to an ever changing and diverse community with respect, responsibility and fairness¿


Laverton P-12 College¿s mission is to `to provide students with the best possible foundation in life through a well-rounded education.¿


Our school values of Learning, Belonging, and Succeeding underpin all that we do at Laverton P-12 College. ¿

We continually connect these values to the teaching and learning programs and they are relevant across all stages of the learning continuum. Our values underpin a cohesive coordinated structure that enhances the well-being and learning opportunities for every student.


At Laverton P-12 College, we're committed to a culture of success and growth. We hold ourselves to high standards, seeing learning challenges as opportunities for personal and academic development. We empower students to take charge of their learning, fostering resilience and future-focused thinking.

As educators, we're curious about our impact on student learning and the world around us, engaging in ongoing evaluation and seeking ways to contribute positively to our community. Together, we create an environment where every student can thrive and reach their full potential.


The College staffing profile consists of approximately 120 staff members; including 5 Principal class, 11 Leading Teachers, 3 Learning Specialists, 57 teachers, 32 Education Support Staff and 2 Paraprofessionals.

The College has invested heavily in building the professional knowledge of our staff and working collaboratively in teams to support the needs of our students.


The College has an enrolment of over 700 students across Foundation to Year 12. The community comprises of diverse family backgrounds, with 48% of students speaking languages other than English at home and a high proportion of students coming from the Karen, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern communities.


Our College facilities and resources ensure that students are provided with an optimal learning environment and include a Performing Arts Centre, a fully equipped VET Hospitality centre, an Engineering workshop, Gymnasium, landscaped gardens, primary and secondary ovals, multiple netball and basketball courts, an undercover synthetic area for play and a beach volleyball area. Each classroom has TV technology and our students can access notebooks and iPads.


Laverton P-12 College resides within the western suburbs of Melbourne in the local area of Hobson's Bay.


The school is comprised of seven permanent buildings and two relocatable buildings, providing a range of specialised learning spaces, including a gymnasium, performing arts centre, instrumental music rooms, a state of the art food technology kitchen and cafe, practical science rooms, technology and engineering spaces, and a well-resourced College library.

Director of Junior School - Leading Teacher Range 3

Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 26/01/2028

Job classification:

Leading Teacher Range 3


Lisa Robinson | 9369 1833

Director of Junior School - Leading Teacher Range 3