English/Drama Teacher

Job posted: 20/06/2022
Applications close: 03/07/2022 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 10/07/2029

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1283972

Reference: 1283972

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern 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

Advice to Applicants

Written Applications

Applicants are free to structure applications in any manner they choose, but must ensure that the following are included:

  • A specific response to all of the Key Selection Criteria and position details.  It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 1 page (size 11) per criterion.
  • A cover letter providing contact information including email and phone numbers as well as the phone number of the work address at which the applicant can be contacted.
  • A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.
  • The names, email addresses and contact details of three referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the Key Selection Criteria.

Please note: The selection panel may contact referees other than those listed.


The Selection Process will involve at least the following steps:


  1. Receipt of application by closing date
  2. Shortlisting of applications
  3. Interview process (applicants may be invited back for a second interview)
  4. Referee checks (these may occur prior and/or after the interviews)


Note: The panel reserves the right to contact others outside of the list of referees provided by the applicant.  On making a decision to appoint, a job offer will be made to the successful applicant.

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

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Lalor Secondary College is a co-education school for students in Years 7 to 12. The school has provided the communities of Lalor, Thomastown and Epping with educational opportunities that prepare our students for their chosen pathway – be it tertiary study, trade or workforce.  Our mission is to provide opportunities in a caring and supportive learning environment so that our students improve their capacity to become socially responsible, caring and confident contributors to the 21st century.


Due to the high demand in our local community, in 2016, the school will continue to have a ceiling at Year 7 for 170 to 180 students. The school’s student population ranges from 1000 to 1050 students The schools core values of Pride, Achievement, Caring, Cooperation and Honesty are embedded in our wellbeing and teaching practices, as well as our Student Code of Behaviour. High expectations and well developed policy and practices ensure a calm teaching environment that allows the focus of the classroom to be centred around the teaching and learning.  The high expectations are driven by a student culture where students motivate and inspire each other to achieve excellence in the academic field, applied learning field or through the extra-curricular program.


The extra-curricular program is supported by both student and staff led clubs. Some of these include the Science and Maths clubs, Macedonian Folk Dancing Club, Art Club, Anime Club, Walking Club, Mindfullness Club, Breakfast Club, Horticulture Club, Sports Program, House Program, Music Program, Year 12 Mentor Program and Chess Club.  This also includes a unique partnership with ABCN that provides numerous leadership opportunities to our students that supports the student leadership structures of the College.  The school has an established and dedicated Wellbeing Team that delivers a coordinated approach to the Student Wellbeing Programs that have been embedded into the school curriculum and culture.  Some of these programs include Yoga Thursdays, Peer Support, After School Homework Club, Animal Assisted Therapy and the Pre-Orientation Program. The College also offers distinctive educational programs such as the Years 7 to 10 differentiated Maths program, Years 7 to 9 Literacy Support Program, High Potential Learning Program, Years 7 to 12 language program offering Macedonian, Greek, Italian and French and an extensive elective program in Years 9 and 10.


Our school community acknowledges the ability and the right of all students to learn and to experience success in the classroom. The College delivers a rigorous and comprehensive educational program built around the Victorian Curriculum in Years 7 to 10, where a challenging and diverse curriculum caters for a variety of learning styles.  The varying talents of students at years 7 to 10 are recognised and celebrated and excellence and effort are rewarded throughout the College at regular intervals throughout the year.  The program offered at Years 11 and 12 provides opportunities for students to excel in VCE, VCAL and VET, which is long established through results that are above state average.  The school has a strong pathways program that ensures a high retention from Year 7 to Year 12 and assures all students in Years 9 to 12 receive counselling in choices of study and focuses on providing an individual pathway for every child.


Our most recent building upgrades include a new Science Centre which promotes an open learning environment with the focus on independent and inquiry learning for our junior students, a new senior study centre for Year 12 students and a new administration area offering a formal environment for our administration services to function.

Information about the school, its ethos, programs and the Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan can be obtained at our website – www.lalorsc.vic.edu.au

English/Drama Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 10/07/2029

Job classification:

Not provided


Debbie Boyce | 9463 7329

English/Drama Teacher