French Bilingual Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 15/08/2023
Applications close: 01/10/2023 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 29/01/2024 - 28/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1358112

Reference: 1358112

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

Please note there is a requirement to have a French Teaching Diploma (CRPE_Master MEEF) as well as a minimum of 5 years experience to apply for this role. 

We are seeking French native speakers with advanced English language skills (C1 required on the CEFR scale)

An IELTS academic test is required to obtain a permission to teach with the VIT.

SC1        Demonstrated capacity to work with colleagues to plan, deliver and evaluate a French/English Bi-National Program.

SC2       Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-6 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to implement and evaluate learning and teaching programs in accordance with the Victorian curriculum.

SC3        Demonstrated high-level classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.

SC4        Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.

SC5      Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills in both English and French, and high level interpersonal skills including the capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community to focus on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC6       Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values, including a commitment and capacity to actively contribute to and manage major curriculum or student activities and a commitment to continually improving teaching quality and capacity through the application of knowledge, skills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development and learning.

SC7       Demonstrated capacity to implement and/or support whole school programs or initiatives.




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 values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

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

Location Profile

Caulfield Junior College (CJC) strives to create a community of global citizens who are empowered to achieve their personal best.

We are a Victorian State School, accommodating over 560 students from a range of backgrounds. Our school is located on Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, 11km Southeast of Melbourne CBD.

Our school values are Honesty, Empathy, Respect and Optimism (HERO).

One important aspect of our school is that we are a bi-national school accredited from Prep to Grade 6, delivering the Victorian Curriculum and French curriculum in parts across the school. This is done in accordance with the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the French Ministry of Education’s standards and practices. The school enrolment includes students undertaking the accredited French program within the French Binational Program.  The FBP program is overseen by the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE).

Teachers who hold a VIT and employed to teach the Victorian Curriculum do not need a French qualification or need to speak French to apply to work at our school.

90 of our students participate in the ‘Hebrew Immersion Program’ (HIP) before school, three mornings per week. Many of those students participate in an additional after school activity once per week, run by the United Jewish Education Board (UJEB). We are proud of the diversity of our school; currently our student body includes students from 28 countries, who speak 24 different languages.

Wellbeing is a priority at our school, we work in partnership with Dogs Connect and have our own Wellbeing Dog, are a School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPBS) School, deliver the Peaceful Kids Program and employ a structured wellbeing team to support our students.

At our school we base our teaching on evidence-based practices. We have developed our own Literacy Block based on the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Model. In the early years, we use the Little Learners Love Literacy Resources to deliver our systematic phonics approach.

To deliver Numeracy, we follow the Peter Sullivan model when learning mathematical concepts.

We have six specialist area:

  • Digital Technologies
  • STEM
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts (Supported by the Music in Schools Initiative)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • LOTE

Our outdoor sporting facilities include an excellent synthetic football, basketball and running track area, and covered play equipment. We offer an outdoor library at recess and lunch and a variety of activities that our student leaders coordinate.

Outside of each school day, our school engages a variety of external providers, including:

  • Our fantastic Outside School Hours Program is run by TeamKids and is well attended by students across the school.
  • We offer an independent ‘After School Activities’ – program for the purpose of building the French language in our school.
  • Sporting and Instrumental Programs
  • Australian Girls’ Choir
  • Alliance Francais.


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.

French Bilingual Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 29/01/2024 - 28/01/2026

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Chris Chant | 03 9509 6872

French Bilingual Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)