French bilingual primary classroom teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 26/04/2024
Applications close: 23/05/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 15/07/2024 - 23/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1412878

Reference: 1412878

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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.

SC6 Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in teaching literacy and numeracy in a bilingual context to ensure that all students achieve a high level of competency using the target language. Commitment to advocating for bilingual education and modelling this in your daily practice.


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

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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

Our purpose is for children to achieve their potential in a safe, inclusive, collaborative and stimulating learning community. We support and challenge our students to be the best they can be. As engaged learners, they will be active local and global citizens destined to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. They are critical, creative thinkers who question and challenge the norms for the benefit of their own and others’ learning. We support their intellectual risk-taking and empower them to face challenges with empathy and integrity.

Our innovative French English bilingual education is internationally recognised as a model of language learning excellence. Our educational philosophy encompasses explicit instruction incorporating meta-cognitive, met-linguistic skills combining with design thinking; it is child centred, with the firm belief that all students can learn and that all students have the right to be challenged to fulfil their potential.

We embrace the latest research to provide a holistic approach to learning where student achievement continually improves when underpinned by social, emotional and mental wellbeing. Teaching pedagogy focuses on the explicit teaching of skills and concepts with gradual release to prepare students to take ownership of their learning. Our students from Foundation to Year 6 are provided with a broad, rich and differentiated curriculum enabling the character strengths, talents and learning styles of each student to be harnessed, maximised and celebrated.

A rich range of subjects provide opportunities for every child to shine; students engage in four specialist areas - Visual Art, Science, Performing Arts and Physical Education. Students work in a digitally rich environment with a 1:1 iPad program from Year 2 to Year 6.

Our staff and parents support the provision of the best possible outcomes and learning environments for all. An ongoing partnership between home and school is established and nurtured for every child to foster their social, emotional, physical, intercultural, and academic development as lifelong learners.

Other Information

At Camberwell Primary School classroom teachers operates in a teaching partnership with an English-speaking generalist teacher and a French-speaking generalist teacher. The two teachers work in their own classroom and are responsible for the teaching of certain curriculum subjects over two classes of students. They are mutually responsible for all aspects of the children¿s education and welfare.

Camberwell staff work collaboratively using a secondary timetable where students move from class to class working with up to six teachers across the week. The successful applicant will possess ability and commitment to work in a closely knit, positive and supportive team in developing, planning, implementing and evaluating an integrated curriculum as this is an expectation of all teachers and essential to the successful delivery of curriculum at Camberwell.

Camberwell Primary School is engaging with the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support initiative as wellbeing is seen as a priority in supporting student learning and wellbeing. For many years, the school has resourced our approach based on the pillars of Positive Psychology.

This position is for a french speaking classroom teacher.  As a result of expanding our program we are looking to add to our teaching team. The position is open to either a near-native or native French speaking teacher. All teachers are required to create an authentic learning environment both inside and outside the classroom through consistent use of the target language both modelling and scaffolding students to respond in the target language. Experience in and familiarity with the principles and practice of bilingual education is an advantage.

French bilingual primary classroom teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 15/07/2024 - 23/01/2026

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Janet Gale | 9882-4663

French bilingual primary classroom teacher (Classroom Teacher)