Learning Specialist - Inclusion

Job posted: 18/03/2023
Applications close: 31/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 22/01/2027

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1337282

Reference: 1337282

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

Your application for this position must specifically address each of the selection criteria below:

SC1      Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to model exemplary teaching practice, including the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum, and implement school priorities.

SC2      Demonstrated expertise in the implementation and modelling 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 model the monitoring and assessment of student learning. 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 communication skills. Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated ability to support others to reflect on their practice and facilitate school-based professional learning.

SC6      Demonstrated capacity and ability to contribute to the successful establishment of a new school by supporting the development of a proactive, positive & passionate inclusive school culture.

Please include the name, email address and phone number of at least 3 relevant referees who will need to complete an electronic reference addressing the Key Selection Criteria for you.


Learning Specialists will be highly skilled classroom practitioners who continue to spend the majority of their time in the classroom delivering high-quality teaching and learning and have a range of responsibilities related to their expertise, including teaching demonstration lessons, observing and providing feedback to other teachers and facilitating school-based professional learning.  Learning Specialists are expected to have deep knowledge and expertise in high quality teaching and learning in delivering improved achievement, engagement and wellbeing for students. The role of the Learning Specialist will be to model excellence in teaching and learning through demonstration lessons and, mentoring and coaching teachers in improving the skill, knowledge and effectiveness of the teaching workforce.

The Learning Specialist role is aimed at building excellence in teaching and learning within the Teaching Service.


In recognition of the importance of exemplary practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the Learning Specialists may include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice
  • Modelling exemplary classroom practice including through teaching demonstration lessons
  • Working with the school leadership team to develop a shared view of highly effective teacher practice
  • Leading and modelling the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery
  • Playing a key role in the provision of professional learning, including through developing processes and protocols for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaboration
  • Modelling effective learning practice and supporting teachers to seek, analyse and act on feedback and on their practice
  • Providing evidence-based feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development
  • Providing expert advice about the context, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
  • Supervising and training one or more student teachers and mentoring and/or coaching teachers
  • Modelling exemplary use of student data to inform teaching approaches
  • Developing and promoting school-wide professional learning structures, processes and protocols through Professional Learning Communities
  • Modelling exemplary professional learning practice included through seeking feedback from other teachers and leaders on their own classroom practice as part of critical reflection and inquiry to improve practice

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

  • 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

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.

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

Located on beautiful Wurundjeri Country, Strathtulloh Primary School is a brand-new state of the art school, located in the suburb of Strathtulloh. We opened in January 2022 with 710 students already growing to 950 students and now employing over 90 staff.

Our students are phenomenal learners, supported by a community which values and supports education and our school.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and progressive school community. Our staff are our most valuable resource and we provide support & recognition accordingly.

Why work at Strathtulloh?

  • A four day teaching week for full-time classroom teachers;
  • Every Sub-School supported by their own Learning Specialist & Sub-School Assistant Principal;
  • Growth opportunities through Professional Learning, Coaching and Mentoring programs open to ALL staff. We’re not looking for staff who know everything; we’re looking for staff who are open to learning and refining their craft; who want to make a difference for every student, each other and our community;
  • Co-Teaching Environment - you’re never alone, you have the support, shared planning and camaraderie of a team;
  • Access to a school Library, a competition grade full sized indoor Gym, STEM Lab, Visual Arts Studio, Kitchen Cooking facilities, Performance Stages, landscaped play areas and purpose built flexible co-teaching spaces (not open plan);
  • Free before & after school program for enroled children of staff;
  • Direct access to several local community resources including a full athletics track, bike/traffic education, community centre & kindergarten and wetlands;
  • Easy access to public transport including Train & Bus - just 30mins by train from central Melbourne. Easy freeway access, generally driving against traffic with plenty of free parking. Bike paths connected to our school with bike storage;
  • Staff shower and change facilities for any staff who want to get active during their break times or travelling to school;
  • Numerous local cafes with great coffee and every food option you can think of!

The Strathtulloh community are encouraged to be Helpful, Excelling, Accepting, Resilient and Trustworthy people as they demonstrate, support and strive for a #StrathtullohHEART

Recent quotes from staff about what they value about our school include:

  • “The supportive environment and positive culture of the school”, 
  • “Smiles - it is great to see positivity through smiles as it sets a positive culture”, 
  • “Amazing teams with effective communication, being really open and friendly”, 
  • “The culture. Everyone is very welcoming & supportive. I already feel at home”, 
  • “Amazing sense of community and enthusiasm with the staff”, 
  • “Celebration walks at the end of each term…allows us all to take the time to appreciate each other and be proud of the work”, 
  • “The support staff are receiving”, 
  • “The weekly wellbeing focus, staff shout outs”, 
  • “Student Leaders from across all year level groups, they’re so helpful!”
  • “Sub school leader support”, 
  • “Twice term full planning days”, 
  • “Celebrating staff birthdays and achievements” 
  • “We are an awesome school and I'm excited to return in 2023 (post family leave) to see what else we have developed to benefit our amazing students”.

Please visit this link to view our YouTube channel of videos.

If you would like to tour the school before applying please email strathtulloh.ps@education.vic.gov.au with your contact details.

If you are unable to make a scheduled tour please still submit an application.

Secondary trained teachers are welcomed to apply for this position.

This position won't have a homegroup teaching allocation for 2023/2024. This role will include the Team Leader role for a single Year level of the senior school.

Learning Specialist - Inclusion

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 22/01/2027

Job classification:

Not provided


Kris White or Sam Fleming | 85604600

Learning Specialist - Inclusion