Learning Specialist - Induction & VIT Mentoring

Job posted: 05/07/2024
Applications close: 28/07/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1423312

Reference: 1423312

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 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 ability and expertise in providing a quality staff induction for all new staff that ensures they are supported during their transition into the college. Capacity to support VIT provisional teachers in the process to full registration.


Role Description:

The position of Learning Specialist - Induction & VIT Mentoring is a key position implementing the College Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan goals in relation to:

  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance consistent school wide strategies producing improved student learning outcomes.
  • The position is a key one in working to equip teachers with appropriate instructional strategies to enhance student outcomes in response to current data.
  • Creating and maintaining an environment in which teachers relate positively to students by providing quality feedback to teachers to assist their teaching of students.
  • The active encouragement of professional development and collegial interaction among staff and students
  • Delivering management practices which provide clear communication and positive relationships across the college with students, teachers and their parents or guardians

Each Learning Specialist will be responsible for a negotiated improvement area in line with the School Strategic Plan.

The Learning Specialist - Induction & VIT Mentoring will play a key role is supporting new staff to the college. As a new and rapidly growing school, the college expects to employee 10-15 new teachers each year for the next 5 to 6 years. This role presents an opportunity to ensure the college supports all new staff as they transition to the college, whether they be a graduate or highly experienced teacher.

The Learning Specialist - Induction & VIT Mentoring will support all provisional registered teachers to gain full registration.

The Learning Specialist reports to the Principal via an Assistant Principal.

Essential Requirements of the Role

  • High organisation and time management skills
  • High Interpersonal Skills
  • Capacity to work as a member of team
  • Ability to support students from a range of backgrounds 


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.

The Learning Specialist Induction & VIT Mentoring will play a key role is supporting new staff to the college. As a new and rapidly growing school, the college expects to employee 10-15 new teachers each year for the next 5 to 6 years. This role presents an opportunity to ensure the college supports all new staff as they transition to the college, whether they be a graduate or highly experienced teacher.

The Learning Specialist & Induction & VIT Mentoring will support all provisional registered

teachers to gain full registration.


Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice
  • Provide a quality staff induction for all new staff (teachers & ES) that ensures they are supported during their transition into the college.
  • Support VIT provisional teachers in the process to full registration.
  • Modelling exemplary classroom practice including through teaching demonstration lessons
  • Modelling the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery
  • 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 (PLC¿s)
  • Support and develop colleagues¿ practice (through observation and feedback, modelling and mentoring, presentation and explanation of data), and provide and encourage their participation in appropriate networks and professional development.
  • Lead & support the continual development and implementation of HITS
  • Lead the professional learning of staff to ensure consistent teaching and assessment across all Learning Areas.
  • Other duties as negotiated with the Principal.

General Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the overall leadership and management of the school and support a whole school focus on improving student learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrate an active commitment to the College Leadership Teams and possess a strong commitment to personal leadership growth.
  • Model use of the College Instructional Model, Student Engagement Model (SEM) and School Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework (SWPBS) and support other staff to build their capacity in the use of these.
  • Facilitate and lead a professional Learning Community (PLC) with a focus on improving teacher capacity.
  • Support and promote the wellbeing of staff.
  • Promote and embed the Child Safe Standards and comply with other Departmental policy and requirements.
  • Being an active member of the staff team.

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:


Other Information


Thank you for your interest. 

If you would like any further information about the position or our college, please contact Simon Haber via email Simon.Haber@education.vic.gov.au

If you would like to apply for this position, please include in your application (preferably saved as one PDF document):

1.Covering letter

2.Detailed CV - including details of employment and the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of three business referees

3.List of your qualifications and relevant experience

4.A response to each of the key selection criteria


Simon Haber

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

Brinbeal Secondary College

Are you a passionate teacher or aspirational leader wanting to make an impactful change? 

Our college is expanding and we are excited to grow our team with a range of positions and opportunities available.
As a new college that has recently opened, you will be part of the exciting journey of contributing to a new school culture and the creation of inclusive and engaging teaching in brand new state of the art facilities.

We are seeking dedicated educators who are committed to empowering colleagues and students, playing a pivotal role in our College community. We encourage applications from educators with all levels of experience, from graduates through to highly accomplished teachers.

As a new and growing school, the school has the capacity to negotiate part-time hours with any applicants who wish to be considered for part-time only.

About our School:

  • Brinbeal Secondary College is one of the newest 7 - 12 Secondary College in Melbourne's west.  The school opened its doors to its first cohort of Year 7 students in 2024 to a purpose built, state of the art educational facility.
  • At present, the school has just under 200 Year 7 students and will add an additional year 7 cohort each year until 2029 when it will become a 7 - 12 school.
  • There has been great excitement in the community about our new school.
  • In 2025, we will add Year 8 to our program, as well as a new cohort of Year 7 students.
  • The school is situated in Melbourne's booming western growth corridor approximately 23 kilometres from Melbourne CBD and services the rapidly growing and aspirational communities of the highly sought after Grove and Grand Central Estates in Tarneit.
  • Find out more via our website: Brinbeal Secondary College, Tarneit (brinbealsc.vic.edu.au)

Our Facilities:

Stage 1 state of the art educational facilities are now complete and includes:

  • Administration and Resource Centre - featuring modern design and multiple learning spaces for a variety of teaching styles.
  • Exceptional two storey Science and Technology building - with dedicated labs, materials and digital technology
  • Large Learning Neighbourhood - featuring 14 general classrooms, multiple presentation and seminar spaces and an array of quiet and small group collaborative areas.
  • Performing Arts building - featuring specialised drama, music and media spaces as well as four Food Technology rooms
  • Large Community Hub - features 3 indoor basketball courts and multi-purpose exercise rooms
  • Outside - we have extensive outdoor basketball courts as well as manicured landscaping that allows for multipurpose outdoor learning experiences.

Our Values:

Brinbeal Secondary College's values are:

Respect - Have honour or regard for the worth of oneself, others and the school environment.

Acceptance - Value all members of the community as they present themselves and wish to be seen.

Aspiration & Achievement - Set ambitious goals and strive to achieve them.

Working at Brinbeal SC:

All staff at Brinbeal Secondary College have qualities which ensure the effective learning & wellbeing of our students at the school.

  • This is a unique and exciting opportunity for you to work in a brand-new secondary school in the heart of the western suburbs, catering for the diversity of learners.
  • You will be empowered by education support staff, teachers and leaders in a highly collaborative workplace, with opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • As we grow, we will have many opportunities for leadership and positions of responsibility including Leading Teachers, Learning Specialists, Learning Area Leaders, Student Managers, Student Support Services etc.
  • The Principal Class have an open-door policy and are always available to staff. They are highly visible both in the yard and frequent classes.
  • Staff are highly motivated and skilled and are active contributors to the creation of a high achieving secondary school.
  • Our staff are committed to professional learning and growth for both self and others to ensure we are maximising the learning outcomes of all students.

2025 Positions of Responsibility - 2025 positions of responsibility will be advertised in term 4, all current and future staff appointed prior to this, will have an opportunity to apply.

If you are ready for the next challenge in your career in education and enjoy working collaboratively to enable student success and achievement, feel free to contact Principal Simon Haber either via phone or email to discuss the role further.

School Tours for prospective applicants:

If this opportunity appeals to you, we encourage potential applicants to join us on a school tour, where you can see our amazing facilities in person and see firsthand what it will be like to work at Brinbeal Secondary College. Scheduled tours will be held on; Wednesday 10th July at 11am, Tuesday 16th July at 9:30am (see students learning), Tuesday 16th July at 4pm and Thursday 18th July at 4:30pm.

Tour Registration is via: https://forms.office.com/r/JndvEhQF28

Learning Specialist - Induction & VIT Mentoring

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Learning Specialist Range 3


Simon Haber | 03 8001 3333

Learning Specialist - Induction & VIT Mentoring