Learning Specialist - Numeracy

Job posted: 17/06/2024
Applications close: 17/07/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 28/01/2029

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1420893

Reference: 1420893

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.


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 - Numeracy will be to model excellence in teaching and learning, and to mentor and coach teachers to improve their skill, knowledge, and effectiveness. The particular emphasis of this Learning Specialist role will be to support teaching staff to implement effective numeracy strategies in their classrooms to support the learning of all students.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a high-level knowledge of research-based numeracy strategies, and a proven ability to influence teachers to improve their classroom practice.


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 this Learning Specialist 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.

Supporting the delivery of key aspects of the Annual implementation Plan as a member of the Teaching and Learning Team

Liaising with leaders of numeracy intervention programs such as tutoring, MYLNS and GRIN

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 teacher candidates and mentoring and/or coaching teachers.

Providing instructional coaching as agreed upon as a member of the teaching and learning team.

Modelling exemplary use of student data to inform teaching approaches, administering PAT M, analysing student learning data in collaboration with the LS - Student Learning Data & developing interventions.

Developing and promoting school-wide professional learning structures, processes, and protocols through our professional learning community.

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.

Supporting student agency through facilitation of student forums.

Any other duties as directed by the Principal.

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

Applications must include:

1.    A cover sheet providing contact information including email and phone number (address optional).

2.    A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.

3.    Specific Key Selection Criteria response.

4.    The names, email addresses and contact details for three referees.

For ease of handling by the school, all documents (cover letter, CV and key selection criteria responses) can be saved as one pdf and uploaded to Recruitment Online.  Please also ensure that your name is included in the header of each document.

All applicants should ensure that their personal profile on Recruitment Online is up to date.

Applicants seeking further information about the College or this position, are encouraged to contact the General Office on 03 9366 2555, prior to the closing date of applications.

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

College Profile

St Albans Secondary College¿s vision, values and guiding principles combine to create a safe, supportive and structured environment where every student is supported and inspired to achieve to the best of their ability. Our College community values respect, integrity, leadership, and the pursuit of excellence.

We are proud of our school community's achievements: our results in almost all areas are significantly higher than the average for the State, and for similar schools. St Albans Secondary College has regularly been recognised as a high performing school. In studies undertaken by the Department of Education and the University of Melbourne we were well above state benchmarks in all measures. These outcomes, together with excellent attendance rates, continued growth in students' literacy and numeracy skills, and significant improvement in students' sense of connectedness and safety, are a testament to the combined efforts of staff, families and students.

Our commitment to foster the academic and personal development of each student, to provide a high-quality education, and to guarantee a broad range of programs to challenge and enrich all students, is a significant factor in these achievements. Our Attendance Policy of 90%, close monitoring of student absences, and effective communication with parents ensure that the importance of regular attendance for successful student learning is well embedded in the school culture.

The SEAL (Select Entry Accelerated Learning) program is offered to challenge and motivate gifted and talented students from Year 7 right through to Year 12. Additionally, enrichment electives are offered from Year 9, and VCE subjects are available to selected students from Year 10. Our top achievers are supported with scholarships, as well as university mentoring programs including the Kwong Lee Dow Scholars¿ program, and they consistently gain entry into top level tertiary courses.

A focus on positive, respectful relationships as an essential part of a safe, enjoyable learning environment is an essential aspect of the College's culture, as is our strategy of enhancing student voice and leadership across the school, and providing a rich extracurricular program. Activities include a comprehensive instrumental music program, drama and music production, public speaking and debating, writers' workshops, a camps program, sports teams and carnivals, a House system, and a range of student clubs.

Our vision for wellbeing is to support all members of our school community to develop a resilient mindset by striving to ensure that everyone feels Connected, Protected and Respected. The development of a comprehensive allied health team approach to student wellbeing, recent work on resilient mindsets, and further strengthening student wellbeing programs have been important in fostering engagement, positive behaviour, and respectful relationships.

Creating a strong community is an important part of the College's strength. We actively seek the contributions and participation of families, as well as business and university partners, and our vibrant and growing Alumni program to create the best possible surroundings for our students to learn and grow. Our students benefit from a range of high-quality opportunities to engage with business and community partners through mentoring and leadership programs, and the Alumni program. Our staff are deeply committed to fostering the learning and wellbeing of each student. Parent satisfaction with the school is well above the state average, and reflects the confidence parents and families have in the work we do together.

St Albans Secondary College is a community where staff and parents work together with, and for the benefit of, students. Staff are deeply committed to the academic progress, and personal development and wellbeing of each student.

Learning Specialist - Numeracy

Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 28/01/2029

Job classification:

Learning Specialist Range 3


Janet McKenzie | 03 966-2555

Learning Specialist - Numeracy