Learning Specialist Range 3 PLC & Curriculum

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 29/01/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1290082

Reference: 1290082

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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 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

For further information regarding the position please contact the school office on 97991440 or email hampton.park.ps@education.vic.gov.au

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.

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Hampton Park Primary School, characterised by its rich cultural diversity with students representing 38 language backgrounds, provides a Prep to Year 6 program that recognizes the wide-ranging educational and social needs of its 385 students.  The school motto “Persistence, Creativity, Excellence” is reinforced by the values of Respect, Co-operation, Friendliness, Best Effort and Equality and the school’s Service Standards that guide the work of teachers and education support staff. 

At Hampton Park Primary School, we place great importance on students developing high-level literacy and numeracy skills. To support this, we have developed specific programs for students across all year levels, which enables them to experiment, discover, manipulate and explore concepts in a practical manner.  We acknowledge that explicit teaching and hands on activities are both vitally important for developing the academic skills of all students.

All Grades participate in literacy programs. In Prep - 4, students are provided with intensive literacy support when they participate in a 50-minute session of literacy tutoring each day of the week.  Students in each class group are divided into small groups to work with a member of staff to address their individual literacy needs.  This targeted approach has seen a significant improvement in recent NAPLAN results.

Students have individual learning goals and are challenged academically. The school places a significant emphasis on collaboration of teachers to plan at the point of need. Professional Learning Communities, regular year level team meetings and curriculum groups provide teachers with a range of opportunities to discuss, analyse and respond to student data in order to maximise learning outcomes.

Hampton Park Primary School, in 2018, opened a new $5.7 million rebuild, which includes several new classrooms and innovative STEM learning spaces.  The introduction of a STEM based curriculum will ensure that all students are equipped with the innovative skills and knowledge that will allow them to solve real world problems using the increasingly important and internationally recognised STEM competencies of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math’s.

The well-resourced specialist programs of Science, Digital Technologies, STEM and Physical Education are provided for all students each week and these specialist teachers provide a range of opportunities for students to use their new skills in different contexts. Mandarin is also taught across the 3-6 grades facilitated by classroom teachers.

In addition to a strong commitment to academic excellence, Hampton Park is an accredited Kids Matter school and we are now committed to the BE YOU Initiative to support our students’ social and emotional wellbeing in order to build resilience and maintain positive mental health. We encourage parental involvement in the school, as we believe that an effective school community is built on strong and productive relationships with families.  To this end, we organise family events each term that are extremely popular and well attended.

The school regularly achieves success in Interschool Sport, winning championships in a range of sports. Students are encouraged to try out for individual and team sports and those who participate, learn that success comes not only from winning but also from doing your very best.

At Hampton Park Primary, we are committed to maintaining an orderly learning environment where students persist in all things and develop a creative approach to learning in their search for excellence. The learning environment is one where students learn to be flexible, reflective and open-minded so they will develop into capable young people with the ability to monitor their own learning and effectively manage challenges as they arise.

We are committed to excellence and to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children. We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer.


Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged.


Applicants must provide the names of three referees who can comment on previous experience in relation to the selection criteria.

Learning Specialist Range 3 PLC & Curriculum

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 29/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Lara Wilson | 9799 1440

Learning Specialist Range 3 PLC & Curriculum