Learning Specialist Range 3 / Year Level Leader (Learning Specialist Range 3)

Job posted: 31/05/2024
Applications close: 15/06/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 27/01/2028

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1418514

Reference: 1418514

Occupation: Teacher

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 programs. They will use their pedagogical expertise to plan high quality lessons that are shared with other teachers. They will model excellent teaching practice, observing and provide feedback to other teachers. They will have proven skill in working with staff to improve student outcomes. They are expected to have a growing knowledge and expertise in using evidence-based practices for both learning and student wellbeing.

Learning Specialists will be characterised by the positive quality of the relationships they have with their learners, parents/carers and colleagues. They are supportive, active and professional team members.



As the leader of a Year Level Team, Learning Specialists at Laa Yulta Primary School will have some additional time release and the following key responsibilities.

  •         Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice, with a particular focus on the use of evidence-based teaching practices.
  •         Modelling exemplary classroom practice through teacher demonstration lessons (in own classroom as well as other classrooms).
  •         Providing mentoring and coaching to team members in the use of evidence-based teaching practices through observation, feedback and guidance.
  •         Demonstrating high-level proficiency in planning practices, including the documentation of quality teaching and learning programs that can be utilised by other teachers into the future.
  •         Oversight of the curriculum planning for a year level, including supporting others in a team to build their capacity in planning.
  •         Facilitating a professional and productive weekly Team Planning meeting that adheres to the school¿s norms and expectations.
  •         Demonstrate an understanding of the school¿s Disability Inclusion processes and provide additional support to teachers in the year level team to make and document adjustments for students.
  •         Relevant to expertise, Learning Specialists may participate in the provision of whole-school professional learning.

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:


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


Laa Yulta Primary School (located in Mambourin) is one of 14 new schools which opened at the start of the school year in 2024. It is located at 10 Elementary Road, Mambourin. We are helping the growing local population get a great education close to home. It will be able to enrol up to 650 students when the school is complete.

The school has students in Prep to Year 6. The school includes: an administration building (incorporating a library and specialist classrooms); 3 learning neighbourhoods; a community hub with indoor multi-use court; canteen; arts/music spaces; hard courts; and a sports field. Students will have great modern learning areas with air conditioning and heating. Outside, we have shade sails for sun protection. The school is designed to be environmentally sustainable. More information about the school can be found on our website.

Laa Yulta Primary School


Our school's motto is `Dream Big, Dare to Fail' 


Laa Yulta Primary School's vision is to educate all students to the highest levels of academic achievement. Our school aims to empower all students to embrace the challenge in learning, achieve their personal best and build their emotional, social and physical wellbeing. 


Laa Yulta Primary School's mission is to strive to consciously create an environment of respect and inclusion that fosters a safe learning environment and sense of belonging. This will allow our students to take risks in their learning and thus lead to higher academic outcomes. 


Our pedagogy is based on the Science of Learning and takes into account research from developmental psychology, educational psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience. It is centred on explicit instruction, which is characterised by carefully planned and sequenced lessons; clear and detailed instructions and modelling; and frequent and systematic monitoring of student progress and feedback to students. An example of this pedagogy is using the `SoundsWrite' program to teach reading across our school. Classroom teachers will be supported to build their capacity through PLCs and provided training.  Experience in these areas is not necessary ¿ just a willingness to learn.  The school has also started with well developed School Wide Positive Behaviour Supports, Curriculum Scopes and Sequences and amazing resources.

This position starts is ongoing tenured position. If you require further information about the role, please contact Mark Zahra on 03 9967 2600 or mark.zahra@education.vic.gov.au.  

Learning Specialist Range 3 / Year Level Leader (Learning Specialist Range 3)

Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 27/01/2028

Job classification:

Learning Specialist Range 3


Mark Zahra | 9967 2600

Learning Specialist Range 3 / Year Level Leader (Learning Specialist Range 3)