Learning Specialist: Teaching and Learning - Pedagogy, MYLNS, Agency

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

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1290297

Reference: 1290297

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 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 well-being for students. 
  • Working with and be a part of the school leadership team to develop a shared view of highly effective teacher practice and a review of existing programs and initiatives
  • Leading and modelling the implementation of whole – school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery, and the support of others with strategies adopted. 
  • 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

The Role

  • Model High quality teaching and learning practice at all times
  • Be a proactive and visible leader of the classroom
  • Collaboratively develop and maintain the college professional learning calendar
  • Work as part of the Teaching and Learning team and lead the PLC culture at the college
  • Lead the peer observation and student feedback process at the college
  • Ensure appropriate curriculum and pedagogical procedures are embedded into the professional practices of all teachers
  • Take account of current education research on the ways to personalise the learning opportunities through curriculum to meet their unique learning needs of our students
  • Have high-level knowledge of ICT and the ways it can be used to enhance curriculum delivery, and be able to lead and implement programs. 
  • Use high-level knowledge of formative assessment and support the implementation of consistent formative assessment across classes and throughout the college. 
  • Be jointly responsible for the effective leadership and management of the Domain Leaders and undertake other negotiated responsibilities, including attending the Learning Leaders meetings
  • Manage the MYLNS program with other Learning Specialists
  • Support Students through direct classroom support as part of the MYLNS program
  • Facilitate information sessions for staff
  • Take an active role in supporting and managing the performance of staff to improve the quality of teaching and learning, through mentoring, collegial interaction and critical reflection on practice, feedback and data.
  • Develop staff capacity to implement teaching practices that promote student agency in the classroom
  • This role will work closely with the T&L team

Other duties as negotiated with the Principal


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

Enquiries regarding the position can be directed to the Principal Danijel Banovic 0436 922 997 - we encourage you to contact the Principal with regard to this role.

Applications must include:

- A specific response to all the key selection criteria

- A CV including the names of three referees and contact numbers should be included in the application

- Applications should be submitted via Recruitment Online https://schooljobs.education.vic.gov.au/psp/ROLPPRD1_EA/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?

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

School Profile

Homestead Senior Secondary College opened in 2020 and is located in a developing area of Point Cook, approximately 28 kilometres from Melbourne CBD. Our feeder schools are the local P-9 colleges – Alamanda, Carranballac, Pt Cook and Saltwater P-9 Colleges. A significant percentage of our enrolments will also be new arrivals to the greater Point Cook community. Rapid growth is predicted for both the suburb and school over the next 5 to 10 years. It is projected that the college’s peak enrolment will be in excess of 1800 students. Our community is a multi-cultural one. 

The foundation years of the college will focus upon building social capital, creating structures and practices, purchasing resources and establishing staff professional learning teams. This will be an amazing career opportunity for educationalists as they will be part of a staff cohort playing an integral role in the development of the college’s culture, teaching & learning style and place in the community.

HSSC is a state of the art 21st Century learning environment for young adults. With a build cost of $53 million, facilities are second to none. Students learn in a three-storey main building, a standalone Performing Arts/Physical Education building, multi-purpose courts and a playing field. Our landscaped grounds feature amazing spaces for our students and staff.

The college curriculum focuses on providing the right pathway for all students to achieve their academic goals. The college will offer a broad range of studies at Year 10, VCE, VCAL, VET & other programs.

HSSC is defined by:

  • A well balanced curriculum program that utilises purposeful and explicit teaching aimed at empowering students to be active learners, striving for personal excellence and ongoing growth and development
  • Challenging, innovative and creative approaches in learning and teaching practices that embrace a full range of post compulsory pathways for Years 10 to 12 students
  • Highly skilled, versatile, dedicated and caring staff committed to life-long learning and developing each student through the implementation of personalised learning programs
  • The active participation of staff in professional learning communities
  • Shared educational responsibility between parents, staff and students
  • Powerful student agency & voice in their learning
  • Effective & open channels of communication that promote trust, positive interactions and strong links with the wider community.
Learning Specialist: Teaching and Learning - Pedagogy, MYLNS, Agency

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2026

Job classification:

Not provided


Danijel Banovic | 0436 922 997

Learning Specialist: Teaching and Learning - Pedagogy, MYLNS, Agency