Literacy Learning Specialist Range 3

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 11/07/2027

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1285111

Reference: 1285111

Occupation: Teacher

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 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 capacity to think creatively when met with challenge or change within, or outside of an educational setting. 


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

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

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Casey Fields Primary School is situated in the richly diverse and rapidly growing suburb of Cranbourne East. We are a progressive/state of the art, 21st Century school, boasting one of the most contemporary learning environments in Australia. Our projected student population for 2022 is in excess of 700 with a long-term projection of 1100 students.  

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Do you want to be a part of a school that:

  • Works hard towards its goals but is a fun, rewarding place to come to work?
  • Has high expectations of its staff but supports them to succeed?
  • Encourages risk-taking but acknowledges failing forward is an important part of learning?
  • Invests in the potential of each individual but recognises our greatest strength is our team?

We are on a journey of curiosity

A positive culture is part of our DNA. We are committed and engaged in our role of making Casey Fields PS an inspiring place for learning. All decisions are centered around our students. We work together and support each other on our chosen journeys and encourage everyone to explore their curiosities. We respect all members of the community and approach all challenges with an open mindset. 

We are focused on continual improvement and actively encourage our staff to explore and innovate within their practice. We have adopted a Design Thinking approach where staff and students are encouraged to think outside of the box. Our student-centered approach to teaching and learning actively promotes creative and critical thinkers.

As a part of our Design Thinking approach, staff regularly work in teams to undertake practitioner inquiry projects that tackle authentic issues facing our new school community. Every staff member is expected to have an impact on our journey of building Casey Fields PS.

Will you join us?

Are you a teacher who:

  • Has the potential to grow and a disposition for learning.
  • Is self-aware and possesses a desire to improve as an educator.
  • Is willing to take risks and innovate when presented with a challenge.
  • Is a positive and dedicated team player, who also likes to have fun


Visit our contemporary learning communities here: https://www.caseyfieldsps.vic.edu.au/virtual-tour/

View our Principles and Philosophy for Teaching and Learning here: https://www.caseyfieldsps.vic.edu.au/principles-and-philosophy-for-teaching-and-learning/

Literacy Learning Specialist Range 3

Job type:

Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 11/07/2027

Job classification:

Not provided


Cameron Heath | (03) 5992 9000

Literacy Learning Specialist Range 3