Literacy/Numeracy Coach Learning Specialist Range 3

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time / From 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1289626

Reference: 1289626

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

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 are 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 including; High Impact Teaching Strategies, delivering improved achievement, engagement and wellbeing for students. The role of the Learning Specialist is 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.


  • PCO in charge of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching and Learning - KLA Leaders
  • VCE (Vocational Major, Victorian Pathways Certificate), VET Coordinators 
  • Mathematics/Numeracy and English/Literacy Leaders
  • Careers Leaders
  • Special Programs; SEAL, Scholarships, Applied Learning, ACE, STAR, Excellence in Sports, International students programs
  • PLC Teams
  • Sub-School Leaders
  • Student Transitions and Pathways Teams
  • Other Key stakeholders


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 effective learning practice, coaching and supporting teachers to implement literacy/numeracy strategies across all curriculum areas.
  • Modelling exemplary classroom practice e.g.  demonstration lessons
  • Working with the school leadership team to develop a shared view of highly effective teacher practice
  • Liaise with key stakeholders, including the Curriculum and Professional Learning Leading Teacher to support the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery including Peer Observations
  • Modelling effective learning practice as per FISO improvement cycle, supporting teachers to seek, analyse and act on feedback about their practice
  • Providing evidence-based feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development
  • Providing expert advice to the Leadership Team and other College Key Stake Holders, about the context, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
  • Supervising and training one or more student teachers throughout the year and mentoring and/or coaching graduate level teachers
  • Modelling exemplary use of student data (formative and summative) to inform teaching approaches
  • Work with the Curriculum and Professional Learning Leading Teacher to develop and promote school-wide professional learning structures, processes and protocols through Professional Learning Communities
  • Work closely with all Key stakeholders to ensure a Child Safe School Environment
  • Carry out other duties as required by the College 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

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

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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

North Geelong Secondary College is a single campus, academic Year 7–12 College in the northern suburbs of the City of Greater Geelong. It is a creative, caring and diverse College, where girls and boys grow into autonomous learners, engaging in imaginative and intellectually rigorous programs. Our students develop into mature and independent individuals, fully prepared for a life of meaningful achievement and active participation in our local and global communities.

The current school enrolment is approximately 1000 students. North Geelong Secondary College provides the following programs;

  • Select Entry Accelerated Learning program (SEAL)
  • Scholarship program
  • Yr 7-12 BYOD program
  • STAR & ACE Literacy & Numeracy intervention programs
  • VCE Tutorials
  • Excellence in Sports program
  • International Student program
  • HPV, Human Powered Vehicle, Advance Program
  • Performing Arts program
  • English as an Additional Language program
  • Resilience program (Middle school)
  • Growth engagement program (Junior school)

The College is a base for the Geelong English Language Centre since 2007. Approximately 30% of the students are from a Language Background other than English.

The College has a commitment to personal excellence and the academic achievement for all students. The school values (Respect, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity READ), the cultural diversity of its student population, ensure that all students, regardless of their various abilities, needs and backgrounds, are actively supported in achieving their personal best.  Opportunities are provided for students to gain the academic, social and personal skills necessary for the pursuit of personal goals and become productive and contributory members in the local as well, the global community. The college high expectations ethos encourages student creativity, initiative and leadership. It also supports students to develop the knowledge, skills, adaptability and curiosity for the future world of work and provide the foundations for lifelong learning.

The College provides increased opportunities as well as academic rigor for students in the senior years with the greater uptake of the traditional VCE programs, the Vocational Major, Victorian Pathways Certificate, increased access to Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs along with a broad selection of pathways.

Tours of the College are provided upon request. Please phone the College on 52405800 to book in for a tour.

Literacy/Numeracy Coach Learning Specialist Range 3

Job type:

Full time / From 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2025

Job classification:

Not provided


Nick Adamou | 03 5240 5800

Literacy/Numeracy Coach Learning Specialist Range 3