MYLNS Capabilities Improvement Teacher

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

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 03/10/2022 - 29/11/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1290224

Reference: 1290224

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated high level of knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated high level of ability to respond to diverse student learning needs.

SC2     Demonstrated high level of ability to plan for and implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and 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 high level of interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated high level of ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5     Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated high level of ability to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

SC6     Ability to identify the education requirements of students with complex learning needs and implement high impact classroom teaching strategies which enable all students to achieve their full potential.



An opportunity exists for classroom teachers wishing to be part of the Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) initiative to improve the literacy and numeracy of low achieving secondary students and build the capability of their colleagues. Appointment to these positions will enrich teacher experience and play a significant role in further improving student and school performance and educational outcomes.

Literacy Improvement Teachers and Numeracy Improvement Teachers (Improvement Teachers) will build the capability of other teachers as well as provide targeted support to students who are behind in literacy or numeracy as part of the MYLNS initiative, to ensure they have the literacy and numeracy skills they need for future work, education and training.

Improvement Teachers will have expertise in literacy or numeracy teaching, an ability to work directly with students with complex and diverse needs and enjoy working side by side with colleagues to build teacher practice and improve student confidence and performance.

In addition to induction training, ten days of professional learning in literacy or numeracy teaching will be provided over two years. Professional learning will be delivered by the Department and will focus on international best-practice in literacy and numeracy teaching, capability building and collaboration skills, and supporting secondary students who are below national minimum standards in literacy and numeracy.                                                                  

Teachers in this role will be given a time allowance within the school to build teaching capability across the school to support colleagues to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students, particularly those at the lower end, and to provide direct teaching support to prioritised students. Teachers will continue to work in their usual teaching roles for the remaining time to maintain their connection with classroom practice.


The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:

  • Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
  • Undertaking other classroom teaching related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

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


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

Collingwood College is a government P-12 school established in 1882. It is in the inner-city suburb of Collingwood, close to Melbourne’s CBD. Collingwood College is a culturally diverse school with an enrolment of 750 students. The school operates a registered International Student Program that can cater for up to 60 students from a range of countries including Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, and Korea.

It is a warm and welcoming school with a strong commitment to partnerships with parents and the wider community. The academic, social, emotional, and physical development of each child lies at the heart of the educational process. Staff, students, and families are committed to working inclusively through open and effective communication and in partnership in the context of a rigorous, educational curriculum with high expectations.

The main campus is arranged with two sub-schools: Primary and Secondary. Each sub-school is arranged to create the most appropriate setting and approach for children at the different stages of their development.

At the senior level, the choice of subjects available is increased by a co-operative arrangement between Fitzroy High School and Collingwood College at the newly built joint campus Wurun.

MYLNS Capabilities Improvement Teacher

Job type:

Part time / From 03/10/2022 - 29/11/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Sam Luck | 039/417-6681

MYLNS Capabilities Improvement Teacher