Numeracy Learning Specialist Range 3

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

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 27/01/2027

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1288078

Reference: 1288078

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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 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

Other Information

  • 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

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.

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Vision and Values



We are the Difference’

Timbarra P-9 College creates a sense of belonging, achievement and actively promotes optimism, creativity, curiosity and responsibility.

Our College values the home/school partnership as a means of promoting a culture of lifelong learning.

Our young people are our leaders, entrepreneurs and parents of tomorrow. An excellent education is the best gift we can give them.

Timbarra P-9 College offers an education to help develop your whole child—that's why “we are the difference”.

Our College caters for the needs of our students today and equips them with the skills they need for their future. 

Our teaching philosophy and the school environment encourages and celebrates learning.

At Timbarra P-9 College

  • We strive to develop resilient independent learners.
  • We have a positive learning environment supporting the growth of each individual by offering multidimensional challenges on an academic, emotional and social level.
  • We develop for students a sense of their place in the world and an awareness of others.
  • We promote that every stage of schooling is equally important.
  • We foster a sense of belonging and actively promote hope, curiosity and creativity in all that we do.
  • We support our students to fully embrace the world and the opportunities given to them to support their learning pathways.

We are proud to be part of each student’s learning journey in a contemporary world where our students are confident, adaptable, sensitive and resilient. At the end of their learning journey at Timbarra P-9 College students will have developed social competencies, have a cultural awareness with a global perspective, and be confident with a strong sense of self.


“We endeavour and strive to serve Timbarra’s greatest resource—our students!”


The Journey



In 2011 Timbarra Primary School became a P-9 College. This provided the community with the opportunity to establish a unique educational facility which caters for the middle years of schooling and prepares students for their final years of secondary education.


At Timbarra P-9 College, education is a journey that draws its inspiration from the strong foundations that were established in the year 2000 when Timbarra Primary School was initially opened. Timbarra P-9 College is now well established and positioned to meet a strong community desire for a secondary education.


Significant funding has been provided to ensure that the College reflects current exemplary practices in state of the art learning spaces. A working party planned for the establishment of the new College. Agreement was reached in the following areas:

  • A strong focus on academic excellence within a broad curriculum.
  • A strong focus on student wellbeing. In the Secondary sector students will be organised into home groups with a pastoral care leader
  • Exemplary use of technologies will underpin the overall curriculum delivery.
  • A strong and continuous focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship.
  • The College will provide provision of specific programs to support high achieving students especially in the areas of English, Maths and Science.
  • Transition Programs offered into Year 7 and into Year 10 and there is agreement that partnerships with all local Secondary Schools will be developed.
Numeracy Learning Specialist Range 3

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 27/01/2027

Job classification:

Not provided


Jan Adamson | 03 9704 2744

Numeracy Learning Specialist Range 3