Performing Arts

Job posted: 08/07/2024
Applications close: 21/07/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 05/08/2024 - 26/01/2028

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1421016

Reference: 1421016

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum.  Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a performing arts program that engages students aged 5-18 who have a mild Intellectual disability.

SC2    Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth. 

SC3    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC4    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

SC5    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.


The classroom teacher classification comprises two salary ranges- range 1 and range 2.  The primary focus of the classroom teacher is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes.  The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection and inquiry in order to improve knowledge and skills to effectively engage students and improve their learning. 

As the classroom teacher gains experience his or her contribution to the school program beyond the classroom increases. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their rostered teaching duties provided the responsibility is appropriate to the salary range, qualifications, training and experience of the teacher.

Classroom teacher Range 2
Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities.

A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.

Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to:
- Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
- Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
- Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
- Supervise and train one or more student teachers
- Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.

Classroom teacher Range 1
The primary focus of the range 1 classroom teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels and the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. These teachers teach a range of students/classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programs.  Range 1 classroom teachers are skilled teachers who operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and may have responsibility for the supervision and training of one or more student teachers.

At range 1, teachers participate in the development of school policies and programs and assist in the implementation of school priorities. 
The focus of a range 1 classroom teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice.  New entrants to the teaching profession in their initial teaching years receive structured support, mentoring and guidance from teachers at higher levels.

Under guidance, new entrants to the teaching profession will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects and are expected to participate in induction programs and other professional learning activities that are designed to ensure the integration of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the school.

Teachers at range 1 are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate in policy development, project teams and the organisation of co-curricula activities.


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

DE 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

The succesfful canditate will also undertake activites such as the school concert.

We have run dance and music programs seperately and we are open to innotive suggestions of embedding a coherant performing arts program.  It is envisaged that  the suscessful candidate will expand on what we currently offer our students that includes a range of diverse learners with broad skill sets and will ensure that all students interests are heared.

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.

Location Profile


Naranga is a school in Frankston for students aged 5 to 18 who have a mild intellectual disability. Our motto is ¿Learning for Life¿, and we aim to prepare each student to be an active contributor within the community. We provide an engaging and comprehensive developmental curriculum that ensures each student will achieve personal success and achieve progress within a supportive environment. Programs are innovative and accommodate the individual learning styles and needs of students. Integrated and holistic learning opportunities are developed so that students acquire knowledge and experience within engaging activities. Classes range in size from 6 to 14 students, reflecting the individual needs of students and their capacity for independence.

An Individual Education Plan is developed for each student ¿ in consultation with families and carers. The Victorian Curriculum is delivered within a framework of whole-school expectations. Students in their final two years of schoolwork towards transitioning into post school options. Senior students also have the opportunity to participate in select TAFE courses and also SBATS.

The staffing structure is designed to support and extend student learning by focussing on interests, skills and wellbeing. In addition to traditional subjects such as English and Mathematics, the school offers learning opportunities through specialist activities such as Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Digital and Design Technology and Science. Additional supports are provided through student wellbeing, psychology, speech pathology and occupational therapy.

The learning journey at Naranga is supported by School-Wide Positive Behaviour Supports and Restorative Practices, which are incorporated into daily school life. Students¿ achievements are regularly celebrated at every level: within classes, in sub-schools, across the whole school and in the broader community. We are proud and active members of the Sustainable Schools program. We have current registration with eSmart, and actively engage our students in the Bully Stoppers program.

Parents are strongly encouraged to be involved in the development of their child¿s academic learning program, and as part of the broader school community. We work closely with parents to host information sessions, a Parents and Friends group, a fundraising group, open days and various sporting and musical events. Our School Concert is the highlight of our calendar year.

Naranga School is identified as having a low socio-economic band. In 2023 we received additional funding under Equity Reform. This money was used to support individualised learning programs for students through smaller class groups, explicit instruction, additional education support staff and therapy services.

In 2023, 174 students were educated and supported by 34 teachers and 26 education support staff, including a psychologist, speech pathologist, mental health practitioner and occupational therapist. Leadership comprised a Principal, Assistant Principal and 2 Leading Teachers and 2 learning specialists. Maggie the school¿s therapy dog in training, provides individual and group support to students across the school 5 days per week.

Performing Arts

Job type:

Part time / From 05/08/2024 - 26/01/2028

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Kai Pukarinen | 97882222

Performing Arts