Primary Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 24/11/2022
Applications close: 07/12/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1318391

Reference: 1318391

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

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 experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4    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.

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

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

A school tour can be arranged upon request. Please contact the school office on 9758-3007 if you would like to book a tour.

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.

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

We are looking for dynamic open-minded teachers who are ready and willing to work as part of the Fairhills team. Our focus is to improve learning! Our underpinning philosophy is based on a personal sense of worth and confidence in each student. Our learning environment is both supportive and challenging. Initiative, achievement, and creativity are all celebrated in a community atmosphere of mutual respect and concern for others.

At Fairhills PS we learn grow and achieve together as a Fairhills learning community.

Fairhills Primary School is committed to maximizing learning and the educational potential of each child.



Fairhills Primary is a vibrant and engaging learning community. We promote individual excellence and encourage social responsibility. Developing effective relationships between students, staff, parents, and the wider community supports our focus on learning and on achievement.



Our shared values are Safety, Teamwork, Achievement, Responsibility, Respect



Fairhills Primary School was established in 1965 and is situated in Manuka Drive, Ferntree Gully. We are in a residential area of the city of Knox, at the base of the Dandenong Ranges.


The School Family occupation index is 0.5752. We have approximately 147 students.


The staff includes a Principal, a Leading Teacher, eleven teachers, five integration aides, one part time business manager and one part time administration officer.


The 2014 major interior refurbishment of current buildings features an Information Literacy center which connects four main flexible learning spaces. A stand-alone building is the center for The Arts with two interconnecting Visual and Performing Arts areas.


The excellent facilities include:

Attractive air-conditioned learning spaces

Open air auditorium (Sound Shell)

Basketball, volleyball, netball, bat tennis courts

Oval, Cricket nets, jumping pit & rebound wall

Storage for bicycles and physical education equipment

Extensive playground equipment areas


Our award-winning school is open plan and innovative. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the possibilities for creative and connected learning. Structures and programs in place make team planning and working together a high priority. All staff are expected to work as one to improve student learning outcomes in respectful honest relationships which build on the strengths of each team member. We provide a clear and consistent message to all students around their learning and implement learning approaches to support learning and to broaden horizons.

All staff and volunteers are expected to be highly motivated to work with all in a professional manner and to fully understand and comply with professional boundaries.

Fairhills Primary School is a child safe environment. We expect all who work here to work within the school’s child safety practices including the Child Safety Code of Conduct.

Student and Staff Wellbeing are a high priority. Student Support Services and personnel are called on to assist with diagnostic and remedial intervention. Fairhills PS has the services of a Guidance Officer and Speech Pathologist.

Student Wellbeing is underpinned by Restorative Practice which enables students to reflect on the impact of their behaviour. Student agency is underpinned by our House System, buddies and Junior School Council. 

Fairhills Primary School is committed to maximising the educational potential of each child.

The Victorian Curriculum is used to plan for creativity and curiosity and builds a solid foundation in all areas. Fairhills PS has a particular focus on literacy and numeracy. A skills based developmental curriculum is used throughout the school to encourage all students to develop problem solving skills and to take responsibility for their learning.

Specialist programs include The Arts: Performing, Music and Visual Arts and Physical Education.

We have a camp program from Years 3 to 6.

Our school maintains close links with local pre-schools and neighbouring secondary schools. School orientation and transition experiences, parent information sessions, teacher information exchange and parent training sessions all contribute to successful transition from pre-school to PREP and from Year 6 to Year 7.

Before and after school care and vacation programs are available to all families.

Our community, School Council and the Parents and Friends Association partnerships are very important to us. We keep everyone well informed of children’s progress, the school’s curriculum and coming activities through comprehensive written reports, interviews, information evenings, fortnightly newsletters, annual reports, meetings, the Website and COMPASS an electronic communications system.




Fairhills Primary School

Manuka Drive (PO Box 258)

Ferntree Gully. 3156.

Telephone: 9758 3007.

Website: http://www.fairhillsps.vic.edu.au




Primary Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Moi Beaurain | 03 9758 3007

Primary Classroom Teacher