Secondary EAL Classroom Teacher - Broadmeadows Campus (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 14/05/2024
Applications close: 27/05/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 15/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1415511

Reference: 1415511

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 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.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

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


Thank you for your interest in this vacancy at Collingwood English Language School. Please note the following:     

          Thank you for your interest in this vacancy at Collingwood English Language School. Please note the following:     

·       CELS is a multi-campus school, and you may be required to work at any campus. Initially this position is based at Broadmeadows campus. 

-       CELS is a multi-campus school, and you may be required to work at any campus. Initially this position is based at Broadmeadows campus. 

·       To access Recruitment Online information and help guides please refer to Human resources: Recruitment Online (education.vic.gov.au)

·       It is a requirement that all applications include a statement addressing the key selection criteria, resume/cv and a letter of introduction.

·       It is a requirement that applications include the details of Three (3) Referees. Please provide details including the Referees name, position title, phone number and e-mail address.

·       Please note that all teaching positions require a valid Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration. 

·       Please include your Department of Education Employee ID number on your application (where applicable).    


Collingwood ELS is committed to child safety. We believe that all children should be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.

We practise zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns are treated very seriously and consistently with our policies and procedures. We acknowledge and practise legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are concerned about a child¿s safety. Collingwood ELS is committed to preventing child abuse and early identification of risks and risk minimisation. Our human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers support child safety. We regularly train and educate our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.

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

Collingwood English Language School (CELS) is the major provider of the New Arrivals Program in the North Western Victoria Region.  It is a Foundation to Year 10 multi campus school, providing full time, intensive English Language courses for newly-arrived migrants and refugees with campuses located in Collingwood, Broadmeadows and Craigieburn. The South Morang campus opened in July 2023 (Term 3).

We provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment where students prepare for a seamless academic, social and cultural transition to mainstream school or other educational pathways. We also support families and guardians to understand and engage with our school community and the Victorian Education system. 

Students attend the New Arrivals Program for intensive English as an Additional Language courses for 6 months if educational background is age equivalent. Students with disrupted schooling often attend for 4 terms. Assessment and reporting reflect this context.

The ratio of teachers to students is 13:1. Multicultural education aides support teachers, students and families.


We provide innovative, creative, high quality EAL teaching and learning programs. Our students have a sense of curiosity, resilience and are excited about their learning and preparation for mainstream school or further education, leading to improved academic and life chances.

At Collingwood English Language School:

·       We provide an exceptional English as an Additional Language program in a welcoming, caring, friendly, collaborative and inclusive learning community

·       We provide EAL leadership and advocacy

·       Our EAL Specialist teachers provide high quality learning and teaching in a safe and supportive environment

·       Our students are courageous and determined learners and become effective members of the school and wider community

·       Our parents and guardians are active participants in their students learning and in the school community 



Our core purpose at Collingwood English Language School is underpinned by the following values


Respect:                    for ourselves, each other and our environment

Kindness:                  to others through compassion and celebrating success

Learning:                   being ready to learn, do my best, be actively engaged, share ideas and welcome feedback. Seek support.


Collingwood Campus

Collingwood English Language School was established as a school in 1989. The Collingwood Campus is located in Cambridge Street, approximately one kilometre north east of the city centre. This is the original campus.

Broadmeadows Campus

The Broadmeadows Campus is in Johnstone St Broadmeadows, and is part of the Dimboola Hub, sharing the oval with Broadmeadows Valley Primary School and Hume Central (Dimboola Rd Campus)

Craigieburn Campus

The Craigieburn campus is located on Northleigh Ave, approximately two kilometres from the Craigieburn railway station and sits adjacent to Craigieburn South Primary School.

South Morang Campus

The South Morang campus opened in July 2023 and is co-located with The Lakes South Morang College, at 235 Gordons Road, South Morang.


Further information 

Further information is available from the Collingwood English Language School website, including: 

School Strategic Plan 2022-2025



Secondary EAL Classroom Teacher - Broadmeadows Campus (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 15/07/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Catherine McMahon - Principal | 03 9419 7633

Secondary EAL Classroom Teacher - Broadmeadows Campus (Classroom Teacher)