Teacher Grad Recruit Program

Job posted: 06/05/2022
Applications close: 19/05/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 30/05/2022 - 18/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1277812

Reference: 1277812

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

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

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to 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 capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.    

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

SC 6 – Capacity to work within the Sandringham East Primary School community and culture whilst supporting the Vision and Values of the school.


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.


Core responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or courses of study
  • Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a year level
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas
  • Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes
  • Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress
  • Implementing effective student management consistent with the school charter.
  • Working with a mentor to participate in professional development planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional portfolio

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs
  • Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs

Who May Apply

For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the commencement of the advertised vacancy.  Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

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

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

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Sandringham East is a coeducational primary school located in beachside Sandringham, 15kms south east of Melbourne. Our vision is: “To build an inclusive community where our children are active learners, critical thinkers and creative explorers who Think… Imagine… Become”.  Our values are Care, Aspiration, Respect - Always our best, the school motto. Our school has a range of strategies to promote engagement, positive behaviour, and respectful relationships for students. These well being strategies have come to the fore during the last two years as we tackled the challenges of a health pandemic.  We are so proud of the staff who have coped so well and presented ongoing learning remotely. It emphasises what an amazing, talented, and caring team we have at SEPS.

Sandringham East is a progressive school preparing students for a dynamic and challenging future where problem solving of global issues is paramount. We have a proud history since 1931 with 90 years serving the Sandringham community.  Unfortunately, our 90th birthday celebrations were put on hold because of the lockdowns we have experienced.

Our Sandy East community hub values relationships and a sense of community – a diverse community with 8.3% of students speaking a language other than English.  Of our 507 enrolled students, 264 are males and 243 are females. Students with a disability comprise 1.69% of the student population and 0.37% have an indigenous background. 

The school employs a Welfare Officer/ Counsellor who supports our families for educational, wellbeing and family needs. Social and Emotional Learning is a focus with the school nominated as a Lead school in the RRRR program. Play is the Way teaches our students resilience through regular lessons.

Sandringham East prides itself on a diversity of programs that cater for personalising student learning through curriculum programs and Individual Learning Plans. Literacy and Numeracy are essential foundations for student success. Our Learning Enhancement program supported students with three teachers tutoring students who had needs because of loss of learning opportunities over remote learning during the last two years.

Students enjoy our engaging flexible learning environments which cater for a range of learning styles and individual needs. We are thrilled with the $7.8 million rebuild of our outdated facilities which opened October 2019. This resulted in 8 learning spaces along with a stadium, performing arts / music space, art room, canteen, staff facilities and student bathrooms. Facilities are available for our whole school community and the Stadium is leased to the Sandringham Basketball Bullits.

Facilities provide a safe and secure setting including a Playscape which the school community funded.  Students and teachers creatively utilise this sanctuary environment with ropes, tunnels, tree platforms, cubbies, sandpit, digging pit, water play and log fort. A Ga Ga Pit has been installed with students enjoying this game and a sensory garden is in development. Our most recent initiative is the construction of a sensory / music area which will further engage students in an outdoor learning space. The school has also participated in the Solar Program initiated by VSBA and we have solar panels installed on the stadium roof which will benefit our sustainability in years to come. Extra plumbing works have also ensured that water harvesting is optimal, again saving water and keeping our oval going.

A Play Shed provides creative play resources for students during lunch breaks. Our school kitchen gardener provides opportunities for students - sowing and tending the garden, cooking healthy meals and providing produce to the school community.

Finances are budgeted to cater for 21st century learning with a high priority on staff professional learning. The biggest impact on student learning is the quality of the teacher and their relationships. Professional Learning Communities (in literacy, numeracy, and engagement/wellbeing), are set up and dedicated to unpacking data, setting high expectations and personalising learning to improve student outcomes.

The school works with external staff to improve teaching and learning including Adam Voigt from Real Schools, Tracey Ezard provides leadership training and Misty Adoniou supports literacy teaching. The Walker Learning Approach connects learning with student interests in Investigations and Inquiry Learning culminates in an Educational Research Project. The school employs support teachers to enhance and challenge student learning in Literacy and Numeracy.

Highly regarded specialist programs include Performing Arts, Physical Education, Visual Arts, and Mandarin / Japanese and Science. We communicate with our sister schools in Japan and the Philippines.  Excursions, camps, swimming and Bike Education provide students with a well-rounded education. We work with Sandringham College, John Monash Science and the i Sea, i Care Dolphin Project to support Science and Sustainability learning.

Technology, robotics and coding resources provides students with critical thinking skills which challenge all. Our 1:1 computer program for students in Levels 3 – 6 sees around 75% of students with their own device. We value our links and partnership with Sandringham College, located next to us, where mutual benefits are gained from this relationship.

The school encourages community participation through School Council, Class Parent Program and Parents and Friends Association as parents are vital partners in a child’s education. The school links with the community to provide extra-curricular activities, e.g. Sporting Schools Program, Instrumental music, Choir, Sandy Stars, Chess, Lego Build It, and Lunch Club.  Before and After School Care is provided by Their Care.

We value partnerships with community in through Lions, Rotary and the Japanese Saturday College. We host the Japanese Saturday College each week catering for over 260 students.

The FISO priority for our school is Building Practice Excellence; encompassing teaching and learning, with a focus for students to: Think...Imagine...Become...

Please see the school website for further information: www.sandringhameast.vic.edu.au

Teacher Grad Recruit Program

Job type:

Full time / From 30/05/2022 - 18/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Laureen Walton | 9598-1704

Teacher Grad Recruit Program