Teacher of English - Year 7 to 12 Ongoing (Start Date 22/7/24)

Job posted: 26/06/2024
Applications close: 16/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 22/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1422484

Reference: 1422484

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

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).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@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:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:


Other Information

This Teacher of English position aims to complement our established provision of English within the College. English is a successful subject within the curriculum program of Mordialloc College, and in 2023 we celebrated another consecutive year of fantastic VCE English results.

This Teacher of English position aims to complement our established provision of English within the College. English is a successful subject within the curriculum program of Mordialloc College, and in 2023 we celebrated another consecutive year of fantastic VCE English results.

With a curriculum that delivers 7-10 English, 7-10 Literacy, VCE English, VCE EAL and VM Literacy, it is easy to see why the English team is of such great importance to Mordialloc College and our wider college community.

All newly employed teachers are provided with a subject-based buddy, an opportunity to work with an Instructional Coach and bespoke Professional Learning opportunities. At Mordialloc College we pride ourselves on supporting staff so that we can deliver on our promise of high-quality student provision; our college has so much to offer you and we are always proud to say that Mordialloc College is a better choice in education.

Position Description

This position will suit either an experienced teacher or graduate.

  • To be able to teach English to Year 7 to Year 12
  • To have an understanding of the developmental continuum for 7 ¿ 10 English
  • To have an understanding of VCE English and/or VCE English as an Additional Language
  • To be involved in the general teaching program as required by the College
  • To actively pursue and apply learning as it relates to the development of improved pedagogy which maximises the learning environment of our students
  • Working with an awareness of what is happening in the College and performing roles in such a way that makes it easier for the next person to perform theirs
  • To contribute to the relevant learning areas in curriculum development in accordance with the DET requirements and school policy under the direction of the Curriculum Leaders of the College
  • To use Learning Technologies in the delivery of the Curriculum in order to improve learning outcomes for students (Note: 1:1 Bring Your Own Device program operates in Years 7 to 12)
  • To contribute to the attainment of College goals and milestones as articulated in the Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan
  • To contribute to the extracurricular programs within the College
  • To assist in the promotion of the College image to the broader community
  • To undertake other duties as directed by the Principal
  • To be involved in educational leadership within an appropriate area

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

School Profile

Purpose: Mordialloc College students aspire to achieve their Personal Best in all endeavours.

Our mission is to provide a stimulating learning environment where all students feel safe and supported to succeed in a wide range of opportunities and pathways. Our students will become confident, successful, and invested members of our community and beyond

Values: Values are shared beliefs about how we work together. They influence our choices and provide a framework to guide our intentions, actions and decisions in the workplace and in the communities in which we operate. The following four core values we believe will lay the foundation for our future success.

Personal Best - Work to the best of your ability. Pursue excellence, try hard and constantly seek to improve.

Integrity - Be true to yourself by doing what is right. Be honest and trustworthy.

Respect - Treat everyone with equal consideration. Be accepting of others and their differences.

Responsibility - Be accountable for your actions. Contribute positively to the school and wider community.

Community and Demographics: Mordialloc College is located immediately adjacent to the eastern beaches of Port Phillip Bay and enjoys excellent bus and rail access to neighbouring municipalities

It is a single campus 7-12 college and has been an integral part of the local community since its establishment in 1924 and will be celebrating 100 years of education in 2024

A diverse range of families from mixed demographics and an SFOE of 0.2791

The school has grown significantly over the last seven years.  Our whole school enrolments is just over 1200 students including international students. The school population will stablise at this number as we will only be taking 200 students into Year 7 in future years.

Gender mix across the College is slightly uneven with male students comprising 58%, although in some year levels it is a 50/50 split.

Enthusiastic and professional staff (112.5 EFT) comprising of 4 Principal Class, 80.5 EFT teachers and 28 EFT ES staff. Over 70% of staff have been employed in the last six years in response to our most rapid growth years.

Educational: At Mordialloc College we are committed to maximising learning opportunities for all students with Quality Learning Principles and Restorative Practices Philosophy, along with an emphasis on high expectations forming the basis for future direction and improvement. Our teaching and learning practices and instructional model are aligned to the Curiosity and Powerful Learning framework developed in conjunction with Monash University.

Strong whole school focus on Literacy and Numeracy

Innovative programs and high expectations coupled with a strong focus on student wellbeing

Outcomes in student achievement, engagement and wellbeing place the College among the highest performing state secondary schools in the area

The College has a strong culture around professional learning and coaching as reflected in our dedicated PLC (Professional Learning Communities) meeting time and collaborative planning time together totally two hours on a Wednesday afternoon, with an early dismissal of students at 2.40pm. We also have a weekly staff workshop on Monday afterschool. In terms of staff Professional Learning we are mainly focused on two of our Key Improvement Strategies in the latest Strategic Plan: Improve teacher capacity in VCE with a focus on teacher expectations of student capability, assessment and moderation knowledge and content development from year 7-12 and Improve teacher capability to differentiate learning, engage in moderation and provide feedback process to improve learning.

A two sub-school structure introduced in 2011, with students in Years 7-9 allocated to the Middle School and students in Years 10-12 allocated to the Senior School

VCE results - 100% of eligible students successfully gained their VCE and since 2018 we have achieved some of the best VCE results in the school¿s history

Diverse interests and abilities catered for in our VCE and Vocational Major pathways

Excellent destination data with 100% of students who applied gaining a tertiary placement

Accredited SEAL (Select Entry Accelerated Learning) program, part of the exclusive SEAL academy

Sports Excellence Program in Netball, Basketball and AFL introduced in 2020 for Year 7 students. This program is now for Years 7-10 students.

Strong co-curricular program in the performing arts, visual arts and sport

A growing international student program and the provision of a language centre onsite

Strong transition program has been in place over the past twelve years with our feeder primary schools including visits to each school, visits to MC and delivery of specialist programs e.g. Science

Technological: Currently a BYOD for all students, Year 7-12 students

Range of desktop computers, Mac computers and banks of laptops/netbooks/ipads are located throughout the school

Mix of interactive whiteboards, projectors and large flat screen TVs in all rooms

Google Apps and Classroom is our learning management system

Compass package for reporting, wellbeing, attendance, event approvals and payments, and parent-teacher interviews bookings

Environmental - Grounds and Facilities: The College has a new two storey Year 7 and 8 Learning Centre including 14 classrooms which was ready for student occupation in Term 2, 2022. In addition:

We have a refurbished senior school prescient including classrooms, office spaces, study centre and landscaping with outdoor seating and shade sails

A new Wellbeing Centre

Three new blue plexipave outdoor Basketball & Netball Courts new fencing, lines, posts etc.

Flexible and collaborative teaching spaces also exist in our BER building for Science and the ICT rich student resource hub

Expansive and well established grounds

Since 2020 part of the Stephanie Alexander pilot program in Secondary Schools

Since 2017 a new Performing Arts Centre with canteen attached and a new PE/Sports Stadium

We have an additional 12.6 million is state government funding to continue to modernise our College. This funding will go towards the development of a new Arts/Technology Centre.

Teacher of English - Year 7 to 12 Ongoing (Start Date 22/7/24)

Job type:

Full time / From 22/07/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Rachael Stone | 03 9580 1184

Teacher of English - Year 7 to 12 Ongoing (Start Date 22/7/24)