Visiting Teacher - Special Education - Brimbank Melton Area, SWVR (22112064)

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 30/06/2025

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336705

Reference: 1336705

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne

Selection Criteria

  1. Substantial experience in teaching students with additional learning or wellbeing needs in a relevant setting and preferably experience working with schools in the area of student learning, engagement and wellbeing.

  2. Demonstrated capacity to work within a collaborative, multidisciplinary professional team and contribute significantly to the achievements of the team.

  3. Demonstrated ability to design, deliver or broker professional learning for teachers and other relevant professionals, on relevant topics such as physical disabilities, health impairments, additional learning needs, and appropriate teaching and learning strategies delivered in part via tele-practice where relevant.

  4. Demonstrated excellent teaching and learning skills, and substantial experience in establishing successful curriculum development strategies to improve student learning outcomes, and to promote full access and inclusion for students with physical disability and/or autism spectrum disorder, vision and hearing impairment.

  5. Demonstrated high level communication skills, networking and interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people in the education community and agencies on complex matters.


The Visiting Teacher Service provides leadership and capacity building for teachers and schools in the provision of effective curriculum and pedagogy to support student engagement, access and inclusion for students with disability or impairment in the areas of physical disability, health impairment, autism spectrum disorder, vision impairment, severe behaviour and hearing impairment.

Theis role will have a guaranteed Autism caseload

The role of the Visiting Teacher is to assist schools to develop and implement appropriate educational programs, modifications and support for referred students. Visiting teachers liaise with referred schools and students to assist in implementing inclusive practices. A component of the role could include service delivery via tele-practice.


Visiting teachers undertake a variety of roles and responsibilities that may include (but are not limited to):

  • Building the capacity of school leaders and teachers to implement inclusive practices including the adjustment of curriculum / learning programs to meet the diverse needs of learners in their schools.
  • Providing specialist advice and support to school staff to support the teaching of students with physical disability, health impairment, vision impairment, hearing impairment or students on the autism spectrum.
  • Assisting schools in the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of curriculum to ensure full access and inclusion for students with physical disability and/or health impairment, hearing impairment, vision impairment, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • The promotion of effective specific teaching and learning practices and skills to bring about sustained change in classroom practice.
  • Assisting the class teacher to modify curriculum and physical environment where required.
  • The use of innovative technologies in program delivery to improve access and inclusion to the curriculum for eligible students. This will include the delivery of visiting teacher intervention strategies via tele-practice, where relevant.
  • Providing educational services to students from pre-school transition to VCE.
  • Working collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure a coordinated approach to promoting access and inclusion related initiatives, liaising with relevant personnel within the region and participating in other related projects.
  • The provision of case support and assistance to other visiting teachers and regional staff in the area of physical disability, health impairment, vision impairment, hearing impairment or autism spectrum disorder.
  • Undertake other duties related to supporting students with disabilities and impairments, as requested by the Manager, in response to changing priorities or new initiatives.

Who May Apply

Teachers with Special Education Qualifications.

Teachers currently registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (including current police record check) with a recognised special education qualification or demonstrated experience in teaching students with impairments.

Teachers who do not have an approved special education qualification but do have current provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching may apply.

Preference will be given to applicants who have an approved special education qualification.

Job share applicants will be considered.

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.  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

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

  • Appointment of the successful applicant will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.

  • A probationary period may apply during the first twelve months of employment and induction and support programs provided.

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

About the Department

The Department leads the delivery of education and development services to children, young people and adults both directly through government schools and indirectly through the regulation and funding of early childhood services, non-government schools and training programs.

Information about the structure of the Department, including details about each of our Ministers, key staff, regional offices, strategy and annual reports are available at: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/default.aspx

Role Context

Schools and Regional Services comprises 17 Areas within four regions across the state, as well as four central Divisions. The responsibilities of Schools and Regional Services include:

  • service delivery including performance, contract management, funding delivery and acquittal
  • program implementation including detailed implementation planning and delivery
  • local area engagement, advice, support and partnerships
  • workforce capability development, professional practice leadership and delivery
  • emergency management including critical incident response
  • supporting strong regional partnerships with early childhood services, schools and other education providers to deliver high-quality services and outcomes with a 0-18 focus.

The regional model is designed to:

  • connect between central government policy and the delivery of high quality services to Victorians
  • drive outcomes across all stages of learning through expert advice and support
  • connect with families, service providers, schools and communities
  • lead, collaborate and partner at a local level to overcome social and economic challenges facing our communities, towns and cities
  • deliver health, wellbeing and support services to children, young people and their families to assist them in their learning and development
  • improve connectedness and transitions between important points in a child’s life - such as between early childhood, kindergarten, school and tertiary education
  • assist and support children and young people who are vulnerable, disengaged, and those with disabilities or challenging behaviour.
Visiting Teacher - Special Education - Brimbank Melton Area, SWVR (22112064)

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 30/06/2025

Job classification:

Not provided


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Visiting Teacher - Special Education - Brimbank Melton Area, SWVR (22112064)