Writing Teacher - 4 Day Teaching Week

Job posted: 08/07/2024
Applications close: 21/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 05/08/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1423910

Reference: 1423910

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Location Profile

Located on beautiful Wurundjeri Country, Strathtulloh Primary School has been educating with HEART since 2022. We are a brand-new state of the art school, located in the suburb of Strathtulloh. We opened in January 2022 with 710 students already growing to over 1200 students and now employing over 120 staff. 

Our students are phenomenal learners, supported by a community which really values and supports education and our school. School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) and Respectful Relationships (RR) feature strongly at our school, along with a culture that supports positive, proactive and passionate wellbeing and learning for students and staff. Our students, staff and community demonstrate outstanding positive behaviours and consistently work to demonstrate and build their #StrathtullohHEART.


We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and progressive school community. Our staff are our most valuable resource and we provide support & recognition accordingly.

Why work at Strathtulloh? 

  • 5hrs non face to face time provided to full time teachers per week;
  • Numerous strategies in place to reduce workload and an improved work life balance;
  • Graduate teachers receive the additional support of a mentor and coach focused on your unique needs; this includes support from Principal Class  members, Leading Teachers and Learning Specialists. Plus an additional hour of non face to face teaching time;
  • Growth opportunities through Professional Learning, Coaching and Mentoring programs open to ALL staff. We¿re not looking for staff who know everything; we¿re looking for staff who are open to learning and refining their craft; who want to make a difference for every student, each other and our community; 
  • Co-Teaching Environment - you¿re not alone, you have the support, shared planning and camaraderie of a team;
  • Flexible teaching spaces, NOT open plan, purpose built for our co-teaching explicit teaching approach;
  • Access to a school Library, a competition grade full sized indoor Gym, Science Lab, Visual Arts Studio, Kitchen Cooking facilities, Vegetable Gardens and Orchard, Performance Stages, landscaped play areas; 
  • Free before & after school program for children of staff; 
  • Direct access to several local community resources including a full athletics track, bike/traffic education, community centre & kindergarten and wetlands; 
  • Easy access to public transport including Train & Bus - just 40mins by train from central Melbourne. Easy freeway access, generally driving against traffic with plenty of free parking. Bike paths connected to our school with secure bike storage; 
  • Staff shower and change facilities for any staff who want to get active during their break times or travelling to school; 
  • Celebration and recognition of the achievements and milestones of our staff;
  • A terrific team of staff who engage in a variety of social events and functions;
  • Numerous local cafes with great coffee! 

The Strathtulloh community are encouraged to be Helpful, Excelling, Accepting, Resilient and Trustworthy people as they demonstrate, support and strive for a #StrathtullohHEART 

Why do we have so many positions available?

  • We continue to grow - we already know we have an additional 12 homegroups/classes of students for 2024 and the in zone enrolments continue to come in;
  • We have staff starting families and we know that due to our growth we can accommodate making their replacements ongoing positions;
  • We have promotions to cover - these are internal and external positions where teachers are successful with Leading Teacher, Learning Specialist or AP positions;
  • We have staff travelling for all of 2024 and due to our ongoing growth we¿re able to cover their approved leave with ongoing positions;
  • We have staff moving into positions closer to their homes and moving interstate.

Secondary trained, overseas and permission to teach teachers are also welcome to apply for this position. 

You are encouraged to tour the school before applying; please email strathtulloh.ps@education.vic.gov.au with your contact details.

If you are unable to make a scheduled tour please still submit an application.

Selection Criteria

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

SC2      Demonstrated high level of ability to plan for and 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 high level of ability to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated high level of ability to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      Demonstrated high level of interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated high level of ability to establish and maintain 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 high level of ability to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

Please include the name, email address and phone number of at least 3 relevant referees who will need to complete an electronic reference addressing the Key Selection Criteria for you.


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.


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

  • 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

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.

Writing Teacher - 4 Day Teaching Week

Job type:

Full time / From 05/08/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher


Samantha Fleming or Kris White | 85604600

Writing Teacher - 4 Day Teaching Week