English / Humanities Classroom Teacher (Family Leave) (Classroom Teacher)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 3/15/2019

Location Profile

Information about the school, its ethos, programs and the Strategic Plan 2018-2021, Vision, Values and Mission Statement can be obtained at our website www.balwynhs.vic.edu.au

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 main duties to be performed by a classroom teacher are to:

  • adopt strategies which will improve the quality of the teaching and learning that occurs in their classroom and which will ensure that all students make progress
  • integrate the use of appropriate computer based learning technologies into their classroom programs
  • be actively involved in the school’s professional learning program and a professional learning team
  • implement the school’s Values and Vision statement
  • undertake direct teaching of groups of students and individual students and other non-teaching supervisory duties as determined by the School principal
  • keep abreast of all activities and developments in the School
  • be actively involved in curriculum design, shared and collaborative practice
  • contribute to the school’s co-curricular program and to participate in activities such as parent/student/teacher meetings, staff meetings, camps and excursions
  • contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the School
  • participate in school decision making processes
  • carry out the teaching duties as required by the Principal of the School
  • comply with the timetable at the School
  • perform their official duties with skill, care, diligence and the professional standards
  • create a positive environment conducive to learning for the students of whom he or she is in charge in line with the school’s student well-being and pastoral care policies
  • give full cooperation and assistance to the Principal and all other members employed at the school in the development and implementation of the course of study to be followed in the school and in the performance of their respective duties
  • in accordance with any directions of the Principal, assess the educational development of students, compile and maintain records of that development and provide reports to parents
  • comply with any Government policies and legislation
  • observe safe working practices
  • assist in protecting the buildings and grounds of the school from damage; and
  • undertake other classroom teaching related and organisational duties as determined by the school Principal.


A classroom teacher at Balwyn High School is charged with the responsibility of designing and delivering an educational program for their students which is consistent with the aims and objectives of the School including those articulated in the School’s Values and Vision Statement.

These focus on:

  • developing curriculum programs that cater for students preferred learning styles and to develop students as autonomous learners
  • integrating the use of computer based learning technologies into the curriculum to enhance educational outcomes for all students
  • caring for students as individuals by catering for their physical, emotional and academic needs using recent educational research to inform best practice.

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 values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.

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