Classroom Teacher, Steiner - East Bentleigh Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Bentleigh East VIC 3165, Australia
  • 11 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1262130 Location East Bentleigh Primary School Department East Bentleigh Primary School Role Type Primary Teacher Subjects/Duties   Full/Part Time Full-Time   Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term   Classification Classroom Teacher   Apply By 01/23/2022 Other Information   Begin Date 01/28/2022 End Date 01/26/2023 Hours 38.00 Contact Name Maria Shearn Phone 9570 3525 School Website

Location Profile

East bentleigh Primary School is located in Bentleigh East as part of the South East Victoria Region. Different learning styles are catered for at East Bentleigh Primary School. In our attempt to meet the individual needs of all students, two different methods of curriculum delivery are offered.

The two curriculum streams operate in parallel within the school and parents can place their child in whichever stream is more appropriate for the individual child.

One curriculum stream is based on multi-age education philosophies and the other is based on the educational philosophies of Rudolf Steiner. Both streams are underpinned by the Victorian Curriculum.

In keeping with our motto " Growing Together " all members of the community, be they children, staff or parents are made to feel that they belong. Staff ensure equal educational opportunities for male and female students, both in the classroom and during outdoor activities. We cater for a diversity of socio economic and cultural backgrounds.

The dedication and loyalty of both staff and parents are the school's most important asset. The staff includes teachers, and specialists in art/craft, physical education, library, LOTE (French) and music. East Bentleigh is well known for the outstanding quality of its arts and environmental programs. A particular delight to children and parents alike, are the many musical and dramatic performances held throughout the year.

East Bentleigh Primary School is a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation School. This has seen the implementation of a Kitchen Garden Program for children in Years 3 - 6, a wonderfully enriching program which embeds the concept of real-life learning. Due to the hard work of the Garden and Environmental teams the school has won various awards.

We are proud of our school's achievements and the strong sense of community it embodies.

The highly motivated, professional and caring staff at East Bentleigh primary School put the needs of our children first, planning and implementing teaching and learning programs which develop inquiry, initiative, co-operation and independence. Restorative Justice and Positive Education Principles underpin all we do at our inclusive and respectful school. The Respectful Relationships initiative is embedded across the school to promote and model respect and equality to support children in building healthy relationships, resilience and confidence.

Our School itself on catering for students with diverse learning needs with targeted programs developed to support students with identified needs.

We promote the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples. Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with Aboriginal children and/or communities.

Our school has a strong commitment to Child Safe practices and policies.

East Bentleigh Primary School is on a path of steady improvement, to ensure that every educational opportunity is offered to individually support each unique student and family to progress and achieve to their very best.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Victorian Curriculum, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-6; the capacity to implement curriculum programs consistent with their intent and ability to monitor and assess student learning data and how to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.

SC2 A Demonstrated ability to build relationships with students and implement restorative justice strategies and positive education principles

SC3 Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities.

SC4 Demonstrated ability to: Confidently manage a class of children and to cater for children of varying abilities and/or learning styles and work effectively as part of a team within a dual curriculum educational setting.

SC5 Demonstrated well developed communication and interpersonal skills when relating to students, teachers and parents.

SC6 A commitment to continuous improvement of skills and ongoing professional development.

SC7 Experience in delivering the curriculum and a commitment to the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.


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-curricular 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 classrooms 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.

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.