Secondary English Teacher - Baden Powell P-9 College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Tarneit VIC 3029, Australia
  • 12 May, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1278412
Location Baden Powell P-9 College
Department Baden Powell P-9 College
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 05/25/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 07/11/2022
End Date 01/09/2023
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Vicki Minton
Phone 8734 0900
School Website

Location Profile

Baden Powell College is a multi-campus and mixed primary-secondary setting located in the city of Wyndham. The Derrimut Heath Campus provides Prep to Grade 6 education to a community of approximately 230 students in Hoppers Crossing. The Tarneit Campus provides Prep to Year 9 education to a community of approximately 800 students. The Derrimut Heath Campus opened in 1992, whilst the Tarneit Campus was added in 2008.

The College seeks an enthusiastic, innovative and dynamic member of staff. An ability to work effectively within a team environment is essential. Staff at the College regularly collaborate, with the aim of providing instruction that is differentiated to the point of learning need for all students.

In the primary years, the learning program consists of literacy, numeracy and ‘Big Ideas’ that cater for student passions, with curriculum enrichment programs including the Arts, Physical Education, Italian, Performing Arts and Digital Technologies. In the secondary years, the learning program is a mix of the core subjects (literacy, numeracy, science and Physical Education and elective subjects. The College runs a large number of student selected subjects from all areas of the curriculum.

The College is a lead school in the Respectful Relationships program. We value the development of the whole student and our commitment to programs such as CASEA and School Wide Positive Behaviour Support. The College has a large student group who are supported through the Program for Students with a Disability, as well as a strong English as an Additional Language team to cater for the needs of our multilingual community. Approximately half of the families within our community identify as having a language background other than English.

Students are encouraged to be leaders within their community. The College operates a number of active community-based groups, including Rotary sponsored Earlyact and Interact. Secondary students operate a highly-active Student Representative Council to ensure the student voice has an impact on College decision making. An active Parent and Friends committee, alongside College Council provide an active voice for families to shape the priorities of the school.

The College facilities include a full-sized gymnasium, performing arts centre, wood technology room, food technology kitchen and two hybrid science labs attached to classrooms. The classrooms at the College are mostly open-plan, providing the opportunity for team teaching and embedded collaboration between teaching staff.

Our unwavering focus is to ensure the best educational opportunities for every student within our care. We strive to provide a learning program for each student that ensures at least one moment of success and one moment of challenge in every school day.

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-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.