Classroom Teacher VET, Art 0.80 - Parkville College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
  • 13 May, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1278286
Location Parkville College
Department Parkville College
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Full/Part Time Part-Time  
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term  
Classification Classroom Teacher  
Apply By 05/24/2022  
Other Information  
Begin Date 08/01/2022
End Date 08/01/2025
Hours 30.40
Contact Name Clare Cornelio
Phone 03 9389 4408
School Website

Location Profile

Parkville College is a multi-campus college spanning the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct, the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct and the Secure Care Services (SCS) units in Maribyrnong and Ascot Vale. It is the only Victorian Government School that operates 52 weeks per year.

Parkville College is a registered specialist school that delivers senior secondary certificates for all children and young people detained in the custody of the Department of Justice and Community Safety and Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.

The Parkville College education model incorporates strong local partnerships to deliver a flexible range of educational options including VCAL and VET, in addition to the provision of holistic support to meet well-being needs and rehabilitative goals. In recognition of the custodial environment and existing educational disadvantage, the school program includes weekends and term breaks to enhance the learning opportunities for the children and young people in Secure Services.

Parkville College recognises that it serves a population of young people who have experienced, and continue to experience, interpersonal and socio-political adversity and trauma. For this reason, Parkville College has an established staff wellbeing program that offers group and individual wellbeing support to all staff to prevent the potential for vicarious traumatisation, cumulative harm and stress associated with the workplace.

Parkville College is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and acknowledges that this development must be accompanied by school
wide cultural safety practices and targeted supports. For this reason, Parkville College follows a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and engages an Elders Advisory Council to guide our work.

Secure Care Services:

The two SCS campuses provide education and supports to youth generally aged between 10 to 17 years of age. DFFH (Department of Families, Fairness and Housing) manage both sites. SCS form part of a continuum of strengthened care and protection services for child protection clients, who are at a substantial and immediate risk of harm. The aim of Secure Care is to keep children safe whilst a suitable case plan is established; to reduce the risk of harm, and return them to the community as soon as possible, in a safe and planned way. Student stays range in length, but can be for a couple of days up to a few weeks long. Approximately 15-20% of the student cohort identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Parkville College delivers education to young people in Secure Care offering a range of subjects linked to the Victorian Curriculum.

This is a Part Time VET Classroom Teacher Art position Monday to Thursday, located mainly at our Secure Care Maribyrnong site, with the potential to work at the Ascot Vale site in 2022. This role requires the successful applicant to be responsive to student interests and needs, teach art skills often in a short timeframe, provide feedback to students and highlight strengths. This role also involves facilitating Community Meetings, contributing to Student Reports, informing student transitions and sometimes attending 48hr Care Team Meetings.

Important Note: From 2023 the role may be based at any Parkville College campus.

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.

SC6 Parkville College is guided by an evidence based culturally responsive pedagogy. Provide an example from your experience that demonstrates your understanding and implementation of Culturally Responsive Practice in an educational setting.


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.