Assistant Principal-Range 1 (Secure Care Campuses) Next Job - Parkville College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
  • 05 Aug, 2022

Job Description

Job ID: 1288165
Location: Parkville College [Multiple Location Campus]
Department: Parkville College
Role Type:  
Subjects/Duties: Assistant Principal
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Assistant Principal-Range 1
Apply By: 18/08/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date: 27/01/2023
End Date: 27/01/2026
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Josie Howie
Phone: 0413 787 528
School Website:


Parkville College is a multi-campus college spanning the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct, the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct and the Secure Welfare 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 Regulation and Department of Health and Human Services.

The College delivers education to, and in the best interest of, some of Victoria's most vulnerable, yet inspiring children who are filled with enormous potential.

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.

Selection Criteria

KSC 1 - Educational leadership

(i) Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.

(ii) Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

KSC 2 - Financial, managerial, and administrative ability

(i) Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

KSC 3 - Planning, policy and program development and review

(i) Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.

(ii) Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.

(iii) An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

KSC 4 - Leadership of staff and students

(i) A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.

(ii) A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.

KSC 5 - Interpersonal and communication skills

(i) Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group, and community contexts.

(ii) Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity, and integrity.

KSC 6 – Campus Specific Criteria

Demonstrated capacity to effectively lead, and build the capacity of others, within unique and exceptionally challenging school-based education setting including:

(i) The ability to demonstrate high level AITSL leadership requirements, professional practice, and leadership emphasis as well as the AITSL model of behaviour change; and

(ii) The ability to lead and demonstrate the principals of Culturally Responsive School Leadership.


This role may require work over the school holidays and weekends.

The assistant principal reports directly to the principal.

Assistant principals have a primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.  

In exercising the responsibility, assistant principals will have the authority to make all significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies and budget.  

Assistant principals will contribute to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making.

The management of significant school program or functional areas in schools involve assistant principals in the analysis of the needs of students and the translation of state educational policy and frameworks into appropriate education programs to meet the needs of all students.

Typically assistant principals will be responsible for the effective use of the teaching staff and program budget of a defined area of the school's operation and for the oversight and leadership of the educational programs provided utilising these resources.

Typically, assistant principals perform one or more of the following functions:

  • supervision and coordination of the work of senior curriculum or level coordinators;
  • allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility;
  • supervision of the delivery of teaching programs;
  • management of programs to improve the knowledge and experience of staff;
  • responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and year level coordinators;
  • contribute to the overall management of the school;

In addition, the Assistant Principal at Parkville College is responsible for the following:

  • Developing and delivering Professional Learning program for the team including organisation of PLC's and organisation of teaching and learning program.
  • Developing and maintaining community links.
  • Supervision of Team Leaders including, fortnightly supervision and performance management of teams.
  • Assessment and Reporting, ensuring completion of Student Report for every student.
  • Face to face teaching when required.
  • Collection and analysis of student data.
  • Human Resources, recruitment and induction of new staff. 
  • Overseeing the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding with
  • Department of Families, Fairness and Housing including: Regular meetings with DFFH Secure Care general manager, accountabilities of the MoU Operating Guidelines, shared professional learning with SCS staff.
  • Oversight of Transitions Program at Secure Care including Management of DET Lookout/Parkville College transition process. 

Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.