Generalist Teacher - Dohertys Creek P9 College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Truganina VIC, Australia
  • 13 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Primary Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Job ID: 1239145
Location: Dohertys Creek P-9 College
Department: Dohertys Creek P-9 College
Role Type: Primary Teacher/Secondary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Graduate Teacher Program
Apply By: 09/26/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Tami-Jo Richter
Phone: 0407 818 886
School Website:

Location Profile

Dohertys Creek P-9 College is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and energetic Classroom Teacher to work as part of a school team and school community to build on our learning culture at our wonderful school in Truganina.

Dohertys Creek P-9 College opened in 2019 and caters for children in Prep – Year 6. In 2022 the school will expand to include Year 7 students, progressing to Year 9 by 2024. We are working to create an innovative and robust secondary program that enhances our primary program and is developing exciting vocational pathways and opportunities for students to be active in our community as they further grow and develop.

The school is situated at 60 Elmhurst Road, Truganina.

Our school is based on a relationship model and is inclusive. Our school goal is to differentiate learning to meet every student’s needs and have all students achieve excellence.

Stage 1 of the build has seen a beautiful Administration building with purpose-built classrooms and a gymnasium (including performing arts & student kitchen). Stage 2 is nearly finished and will see the addition of two Learning Communities, multi-courts and additional landscaping and play areas. These works will be completed in time to accept Year 7 students in 2022.

We aim to be a community school which is safe and secure and meets the needs of each individual young person. Our college is committed to developing strong partnerships with our community and endeavour for all our stakeholders (students/parents and carers/ staff/ community) to have a voice in our school. We also have an active onsite Community Hub.

Our Motto:

Balit Yirramboi- Strong Tomorrow


Our vision is to inspire and empower thinkers. We will create authentic relationships to enable successful living and wellbeing. We will become a recognized centre of educational excellence and inclusion.


Dohertys Creek P-9 College promotes and values academic excellence. We will provide a balanced and high-quality personalised curriculum with a strong focus on student wellbeing. We will deliver a stimulating, nurturing environment and challenge all students to attain their highest potential both academically, socially, creatively and physically.


We are a school culture and community of people who are inspiring, accepting and nonjudgmental.

Our values are Respect, Kindness, Learning, Teamwork and Integrity.

Important information to all applicants:

Applications should be submitted as PDF with your cover letter / CV and KSC responses contained in the one document.Please ensure you include the details of 3 referees within your application.

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.



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Job Closing Date

26 Sep, 2021