[T451] Learning Specialist - VCAL

[T451] Learning Specialist - VCAL

16 Aug
Victorian Government

16 Aug

Victorian Government


Melbourne VIC

Reference: 1163415

Location Profile

Craigieburn Secondary College is situated 25 kilometres north of the city centre and is set on large, picturesque grounds shared with Craigieburn South Primary School. The College enjoys excellent grounds and facilities including a 300 seat Performing Arts Centre, Industrial Kitchen and a State of the Art Science Centre. The grounds include lawn and passive areas and astro-turf playing fields that incorporate basketball, volleyball, rugby, soccer, cricket and a running track. Traditional sporting facilities include a gymnasium, asphalt basketball courts and grassed football and soccer fields.

Knowing that education makes a significant difference to the lives of young people,

our vision is 'to be an environment in which every student achieves their highest potential'. In this pursuit we have high expectations of students, teachers and parents and we provide structures and processes that facilitate the implementation of a consistent and rigorous student learning program.

Values fundamental to the College are Respect, Responsibility, Achievement and Community. The College provides a learning environment that is safe and supportive and encourages purposeful work, equal access to, and opportunity to achieve success in a challenging comprehensive curriculum at years 7 to 10. The School Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework guides our practices across the college, ensuring positive relationships are established and nurtured between students, teachers and parents.


The College has an SFO 0.6870 of and SFOE of 0.5997. The current enrolment is 1013 students and growing steadily. There are four Principal class members, nine leading teachers and EFT seventy five teaching staff and twenty five education support staff.

Craigieburn Secondary College has over forty different language backgrounds represented in our school community. We have an excellent EAL program and a multicultural aid in order to best assist second language students in their learning.

Other significant factors

There are numerous enrichment and support programs;

- Select entry enrichment and acceleration program (CEAP) that offers places to a limited number of highly capable and committed students who meet the academic rigours set by the program.
- Craigieburn High Achievers Club where aspirational and determined senior students can meet with each other and their teachers on a weekly basis to improve their study habits and achievement results.
- Literacy and Numeracy Fluency programs running for all Year 7 students
- Leadership programs including School and House captaincies, SRC, Advance program and the Alpine School.
- Student Engagement and Wellbeing programs such as Breakfast Club, a Homework club running four nights, Sporting teams and a Student Advisory Team which participates in College decision making.

Craigieburn Secondary College expects its students to work to the best of their ability, respect the rights of all others, to strive for excellence and to take pride in their work and their school.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to model exemplary teaching practice, including the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum, and implement school priorities.

SC2 Demonstrated expertise in the implementation and modelling of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth

SC3 Demonstrated exemplary ability to model the monitoring and assessment of student learning. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated ability to support others to reflect on their practice and facilitate school-based professional learning.


Learning Specialists will be highly skilled classroom practitioners who continue to spend the majority of their time in the classroom delivering high-quality teaching and learning and have a range of responsibilities related to their expertise, including teaching demonstration lessons, observing and providing feedback to other teachers and facilitating school-based professional learning. Learning Specialists are expected to have deep knowledge and expertise in high quality teaching and learning in delivering improved achievement, engagement and wellbeing for students. The role of the Learning Specialist will be to model excellence in teaching and learning through demonstration lessons and, mentoring and coaching teachers in improving the skill, knowledge and effectiveness of the teaching workforce.

The Learning Specialist role is aimed at building excellence in teaching and learning within the Teaching Service.


In recognition of the importance of exemplary practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the Learning Specialists may include but are not limited to:

- Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice
- Modelling exemplary classroom practice including through teaching demonstration lessons
- Working with the school leadership team to develop a shared view of highly effective teacher practice
- Leading and modelling the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery
- Playing a key role in the provision of professional learning, including through developing processes and protocols for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaboration
- Modelling effective learning practice and supporting teachers to seek, analyse and act on feedback and on their practice
- Providing evidence-based feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development
- Providing expert advice about the context, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
- Supervising and training one or more student teachers and mentoring and/or coaching teachers
- Modelling exemplary use of student data to inform teaching approaches
- Developing and promoting school-wide professional learning structures, processes and protocols through Professional Learning Communities
- Modelling exemplary professional learning practice included through seeking feedback from other teachers and leaders on their own classroom practice as part of critical reflection and inquiry to improve practice

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.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

This position will be inclusive of both Teaching and Co-ordination within the VCAL Program at Craigieburn Secondary College.

Conditions of Employment

- All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
- Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
- A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.

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