Classroom Teacher

Job No: Berry3087
Location: Noble Park

  • Berry Street’s specialist trauma informed school
  • Noble Park location
  • Full time, fixed term position
  • Up to $102K annual remuneration, inclusive of salary packaging and superannuation

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

About the Berry Street School:

Are you passionate about alternative education and determined to see change for young people with complex educational needs?

Do you have experience in overseeing and implementing school-wide curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of students?

The Berry Street School is a specialist independent school consisting of four campuses based in Shepparton, Morwell, Ballarat and Noble Park. We provide a Victorian Curriculum and VCAL program for students aged 12 - 18 years.

The Berry Street School in the South Eastern Region caters for young people primarily aged 12 to 18 years who have become disengaged from mainstream education. The school currently has an enrolment of approximately 35 students, and delivers a trauma-informed education model. The school offers Years 7 – 10 and a VCAL program.

About the role:

We are looking for an exceptional classroom teacher with experience planning, implementing and delivering an engaging curriculum based on the individual needs of the students.

Applicants should offer a combination of at least two subjects from the below list and provide details within their application:

  • General classroom teaching including literacy and numeracy
  • Workshop (wood and/or metal)
  • Mechanics (small engines)
  • Visual arts and craft
  • Music.

You will support the participation of students within an inclusive educational environment implementing a restorative practice approach to behaviour management while providing positive reinforcement and a safe learning atmosphere using trauma informed teaching practices.

This is a full time, permanent role based in Noble Park however part time will be considered for the right person.

About you:

You will be VIT registered teacher with a demonstrated ability to work with young people with complex educational needs in a trauma informed setting.

You will be involved in contributing to the development and delivery of differentiated curriculum and passionate about supporting student engagement in the Berry Street Education Model.

What can Berry Street offer you?

  • A thorough induction program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • A great friendly team environment
  • Access to the Employee assistance program, including access for staff members’ immediate family
  • A focus on positive work/life balance
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • An organisation that genuinely cares about you

 For further information about this role, please refer to the position description.


Queries to Geoff Smith, Assistant Principal on 9239 1400

Applications including resume, cover letter and statement addressing the key selection criteria to be submitted by 11pm Wednesday, 27 March 2019

To download the position description, please click here

To download the key selection criteria template, please click here

 Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.



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