Specialist Teacher

Job No: Berry3088
Location: Morwell

  • Berry Street’s specialist trauma-informed school
  • Morwell location
  • Full time, fixed term position until May 2020

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 Morwell Campus has an enrolment of 50 students and delivers a trauma-informed, restorative practice approach to education.

About the role:

The Morwell Campus offers a VCAL Foundation a modified Victorian Curriculum Year 7-10 program and is preparing to offer Intermediate and Senior VCAL.

The Specialist Teacher will carry a teaching load and support the implementation of the Berry Street trauma-informed model of education.

With support from the leadership team, implement the effective delivery of the education model within the campus and assess and report against student progress in line with the Victorian Curriculum.

This role is offered on a full time, fixed term basis until May 2020.

About you:

You will have experience in the delivery of differentiated curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of students and the ability to work as part of a team and contribute to ongoing curriculum development. You will be VIT registered and have a sound knowledge of a range of teaching and learning practices that lead to improved student outcomes.

Additional qualifications in Education or Education Support or Welfare are highly desirable, along with experience in Primary Education settings.

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 Elodie Ryan - Assistant Principal on 5134 5971

Applications including resume, cover letter and statement addressing the key selection criteria to be submitted by 11pm Sunday, 31 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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