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.
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 to 18 years who have become disengaged from mainstream education, and delivers a trauma-informed education model.
About the Berry Street School
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.
Our school campus in Shepparton caters for young people primarily aged 12 to 20 years who have become disengaged from mainstream education. The school currently has an enrolment of approximately 36 students, and delivers a trauma-informed education model. The school offers Years 7 – 10 and a VCAL program.
We are a leader in Trauma Informed Positive Education. Students achieve when they feel safe, are connected and are assisted to regulate their emotions and behaviour in order to learn. Our school moto is Thrive, Achieve and Belong. We aim to do this through building positive relationships, academic rigour and providing opportunity and skills to learn how to be engaged and connected to school and community.
About The Role
We are seeking a passionate classroom teacher who is committed to young people who have re-engaged in education through the Berry Street School. You will need full VIT registration, sound knowledge of a range of teaching and learning strategies and an interest in building relationships and connections with students.
We have small classes, prove additional specialist classroom support to teachers, as well as individual training and a range of professional development opportunities. A small school in a beautiful setting offering years 7 to VCAL Intermediate, and a rich teaching opportunity. VCAL experience would be greatly valued.
What can Berry Street offer you?
- Ongoing training and development opportunities
- 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 Teresa Deshon, Assistant Principal on 0427 311 152
Applications including resume and statement addressing the key selection criteria to be submitted by 11pm 25th June 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.