Ongoing Graduate Teacher - Specialist - Verney Road School

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Verney Road is a vibrant school of more than 265 students and 115 dedicated staff who work tirelessly to progress the whole child. The explicit teaching of Literacy and Numeracy are key priorities as are the development of independent living and learning skills. The Arts and Health & Physical Education are an integral part of the curriculum. Students attend VRS from 3 years of age in Early Education up to 18 years in VPC (Victorian Pathways Certificate).

Verney Road School is a modern facility which includes specially designed classrooms, along with an Art Room, Library, Sensory Room, Perceptual Motor Program Room, Multi-purpose Room, Home Crafts Room and large play areas.

Our student population comes from a wide geographical zone including Shepparton, Mooroopna, Numurkah, Murchison, Nathalia, Euroa, Violet Town and Tatura Transport may be provided for all students who meet the criteria for our school.

Extra programs at the school include Riding for the Disabled (RDA), Swimming, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Massage Therapy, Speech Therapy, Integration, Home Crafts, Perceptual Motor Programs, Sensory Stimulation, Music Therapy.

Verney Road School is committed to providing an education for children and young people with a mild, moderate or severe intellectual disability from age 2.8 - 18 years.

Many students have multiple diagnoses of disability. These may include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Down Syndrome. Students can also present with sensory, physical impairment and challenging behaviours.

We have a strong learning ethos with a belief `that all children can learn. Individualised Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely, (SMART) goals and teaching strategies are developed with parents / carers using Individual Learning Plans, with high expectations for all learners.

Our goal is the promotion of positive student behaviour, communication skills, emotional wellbeing and maximising independence in daily life and learning.


Be Safe - we are committed to the promotion of behaviours and creating environments that ensures the wellbeing of every member of the school community.

Be Respectful - we are committed to accepting each other as we are and valuing our strengths and differences.

Be a Learner - we are committed to all members of our school community having a go at diverse learning opportunities and by reflecting on our mistakes and not giving up, we build success.

Program Benefits 

This position attracts an incentive payment of $5,650 (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment.

Conditions of Employment 

All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements. 

The appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to satisfactory pre-employment conditions check. 

A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided. 

Eligibility for incentive payments: 

  • The successful candidate is committing to a minimum of 1 year employment at this school. 
  • The successful candidate will not be a Graduate Teacher Incentive recipient from a previous vacancy. 
  • The successful candidate must not be employed as a teacher by the Department at the time the advertised position is to commence. 

EEO AND OHS Commitment 

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. 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. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via [email protected]

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Closed 11 days ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
  • Work rights:
    Other, Australian Citizen, Australian Student
  • Locations:
    Regional Victoria

    Jun 2024 (approx)

  • accepts international


  • Closing Date:11th Jul 2024, 12:07 am


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