Foundation Primary Teacher

Job Title: Foundation Primary Teacher
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Wyndham Vale, Victoria, Australia
Industry: Education
Salary: AU$76000 - AU$116000 per annum
Start Date: 3/6/24
Reference: TRD-2024-616_1711070722
Contact Name: Tahlia de Van der Schueren
Contact Email:
Job Published: Mar 22, 2024

Job Description

About the Role:

Calling all passionate lower Primary teachers! Tradewind is excited to collaborate with a small Catholic Primary School in Wyndham Vale for a Term 3 start. Offering and opportunity to teach Foundation students beginning in Term 3 in a full time, ongoing position. A late Term 2 start for a full handover would also be offered. Work collaboratively within a small, supportive teaching team and fantastic leadership.

Key duties:

  • Develop and implement lesson plans and instructional materials that align with the Victorian curriculum
  • Establish and maintain a positive and orderly classroom environment conducive to learning, including managing student behaviour, fostering positive relationships, and promoting mutual respect among students.
  • Design and administer assessments, to evaluate students' understanding and provide timely feedback to students and parents on their progress and areas for improvement.
  • Provide additional support and assistance to students who require differentiation to meet the diverse needs of students, including those with learning disabilities or English language learners.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, administrators, and support staff to share ideas, resources, and strategies for improving student learning outcomes.
  • Participate in team meetings, grade-level planning, and school-wide initiatives to support the school community.

Skills & Experience:

  • Must have unrestricted working rights in Australia
  • Must have a valid and up-to-date VIT registration
  • Demonstrate previous experience in teaching lower Primary in Australia
  • Experience working with a Catholic school advantageous
  • Ability to provide contact details for two education-based references from within the last 5 years (student-teacher mentors are acceptable).


  • Start teaching Term 3 in a full-time, position, with a 4 week hand over given towards the end of Term 2
  • Working with Foundation students in a supportive, small, Foundation teaching team
  • 1 month hand over within the classroom to get to know the students and processes
  • Collaborating with leadership that is approachable and transparent
  • Salary reflecting demonstrated expertise and dedication

The School:

  • About 460 students spanning from Foundation to Year 6
  • Excellent school facilities and environment
  • Classes organized in a straight format with designated learning Specialists, mentors, and coaches
  • Abundant opportunities for professional skill development
  • Collaborative team planning and supportive collegial structures

Why work with Tradewind?

The Benefits:

  • Work with an organisation that is relentless in securing quality opportunities in a personalised way
  • Relevant and real information about roles
  • No joining fees/other fees
  • Resume and Key Selection Criteria assistance
  • Interview tips and preparation provided
  • Professional development by two Principal mentors on a consistent basis

Tradewind Australia is a specialist, education recruitment agency and is the preferred supplier of teachers for many schools across the greater Melbourne / Victoria region. We have a strong reputation for providing high-calibre teachers with fantastic contract opportunities and helping them to pursue rewarding careers. Our aim is to cultivate an excellent ongoing relationship with you throughout your growing career.

How to apply:

To apply, follow the link provided or apply on our website

For any queries regarding the position or application process, contact the Education Permanent Team on (03) 9110-0091

people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people with disability and lived experience to apply.
We welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of the organisations we partner with, and the people they support.