Foundation Teacher

Job Title: Foundation Teacher
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Australia
Industry: Education
Salary: AU$76000 - AU$115000 per annum
Start Date: 17/6/24
Reference: TRD-2024-804_1718093158
Contact Name: Tahlia de Van der Schueren
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jun 11, 2024

Job Description

About the Role:
An enticing opportunity awaits an enthusastic Foundation Primary teacher, to join a small Foundation team in a community-oriented Catholic school in Hoppers Crossing later this term.

This collaborative school, with around 400 students in straight classes, is on the lookout for a passionate, empathetic educator with a strong collaborative skill set to be part of a newly formed grade with lower student numbers.

The school provides support for both experienced and graduate teachers who are based in Australia and have full working rights. The school maintains excellent student behaviour, offers learning coaching, and boasts ample resources.

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.


  • Instructing students in Foundation
  • Small class numbers
  • Starting towards the end of Term 2/start of Term 3
  • Thrive within a close-knit, supportive educational environment that fosters a deep sense of belonging for both educators and students
  • Participation in a community grounded in strong moral values, prioritizing character development and social responsibility
  • Offering a salary based on your proven expertise, with a range of $75,000 to $115,000
  • Ongoing opportunities for professional development

Skills & Experience:

  • Must hold Full Australian Working Rights
  • Have VIT registration
  • Previous experience in Primary teaching advantageous, although open to graduates
  • Ability to provide contact details for three education-based references from within the last 5 years (student-teacher mentors are acceptable).

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.

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