Primary Special Development Teacher

Job Title: Primary Special Development Teacher
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sunshine West
Industry: Education
Salary: AU$75000 - AU$115000 per annum
Start Date: 15/7/24
Reference: TRD-2024-839_1719370328
Contact Name: Tahlia de Van der Schueren
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jun 26, 2024

Job Description

Are you a dedicated Primary Special Development Teacher committed to nurturing the growth and development of students with diverse needs? Tradewind is excited to be partnered with a school in Sunshine, presenting a fantastic opportunity for a Primary Special Development Teacher to join the primary section of the school.

This full-time, role offers flexibility with a start date this term, allowing you to seamlessly integrate into the team ranging from lower to upper primary. Join a wonderful school environment that prioritizes the individualized support and development of every student.

Key duties:

  • Developing and implementing Individualized Education Plans for students with special needs, in collaboration with other educators, parents, and specialists.
  • Providing differentiated instruction and support to meet the diverse learning needs of students with disabilities, including those with learning difficulties, developmental delays, and behavioural challenges.
  • Conducting ongoing assessments to monitor students' progress and adjust teaching strategies accordingly.
  • Collaborating with classroom teachers, support staff, parents, and external professionals (such as psychologists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists) to ensure coordinated support for students with special needs.
  • Engaging in ongoing professional development to enhance knowledge and skills in special education practices, evidence-based interventions, and relevant legislation and policies.
  • Managing caseloads of students with special needs, including maintaining accurate records, tracking progress, and participating in case conferences and multidisciplinary team meetings.

Skills & Experience:

  • Must have unrestricted working rights in Australia
  • Current VIT registration
  • Previous experience in a Special Development schools advantageous
  • Ongoing opportunity for those with Special Development qualifications
  • Ability to provide contact details for two education-based references from within the last 5 years (student-teacher mentors are acceptable).


  • Commencing in Term 3 ina full-time, ongoing basis
  • Working with Primary aged students (year levels negotiable)
  • Primary experience or SDS experience preferred
  • Working within a supportive school environment
  • Collaborating with accessible and transparent leadership
  • Salary commensurate with demonstrated expertise and commitment

The School

  • Approximately 200 students ranging from Foundation to Year 12
  • Small class sizes of under 10 students with each class allocated two Education Support staff
  • Ample protected planning time for teachers
  • Training and professional development provided to all teachers/staff
  • Supportive network of colleagues and leadership

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 Tahlia on 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.

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