Specialist Primary teacher

Job Title: Specialist Primary teacher
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Altona
Industry: Education
Salary: AU$76000 - AU$77000 per annum
Start Date: Now
Reference: TRD-2024-818_1716351249
Contact Name: Tahlia de Van der Schueren
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 22, 2024

Job Description

About the Role:
Are you passionate about promoting wellbeing and values in a primary school setting? Join a small, community-minded primary school in Altona as a Wellbeing and Values Specialist. This unique position involves teaching students from Foundation to Year 6, reinforcing a positive mindset and community togetherness through a new, innovative program.

This part-time role (4 days a week) offers flexibility in scheduling and the chance to collaborate closely with other specialist teachers. Start making a difference now and be part of an inspiring new initiative within the school.

Key duties:

  • Develop and implement a wellbeing and values education curriculum aligned with the Victorian Curriculum and school policies.
  • Create engaging and age-appropriate lesson plans that cover topics such as emotional intelligence, resilience, mindfulness, empathy, respect, and integrity.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate wellbeing and values education into everyday classroom activities.
  • Organise and lead school-wide initiatives and events that promote wellbeing and school values, such as anti-bullying campaigns, kindness weeks, or community service projects.
  • Participate in staff meetings and professional learning communities to share insights, strategies, and resources.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development to stay updated with the latest research and best practices in wellbeing and values education.
  • Ensure that the wellbeing and values education program aligns with the school's mission, vision, and strategic goals.

Skills & Experience:

  • Unrestricted working rights in Australia
  • Current VIT registration
  • Demonstrate previous experience in Primary teaching in Australia most advantageous
  • Ability to provide contact details for two education-based references from within the last 5 years (student-teacher mentors are acceptable).


  • Starting from now in a fixed term contract with possible 2025 opportunities
  • Work Tue, Wed and Thu with flexible other day- Mon or Fri
  • Teach across all year levels F-6
  • Collaborating with approachable and transparent leadership for planning
  • Strong sense of community within the school and excellent support at all levels

The School:

  • Less than 300 students spanning from Foundation to Grade 6
  • Intimate class sizes averaging around 17-19 students
  • Encouraging management team and compact team structures facilitating streamlined planning and support
  • Abundant opportunities for professional advancement and personal development

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-caliber 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


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

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