Teaching Opportunities

Secondary Teacher-Science/Humanities

(Updated 25 May, 2022)

Ready to re-engage the disengaged? 

Tombolo Academy is looking for an innovative, creative and dynamic Primary Teacher. 

  • Full-time position 
  • Start date: Term 4 2022 
  • Salary commensurate with experience 
  • As a registered charity, we offer attractive salary packaging benefits 

About the role 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative secondary teacher to join our growing team.  

You will be a patient, and resilient educator with a good sense of humour as this is a challenging but incredibly rewarding learning environment.  

We need a new team member who is passionate and determined to improve student outcomes. You are a creative learning designer who is flexible and can adapt quickly to a dynamic learning environment. 

The ideal applicant will: 

  • Be able to differentiate teaching and learning for students with various needs and abilities.  
  • This might include: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), anxiety, depression and trauma. 
  • Have experience with positive behaviour support models and teaching children with social, emotional, and behavioural issues. 
  • Demonstrate creative and innovative teaching practices to provide rich learning opportunities for all students. 
  • Be a confident classroom manager both in terms of student behaviour and liaising with a range of other professionals. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of collaboration in a flexible classroom setting. 
  • Have effective interpersonal skills and be prepared to work independently as well as a member of a team. 
  • Be able to form strong and meaningful relationships with students and families. 
  • Have a high level of competence with technologies to enhance learning. 

Tombolo Academy can offer you: 

  • Small class sizes with a high staff ratio. 
  • A friendly, dynamic team of expert educators to offer assistance and guidance. 
  • On-going coaching and mentoring with behaviour strategies and learning design. 
  • Collaborative planning opportunities. 
  • A supportive, understanding and welcoming team. 
  • Professional development opportunities and role diversity. 

 Essential requirements  

  • Victorian Institute of Teaching registration 
  • First aid certificate (or willingness to obtain this) 
  • Triple Covid-19 Vaccination 
  • Working with Children Check 
  • Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (or willingness to obtain this) 
  • Be legally entitled to work in Australia. 

Desirable 

  • Understanding of twice-exceptional, gifted and disability in education 
  • Further study in relevant areas 

Key Selection Criteria 

  1. Demonstrated understanding of how to engage students who have often had a negative experience in a mainstream setting and are not always in a place to learn. 
  2. Demonstrated ability to design engaging, creative learning experiences to improve student outcomes. 
  3. Demonstrated ability to work in a small team and develop strong relationships with students, families and teaching staff of a school community. 

Tombolo Academy is committed to being a child-safe organisation.  

To apply for this exciting new position please submit your CV and a covering letter that addresses the role and Key Selection Criteria. 

Helen Barrett – Principal


The Tombolo Academy is growing.

We are excited to be on the lookout for more teaching staff to join our team. We have a range of opportunities at the moment.

Ideal candidates will have the following skills, experience and dispositions.

  • Middle school or High school experience
  • Knowledge of students with ADHD, ADD, PDA, ODD, ASD, Anxiety and depression.
  • Skilled in forming strong relationships with students.
  • Excellent classroom management.
  • Highly skilled in differentiating and adapting learning. 
  • Able to meet students where they are at, academically and emotionally. 
  • Takes a student centric approach.
  • Adaptable, flexible, creative and able to think outside the box.
  • Experienced designing and teaching with a cross curricular approach.
  • Able to teach at least two to three subjects minimum.
  • Skilled in planning engaging and personalised learning.
  • Collaborative-team player.
  • Some experience in a small team.
  • Resilient and passionate about changing the outcomes for students.
  • Able to learn and reflect, to adapt to the students needs.
  • A sense of humour helps!

If this excites you and our specialist programme is aligned with your expertise, please get in touch.

Helen Barrett

Principal