Teaching Opportunities

Secondary Teachers


Ready to re-engage the disengaged? 

Tombolo Academy is looking for innovative, creative and dynamic Secondary Science Teacher.

  • Full-time position 
  • Start date: Now 
  • 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. We are looking for a flexible, creative learning designer who 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) 
  • Working with Children Check 
  • Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (or willingness to obtain this) 
  • Be legally entitled to work in Australia. 


  • Understanding of twice-exceptional, 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 cover letter that addresses the role and Key Selection Criteria. 

Helen Barrett – Principal