Learning Development Teacher

Red Hill · Australian Capital Territory

The Learning Development Team (LDT) is responsible for ensuring all students with diverse learning needs receive appropriate intervention

  • Full time, ongoing position commencing 2023
  • Friendly, supportive and inclusive team
  • An exciting opportunity to work with a team committed to making a difference to the lives of children.


About the School

Canberra Grammar School is a leading co-educational independent Anglican School founded in 1929. The School’s main campus is set on 20 hectares at the foot of Red Hill, just south of Lake Burley Griffin, close to Parliament House and the lively social precincts of Manuka and Kingston.

CGS is committed to delivering the highest standard of education, inspiring students to achieve personal excellence within a warm and inclusive community environment. The School is a vibrant and rewarding workplace with a strong commitment to professional learning and to nurturing excellent conditions in a superb campus environment. The School employs staff who are passionate and energetic in their profession and who place student learning and wellbeing at the forefront of all they do.

Benefits of Working at CGS

CGS is an employer that promotes staff excellence and offers a range of additional benefits, including:

  • A highly competitive salary and superannuation of 12% (for permanent staff)
  • Attractive salary packaging arrangements
  • Complimentary barista-made coffee daily
  • Delicious daily morning tea and discounted lunches
  • Access to the onsite health clinic and annual influenza vaccinations
  • Employee assistance programmes
  • School fee concessions
  • Staff awards programme and generous professional development funding.

About the Role

The Learning Development Team (LDT) is responsible for ensuring all students with diverse learning needs receive appropriate intervention. It is tasked with enhancing the ability of teachers to employ evidence-based teaching and learning practices and to meet the needs of all students. The LDT uses a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach including universal screening, tracking, and a three-tiered model of intervention.

The successful candidate will be part of a team supporting student and teacher development in accordance with the guiding principles of Melbourne Declaration, ACARA, and the Disabilities Standards for Education Act. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Delivering targeted academic support for identified students
  • Supporting the improvement of differentiation across the school in terms of content, process, product, and environment
  • Engaging with students and teachers over a wide variety of tasks
  • Delivering evidenced-based interventions
  • Delivering targeted professional learning opportunities with colleagues
  • Researching best practice within the areas of student diversity and engagement with school-based action research projects.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated and passionate educator to assume a teaching position in a highly effective and prestigious ACT school.

About You

You are dedicated, passionate, and possess the following:

  • Maintain ACT teacher’s registration through the ACT TQI
  • A valid ACT Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • A valid Senior First Aid certificate with a children component or a willingness to obtain one
  • Excellent written English and effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent technological literacy across a range of applications

The successful applicant is expected to demonstrate:

  • Appropriate Special Education or Inclusive Education qualification, or equivalent experience
  • A big picture thinker with a thorough understanding of 21st-century pedagogy and evidence-based, best practice for students with diverse learning needs
  • An understanding of a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to ensure that all students learn at a high level
  • A deep understanding of specific learning difficulties and other disabilities that affect learning
  • An ability to train, equip and empower teachers to implement differentiation techniques
  • The capacity to identify appropriate adjustments and create learning plans
  • An understanding of State and Federal requirements for students with disability, and of the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD)
  • Capacity to administer, score and analyse diagnostic assessments
  • An ability to work supportively with students, parents, and teachers with strong interpersonal communication skills
  • A team player who can engage and work with a variety of staff


How to Apply

  1. Visit CGS.ACT.EDU.AU/EMPLOYMENT to access the position description.
  2. Please click the ‘Apply’ button and submit the following documents:
  • Cover letter (addressing the selection criteria on the Position Description)
  • Resume/CV

CGS is proud to be a School that takes child protection very seriously. All candidates for roles at Canberra Grammar School are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards as part of our thorough recruitment process.

An early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Applications closed Friday 28 October 2022