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Leader of Individualised Learning


  • Ongoing full -time position available school hours and terms
  • Join a team with a values-based culture that makes you feel valued and help young people
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available

About the organisation

The Hester Hornbrook Academy (HHA) provides flexible education and learning options, including VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools). Recognising that mainstream education is not suitable for all young people, our programs are driven by the personal pursuits of students and integrate wellbeing and life skills approaches. Teachers and Youth workers work together to support students. We have classes and outreach learning options for students who are young mums, currently in or leaving out of home care, experiencing homelessness, or who have been disengaged from mainstream education.

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About the role

The Leader of Individualised Learning is a member of the HHA Leadership team and is responsible for the implementation and management of student Individualised Learning programs.  The Leader of Individualised Learning will need to work with the Assistant Principal Innovation, Teaching and Learning, Learning Specialist Educational Assessment and classroom teams to ensure that programs are developed and implemented to assist students to build basic literacy and numeracy skills.

The role requires the development of a face to face and on-line, remote literacy and numeracy tutorial program to ensure that the academic capabilities of students are developed to allow successful access to and completion of the three levels of VCAL.

The Leader of Individualised Learning will also lead and facilitate strategic professional learning for all HHA staff to support and develop their capacity and confidence as school staff, with a focus on literacy and numeracy skills development, engaging project based VCAL and wellbeing.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and assisting in the implementation of specific programs to enhance student educational success, engagement and wellbeing.
  • Develop a high level of expertise in literacy and numeracy teaching across the Academy and support the development of staff in using literacy and numeracy teaching strategies in the classroom.
  • Lead the implementation of the Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs.
  • Work closely with the Learning Specialist Educational Assessment to provide appropriate literacy and numeracy individual programs to all HHA students.
  • Develop professional learning opportunities for school staff – teachers, ESO and youth workers.
  • Apply an understanding of trauma-informed practice to support students in a way that is empowering and engaging for the student cohort.

Skills & experience include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor or Education or related discipline, and current full Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration.
  • Experience in working with young people in the education and training sector.
  • Experience in the delivery or facilitation of literacy education or training programs or similar.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the academic needs of young people who have been disengaged from mainstream education.
  • Ability to develop individualised programs to meet the academic needs of senior secondary students, including literacy and numeracy skill development.

A position description containing further information is attached. Please respond to Key Selection Criteria, when submitting your application.


We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognises the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our employees.

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV and Cover Letter and address the key selection criteria.

Applications to be sent via the Apply now button which opens an application form on the MCM website.

For more details or if you have any issues with the application please email:

Applications close on 25 September 2020. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police check ( which includes Proof of Identity check) , Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, current professional registration, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense. 

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please email

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.


Position details

  • Date posted

    09 September 2020
  • Closing Date

    25 September 2020
  • Location

    Melbourne CBD
  • Work type

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