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Literacy and Numeracy Training Officer

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Job Ref:  037874
Employer:  Department of Education (TAS)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia (Show on map)



Department of Education

Work Unit

Quality Teaching and Learning

Job Title

Literacy and Numeracy Training Officer


Senior Teacher 1

Job Type

Full Time


Fixed from 31/08/2018 to 27/01/2021





Position Number







Rebecca Johnson, Senior Manager Education Policy and Programs Service Coordination Partnerships, on 08 8944 9210 or 

Agency Information

Information for Applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed resume/cv.  For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here

Special Measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level. For further information: click here

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Primary Objective:  Provide training, coaching and model lessons for teachers and assistant teachers in remote Northern Territory schools. Lead effective implementation of mandated literacy and numeracy teaching (in particular Direct Instruction) and use a range of data to determine student progress. Through this process observe and collect feedback on the programs and practices.


Context Statement: Education Policy and Programs provides policy development advice and low incidence support across the Northern Territory to Government and non-Government schools. Staff in Education Policy and Programs liaise with and provide advice to the Minister, Department of Education senior executive, regional personnel and school principals on issues of policy, procedure and performance as it relates to community; teaching, learning and assessment; vocational education and training; and cross agency and intergovernmental relations.

The Trainer’s work aligns with the Indigenous Education Review Strategy’s key actions for the Primary Years. The trainer will be required to support remote schools ensure consistency of approach in curricula and assessment of student progress in Direct Instruction across the NT.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.   Provide training and support to teachers and assistant teachers in remote Northern Territory schools to effectively implement mandated literacy and numeracy teaching, in particular Direct Instruction for Transition to Year 7 students to maximise student outcomes and determine student progress.

2.   Provide professional advice and support regarding regional training including planning, communications, coordination and implementation to Education Policy and Programs, regions, principals and teachers.

3.   Work in consultation with the Curriculum, Assessment and Standards Team, regions and principals to coordinate and manage training schedules across identified schools across the NT.

4.   Undertake ongoing planning, monitoring and management of an allocated support caseload to ensure accurate training records are maintained and to effectively support outcomes for teachers and assistant teachers.

5.   Participate in the development and implementation of relevant policies and procedures relating to the Indigenous Education Review Strategy’s key actions for the Primary Years.


Selection Criteria:


1.   Registration with or ability to register with Teachers Registration Board of the Northern Territory, and a current Working with Children Clearance Notice (Ochre Card) or ability to obtain.

2.   Demonstrated understanding of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in relation to improving literacy and numeracy outcomes specifically Direct Instruction.

3.   Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures and work within the complexities of urban and remote school contexts.

4.   Highly developed communication skills, experience in adult education and demonstrated ability to undertake research and deliver training programs.



1.   Extensive development experience with online communication systems, Microsoft Office SharePoint and eLearning software or ability to learn.

2.   Recognised qualifications relevant to adult learning.

3.   Knowledge of the roles and functions of the Education Policy and Programs Directorate and the Department, or an ability to gain in a timely manner.


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