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Casual Placement Liaison Officer

Deakin University

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Work type:Casual
Location:Melbourne – Burwood
Categories:Education, Teaching Innovation Support

Salary Rate: Casual Academic 161/1 $50.06 per hour

Employment Type: Casual

Location: Burwood

The Role: 

The Placement Liaison Officer is primarily responsible for providing a link between schools, pre-service teachers (PSTs) and the Professional Experience Office.  The Placement Liaison Officer will provide accurate and timely feedback on PST performance while on placement and identify PSTs who need additional support.

Work is offered on an as-needed basis and will primarily be structured around the 2023 Professional Experience Placement Calendar.  Hours will vary week by week, depending on the number of PSTs on placement.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Degree in Education and other relevant qualifications and experience
  • Registered (or previously registered) teacher with experience teaching in Australian schools
  • Previous experience working in a Leading Teacher (or above) classification and working with PSTs in a mentoring capacity
  • Knowledge of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills and capacity to support learners across multiple contexts
  • For a copy of the position description, please see below:

     PD -#532959 – Placement Liaison Officer Nov 22.pdf


  • Digital Literacy:  Interprets and distils information; produces clear communications through a variety of digital platforms
  • Collaboration: Proactively supports working together, shares ideas and provides constructive feedback; respects and values others
  • Emotional Intelligence: Recognises emotions in self and others; uses emotional cues to guide thinking and behaviour
  • Building Networks and Partnerships: Identifies and invests in relationships essential for growth and positive outcomes
  • Consulting and Advice: Provides expert and valued advice; supports achievement of outcomes for stakeholders
  • Special Requirements:

    • Infrequent work outside business hours is required (e.g., work at evening or weekend events is required)
    • Frequent travel will be required to visit PSTs on placement
    • Drivers Licence  
    • Working with Children Check (refer to Recruitment Procedure)

    Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Liaise with the Professional Experience Office regarding PSTs who are on placement, in particular those who are deemed At Risk.
  • Regularly meet with PSTs and their mentor teachers to assess their progress while on placement.
  • Provide support to PSTs and mentors when concerns are raised during placement.
  • Document relevant feedback for the Professional Experience Office in a timely manner, in accordance with the AITSL Graduate Teacher Standards, via the InPlace placement management system.
  • Develop an understanding and general knowledge of Initial Teacher Education courses provided by Deakin University.
  • Where necessary, liaise with relevant Course Directors and Unit Chairs to support PST placements.
  • Connect PSTs with resources needed to enable them to participate and successfully complete professional experience in a safe, supportive and enriching environment.
  • About Us:

    Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are agile and innovative and committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education and research and contributions to the broader community. Our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff. We offer a dynamic, diverse and inclusive working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, stay at Deakin, and contribute to our ongoing success.

    As one of Australia’s largest universities, Deakin has strong global linkages, world-class research and an education portfolio that blends the best of campus and digital delivery into a highly supportive and personalised student experience. We offer outstanding education founded on the experience we create for our learners and guided by graduate outcomes for successful lives and careers. In addition, we undertake globally significant discovery research that benefits our communities through the innovative translation of our ideas into new services, products, policies and capabilities.

    At Deakin, we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture an inclusive, safe and respectful community. Deakin is an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, a SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder seeking gender equity for women in STEMM, and a Silver Award holder in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders.

    Please add your resume and 1 page cover letter to your application. If you have any questions please contact Caitlin Hardiman, Team Leader Professional Experience Office on 03 5227 2604 or email [email protected]

    Advertised:05 Jan 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close:22 Jan 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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