Employment at The King David School

The King David School is an innovative Progressive Jewish School operating from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. The School is organised into our Early Learning Centre, Junior and Senior Schools operating from separate campuses.

The King David School is committed to providing an environment that promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of children with diverse needs and/or backgrounds, and protects them from abuse, harm, neglect, and the threat of harm. All applicants will be subject to reference and background checks, including a Working With Children Check and/or Police Check and/or VIT Check; and adherence to the KDS Child Protection Policy.

All people employed by the School must be eligible to work in Australia. You are able to work in Australia if you are an Australian Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or a foreign national with permission to work. The School, like all Victorian employers, is not allowed by law to employ for paid work any person who is on Long Service Leave.

For any enquiries regarding employment at The King David School, please contact the Human Resources Manager, Cathy Kaiserman on (03) 9527 0113, or email hr@kds.vic.edu.au. 

JEWISH EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATORS (JUNIOR & SENIOR)

Are you creative? Looking to inspire the next generation in innovative ways?

Passionate about Jewish life and looking to channel it in a forward-thinking environment? 

Join our dynamic Jewish Life team! You will have the opportunity to develop and deliver engaging programs which enhance Jewish learning, identity and experiences. We are also looking for a tefillah & Jewish music leader who can connect with students (combined or separate role).

You will need to demonstrate that you have:

  • A passion for and knowledge of Judaism
  • Skills in experiential education 
  • Strong organisational and team-work ability
  • For Junior role – proven capacity to lead the JEE team
  • Tefillah leadership and musical ability highly valued (separate or combined role)

 Depending on abilities, there are two 0.40-0.60 part-time positions commencing end of January 2022. Full position description is available on request.

Applications, including CV and cover letter, should be emailed to hr@kds.vic.edu.au 

Closing date: Monday 25 October 2021

Please note: We apologise in advance but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

MUSIC TEACHER/COORDINATOR (Years 6 - 12)

The King David School in Armadale is seeking a dynamic and passionate Music Teacher who is able to inspire students through classroom practice, refined professional knowledge and a commitment to high performance. This is a 0.50 replacement position for 2022 only, with a strong possibility of ongoing employment.

The ideal candidate would be able to combine their teaching skills with the ability to coordinate musical performances, including instrumental music program, choirs and ensembles, which provides for a 0.40 time allowance.

However, the School will consider applications for the separate roles as well.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications and experience teaching Music across Years 6-12
  • Demonstrated track record of student success
  • Ability to inspire young people through contemporary Music Education
  • Strong knowledge of VCAA curriculum, VCE assessment practices and marking processes, including developments with Australian Curriculum implementation.
  • A high level of expertise in own instrument/voice specialisation.
  • Experience in directing and leading ensembles to produce high quality performances.
  • A demonstrated desire to integrate technology into your teaching and to engage students in the learning process.

Applications, including CV and cover letter, should be emailed to:  hr@kds.vic.edu.au

Closing Date: 20 October 2021

The King David School in Melbourne is a co-educational progressive Jewish Day School catering for 800 students from Preschool to VCE. Our VCE students rank in the top 5% of the State. We value individuality and self-expression, a strong Australian identity, and students’ intellectual, cultural and social development within a progressive Jewish environment. The School is located in Armadale, and is well serviced by public transport.

Please note: We apologise in advance but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

King David students playing violin

TECHNOLOGY COACH

The technology coach is responsible for training staff, students and parents in all the relevant IT systems at The King David School. The role supports staff in the effective integration of technology across all facets of teaching and learning and business systems. The role also supports students and parents in the effective use of the IT systems for learning, communication and information.

Experience in an educational context is preferred, though not essential. The successful applicant will have a can-do attitude and be an exceptional communicator with high-level interpersonal skills and a genuine love for working with and helping people.

The successful candidate will be a natural problem solver who thrives on working with people. They will be required to learn new technologies quickly and to encourage staff adoption in an empathetic and supportive way. They may come from an education, technical or training background and will have a passion for innovative technologies and their potential in teaching and learning.

This is a 0.60 part-time position. The role involves some after hours and evening duties (both remotely and onsite) for events such as parent evenings and staff professional development. This is a non-teaching, professional ICT role that offers flexible working hours in order to meet the needs of staff and students. The role is worked over 42 weeks of the year as you are not required to work term breaks. 

Applications, including CV and cover letter, should be emailed to:  hr@kds.vic.edu.au

Closing Date: 8 October 2021

PRIMARY REPLACEMENT TEACHER

The King David School in Armadale is seeking a highly motivated, professional, and passionate educator to replace a teacher on maternity leave.

This is a Full Time Position commencing January 2022.

We are interested to hear from innovative teachers who seek new ways to engage all students in the classroom.

Applications, including CV and cover letter, should be emailed to:  hr@kds.vic.edu.au

Closing Date: 27 September 2021

The King David School in Melbourne is a co-educational progressive Jewish Day School catering for 800 students from Preschool to VCE. Our VCE students rank in the top 4% of the State. We value individuality and self-expression, a strong Australian identity, and students’ intellectual, cultural and social development within a progressive Jewish environment. The School is located in Armadale, and is well serviced by public transport.

We apologise in advance but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS

Emergency Work

The King David School in Armadale is seeking Early Childhood Educators with either a Certificate 3 in Children Services or a Diploma of Early Childhood Education to be our preferred emergency educators. We will also consider applicants who have commenced Diploma training but not yet completed the course.

Short term casual work as well as long term replacement positions may be available.

Please click on the Position Description below for more information.

HEBREW TEACHERS

Please contact the HR Manager directly to discuss any opportunities to teach at KDS. Please note, you must be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching in order to work as a Hebrew Teacher at the School.

Applications should be emailed to hr@kds.vic.edu.au and must include your CV and a cover letter.

EMERGENCY TEACHERS

If you are interested in emergency teaching work please send a copy of your resume to hr@kds.vic.edu.auIt is helpful if you send a cover letter highlighting your preferred teaching methods.