Positions Available 

2024 Positions

Patterson River has filled all teaching positions for 2024. If you are interested in joining the team in the future, whether as a classroom teacher or education support then please contact our College Principal on daniel.dew@education.vic.gov.au and/or set up an automatic alert for jobs at Patterson River on Recruitment Online.


Casual Replacement Teachers 

In addition to using recruitment agencies, Patterson River engages directly with teachers to fulfil both short term and long-term replacement classes. If you are interested in CRT work, then please email a copy of your CV to Trisha Ord – Daily Organiser and Recruitment Manager via trisha.ord@education.vic.gov.au.

Tutor Learning Initiative

We are currently seeking teachers and pre-service teachers to fulfil roles as tutors as part of the Victorian Government’s Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI). Please contact Maree Foster (TLI coordinator) if you are interested via the contact form on this website.

Pre Service Teachers  

Patterson River is committed to supporting pre-service teachers during their university courses and as graduate teachers once entering the workforce. Please contact Assistant Principal, Lisa Cavey via lisa.cavey@education.vic.gov.au if you are intersted in completing teaching rounds at our College or applying for a position at a graduate in the future.


Working at Patterson River

We pride ourselves on our collaborative and supportive workplace culture. Our College enjoys some of the strongest staff opinion survey results in the state as evidenced below.

School Leadership Survey Module

School Climate Survey Module

Staff Professional Learning and Support

Patterson River has a strong focus on Teaching & Learning. To support teachers, the majority of our staff meeting time is dedicated to instructional and assessment practices. Patterson River is an established PLC school and is the link ‘showcase’ school for Bayside Peninsula Area. Check out our Staff Handbook to find out more about our practices and structures at the College via this link.

Staff Social Activities and Wellbeing

Patterson River has an active staff association, organising multiple staff social events and activities. Each Tuesday afternoon, the school runs optional Professional Development, Wellbeing and Physical Activities. In addition, the College just completed construction on a $150K gymnasium (weights and circuit training). Staff are able to access this facility for no charge out of normal school hours.