UJEB | United Jewish Education Board

Work with Us | Jewish Life Teacher

Jewish Life Teacher

The Organisation
For more than 125 years, the United Jewish Education Board (UJEB) has been providing formal and informal Jewish education and culturally rich experiences to Victorian students who do not attend Jewish schools. We aim to inspire a positive connection with Jewish identity and to help our students develop into proud and engaged members of the Jewish community. To find out more visit ujeb.org.au

The Role
Location: Victoria
Allotment: sessional
Remuneration: $55/hr + super + Travel – if 5km’s+

Reporting to the Jewish Life Manager a Jewish Life Educator is responsible for teaching UJEB’s Jewish Life classes in a range of schools and learning centres.

Classes can range in duration:
45 minutes – before school (60 min allotment)
90 minutes – after school (120 min allotment)

Major Responsibilities

Teaching duties include:

  • Being in attendance at all classes on time (including setting up prior to classes and packing down after class conclusion). 
  • Teaching classes.
  • Collection of class resources weekly from the UJEB offices
  • To be ready to help with other classes if needed. 
  • To promote students’ intrinsic motivation by providing meaningful learning experiences along with fun and engaging activities( e.g. songs, games, assembly/Chagim performance etc)
  • To engage students in active, hands-on, creative learning.
  • To provide opportunities for students to apply and practice what is learned.
  • To adapt instruction/support to students’ differences in development, learning styles, strengths and needs.
  • To Take photos of the lessons for promotional purposes
  • To mark role at each lesson
  • To write reports each semester and to upload it to the UJEB Google drive.

Children Safety & Wellbeing:

  • To maintain a safe, orderly environment conducive to learning
  • To comply with requirements for the safety and supervision of students inside and outside the classroom.

Curriculum duties include:

  • The curriculum is prepared and accessible online. Teachers need to familiarise themselves with lesson plans prior to each class
  • Teachers are encouraged to supplement lesson plans with their own ideas and share their ideas with colleagues

Communication duties include:

  • Introductory email each term
  • Conclusion email each term
  • Responding to parent emails when required. 
  • Introduction to school office (informed of the relevant school calendar and special events)

Meetings and events (to be paid additionally at the meeting pay rate):

  • Attend staff meetings each term
  • Phone parents as required
  • Attend planned events
  • Anaphylaxis training session
  • Child safety online training 

The UJEB office will provide administrative coordination.

Qualifications, Skills & Attributes

Must have:

  • A current Working with Children Check.
  • A passion for Jewish life.
  • Demonstrated passion for UJEB.
  • An understanding of children not at Jewish day schools.
  • An attitude embracing the diversity of our Jewish community.


  • Tertiary qualifications in teaching.
  • Teaching or youth movement experience
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills. 
  • Relevant experience working in Jewish education or organisations.

Working Relationships


Purpose of contact

Jewish Life Manager

Line manager

Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning

Curriculum and program oversight

  • Office & Systems Manager
  • Comms Manager
  • Bookkeeper 
  • Business Manager

Office team members

Parents and guardians

Clients / customers

Government agencies and departments, schools, donors, community organisations 

External stakeholders and partners

UJEB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity and inclusion in our workplace. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job. To apply please send your resume, together with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role in the form below and if you have any additional questions please feel free to email jlmanager@ujeb.org.au

UJEB Work with us Jewish Life

Your Personal Information

Your Name(Required)

The final step

Upload your resume in .pdf, .doc or .docx format
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 25 MB.
Upload your cover letter in .pdf, .doc or .docx format
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 25 MB.

We aim to achieve this through our 4 key Values:


Our programs support learners in exploring and understanding their Jewish identity. We hope to foster a feeling of connection to Jewish life and Israel.


The quality educational experiences provided aim to create curious and passionate learners who are engaged with their Jewish identity.


Program participants can begin establishing a lifelong connection and commitment not only to their local Jewish community, but to the wider, global Jewish community.


We strongly believe that all Jews have a right to learn about their Jewish identity. We aim to create programs that cater to those with special needs, and programs that are affordable to all.