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Assistant Principal

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 10/07/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 02/10/2027

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284114

Reference: 1284114

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1. Educational Leadership

(i) Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school.

(ii) Highly developed skills in learning and managing change including leadership of others in the process of change.

 

SC2. Financial, Managerial and Administrative Ability.

(i) Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

 

SC3. Planning, Policy and Program Development and Review

(i) Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.

(ii) Demonstrated ability to implement departmental policies to a high level.

(iii) An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

 

SC4. Leadership of Staff and Students.

(i) A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.

(ii) A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.

(iii) Highly developed capacity and commitment to lead a professional learning community through use of data to improve learning outcomes for all students.

 

SC5. Interpersonal and Communication Skills.

(i) Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.

(ii) Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.

(iii) An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.

 

SC6. Community.

(i) Demonstrated capacity to develop strong relationships with the school community to build and support aspirations for all.

Role

The assistant principal reports directly to the principal.

Assistant principals have a primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.  In exercising the responsibility, assistant principals will have the authority to make all significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies and budget.  Assistant principals will contribute to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making.

The management of significant school program or functional areas in schools involve assistant principals in the analysis of the needs of students and the translation of state educational policy and frameworks into appropriate education programs to meet the needs of all students.

Typically assistant principals will be responsible for the effective use of the teaching staff and program budget of a defined area of the school's operation and for the oversight and leadership of the educational programs provided utilising these resources.

Responsibilities

Typically, assistant principals perform one or more of the following functions:

  •    supervision and coordination of the work of senior curriculum or level coordinators;
  •    allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility;
  •    supervision of the delivery of teaching programs;
  •    management of programs to improve the knowledge and experience of staff;
  •    responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and year level coordinators;
  •    contribute to the overall management of the school;

Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

VIT LANTITE

To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Dohertys Creek P-9 College is seeking a dedicated, innovative and inspiring Assistant Principal to work as part of a school team and school community to build on our learning culture at our wonderful school in Truganina.

Dohertys Creek P-9 College opened in 2019 and caters for children in Prep – Year 7. In 2023 the school will expand to include Year 8 students, progressing to Year 9 by 2024. We are working to create an innovative and robust secondary program that enhances our primary program and is developing exciting vocational pathways and opportunities for students to be active in our community as they further grow and develop.

The school is situated at 60 Elmhurst Road, Truganina.

Our facilities include a beautiful Administration/Library building with purpose-built classrooms, a gymnasium (including performing arts & student kitchen), two Learning Communities, multi-courts and additional landscaping and play areas.

Our school is based on a relationship model and is inclusive. Our school goal is to differentiate learning to meet every student’s needs and have all students achieve excellence.

We aim to be a community school which is safe and secure and meets the needs of each individual young person. Our college is committed to developing strong partnerships with our community and endeavour for all our stakeholders (students/parents and carers/ staff/ community) to have a voice in our school. We also have an active onsite Community Hub.

Our Motto :

Balit Yirramboi- Strong Tomorrow

Vision

Our vision is to inspire and empower thinkers. We will create authentic relationships to enable successful living and wellbeing. We will become a recognized centre of educational excellence and inclusion.

Mission:

Dohertys Creek P-9 College promotes and values academic excellence. We will provide a balanced and high-quality personalised curriculum with a strong focus on student wellbeing. We will deliver a stimulating, nurturing environment and challenge all students to attain their highest potential both academically, socially, creatively and physically.

Values

We are a school culture and community of people who are inspiring, accepting and nonjudgmental.

Our values are Respect, Kindness, Learning, Teamwork and Integrity.

Important information to all applicants:

  • Applications should be submitted as PDF with your cover letter / CV and KSC responses contained in the one document.
  • Please ensure you include the details of 3 referees within your application.
Assistant Principal

Job type:

Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 02/10/2027

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Ms Tami-Jo Richter | 0407 818 886

Assistant Principal