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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 09/05/2022
Applications close: 22/05/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Western Region | Horsham

Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1276768

Reference: 1276768

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Horsham

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated high level of knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated high level of ability to respond to student learning needs.

SC2      Demonstrated high level of ability to plan for and implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.   

SC3      Demonstrated high level of ability to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated high level of ability to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      Demonstrated high level of interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated high level of ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated high level of ability to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

Role

Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities. 

A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.

Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to:

  • Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
  • Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
  • Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
  • Supervise and train one or more student teachers
  • Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.

Responsibilities

The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:

  • Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
  • Undertaking other classroom teaching related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

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

Horsham Primary School is committed to providing an environment that ensures students will establish life-long learning skills and develop as confident, responsible and resilient individuals who will make positive contributions to the global community.

The Horsham Primary School staff team is committed to making a difference in the lives of young people.

Values

The qualities we value at Horsham Primary School are:

Respect - Treating others fairly, with consideration for self, others, property and the environment.

Tolerance - Building relationships through a shared culture of cooperation and acceptance of diversity of all community members.

Excellence - Continuously striving to achieve our personal best.

Honesty - Acting in a moral and ethical way in all we say and do.

Responsibility - Taking ownership of our choices, actions and their consequences

Environmental Context

Community and Demographics: The school is a dual campus P-6 Primary School with a combined enrolment of 440 students.

Both campuses are situated in the North Eastern area of Horsham City.

The Student Family Occupation (SFO) is 0.49 at 298 Campus and 0.85 at Rasmussen Campus.

The background of students is diverse with an increasing number of students from families with a language other than English (ESL) and a significant enrolment of aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students.

The school staffing profile includes: 3 Principal Class Officer, 2 Teaching and Learning Leaders, 20 Classroom Level 2 and 11 Classroom Level 1.

There is a high level of parental and community support, with two active Parents & Friends groups who are dedicated to raising additional school funds.

Educational

The school is organized into learning areas which reflect the Victorian Curriculum. A collaborative learning environment is promoted with staff regularly planning together and engaging in professional discussions.

The school offers a comprehensive curriculum which includes the specialist programs Music, Physical Education, Science & Technology and Art. Intervention programs conducted to support students learning are MIP (Maths), STAP (Speech), Levelled Literacy and Tutoring Programs.

A key part of the curriculum at the Prep level is the Australian Developmental Curriculum, which is commonly referred to as Investigations. Fluid Maths Groups play an integral role in the teaching and learning of Mathematics and this process incorporated throughout the school.

The school offers a wide range of extra curricula opportunities with 2 cultural performances being offered each year and a structured camps and excursion program.

On occasion, the campuses combine for different events and this provides an opportunity to celebrate our school community. The Arts program includes two choirs (singing choir and signing choir), a junior concert and school production in alternate years.

Technological

Both campuses have extensive ITC access. Yr. Prep-6 students have access to iPads. The school shares an IT Manager and combines the services of a Local Technician and the ICT technician as part of the DET Trained Services Support Providers (TSSPs).

Environmental

Both campuses are unique to their setting with continuous maintenance and upgrades occurring throughout the years.

The 298 Campus is the larger of the two campuses with an enrolment of 288 and 14 general purpose classrooms. The classrooms are a combination of traditional and open plan learning environments. The multipurpose gymnasium is a fantastic facility which is regularly used for Music and Physical Education sessions but also special events. The grounds provide plenty of space for children’s play with a variety of play equipment available to students.

The Rasmussen Campus has an enrolment of just over 144 and this has grown steadily in recent years. There are 6 general purpose classroom spaces with most promoting open plan learning. The gymnasium recently received an upgrade and is a terrific facility which is regularly used for a range of activities. The grounds at Rasmussen also provide plenty of space for children’s play with a variety of play equipment available to students. The Rasmussen Campus supports two significant DET programs by providing workspaces for the School Administration Support Hub (SASH) and the Cases Training Centre.   

 

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Chris Walter | 03 53821534

Classroom Teacher