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Classroom Teacher

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

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 30/05/2022 - 29/05/2029

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1277948

Reference: 1277948

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2    Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth. 

SC3    Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining 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 experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

Role

The classroom teacher classification comprises two salary ranges- range 1 and range 2.  The primary focus of the classroom teacher is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes.  The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection and inquiry in order to improve knowledge and skills to effectively engage students and improve their learning. 

As the classroom teacher gains experience his or her contribution to the school program beyond the classroom increases. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their rostered teaching duties provided the responsibility is appropriate to the salary range, qualifications, training and experience of the teacher.


Classroom teacher Range 2
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.


Classroom teacher Range 1
The primary focus of the range 1 classroom teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels and the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. These teachers teach a range of students/classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programs.  Range 1 classroom teachers are skilled teachers who operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and may have responsibility for the supervision and training of one or more student teachers.

At range 1, teachers participate in the development of school policies and programs and assist in the implementation of school priorities. 
The focus of a range 1 classroom teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice.  New entrants to the teaching profession in their initial teaching years receive structured support, mentoring and guidance from teachers at higher levels.

Under guidance, new entrants to the teaching profession will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects and are expected to participate in induction programs and other professional learning activities that are designed to ensure the integration of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the school.

Teachers at range 1 are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate in policy development, project teams and the organisation of co-curricula activities.

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

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.

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

Springvale Park SDS strives towards providing an innovative, dynamic centre of learning for students with disabilities. The rich educational programs, along with a focus on maximum independence, will prepare students for their future.

Staff working in an atmosphere of trust and co-operation promote a relaxed, healthy learning environment. The team approach will be a result of communication and professional development.

Springvale Park S.D.S. is an information resource centre for the local community including local schools, sharing its expertise.

In turn, the school will look to the parents and the wider community for increased support to enable the quality, well-resourced programs to expand.

MISSION STATEMENT

Springvale Park Special Developmental School, in partnership with its parents and care givers, works to improve educational outcomes and promote community integration of children and young people with disabilities.

Springvale Park SDS caters for students with moderate to severe intellectual and multiple disabilities. Students are drawn from the Springvale and Dandenong areas. Admission of students to the school is based on meeting a set criteria and the recommendation of a registered psychologist.

Students are grouped according to age and ability. Group sizes range from four to ten students. This enables us to provide a safe, effective and stimulating learning environment to meet individual learning outcomes. There is a structured Early Education Program that provides support for pre school children with developmental delay prior to their entry into school life.


THE PROFILE
There are approximately 190 school-aged students in 2022, which is expected to increase annually. The school is also funded for 22 full time effective Early Education Program students who are between the ages of 2.8 years and 4.8 years.

The Department of Education & Training (DET) funds bus transport to and from school for students within in our designated zone. Our intake area is bounded by Clayton, Centre, Stud and Cheltenham Roads

Our Victorian curriculum provides opportunity for each student to be part of the community in which they live. To work towards this, educational experiences are provided through VELDF, the Victorian curriculum and the 16+ Independent Living Program.

These are enhanced by:

- Extensive swimming and camping programs.
- Duke of Edinburgh Program (Senior students)
- Therapy programs including: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy (as required), Music Therapy, and Speech Therapy.
- Multi Sensory Programs (Snoezelen and hydrotherapy)
- Recreation and Sporting programs which include: riding for the disabled, bowling, basketball
- Work Education and experiences for senior students
- Community access via the four school buses and Travel Training
- Attractive outdoor active and passive recreation areas including a sensory & edible garden.
- Expanding computer and technology resources.

These programs are implemented by a multi-disciplinary team which includes: -teachers, education support officers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, music therapist, language

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Part time / From 30/05/2022 - 29/05/2029

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Jackie Lowther | 9546 7666

Classroom Teacher