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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 10/05/2022
Applications close: 23/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Sale

Job type: Part time / From 07/06/2022 - 26/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1276543

Reference: 1276543

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Sale

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

Overview of duties:

  1. The program will run over 3 days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
  2. Instruct with musical instruments in the class teaching program for all students
  3. Prepare and manage various musical events throughout the year thus promoting the music program within the school and wider community
  4. Coordinate and continue the development of the school's choirs, Japanese Taiko Drumming group and school bands
  5. Play a key role in the preparation and management of our annual whole school Performing Arts and Christmas Concerts

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

Sale Primary School is based in the town of Sale in Gippsland 200kms east of Melbourne. Known locally as 545, the school was established in 1853 and has occupied its current site adjoining historic Victoria Park near the city centre since 1883. The school continues to draw pupils from the city itself and from outlying areas including the R.A.A.F. Base at East Sale and currently has an enrolment of approximately 480 students.

545 prides itself on being a supportive, friendly and caring school. We have a happy, relaxed community atmosphere that fosters a strong and active partnership between students, staff, parents and the local community. The traditional Maypole Dance, performed each year since 1893 by senior pupils at the annual Garden Party, symbolises the link between our school and the community that has developed over a number of generations. The warm feeling of "belonging to 545" is evident in the children, parents and teachers working cooperatively in the education of our children.

At 545, we place considerable emphasis on ensuring that we are providing a safe and caring environment for everyone involved in our school. All of the school's activities are-developed in consideration of the identified school values of:

Respect
Success
Resilience
Honesty
Enjoyment

Schooling takes place in a combination of old and new buildings including a modern open plan-learning centre that supports the learning of 7 classes. Each classroom is equipped with multiple networked computers and laptops as well as an interactive whiteboard or TV. These general-purpose learning spaces are further-supported by specialist learning spaces for art, music, physical education, science, library and AUSLAN programs.

Student wellbeing and engagement has been an area of significant focus for the school, underpinned by a traffic light analogy as follows:

Green light behaviours - positive behaviours that are rewarded

Orange light behaviours - disruptive behaviours that require students to take responsibility for

Red light behaviours - serious breaches in behaviour that require adult intervention and consequences.

Sale Primary School provides a broad curriculum that ensures opportunities and successes for all children within a safe and orderly environment. We promote excellence in learning by providing quality programs that challenge and interest all students, and foster self-esteem, confidence, independence and cooperative skills. Sale Primary School operates 21 classrooms in 2022 consisting of 4 x Foundation, 6 x Junior school classes, 6 x Middle school classes and 5 x Senior school classes.

Our teachers have a strong culture of professional development which is evident in team planning and the use of data to enhance teaching and learning. The school is committed to continual development of all learners within our school, both students and teachers. We place considerable emphasis on the building of strong, professional relationships and developing the capacity of all teams within our professional learning community. We value the expertise and experience all staff members bring to our school.

The school's teaching staff are organised into Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) aligned to the Victorian Curriculum levels. These PLCs are led by the PLC leader who supports the teaching team via; team approaches to develop curriculum, yearly overviews, regular team meetings and team professional development sessions. Classroom teachers plan learning programs with teams released simultaneously via the school's specialist timetable.

All students have the opportunity to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities including a swimming program, camps & excursions, band & choir, bike & traffic education, Perceptual Motor Program, and house sports in cross country, swimming and athletics.

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Part time / From 07/06/2022 - 26/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Chris Malone | 035144-5545

Classroom Teacher