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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 26/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Shepparton

Job type: Full time / From 06/06/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1278804

Reference: 1278804

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Shepparton

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

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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

Nathalia Secondary College aims to prepare students for an ever-changing world. Developing teenagers into young adults and giving them the knowledge and skills to be work ready or continue with further studies when they leave our college. Creating, in partnership, with parents and community; students who are well balanced, respectful, motivated, aspiring and contributing citizens.

At Nathalia Secondary College our vision is to inspire successful and passionate learners.

All members of the college community live the school values C.L.E.A.R.

  • Caring
  • Learning
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Respect

Social - community and demographic

  • Nathalia Secondary College was established in 1919. We have an excellent reputation as a public school in our community. We have a great tradition of excellence and being able to put the student at the centre of everything we do. We aim to get each student either work ready or onto further study.
  • Current SFO of 0.5717
  • Nathalia is a 'can do' community. We support one another while being caring and concerned for each other.
  • Student voice is an integral part of college planning.
  • Enrolments are currently sitting at 112 students in 2022.
  • Staffing consists of a Principal, Assistant Principal and Leading Teacher and Learning Specialist. There is a total of 15 teachers and 9 educational support staff.
  • We have a house system and we offer a variety of co-curricular enhancement and enrichment activities for our students.
  • With our small numbers, we look after the individual in a holistic way. Having said this, curriculum is set with Year 7/8(electives in Arts and Technology), 9/10(electives across Arts, Science, Humanities, PE and Technology) and Senior School (VCE and VCAL).
  • An active School Council that values parent contributions about the direction of our College and how we maintain our good reputation whilst challenging, preparing and engaging our students (their children).
  • We seek the support of our community through the Nathalia Learning Community, also with links to local businesses. We use this to value add to our Careers program.
  • 50% of our staff are based and live in the local community, which is a positive in a rural town.
  • Our unique partnership with St. Mary of the Angels Catholic College is very positive and beneficial; with sharing of VCE classes and the Trade Training Centre project enhance opportunities for all students.
  • Together with Nathalia Primary School, St Mary of the Angels and St Francis Primary Catholic School we form the Nathalia Learning Community. Ensuring the delivery of a consistent approach to education in Nathalia. We are all proud of this alliance as it ensures great outcomes for students as well as being a pillar for the commerce priorities of a small rural thriving community.

Educational

  • Innovative, vibrant and progressive educational provision for Year 7 - 12.
  • VCE,VET and VCAL courses
  • Provider for VET - Building and Construction Cert II and Salon Assistant Cert II
  • We offer enough within our curriculum which builds capacity in our students to meet the challenges of a world outside of our College and ensure they can be active contributors to the community they live in.
  • Many of our activities are driven by   student passion and interests, which does make for engaging programs.
  • Staff and parents are very supportive of initiatives that are offered.
  • Excellent pathways so students can be successful in gaining access to tertiary placements, apprenticeship, traineeships, work and TAFE options.
  • Successful exit destinations that meet student’s aspirations.
  • Literacy initiatives, HIT's and Teaching Practices are our highest priority across all levels.
  • Every teacher is a Literacy Teacher.
  • Positive Behaviour in Schools is the model for managing student behaviour.

Technological

  • We aim for a 1:1 allocation of computers through specified or school provided devices
  • Every learning space has Wi-Fi capability for staff and students.
  • All teaching staff have laptops and/or iPads.
  • Staff and Students use the student management system, SIMON.

Environmental

  • Grounds are well maintained, including grassed areas and natural flora surrounds.
  • In 2020 a new modular building was installed and provides a new admin front office, foods room and new toilet facilities
  • In 2021 a new PE shed was built to house a gym and music facilities
Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 06/06/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Helen Ginnivan | 03 5866 2331

Classroom Teacher