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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 04/07/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Healesville

Job type: Part time / From 11/07/2022 - 16/09/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284282

Reference: 1284282

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Healesville

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

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

Millwarra Primary School is a multi-site school situated in a semi-rural area in the Upper Yarra Valley, 70 kilometres from Melbourne. It is the only dual campus Primary School in the North-Eastern Victoria Region. This enables flexibility of staff, which is critical in the provision of specialist programs. Students have access to resources from both campuses. The two school sites, one at Millgrove and the other at Warburton East, are approximately nine kilometres apart, with the township of Warburton in between. The school administration is centred at the Millgrove site.

The current total enrolment of the school is 71, with 37 students at Warburton East and 34 students at the Millgrove campus. 

The school provides a balanced, comprehensive curriculum across the key learning areas including an integrated approach to curriculum planning and delivery, to benefit our student’s academic strengths. We maintain an important focus on our student’s well-being.

We embrace the Arts as an important part of our curriculum. Specialist teachers provide programs across both campuses. We have Visual Art, Physical Education, Library, Drumming and Respectful Relationships sessions. Special assistance is provided to students through the Program for Students with Disabilities. All curriculum programs and administration, are supported and enhanced by the latest development in learning technologies and digital learning. All students from Grades 2 to 6, have access to their own school laptops, and the junior students have access to laptops and PCs.

To support the curriculum areas, enrichment programs are provided in: Life Education, camps, inter-school sports, sports clinics, school production, Radio Show, cooking classes, cyber safety sessions, intergenerational engagement, private music lessons, Go For Your Life sports days, Electives at Millgrove, Bike Ed, Ben’s Shed Woodworking, National Reconciliation Week events, First Aid In Schools for students, and many more sporting and other activities. Our campuses have their own sets of school bikes for students to use.

Student academic, sporting and personal achievements are formally acknowledged at our weekly assemblies. The school incorporates the Values program into the school’s operations.

Millwarra’s Welfare program is supported by the services of the school’s own Chaplain and a Well-being Teacher, who with the Principal, make up the Well-being Team.

Millwarra Primary School has spacious, attractive and well-maintained grounds and modern play equipment at both sites, with modern classrooms at both campuses.

Millgrove has a modern administration building and the office at Warburton East is within the new classroom building.  The Warburton East building has been set up to be used as a Community Fire Refuge.  Both campuses have 4 modern classrooms, Libraries and Art rooms. The Millgrove Campus also has a multi-purpose room, canteen and the Millwarra Community Building, which includes a theatre space, Basket Ball Court & kitchen.

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Part time / From 11/07/2022 - 16/09/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Rod Barnard | 035966 2518

Classroom Teacher