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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 05/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 08/08/2022 - 29/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284386

Reference: 1284386

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

  • 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

Location

Bonbeach Primary School was built in a well-established and attractive area in 1958. The school is situated in the City of Kingston, 35 kilometres south east of Melbourne. The location provides the school with easy access to Port Phillip Bay, Edithvale Wetlands and Patterson River and community sporting venues. The school sits amidst extensive, picturesque treed grounds.

Demographics

School enrolments are 368 and increasing as younger families move into the area. It is anticipated in 2023 the enrolments will reach approximately 393 Students.

Mission

The school’s mission is to provide students with a strong sense of personal identity, responsibility and positive self-esteem within a caring environment. We aim to develop each students unique academic potential to the maximum, preparing children for an increasingly complex and changing world. We foster team work, co-operative methods of learning, strong peer support and a high level of parental involvement in all facets of school operation.

Curriculum

The education program offered by Bonbeach Primary School is highly regarded by the community. The emphasis of the program is the development of literacy and numeracy and student well-being, supported by Key Improvement Areas of Teaching and Learning with a particular emphasis on student engagement, development of Literacy, in particular writing, and Whole School Welfare. Bonbeach Primary School also provides a comprehensive curriculum covering all eight key learning areas. Curriculum planning, delivery and assessment are based strongly on Victorian Curriculum. Organised access to the latest learning technologies is available throughout the school.

Curriculum Organisation and Delivery

The school structure is co-educational with a mix of composite and straight grades. Co-operative planning and interaction among all grades and sections, is strongly promoted.

Programs are operating in Literacy Support, the Victorian Early Years Literacy Program, Library, Visual Arts, Indonesian, Performing Arts, and Physical Education. Music, Physical Education, Literacy support and Indonesian are taught with teachers being responsible for `specialists programs' as well as other co-ordination duties and roles.

Bonbeach Primary School offers its students many opportunities to be actively involved in an extensive range of enrichment activities such as: - Junior School Council, Science, Technology and Mathematics theme days, camping, concert performance, swimming, buddies, Life Education, transition (Pre-School to Preparatory and Year 6 to 7). There is a strong emphasis on participation in sport with successful inter-school competitions in athletics, swimming, cross-country running and summer and winter sports.

Each student is assessed regularly so that strengths can be built upon and, through a very active Pupil Welfare Team, which works with Guidance Officers, Speech Therapist, Visiting Teachers and parents, improvement areas can be identified and dealt with through individual assistance and a literacy intervention program.

Staffing

Bonbeach Primary School has a staff of 30 teachers including the Principal and Assistant Principal. Support staff includes a full-time Business Manager and a part-time administrative officer and 5 integration aides. Our Preschool has 3 Early Childhood Teachers and 4 Educators.

Environment

Bonbeach PS and Preschool have recently completed a major building upgrade, enabling the school to have state of the art facilities.

The community is very proud of its magnificent grounds that provide quiet shaded areas, a large oval, basketball and netball courts, an outdoor learning area as well as senior and junior adventure playgrounds.

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 08/08/2022 - 29/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Ken Jones | 03 9772 3471

Classroom Teacher