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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Echuca

Job type: Full time / From 15/08/2022 - 14/08/2029

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284710

Reference: 1284710

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Echuca

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

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.

Location Profile

SCHOOL PROFILE

Lockington is a small rural township situated in North Central Victoria, 35km south west of Echuca. The town is situated in an irrigation district, with dairying being the main type of farming. Lockington is well serviced with educational and sporting facilities. The Community Hall, Heritage Centre, swimming pool and recreation reserve are readily available for school use.

We have a current student population of 132 and teach in seven classes, Prep, 1/2, 3/4 & 5/6. The staffing profile of the school is the Principal, 9 EFT teachers, 2.0 Teacher aide, 1.0 Business manager and 0.5 office support.

 

Lockington has established itself as a school that provides outstanding opportunities for all of its students. It provides quality programs in all curriculum areas and maintains a strong focus on individualising learning to cater for the needs of all students. An outstanding Performing Arts programs supports the development of student creativity. Our whole school take part in a one to one iPad program.

Lockington is a Professional Learning Community Link School (PLC Link) which recognises us as a school of excellence.

 

The school also strives to broaden the students’ horizons through enrichment such as:

  • Camps and excursions.
  • Visits by outside organisations, e.g. theatre groups, choirs, Life Education Van, Maths and Science presentations.
  • Extensive intra and interschool sports programs.

 

The school has a close working relationship with both the Preschool and local Secondary Colleges and actively promotes transition programs which assists our students as they enter and depart their primary education.

 

Parent involvement is a key feature of the school. The School Council and Parents and Friends Group are very active in the school and promote opportunities for social contact and enjoyment for families within the school. Parent volunteers add value to a range of programs including; Performing Arts, reading, sports, camps and excursions, as well as working bees, canteen and the school library.

 

The moral purpose of our school is to provide an environment where each child achieves their very best in a socially inclusive school. All students at LCS have the right to feel safe and be safe at all times. The wellbeing of children in our care will always be our first priority and we have zero tolerance to child abuse and any inappropriate behaviour directed towards children (please refer to the ChildSAFE policies on the school website).

 

 

The school’s philosophy is based on the following values:

Community

Curiosity

Courage

Creativity

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 15/08/2022 - 14/08/2029

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

James Hodgens | 0439 952 637

Classroom Teacher