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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 14/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Western Region | Melton

Job type: Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289126

Reference: 1289126

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Melton

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

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

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Keilor Heights Primary School is located in the north-western suburb of East Keilor, in the municipality of Moonee Valley, approximately 16km from Melbourne’s CBD.  It is situated within a quiet residential area on an attractive treed site of approximately two hectares.  The school has high quality facilities, including a library, multi-purpose inquiry centre, a dedicated performing arts room, teacher resource room, gymnasium, two full sized netball courts with lights, a canteen and renovated classrooms. The grounds are attractive and include an outdoor amphitheatre, sensory garden, landscaping, student-produced artworks and garden structures. The school is currently undertaking extensive works to upgrade the oval with a complete synthetic surface and athletics track and will be able to accommodate football and soccer.

The vision of Keilor Heights Primary School (KHPS) is to create a happy, safe and supportive learning environment for all students which will inspire them to challenge and achieve their personal best.  We are a School Wide Positive Behaviour School (SWPBS) and focus on the ‘whole child’, which includes academic, social and emotional development with every student, with a focus on developing critical thinkers and lifelong learners.  This mantra drives the school improvement agenda.  The school motto of ‘Aiming for Excellence’ guides the daily interaction and ensures that there is a strong partnership between home, school and local community.

Keilor Heights Primary School is zoned and therefore enrolments are from within our catchment area, with a current enrolment of 380 students.  We pride ourselves for our inclusiveness and acknowledge and celebrate the diverse cultural backgrounds of our students and families.

The school leadership team consists of a Principal and Assistant Principal, who work with the School Improvement Team, (two learning Specialists and Year Level Leaders), driving Curriculum, Student Wellbeing and school priorities across the school.

The school structure is a combination of Straight Year Levels and Multi-Age classes to support the social and academic needs of our students, promoting student leadership, responsibility and collaboration. The specialist program includes Visual Arts, Physical Education and Italian (LOTE) this will be extended to include Performing Arts later in 2022.  The school also provides a large number of support and intervention programs for academic and social and emotional growth, supported by the Education Support Staff, School Chaplain and Speech Therapist.  Students have the opportunity to participate in Instrumental Music Tutoring provided by external providers.  Keilor Heights Primary School has an extensive sporting program including Inter-School Sports for our senior students.  All students also have the opportunity to be involved with House Athletics, Swimming, School Choir, Clubs/Interest Groups, Student Representative Council, Student Leadership, Camps and Excursions.

There is a strong focus of incorporating technology into the classroom to enhance learning with students from Foundation-2 utilising school owned devices and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program implemented in Years 3-6.

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Victoria Graham | 03 9336 1739

Classroom Teacher