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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 29/08/2022 - 28/08/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289579

Reference: 1289579

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western 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

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 additonal 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

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

 

Vision: Wyndham Park Primary School's purpose is to empower all members of our School Community to grow academically, socially and emotionally through living the school's motto of Aspire, Learn & Achieve.

 

Values: Wyndham Park Primary School has committed to our School Wide Positive Behaviours values of Respect, Responsibility and Safety. These values are at the core of the positive culture at our school. We have high expectations that out students and community will grow to their full potential and become active citizens and lifelong learners prepared for success in an ever-changing world.

 

 

Wyndham Park Primary School, established in 2011, is a dynamic place of learning located in the suburb of Werribee on the outskirts of western Melbourne. Our modern facilities, situated in the Wyndham Park Precinct alongside the Wyndham Park Community Centre, and Wyndham Park Kinder, allow us to provide educational experiences that prioritise the development of strong Literacy and Numeracy skills. These educational experiences are underpinned by a holistic and trauma informed approach to wellbeing, engagement and inclusion. We promote excellence in teaching and learning while developing students socially, emotionally and cognitively. We strongly encourage student voice and agency.

 

Our students and families come from a broad range of cultural backgrounds including Karen, Sudanese, Arabic, Maori, Tongan, Asian, Indigenous, and Anglo-Saxon cultures. As a result, we place great importance on our strong English as an Additional Language (EAL) program supported by a number of Multi-cultural Educational Aides, EAL teacher, and a Community Hub Coordinator who work together to support students, strengthen home school partnerships, encourage parental engagement in students learning, and support families to see the school as a welcoming place where they are valued and supported.

 

Annually our average enrolments number approximately 400 students. Due to ongoing and sustained enrolment pressure we had implemented the Department of Education’s Enrolment Management Plan, which is consistent with the priority placement order in the enrolment policy. This means that no students are enrolled from outside the designated neighbourhood area (DNA) unless they are siblings of students attending the school in the same year.

 

At Wyndham Park Primary School, we have 17 classes across 4 learning communities. Within these learning communities we have established multi-age grade structures as follows - Yrs 1/2, Yrs 3/4 and Yrs 5/6. The exception to this are our Foundation classes which are a single age group to ensure a positive transition from Kinder to Primary School. In addition to our multi aged grades we offer exciting specialist programs which includes Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Spanish classes.

 

Our classroom instructional practices are aligned with the Department of Education’s Framework for School Improvement (FISO) Teaching and Learning Model, enabling us to provide a guaranteed and viable curriculum that engages students in intellectually challenging work responding to their differentiated learning needs.

 

To facilitate these high-quality learning experiences and opportunities, we have a highly motivated and professional staff comprising of School Leaders, Teachers, Education Support Staff and Volunteers. Together our staff work in Professional Learning Communities, School Improvement Teams and Administration Teams to deliver our educational program and associated support programs.

 

We utilise a wide range of Information Technology resources in our classroom and specialist programs to support and enhance teaching and learning. Our primary online learning platform is Seesaw and this is also used as a significant communication portal between school and home. In addition to Seesaw we use Xuno which is a web-based school management platform for assessment and reporting purposes, as well as student information data, student behaviour and wellbeing tracking and SMS communication with school community members.

 

Our school has an extensive Social and Emotional Learning curriculum (Respectful Relationships), supports and interventions. We base all that we do on the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Framework (SWPBS), which is complimented by our trauma informed practices, developed from the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM). The School Wellbeing team includes our Assistant Principal, Mental Health and Well Being Co-Ordinator, School Counsellor, Family Engagement and Support Worker and a Behaviour and Social Skills Intervention teacher. In addition to this we have the support of allied health professionals including a visiting Psychologist and Speech Pathologists.

 

It is our intention that our students will experience their classrooms as invigorating and inspiring environments, places they look forward to going to and places they do not want to leave. It is also our intention that they will come to know themselves as lifelong learners, and that they will come to love the process of learning itself, by making it their own.

 

Welcome to Wyndham Park Primary School.

 

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 29/08/2022 - 28/08/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

John Eskander | 03 9741 4549

Classroom Teacher