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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289600

Reference: 1289600

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern 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.

Location Profile

Our Mission

At Roxburgh Homestead Primary School we aim to empower students to make informed decisions, to reach their full potential and contribute within a global society.

Roxburgh Homestead Primary School is situated in Roxburgh Park a suburb located within the City of Hume. The school is well situated with its attractive sandstone buildings and is adjacent to a local historical site.  The school is also close to community facilities such as a family day care centre, kindergarten and a local shopping complex. Roxburgh Homestead enjoys the advantages of a community with wide diversity in the cultural and socio-economic background of its residents.  The school is in its twenty sixth year of operation with a current enrolment of 500 students.

Curriculum Focus and Programs

Literacy and Numeracy are explicitly taught every day, using a school wide teaching model.  This connects students to prior learning and builds learning confidence for growth and extension.  Our 21st Century Design teaching and learning initiative ensures our students are also immersed in STEM ,the Arts, Physical education and wellbeing programs to support deep thinking and problem solving.

Our school wide approach to growing active, informed and healthy children is based on building positive behaviour. We partner with our students and families to build strength of mind and character. Our values of “Respect, Honesty, Pride and Success are embedded in the classroom in the grounds and online and form the expectations of how we learn together academically and socially. It is vital that we build an inclusive mindset and environment where all children can participate, make mistakes and thrive.

A clear focus of the school is on the development of literacy and numeracy through curiosity. Roxburgh Homestead uses a structured approach based on the Early Years model in these two curriculum areas emphasising the development of oral language and vocabulary.  The Australian Curriculum is a framework in which we deliver our curriculum to ensure quality learning programs.  The school has developed learning continuums that enable a clear progression of learning across the school.  The collection of data ensures key competencies are being met and progress is made in all cohorts.

To support learning, students have access to over 500 ICT Devices across the school.  The focus for ICT across the school is on the integration of technology across the curriculum. Together with comprehensive professional development planned for staff and IT education for all students, this approach will ensure that Roxburgh Homestead is able to capably support its students to meet the educational challenges facing them.

The school also provides additional programs that cater for children with special needs as well as specialist programs in the areas of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, LOTE (Italian) and Physical Education.

Student Led Conferences are held twice a year. These are an opportunity for students to share and celebrate their learning with their parents and teachers. Student Led Conferences encourage students to become responsible and accountable for their own learning. They also provide an opportunity for students to self evaluate their learning and set learning goals.

The Roxburgh Homestead staff is an enthusiastic, committed and highly skilled team that works collaboratively to develop and implement innovative policies and programs. These are professionally delivered in a high quality, whole school approach to teaching and learning.

 

Ethos

Roxburgh Homestead has a strong focus on student welfare and as such is committed to providing a happy, safe and secure environment where individual children are encouraged to reach their full potential. The school values – Respect, Honesty, Pride and Success are emphasised across the school and form the basis for our year 6 leadership conference. The school's policies acknowledge and support the rights of students, teachers, staff and parents and make their responsibilities clear. It is the responsibility of all staff to implement these policies in relation to student management and discipline. The school recognises that student learning is improved when the school community is actively involved in school activities. The establishment of a strong partnership with parents and the attraction of a high level of community support and involvement are part of the school's commitment towards maximising learning outcomes for its students.

An enthusiastic and cohesive School Council is providing strong leadership and parent participation in school decision making. In addition, school based activities such as performances, sport, fundraising and special events are proving an effective means of maintaining informal communication between parents and teachers.

The School Council operates Out of School Hours programs before and after school as well as during holiday periods. The Council's commitment to the provision of these services is a direct response to clearly communicated community needs.

Future Directions

The Roxburgh Homestead Primary School Strategic plan celebrates the gains we have made and provides guidance and direction for the school to make measurable improvements over the next four years. The strategic plan reflects the focus on literacy, numeracy and curiosity.

At Roxburgh Homestead we will continue to focus on developing an attractive environment that promotes excellence for our large student population. We will emphasise high expectations for our students through the provision of quality teaching and a focus on the achievement of learning outcomes.

 

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Teresa Stone | 9305 1688

Classroom Teacher