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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 22/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Healesville

Job type: Part time / From 03/10/2022 - 29/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289677

Reference: 1289677

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Healesville

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

Environment

Badger Creek Primary School is located in beautiful surroundings 4km south of Healesville and 60km east of Melbourne. Our school is located directly across the road from the Healesville Sanctuary and has a rich history linked with the indigenous settlement at Corranderk.  Badger Creek Primary School No 3309 was opened in 1899 when it replaced the original Coranderrk Aboriginal Station School No 3048, which operated from 1893-1898. Badger Creek Primary School had new buildings constructed in 1989. These beautiful, award-winning buildings replaced the Old School building which was relocated across the road to preserve the community’s history. The historic building is now used by the school and various community groups for special functions. In 2010, with funding through the Building the Educational Revolution program, we built a 21st Century learning space which caters for flexible learning and collaboration. This building houses our Junior School and has five classrooms, toilets, a teacher office, storage and learning spaces.

Badger Creek Primary School is an institution serving the Badger Creek community and our community links are very strong, we consider ourselves a community school. Badger Creek Kindergarten is located over the road and provides the majority of the prep enrolments for our school. Healesville High School is located a short distance away and is the secondary school many of our graduating students attend.

Demographics

Student enrolments are currently 260. Students attend BCPS from the Badger Creek district, Healesville, Chum Creek and surrounding rural areas. We have an SFO of 0.3975 and a diverse range of education attainment and socio-economic backgrounds within our school community.

BCPS has moved towards multi-age classes to meet the broad educational needs of students and to provide teaching teams for our staff. There are currently 9 Indigenous students attending Badger Creek Primary School and 3 students who come from a Language Background Other Than English. There is also a Students with Disability Program which currently caters for 4 students who require learning support.

Currently BCPS has 12 full time staff and 11 part-time staff, including 3 specialist teachers teaching Music, Art, PE and Library. Support staff include a School Chaplain, 5 Integration Aides, a Business Manager and an Administrative Support Officer. Regional Student Support Staff include a Speech Therapist and a School Psychologist.

Educational Program

Badger Creek Primary School is characterised by an innovative teaching and learning program. We offer an inquiry based integrated curriculum which addresses the prescribed content and common achievement standards of the Victorian Curriculum to inform the planning of student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents. Children are extended and supported within the classroom at their point of need with the aim of reaching their personal learning goals.

Our school has a vibrant music program and we have strong links with the Yarra Valley Arts Council reflecting the creative interests in music and art by a significant proportion of our community members. Instrumental Music is a prominent feature of BCPS – we offer tuition in woodwind, violin, guitar, flute, keyboard, drums and percussion to just under half of our students. We have a very active school band which amongst other performances plays at every Friday assembly. Our school choir regularly performs within the wider community, including the annual ANZAC Day ceremonies and regular visits to local kindergartens and aged care facilities.

The school also offers a range of enrichment and support programs. Our grade 6 Leadership Program provides opportunities for every student to develop their leadership skills and contribute in a meaningful way to our wider school community. Our Student Representative Council provides opportunities for students to voice their opinions and ideas and make positive contributions to our school and society.

Badger Creek Primary Schools offers a wonderful Art Program. Students visit the dedicated art room each week and are immersed in many forms of visual art such as paint, drawing, paper craft, ceramics, textiles, construction and IT. Students learn about innovative artists and hone their own artistic skills and style.

Our Sports Program provides opportunities for students to perform in a wide range of sporting endeavours, district and regional competitions and state trials. We also have sporting connections through our facilities with football, cricket, basketball, martial arts and soccer. We participate in district and division events with students often progressing further to zone and regional trials.

Our school community is passionate about sustainability and the environment, as reflected in our award-winning gardens. We are currently extending our Kitchen Garden program through accessing our existing orchard, vegetable gardens, outdoor learning space, chook shed, indigenous garden, and composting and recycling systems. The school has developed a strong partnership with the Healesville Sanctuary since its opening in 1934. Students regularly participate in and assist with projects and activities to support the Sanctuary’s Education and Extinction programs.

The school offers a Before School Care Program from 7.00-8.45am and an After School Care program from 3:30-6:00pm which has an average of 18-30 students attending weeknights.  This service is provided by CIRE, who also offer an exciting holiday program

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Part time / From 03/10/2022 - 29/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Meralyn Hammond | 035/962-4019

Classroom Teacher