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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 22/08/2022 - 29/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1290239

Reference: 1290239

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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

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

Wattleview Primary School was established in May 1971 and is centrally located in Ferntree Gully whilst being close to Mountain Gate, Boronia and Knox. Wattleview has seen many changes as the geographical landscape of the local area has developed and changed. The school currently has a student enrolment of 257 students, with the largest cohort being in Year 6.  We expect to see relatively stable student numbers over the next couple of years. Wattleview is in the Knox Network and is part of the Eastern Metropolitan Region and enjoys a good relationship with neighbouring schools in our immediate area.

 

We offer specialist sessions in the areas of Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Physical Education. The Physical Education program sees students from Level 4 participate in Interschool Sports with schools within our network. Our students have great successes in a variety of areas including Athletics, Cross Country, Interschool Sport and Swimming. Our weekly Performing Arts sessions are complemented by a ‘user pays’ Instrumental music program. Singing, Drums and Guitar are offered within this program and we also have a keyboard instructor who comes in weekly. Both of these programs are extremely well run and provide opportunities for students who have a talent and passion in this area. We also have an excellent language program run by one of our Education Support Officers. This program caters for up to 34 students each week, assisting them with the literacy skills needed to fully access the curriculum. We also have a teacher who runs an intervention program across a number of areas, including literacy, numeracy and ESL.

 

Wattleview Primary School’s purpose is to ‘educate learners for life’. This means providing a learning environment that :-

 

•Challenges and supports all students to achieve their individual learning goals through rigorous Teaching and Learning practices

•Encourages students to learn in an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation and participation

•Supports students in making informed decisions that prepare them for life in a global community

•Encourages friendship, connections with others and celebrates all successes

•Values socially competent students who are aware of their responsibility towards the wider community

 

The values that form the basis of the actions of the whole school community are based on the Social Competencies Program “You Can Do It” and incorporate the Tribes Agreements.

Getting Along

•           Respecting the diversity (and individual differences) of our school community

•           Demonstrating appropriate behaviour and standards of safety

•           Showing care and concern for other people

•           Establishing and maintaining friendships

 

Confidence

•           Taking risks and attempting new and challenging things

•           Being independent and working interdependently

Persistence

•           Questioning and Posing problems

•           Applying past knowledge to new situations

•           Thinking flexibly

Organisation

•           Setting Individual and Team Goals

•           Planning time effectively

•           Striving for accuracy

Resilience

•           Remaining open to the notion of continuous learning

•           Accepting the consequences of our actions

•           Coping with and accepting of, change.

 

 

At Wattleview Primary School we are committed to student management and wellbeing. We are fortunate to have the services of a Chaplain who provides pastoral care for students, working in conjunction with the Social Competency programs that operate throughout the school.  We have high expectations of the behaviour of our students and staff work together to ensure that these expectations are met. Our students are given opportunities to have a voice through our Junior School Council and Student Representative Council bodies. Our Level 4 students provide excellent school leadership and are role models for others. Their roles are varied, but a major responsibility for the group is to run all school assemblies and to manage the office during break times.

Wattleview is a ‘small’ school that encourages and promotes all students to be active and contributing members of our school community.

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 22/08/2022 - 29/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Mrs Elaine Wilson | 03 9758 4322

Classroom Teacher