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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 18/11/2022
Applications close: 01/12/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1316499

Reference: 1316499

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

1. Demonstrated understanding of teaching students with special needs and to be able to plan and deliver appropriate programs for these students.

2.  Demonstrated capacity to work with a collaborative team to promote and foster positive behavior practices.

3.  Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess students who have a learning disability, and to use assessment data to inform teaching for improved student learning.

4.  Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents, outside stakeholders and other staff.

5.  Demonstrated commitment to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities and a commitment to ongoing professional learning that will enable further development of skills, expertise and teaching capacity.

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.

Location Profile

Coburg Special Developmental School caters for 56 students aged 5-18 with an intellectual disability typically with an IQ below 50. Some students have additional learning needs such as challenging behaviours, communication, and high sensory needs. We provide a caring and challenging environment that enhances learning, personal growth, and wellbeing for all students.

We are looking for staff who are eager to join a team that will ‘make a difference’ for our school. It is an exciting time of change for our school where we are developing some great existing programs (SW-PBIS) and our functional Transition program for the later years and introducing some new and innovative programs (play based learning & child centred learning). Our current strategic plan in 2019 ensures communication, functional skills and social and emotional learning are embedded through all aspects of our programs.

We deliver educational programs that build independence, engagement, and improved outcomes.

Learning goals for each student are established through negotiated education plans developed in collaboration between education and therapy staff and families.

Our three school values “Building Relationships, “Building Communication” and “Building independence” are an integral part of our school day and reflect the importance placed by the school on our SW-PBIS framework.

We provide our students with a practical and functional program that includes social, physical, sensory, and work education. The development of effective communication systems for all our students is a major focus. Our curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum with a majority of students working on levels A-D.

Coburg Special Developmental School received $22.585 million to upgrade and modernise our school. With the funding, and the support of the Victorian School Building Authority, we are relocating to 189 Urquhart Street adjacent to Coburg High School. Our new school will have permanent facilities and allow us to cater for up to 96 students. The new school site, roughly 3km from our current site, will be ready for our students from Term 1, 2024.

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Warren Tofts | 039354-4366

Classroom Teacher