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Classroom Teacher

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

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Job Description

Location: North West Region | Kilmore

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1316596

Reference: 1316596

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Kilmore

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

Applicants are advised that the Selection Criteria must be addressed. Applicants wishing to find out more specific information about the role please contact Neil O’Sullivan, Principal, through the school email address: kilmore.ps@education.vic.gov.au

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

Kilmore Primary School is located in Lancefield Road, Kilmore; an historic rural town 58km north of Melbourne. Kilmore is a semi-rural area comprising of small farm holdings, new housing estates and a well established older town centre.  There are approximately 520 students enrolled at the school this year.  Our school has 38.39 equivalent full-time staff.  We have 25 classrooms operating in the school. 

A team of highly motivated, professional, and dedicated staff provide a safe and caring environment, where the goal is to optimise the learning outcomes and personal growth of all students.  Kilmore Primary School aims to establish a happy, safe and supportive learning environment where the welfare of all children is a high priority and is maintained as a shared responsibility of the school and the community.  In accordance with Ministerial Order No 870 - Child Safety Standards, we have embedded an organisational culture of child safety critical to protecting the basic rights of children to feel safe and be safe at all times.

Our modern facilities include a number of double and triple learning studios all equipped with 21st Century Learning technologies, art room, library, hall, ICT centre, separate playground areas for Foundation-Grade 2 and Grade 3-6 students, an outdoor fitness circuit, two outdoor basketball courts, and a BER Stadium Complex comprising a full size indoor basketball court, music room, meeting room and kitchen.  Before and After School Care operates on the school site 5 days a week during school terms and school holidays.

Policies and programs ensure a current and relevant curriculum, professionally delivered with modern pedagogies in a high quality, whole school approach to teaching and learning.  We are dedicated to ensuring that we meet the needs of the 21st Century Learner and provide a personalised learning environment for our students.  We strive to provide a well-rounded education which values and supports the intellectual, creative, physical and emotional development of each child.  We have a commitment to ensure that quality learning and teaching are the central focus of our learning environments. 

We provide Art, Physical Education and Electives.  Additional programs and activities such as Junior Leadership Team, Choir, Music Groups, Buddies, Clubs, Gardening Club, Active After-School Program, Swimming, Lunchtime Sports, Homework Club, lunchtime activities, camps, excursions, and incursions encourage student participation and opportunities for Student Leadership.

Our ongoing commitment to Student Wellbeing is supported by a dedicated Student Wellbeing Assistant Principal, and our involvement the Kids Matter Mental Health Initiative.  This has been a major focus over the past 3 years and has provided many benefits across the whole school community, including a stronger parent presence in the school.  Our comprehensive School Wide Positive Behaviour Management Program links well with the 4R's and focuses on our school values, the explicit teaching of positive behaviours and learning routines, restorative justice and developing resilience and responsibility in our students.

Kilmore Primary School promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including Aboriginal children, those with a disability and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.  Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experiences they may have working with Aboriginal children, children with a disability and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Neil O'Sullivan | 03 5782 1268

Classroom Teacher