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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 | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 27/01/2025

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1308652

Reference: 1308652

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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.

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

 

Katandra Berendale Special School (interim name) is a co-educational School that caters for a diverse range of students. Our school is for students aged 5 to 18 with a mild to moderate Intellectual Disability and provides individualised learning for all students. We believe that all students have skills and abilities that will enable them to work, volunteer and add value to the community. There are currently 137 students enrolled at the school across two campus sites. Our Junior Campus is in Walsh Street Ormond and our Senior Campus is in Berend Street, Hampton East. Staff may be asked to teach across sites as the school will merge as a new school on one site (Hampton East from Term 1, 2024). Both Campuses are situated near public transport, close to recreational facilities including beaches, and within walking proximity to retail and primary produce outlets.  

 

Katandra Berendale Special School (interim name) provides a caring and friendly environment, which is safe, calm, orderly and positive, allowing our students to thrive. Our enrolments are drawn from a range of local special, mainstream primary and secondary schools in the Bayside and SAGE Networks.  Our current enrolment is 137 students across two sites with approximately 45 staff, inclusive of teachers and education support staff. Enrolments are expected to increase in 2023, then again in 2024.

 

Our whole school Teaching and Learning Model, identifies key strategies to improve student learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy. Our model provides teachers with a well-researched structure that supports the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of all students. The Victorian Curriculum (F-Year 10) is used throughout the school. Teachers create an individual educational learning plan for every student. The basis of every plan is to provide an individualised, positive learning experience that includes the student strengths and interests.

Our Senior School teaching and learning focuses on a broad range of programs aligned to the Victorian Curriculum for students in Years 7-10 along with the Victorian Pathways Certificate in Year 11 and 12. Students engage in the VPC through applied learning that provides flexibility to meet individual learning needs. The VPC curriculum develops the skills, knowledge, values, and capabilities that enable students to make informed choices about pathways into further education, training and/or employment. Our experienced staff use their expertise and knowledge of student development and various modes of learning to modify the curriculum to fully engage students. This can be the catalyst to maximising our students learning potential. 

 

Our staff work collaboratively in PLC teams to evaluate student learning data and plan learning experiences that support and encourage students to develop agency in, and a lifelong love of, learning. We have a strong focus on continued professional learning; individually, in PLC teams and as a whole staff to continually refine our pedagogical practice.


Katandra Berendale Specialist School (interim name) School Wide Positive Behaviour Support program (SWPBS) underpins all our teaching and learning experiences.  We value a culture of excellence in inclusive education with high expectations for both staff and students. Our school is a professional learning community where collaboration and collective responsibility for improving student learning outcomes provides every student with the best possible post school options.

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 27/01/2025

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Julie Cooper | 9555 6141

Classroom Teacher