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Classroom Teacher

Job posted: 24/11/2022
Applications close: 07/12/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1318158

Reference: 1318158

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western 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.

Location Profile

Glenroy West Primary School was built in 1958 and is located in Glenroy 16km north of metro CBD. There are large maintained grounds that provide for active and positive play, adventure playgrounds, kindergarten and native gardens. Glenroy West Primary School received $18.12 million to upgrade and modernise the school, including new facilities for an additional 200 students to meet enrolment growth for the 2023 school year.

Glenroy West Primary School is a kindergarten to year 6 school and has a history of excellence in education. This school is very well regarded by the local community and has always had a reputation as an excellent Victorian Government school due to high expectations for both teaching, learning and behaviour. The school has a proven record of achieving high standards of education.

The school currently has 316 students with an expected increase in future enrolment to 550 students.

Glenroy West Primary School is an authorised IB (International Baccalaureate) World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP).

The student population is diverse with thirty languages represented at the school and 65 per cent of students coming from a home where English is not the main language. Our EAL (English as an Additional Language) student population is increasing and the school has a SFO index of 0.7081. The school has two kindergartens on site which is called York Street Kindergarten operational from 2014 under the banner of the Northern Schools Early Years Cluster. The York Street Kindergarten has an excellent educational program for both three- and four-year-old. There is a strong link between the school and kindergarten to ensure a seamless transition in the Early Years.

The curriculum provides explicit teaching and learning in literacy and numeracy based on the Victorian Curriculum. The school provides an inquiry-based authentic approach to teaching and learning, where literacy and numeracy are embedded. As part of the PYP program a learner profile with a set of attributes and ideals that aim to inspire, motivate and focus learning in the 21st century is promoted. Specialist programs include STEAM, physical education, STEM and digital technology and LOTE (Indonesian). EAL is provided for students who meet the criteria and tutoring support for these students who require intervention. The school offers Homework Club as an extracurricular subject and the High Ability Program is also offered for students requiring extension.

Our staff is highly trained, dedicated and professional in upholding high academic, social and personal standards. They constantly strive to ensure that students access The Primary Years Programme (PYP-IBO) curriculum that is both personalised and rigorous. As an accredited IB World School, all teaching staff receive professional training to ensure the programme is delivered consistently at a high level across the school.

The school implements the Kath Murdoch model of inquiry linked to the PYP from Foundation to Year 6. We adopt a forward-thinking approach to curriculum development and delivery so that all students will be engaged in a curriculum that prepares them for their future. We emphasise personalised learning, goal setting for all students, EAL program, literacy and numeracy intervention at the school for those students who require the foundations for language acquisition and further individualised learning from Prep to Year 6.

The school has an ongoing focus on developing the open teaching spaces by linking pedagogy to practice. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards installed, a one-to-one iPad program from Grades 3-6 with a strong focus on teaching and learning. The focus continues to be on 21st century learning with the use of flexible learning spaces, teacher practice and working collaboratively with other schools in the local Moreland Network in partnership and across the system.

The school is excited about the future as we will work together to continuously improve the quality of teaching and learning to achieve high standards of education for all students.

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Pamela Streete | 03 9306 8955

Classroom Teacher