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Classroom Teacher

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

Location: North East Region | Rutherglen

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

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1318311

Reference: 1318311

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Rutherglen

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

  • 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

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

Rutherglen Primary School is a vibrant and connected learning community which provides a caring and supportive learning environment for students using a multi-age structure from Foundation-6. Staff, students and families work together to create a learning environment that promotes:

o             Commitment to support all learners to grow and succeed now and in the future.

o             Resilience to ensure learners strive for excellence - academically, socially and emotionally.

o             Genuine care for all - regardless of difference.                                                                                               

o             Pride in ourselves, our school and our community.

 

We pride ourselves on the education of our school values of respect, responsibility, integrity and empathy which are at the core of all connections with each other and the wider community. We encourage and support students to demonstrate care for themselves, others and the school community through their actions and words.

Rutherglen Primary School is located in the town of Rutherglen in North-East Victoria and is centrally located 42km from both Wangaratta and Wodonga. The original school was established in 1873 and is proudly centred within the town, drawing students from both within the town, as well as the nearby towns of Wahgunyah, Corowa, Springhurst, Chiltern, Barnawartha, Norong and other outlying farming areas. The school is part of the Wodonga/Indigo Network of Schools in the North Eastern Victoria Region and the current student population sits at 172 students. Rutherglen Primary School has modern and flexible learning spaces that work in harmony with our renovated historic buildings, thus providing an engaging environment for both students and staff. An ongoing focus on developing our school's grounds has led to exciting improvements in our outdoor environment, which provides a range of both active play and quiet spaces.

The students are at the centre of our F-6 approach to learning, as we support and encourage them to be independent learners who can articulate their skills and knowledge, reflect on their learning and be actively involved in future learning aspirations. We support the personal and academic growth of our learners through an engaging and supportive environment and a balanced school curriculum.

The dedicated staff of Rutherglen Primary continued to utilise professional learning to build capacity across the school and develop shared language and expectations around student learning.   The well-being of our students is of high importance and through the Respectful Relationships resources and as a SWPBS school we support students with a range of programs and tiered intervention supports, as well as weekly well-being lessons and fortnightly Foundation-Year 6 well-being activities. Students are offered a range of extra curricula activities and opportunities that support their learning and emotional growth. Student leadership is highly valued at RPS, and along with school and sports captains, we are proud of our Student Leadership Team which is supported by every staff member in the school. On a termly rotating basis, the 4 teams within the Student Leadership Team work their way through the areas of Student Voice, Community Connections, Health & Well-being and Fun & Fundraising. They play an active role in bringing student voice and action both within and outside the school community.

Our school is led by a Principal and employs 9 full time equivalent teaching staff. Rutherglen Primary School has specialist teachers that provide programs in Health and PE, Visual Arts and Languages (French), and we are proud of our own school established cooking and gardening program which sees students in Years 3 and 4 partake in weekly lessons in the garden and cooking centre. This program is well supported by a number of volunteers from the community. Opportunities are provided for students to partake in a range of sporting opportunities, lunch-time and competition chess, gardening and music and vocals through a music teacher. Our school community is highly supportive of our school and our parents are valued and active participants who are engaged in range of activities and decision-making processes. We encourage and promote our families’ engagement in their child's school years through volunteering in classrooms and programs, being a member of School Council, Parent & Friends Association or other extra curricula programs such as excursions, sport, Spring Fair and School Production.

 

Classroom Teacher

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Karryn Williams | 026/032-9428

Classroom Teacher