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Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 28/05/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 09/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1415691

Reference: 1415691

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern 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

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education 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. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

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:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/child-safe-standards/policy

DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/values-department-vps-school-employees/overview

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

Reservoir West Primary School was established in 1954 and is located ten kilometres north of the centre of Melbourne. Our school is built on a proud tradition of excellence in academic, cultural and sporting achievements. We provide a friendly and caring environment where a love of learning and the personal growth and wellbeing of all students is fostered. RWPS strives to create a welcoming environment for families and invites them to participate as partners in the education of their children.

 

The following values underpin all that we do:

  • Respect & Responsibility - for ourselves, others, the environment and diversity;
  • Wisdom: to make appropriate decisions and dare to be innovative;
  • Persistence: - in continuing to strive for excellence in all that we do;
  • Success - in life-long learning with a global perspective.
EVERY STUDENT MATTERS EVERY DAY.     
EVERY STUDENT CAN BE A HIGH ACHIEVER.

 

Our current goals are: to maximise learning growth and achievement for all students, to empower students to be more actively engaged in learning and to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of all students.

 

Based on the school¿s 2024 Student Family Occupation and Education Index, the school has a low-medium level of socio-economic disadvantage (0.2713). The proportion of parents born in Australia is 66%. The proportion of students born in Australia is 94%. 84 students speak a language other than English at home. This is 14.19% of the student body. 66 of these students were born in Australia, but speak a language other than English at home. They represent 11.15% of the student body.

 

In 2024, a total of 46.8 FTE staff are employed at the school (38.9 teaching and 9.84 non-teaching). This includes 3 Principal Class Officers and 5.89 FTE Education Support staff, a locally employed Psychologist 0.5 FTE, as well as 2.0 FTE Student Welfare Officers. Staff place an emphasis on providing individualised learning for our students in a team-oriented environment. All staff are committed to continued Professional Learning.

 

An enrolment ceiling has been in place since 2013. In 2023, the student enrolment was 591. Currently, the gender breakdown is 49% girls and 51% boys. The proportion of students with a Language Background Other Than English is 34%. The proportion of English as an Additional Language (EAL) students is 14%. The proportion of indigenous students is 2.87%.

 

Students are currently organised for learning in a mixture of straight and composite classes. Foundation to Year 4 are straight classes and the 5/6 classes are composite. Facilities provide the opportunity for flexible groupings of students and collaborative teaching. In 2024  there are 24 home groups, supported by specialist teachers and support teachers who work as a team to deliver a comprehensive curriculum. Students attend specialist classes in Art, PE, Library/ICT, and Spanish and Music. Teacher Support, EAL and Intervention and Tutor Initiative programs are provided.

 

The school is extremely well supported by a strong wellbeing team of two full-time Student Wellbeing, Engagement and Inclusion Leaders and a part-time Psych. Our Wellbeing team aslo provide support for our community in the area of Child Safety. 

 

Reservoir West Primary School provides a comprehensive curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum. Staff have developed literacy and numeracy continuums, which are supported by an appropriate assessment schedule. Whole school agreements are outlined for curriculum areas and include expectations, assessment tools, common language and evidence-based explicit instructional strategies. The coherent, school-wide methodology applied to planning, assessment and the sharing of effective practices has built a unified teaching approach focused on making a positive impact on student learning. The diverse learning needs of students are catered for through purposefully designed teaching and learning programs.

 

The school uses digital technologies routinely across the curriculum with all students in the Senior School having access to their own devices. School iPads are used in the Junior School.

 

The school offers Before and After School Care, along with Pupil-Free day and Vacation programs. The School Council is a robust and supportive body and meets monthly. The School's Parents and Friend' Association is a small but strongly committed group which has done amazing things for our school this year and last with regard to social activities and fundraising.


 

Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 09/01/2025

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher

Contact:

Bruce Kearney | 94788211

Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)