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Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 29/05/2024 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1415937

Reference: 1415937

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

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

Mount Duneed Regional Primary School is a school near the top of Mount Duneed, a hill overlooking the countryside between Geelong and Torquay.  It was established in 1994 as a result of the merger between Freshwater Creek, Connewarre and Mount Duneed Primary Schools.  The school has landscaped grounds offering a serene rural environment with lovely views to the north and east over Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.  We are about fifteen minutes by car from Geelong CBD and the same from Torquay. The students travel to school from a radius of 15 kms.  Many travel by the school bus which services the areas of Armstrong Creek, Connewarre, Mount Duneed and Freshwater Creek.

Mount Duneed Regional Primary School has 370 students enrolled, from grades Prep to 6, with 18 classrooms.  There are part time specialist teachers for Art, Music, PE and Languages and 12 Education Support staff.  The number of pupils has increased over the past few years and it is expected that the school will steadily continue to do so in the future with the new suburb expanding nearby.  Facilities include portable classrooms, a BER flexible learning space of three classrooms, tennis and basketball courts and playing fields.  We also have an art room, a music/drama room and well-resourced classroom libraries. The school offers an Out of School Hours Child Care Program on site each morning and evening.  Mount Duneed Regional Primary School works closely with neighbouring schools through various cluster activities which include student leadership days, transition, athletics, cross country carnivals and various sporting activities.  The cluster also provides an excellent opportunity for teachers to seek various Professional Development opportunities.

Mount Duneed Regional Primary School is committed to educational excellence and the development of a caring and stimulating environment.  A culture of team planning and teaching will continue to grow and develop throughout the school.  Four learning communities have been established and a teaching and learning coach works closely with staff to build their capacity. Teachers provide a personalised learning approach, with a focus on visible learning and a growth mindset. Our school continues to increase our use of ICT across the curriculum and is committed to offering programs that support life skills and social skills development for our PSD students and students identified as needing extra support in these areas.

Thanks to the enthusiasm and community spirit the school has a very active body of parents who run fundraising activities.  The parents at Mount Duneed Regional Primary School are encouraged to be actively involved in the education of their children.  Parents are also involved in coaching children in a variety of sports and activities.  With a focus on School-wide Positive Behaviours Mount Duneed Regional Primary School offers a safe and caring environment where students can experience success, with an emphasis on community spirit, respect for others and the environment, and a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher

Contact:

Shaun Haberfield | 035/264-1230

Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)