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Classroom Teacher - English

Job posted: 11/05/2022
Applications close: 24/05/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1278398

Reference: 1278398

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Selection Criteria

SC1.  Content of teaching and learning

  • Demonstrated high level of knowledge of the relevant key learning areas and the way students learn;
  • Ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills as an integral part of the key learning area or age group which is being taught;
  • Capacity to respond at the school level to emerging educational needs and system-wide priorities.

 

SC2.  Teaching practice

  • Demonstrated capabilities to implement high impact classroom teaching strategies which enable all students to achieve their full potential;
  • Ability to successfully implement and evaluate learning and teaching programs in accordance with the Victorian curriculum;
  • Ability to contribute to the identification of student learning needs and a commitment to the development and implementation of programs in accordance with the key goals and priorities established by a school in the development of its Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan

 

SC3.  Assessment and reporting of student learning

  • Ability to assess and monitor student achievement and learning gain in line with the Victorian curriculum, and to provide reports to parents, which keep them regularly and fully, informed of their children's progress.

 

SC4.Interaction with the school community

  • Ability to develop constructive and respectful relationships with students which engender positive attitudes to learning;
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and broader school community focused on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

 

SC5.  Professional requirements

  • Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and appropriate to responsible professional practice and the intellectual, physical, emotional and social development of students;
  • Demonstrated capacity to reflect critically upon their professional practice to continually improve the quality of their teaching and capacity to enhance students learning through the application of knowledge, skills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development learning;
  • Demonstrated exemplary values and attitudes appropriate to responsible professional practice and the intellectual, physical, emotional and social development of students.

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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

For information about Wodonga Senior Secondary College and the local area, please access the below links:

Geographical Context and Infrastructure

Wodonga Senior Secondary College is a government year 10 to 12 co-education school in the local government area of Wodonga. The College is located 1km from central Wodonga on 7.84 hectares surrounded by residential housing.

Wodonga is one of the fastest growing regional cities in Victoria with a population of 39,351. It is located 3 hours and 20 minutes from Melbourne on the Hume Hwy. Being a regional centre families can access social services, health, employment, art and culture. Families are also able to commute to Albury (7.8 kms) for work and leisure. Employment opportunities for parents and carers of student centre on Manufacturing, Health Care and Social Assistance, Public Administration, and Safety and Retail.

Wodonga Senior Secondary College has exceptional, all abilities, access to high-quality facilities which meets the needs of our students and the wider community. The main building encompasses teaching and learning spaces for science, digital literacy, mathematics, literature, history and language. The College also offers industry standard learning spaces for trades, children services, hair and beauty, and hospitability. Students can also enjoy well equipped sporting and preforming arts centres.

The Seymour, Shepparton, Benalla and Wodonga Flexible Learning Centres and Choice Wodonga are all campuses of Wodonga Senior Secondary College. These centres/program provide students who generally experience difficulties accessing mainstream school an educational pathway tailored to their often complex educational, social, developmental, psychological, health, legal or family situation.

History and Enrolment Trends

Wodonga Senior Secondary College was established in 2005-2006 through the regeneration of government secondary education in Wodonga. This initiative took the three existing secondary schools in the city to form one senior secondary college (10 to 12) and one Middle Years College with two campuses that specialise in the education of year 7, 8 & 9 students. Today, Wodonga Senior Secondary College and Wodonga Middle Years College work collaboratively to provide all students with every opportunity of success from 7 to Career. 

Student and Community Demographics

The College currently has 1172 students. Over the last five years enrolment trends have increased. The majority of students transition from year 9 at Wodonga Middle Years College into year 10 at the Senior College. While 24 % of students are drawn from neighbouring communities (including New South Wales), Independent schools and Catholic College.

The College serves a community with socially, economically and culturally diverse needs. It actively embraces, respects and promotes the uniqueness of all students. For 3.1% of students English is their additional language and 15.9% of students are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. The School Family Occupation (SFO) in 2018 was 0.6877. This has remained relatively consistent over the last 5 years.

Staffing and Leadership Profiles

The College benefits from the highly professional teaching and support staff. The majority 80% of teaching staff are highly experienced teachers. This blends well with a consistent flow of new teachers each year. The Executive Team at the Wodonga Senior Secondary College campus consists of 5 Principal Class focusing on high quality education for all students and continuous improvement. This team is supported by 17 leading teachers. There is an additional 5 principal class supporting the Flexible Learning Centres.

The school is sustained by highly dedicated Education Support Staff 56. This includes laboratory technicians, Librarians, administrative staff, maintenance and grounds staff, IT assistants and trainees. The College has a strong commitment to the wellbeing of students and this is demonstrated through the four house leaders and assistant as well as a highly competent wellbeing team of social workers, Doctors in School program, Koorie Support mentor, Inclusion Support and a Defence Transition Mentor.

Curriculum and Specialisation

Wodonga Senior Secondary College has the broadest range of subject choices in the region across all subject areas. The College works with all students to design an individual pathway which provides them with every opportunity for success following their secondary education. VCE and VCAL are spread over two and half years at the College. Both pathways are well represented by students.

In partnership with our external Registered Trained Organisations, the College delivers a diverse range of VET Subjects. The VET program within the College has a strong reputation within the College and the community. This can be attributed to the Industry professional teaching staff, high quality facilities and supportive placement host from industry.

Students at the college have a wonderful opportunity to participate in and experience our global education programs. Each year the Senior College has a number of overseas students studying at the College, students can study Japanese or Indonesian face to face at the College as well as attend one of our international study tours to countries such as Cambodia, Japan, and Vietnam.

The College has a healthy focus on extra-curricular activities. Students are encouraged to participate in the annual swimming and athletic carnivals, Interschool sport, Instrumental Music program, College musicals and celebrity events.

Classroom Teacher - English

Job type:

Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Nicole Jasinowicz | 02 6043 7500

Classroom Teacher - English