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Classroom Teacher - English/Humanities

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Mildura

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1290249

Reference: 1290249

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Mildura

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.

Vaccination Requirement

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

COLLEGE PROFILE

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY

Irymple Secondary College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. Irymple Secondary College has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Irymple Secondary College is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people:

·- are safe·- feel safe·- are involved in decisions that affect their lives

Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Every person involved in Irymple Secondary College has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

 

Vision, mission, values & objectives

Irymple Secondary College’s vision is for all of us to work effectively and respectfully in our open flexible learning community. Our mission is to provide students with the best possible educational opportunities whilst encouraging student voice. Irymple Secondary College’s objective is to provide a safe, calm and happy environment in which our students can dream achieve and succeed.

CORE Values & BELIEFS

Irymple Secondary College’s values are:

HIGH EXPECTATIONS:  Stay positive and confident.  Be persistent.

RESPECT:  Respect yourself and others.  Be courteous, tolerant and cooperative.

HONESTY:   Students and staff can be trusted.  Be truthful and take responsibility for your own actions.

CARING:   Be sensitive and considerate towards others.  Show compassion and help those in need.

JUSTICE:  We operate on democratic principles using restorative practices. 

FAIRNESS:  Be fair in your dealings with others and safeguard their rights.

 

Irymple Secondary College is a 7 to 10 middle secondary college with a reputation for curriculum excellence, enrichment and performance. We are committed to educating students for success.  We believe in establishing sound foundations whilst supporting students to grow into valued members of our society.

Our students have an increased use of off-campus learning and the use of learning resources in the wider community through access to VET and Pathways programs; and a further increase in the use of new information technologies to provide continuous access to new and powerful ways of learning and sources of knowledge.   Students who fall behind their peers are provided with special assistance, extra time and support to enable them to achieve desired standards. The college has allocated a significant level of its funding to develop and maintain extensive Learning Technology resources.

Transition is a key Year 7 focus that aims to ensure a smooth transition from a primary to the secondary setting. Year 7 & 8 students access a rich learning environment with a broad spectrum of programs to accelerate and enrich student learning in a variety of ways. A Literacy Program supports those students requiring extra assistance. Year 8 students have the opportunity to elect subjects from a comprehensive list of choices.

At Years 9 & 10, learning pathways are strengthened through a comprehensive Core and Elective curriculum structure which allows students to develop a personally relevant academic or vocationally orientated program. The College promotes excellence through programs which offer students opportunities for enrichment and personal growth.  These include core Maths, Science and English; in these core studies students elect, with advice from teachers, a level to meet their personal learning standards.   Students may also select performance and artistic programs; academic challenges; sports; camps and excursions; student leadership; community service; pastoral care; work experience and structured work place learning.

Upon completion of Year 10, most ISC students move on to the Mildura Senior College, supported by a comprehensive transition program.  VCE results achieved by our students have been excellent.  The collaborative arrangement between our college and the senior college has significantly strengthened the ability of both colleges to focus on their respective areas of education; thus ensuring the delivery of comprehensive academic, cultural and vocational programs.

Irymple Secondary College is set in the heart of the Sunraysia region in North Western Victoria. It services the surrounding rural community, drawing students from different sectors of the broader Sunraysia area. There are five Government Secondary Colleges, as well as the Catholic, Lutheran and Adventist Secondary Colleges in Sunraysia.  Irymple Secondary College is one of three Years 7 - 10 secondary schools.

ISC is currently experiencing significant growth and is fast becoming a school of choice. At the commencement of 2022 our enrolment was 640 students.

 

Classroom Teacher - English/Humanities

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Jo McQuinn | 0429 041 819

Classroom Teacher - English/Humanities