,

Classroom Teacher - Family Leave Position 2 (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 10/06/2024
Applications close: 15/07/2024 (Midnight)
33 days remaining

33 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Shepparton

Job type: Full time / From 07/10/2024 - 06/10/2031

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1419703

Reference: 1419703

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Shepparton

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

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.

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

Tallygaroopna Primary School, with a 2024 enrolment of 76 students, is situated 17 kms north of Shepparton. Students come from the township of Tallygaroopna and surrounding farms.

The entire school community works in a caring and supportive environment to promote success as the result of partnership. The philosophy of `consider the feelings of others at all times¿ has been strongly endorsed within the school. A dedicated, hard-working staff provides a comprehensive curriculum in all learning areas of the Victorian Curriculum. 

Our classes are based on the Kagan philosophy where teamwork and cooperation is integral to learning. All classes have individual names and in each class group work is paramount. Tallygaroopna Primary School has a strong emphasis on Social & Emotional Learning and our Respectful Relationships and Resilience Project Programs complements this. This year our school was successful in securing funding to employ a Student Wellbeing worker two days per week, as well as a Chaplain one day per week. Our school values are used to support our students, teachers and parents in becoming positive citizens within their community. These values are: Inclusion, Respect and Honesty.

Tallygaroopna Primary School enjoys a family atmosphere and values greatly the strong parental commitment in all aspects of school life. Parents are encouraged to be a vital link in the overall school's curriculum management. Apart from the committee involvement at School Council and Parents' Club, many parents assist with reading, sport and excursions. The strong relationship parents promote with the school augurs well for the future. There is a high level of communication between home and school - information nights, barbeques, parent / teacher nights, written reports and informal chats are but a few of the many communication features. Our school uses the Skool Loop and Class Dojo apps to send information to communicate with families.

We are committed to providing the highest quality education for all in an environment that cares for our students, staff and parents. This commitment is demonstrated by encouraging students to:

* reach their full academic, social and physical potential in a fair, positive and consistent environment

* display a commitment to improving their learning outcomes

* develop a sense of self-discipline in their work and their play

* respect the rights of other students, staff and visitors

* develop a good understanding of all key learning areas, particularly literacy and numeracy

* provide equal opportunity for all members of the school community

* develop qualities and life skills such as responsibility, communication, independence, inquiring minds, problem solving, team skills and creativity

* prepare themselves for their next stages of learning by building on their strengths and experiences

Classroom Teacher - Family Leave Position 2 (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 07/10/2024 - 06/10/2031

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher

Contact:

David Brodie | 58298264 / 0411960164

Classroom Teacher - Family Leave Position 2 (Classroom Teacher)