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Classroom Teacher - Generalist Teacher

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

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 21/07/2022 - 29/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1278284

Reference: 1278284

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

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

Other Information

  • 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

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

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our school values of Resilience, Respect, Learning, Honesty, and Responsibility, are the guiding principles and beliefs of the school community. Our school values will guide our students to become active and conscientious citizens.

OUR VISION

At Greenvale Primary School we believe that a safe, nurturing and engaging environment can provide the opportunity for all students to reach their full potential as literate, numerate and curious lifelong learners.

A focus on effective communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking are essential for our students to participate productively in the 21st century global community.

The school prides itself on promoting success for all students. It offers a wide range of learning experiences and challenges which encourage curiosity, excitement for learning and connectedness to the community. The students at Greenvale Primary School have a voice in the school and contribute actively to the school community.

Officially opened in 1868, Greenvale Primary School relocated to its present site in Bradford Avenue in April 1988, retaining the original identity number and its historical links. The school services a large area incorporating the surrounding suburban and rural districts. Current enrolment is approximately 700 students with a wide socio-economic and increasingly diverse cultural mix.

Greenvale Primary School is a dynamic learning community offering a broad, rigorous curriculum from Foundation to Year Six. Classroom programs are progressive and personalised, catering for each child’s needs, encouraging parental involvement and promoting active learning. The school has high, but achievable student expectations with student progress being monitored regularly and this information being used to inform teaching practice.

The school is committed to keeping abreast of current educational trends and developments and strives to achieve quality educational practice. The current strategic goals aim to facilitate continuous improvement in student outcomes with a focus on Literacy and Numeracy, Student Voice/Agency and Curiosity. Professional learning of staff is clearly linked to the strategic directions of the school with the intent of enhancing teacher capacity.

Teachers work collaboratively in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to plan consistent, rigorous curriculum and use student learning data to drive this planning. Learning Specialists in English and Mathematics work closely with PLCs to guide curriculum planning and coach /model in classrooms. Our staff are passionate about their teaching and encourage all students to strive to achieve their best with their learning and social skills. Our aim is to develop confident and resilient students through the provision of a diverse range of learning experiences and challenges which encourage curiosity, excitement for learning, thirst for knowledge and connectedness to their community.

Students are supported through a Rocketing to Reading Intervention program, a Program for Students with Disabilities, a Language Support program, a Buddy Reading program and an EAL program. Specialist programs include Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Science and Italian. Other activities including choir, lunchtime activities, camping and excursion / incursion programs are in place to enhance student learning and engagement.

Our school has a well-established 1:1 laptop program for all students in Year 4 to Year 6 with an average uptake of over 95%. This program has made a significant impact on the learning/teaching in these year levels and also impacted positively on student engagement. Foundation students have access to banks of iPads and Year 1-3 students have access to banks of laptops. Each classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard or TV screen each with its own dedicated computer.

Greenvale Primary School prides itself in providing a safe and orderly learning environment, one which is inclusive of all students. The school values of Responsibility, Resilience Honesty, Learning and Respect form the basis of our school expectations for students, staff and parents. We have engaged with and implemented strategies to support DET’s School Wide Positive Behaviours strategy as well as Respectful Relationships.

To promote leadership opportunities students are able to be part of the Junior School Council, or be elected as School Captains, Class Captains and House Captains. The Junior School Council contributes to school improvement through running special events to promote social improvement and our School Captains are directly involved in leading weekly whole school assemblies. Class Captains are elected each term by their peers and play a significant role in assisting the class teacher and being a positive role model. Our Buddy Program allows older students to demonstrate their leadership by working together with a younger student.

Our caring atmosphere reinforces mutual respect, promotes self-esteem and enhances the cohesive nature of the school where a positive home/school relationship is highly regarded. Our school places a strong emphasis on building community participation. Parents are encouraged to play an active role in the education of their children. Parents participate in whole school events including a Family Picnic, Family Maths Fun Nights, Christmas Concert, Writer’s Festival, and biennial Art Show and School Concert. Parents are encouraged to participate in activities such as classroom helpers, excursions, camps, special events, school council and fundraising. Our School Council contributes to many aspects of the school including policy development, buildings and grounds improvements and fundraising.

Classroom Teacher - Generalist Teacher

Job type:

Full time / From 21/07/2022 - 29/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Angelika Ireland | 9333 2500

Classroom Teacher - Generalist Teacher