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Classroom Teacher - Humanities

Job posted: 21/11/2022
Applications close: 04/12/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Cranbourne

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 21/04/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1316991

Reference: 1316991

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Cranbourne

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

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

Koo Wee Rup Secondary College is a large co-education public school situated in the high growth corridor of the South Eastern suburbs with easy access to Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula and the Melbourne CBD.

With a current student population of approximately 1100, enrolment numbers are now consistent with continuous growth, the SFOE is 0.4665. The staff consists of 4 Principal Class, 10 Leading Teachers, 5 Learning Specialists, 77 Classroom Teachers and 24 Education Support Staff.  Koo Wee Rup is a progressive community with a focus on community engagement and support.

The College is situated around attractive spacious grounds.  We completed the first stage of our rebuild in 2014/5 with 3 new Learning Community Centres.  The second stage will be completed in the near future..

Our vision is “to inspire a passion for lifelong learning and excellence in a community which provides all students with the opportunity to achieve their personal best”.  We emphasise the importance of students being independent and responsible, and we instil the values of personal best, honesty and integrity, courtesy and respect for others.

At KWRSC we are committed to excellence in teaching and learning, to innovation in our pedagogy and to providing an enriching student experience.

Through evidence-based practice and collaboration, we are driving innovation in pedagogy and curriculum. We are always seeking to enhance our teaching, learning and assessment by educating our staff about best practice including implementing high impact teaching strategies, and by encouraging a lively community of practice.

With an ethos of collaboration and an emphasis on continuous improvement we are focused on ensuring our students continue to develop the necessary skills and attributes that will prepare them for any possible future.

Curriculum offerings at Years 7, 8 and 9 consist of core components covering the key Domains.  Year 9 also has an Alternative Program with a strong focus on life skills and pastoral care.  In Years 9 and 10 elective offerings compliment the core subjects.  Students are also able to study VET, VCAL and VCE subjects as part of their Year 10 studies.  In Years 11 and 12 we offer a comprehensive VCE, VET and VCAL Program.

The College has strong connections to the Head start initiative and in 2023 students will continue to apply into an array of SBAT options.

In 2023 the College will be offering 5 Cert II VETDSS on campus to support the priority VET pathways as surfaced by the recent Firth review and the exciting new VCE VM senior certificate option.

We are also a SEAL (Selected Entry Accelerated Learning) school, a Program for academically gifted students who study Years 7 – 10 in three years.

Priority areas in the Strategic Plan for the College include: Teaching and Learning, Student Engagement, collaboration and teamwork.  The College has a strong focus on Digital Learning and has a BYOD program for students in years 7-12.

The College is in active partnership with The Alpine School (Snowy River Campus).  We have a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Instrumental Music, an annual Musical Production and Festival and a wide range of excursions, competitions, sports programs, and camps.

The strength of the College is attributable in no small measure to the talent and commitment of staff and their rapport with parents and the community.  Staff at Koo Wee Rup Secondary College are noted for their generous and enthusiastic support for the extensive extra-curricular programs, for the general nurturing of students and the strong collegiality amongst colleagues.

Classroom Teacher - Humanities

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 21/04/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Todd Slater - Assistant Principal | (03) 5997 1444

Classroom Teacher - Humanities