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Classroom Teacher Mathematics 7-10 & Science 7-10

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1285230

Reference: 1285230

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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

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

WHSC | College Profile 2022

 

Wheelers Hill Secondary College is located in the City of Monash, in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Established in 1980, the College, has a long tradition of academic excellence, a breadth of programs and opportunities, outstanding facilities, and a vibrant community of parents, students, and teachers who are committed to the best possible outcomes for all.

The College receives enrolments from approximately 30 primary schools, drawing students across a wide geographic area. Student families are from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds, and comprise 42 different nationalities.

Our College Motto is ‘Be The Best That You Can Be’.

As a school that values respect, excellence and creativity, Wheelers Hill Secondary College strives to develop students who are ready to embrace the future and capable of being global citizens.

We encourage members of our College community to be the best that they can be in all of their endeavours.

Our College is built around three key values:

  • Respect: We promote respectful, inclusive and positive relationships. Our students and staff act with integrity and value diversity.
  • Excellence: We provide opportunities to demonstrate excellence in all areas of learning and teaching by adopting a focused and committed approach.
  • Creativity: We have developed a creative approach to learning and teaching. Our students and staff are encouraged to seek innovative solutions to problems.

As a College, we pride ourselves on providing learning opportunities to our students in the following areas:

  • Academic Excellence across all Learning Areas
  • Sport and Physical Education
  • Performing Arts Programs
  • Student Leadership within our Community

Wheelers Hill is a dedicated community that is proud of the engagement opportunities we offer our parents and students through participation in the curriculum and co-curriculum programs, through the College Council and its sub-committees, voluntary assistance at sporting carnivals, and attendance to annual cultural events such as the College Production, Instrumental Music Concerts, and Art & Design Exhibitions.

 

Education & Learning

College programs have been developed to provide the best possible learning opportunities for all students. As students’ progress through the College they develop skills that lead to strong results at VCE, equip students for further study and enable them to take a productive place in the community. There is a strong academic focus and we have high expectations around student learning.

Every Year level has access to a broad range of core studies, and an extensive elective program is available at Years 9 to 12, with students recommended to advanced studies in their areas of expertise.

We provide a teaching and learning program with additional resources to support students in developing, building and extending their skills in Literacy and Numeracy. The College has also implemented a school-wide approach to Literacy, Numeracy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), appointing Learning Specialists in each of these important areas to oversee initiatives such as the Independent Reading Program, Number Talks and Tech Learning Projects and Activities.

Student development and wellbeing is enriched at Wheelers Hill through a breadth of programs. Specific additional programs at each Year Level (via our Home Group System as an example) further address development and wellbeing through this learning journey.

In Year 8, students are involved in our Personal Best Program, which promotes independent learning and allows students to enhance their connectedness to the College through the development of their own interests.

Community Connections at Year 9 allows students to focus on personal development, career opportunities and involvement in community.

In Year 10, Futures allows students to explore an array of career and personal pathways through experiential learning.

Study Skills at Year 11 and Year 12 provide an emphasis on the development of skills which will enable students to improve their academic outcomes and enhance their connectedness with their peers and teachers.  We provide a variety of Camps and Overseas tours across our year levels.

In 2021, we saw the introduction of key programs such as VCAL and our ACE Program.  VCAL (or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) will provide a viable alternative to the VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) for our senior students.  The ACE (Aspire, Challenge and Enrich) Program is a learning extension initiative designed to meet the educational needs of high-achieving students. The ACE Program is uniquely structured to engage students of exceptional ability, and to provide a challenging and stimulating environment for them to reach their full potential.  The ACE Program has been introduced at Wheelers Hill in 2021 and will be offered to Year 7 and 8 students enrolling in that year.

 

The College’s Performing Arts and Sports Programs provide further opportunities for our students in this important area of learning.  For example, high quality opportunities exist in Drama, Music and Dance.  Our Performing Arts Program supports Instrumental Music, an annual Whole School Production, numerous bands and choirs, together with various Showcases demonstrating student skills and talent.  Our state of the art Bunjil Centre (opened in 2019) further supports our Performing Arts Program.  Our extensive Sports Program is provided both in the classroom and via opportunities with respect to Sports Carnivals and Inter-School Sport Competitions.

The College has a strong emphasis on pastoral care.  Our well-resourced Student Wellbeing Department, Home Group and Sub-School Teams at each Year Level support students on many levels.  A clear emphasis on the development and nurturing of leadership skills is also a focus of the College, and programs and structures are in place to enable this.

The College has a broad range of staff with extensive experience, skills, and knowledge. Staff at Wheelers Hill provide excellent teaching and learning experiences for our students, and are positive and proactive about their own professional growth. The Leadership team prioritises student learning, engagement, and wellbeing, and focuses clearly on planning and implementing the College’s strategic direction.

Technology

Wheelers Hill provides a rich environment for the use of electronic learning devices. The Laptop Program encourages the use of digital texts and learning resources amongst our students, and our ICT program provides the opportunity to engage and stimulate learning through the use of new technologies.

The College’s primary administration platform is Compass, and students, parents, teaching and administration staff liaise efficiently and effectively through this platform. This is a powerful tool which underpins effective communication by sharing resources, communicating attendance, promoting student work, ensuring classroom materials are available and ensuring currency of documentation. 

In 2020, the College further embedded its use of Microsoft Office 365 in classroom teaching with the introduction of Teams.  Wheelers Hill Secondary College supports teachers as they adopt appropriate pedagogies for the digital environment, and is committed to providing additional training and resources around this new teaching tool.

Environment

The College has excellent facilities that fully support student learning. Our learning spaces include:

  • A modern library facility to support learning and research, which forms the central hub of the College.
  • Fully-equipped computer laboratories with leading edge equipment and software.
  • A modern Science Centre, catering for the four major science strands of Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Physics.
  • A Food Technology Centre with modern kitchens.
  • Arts, Woodwork and Metals/Plastics Technology areas.
  • The recently opened Bunjil Centre, featuring a practical performance theatre and fully-equipped gymnasium.
  • A dedicated VCE Study Centre.

 

These, along with excellent classrooms, administration and staff work areas create a pleasant working environment for staff and students alike. The College grounds undergo continuous development and improvement, and feature established gardens, native trees, and local wildlife.

The College welcomes the use of our facilities by local community groups, including the use of classrooms, the gymnasium, and the College grounds for sporting and academic activities.

Classroom Teacher Mathematics 7-10 & Science 7-10

Job type:

Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Fern Brisbane | 03 9561 5811

Classroom Teacher Mathematics 7-10 & Science 7-10