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Classroom Teacher - Mathmatics 7-10, Term 3 (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 08/05/2024
Applications close: 21/05/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 04/10/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1414504

Reference: 1414504

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

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

Other Information

All applicants must have a personal profile on Recruitment Online and ensure that it is up to date including VIT registration status.  Applications should also be lodged on Recruitment Online to ensure that notification of outcomes is delivered to a current email address.  To commence work at Geelong High School the successful applicant must have current registration with VIT.

Applications must include:

  1. A specific response to each of the key selection criteria and position details. It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 6 pages.
  2. A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.
  3. The names and contact details of up to three referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the key selection criteria.



The panel reserves the right to request additional referees other than those listed.

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.

Location Profile

Geelong High School is a positive and creative learning community that embraces its history and prepares students for life.  We are committed to:

  • Developing caring and respectful relationships;
  • Empowering people to realise their potential through effort, responsibility and teamwork;
  • Building healthy, resilient and productive global citizens

Our values are:

  • R.E.S.P.E.C.T:
    • Responsibility 
    • Effort
    • Service 
    • Positivity
    • Excellence 
    • Creativity 
    • Teamwork

Geelong High School is a Year 7 - 12 co-educational school located near the centre of Geelong "The City by the Bay", and adjacent to a significant parkland area.  Established in 1910, Geelong High School is one of the oldest secondary schools in the region.  It has a proud history, celebrating its centenary in 2010, and is held in high regard by the Geelong community. 

Current enrolment is approximately 950 students (maximum 975), drawn mainly from the nearby areas of East and South Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and across Geelong.

The Leadership Team comprises a Principal, three Assistant Principals, the Business Manager, IT Manager and eleven Leading Teachers and Learning Specialists. There are approximately 120 staff, of whom 75 are teaching staff.

The school motto, VITAE NOS PARAT, which means ¿It¿ (the school) Prepares Us For Life, provides a basis for the total school curriculum, and there is a strong recognition within the school, that the various elements of the school community work in partnership to achieve optimum outcomes for all our students.  Students are supported and encouraged to reach their full academic and personal potential, through innovative and engaging teaching programs such as the Geelong Positive Engagement Program (GPEP), Respectful Relationships and Reading Plus.  In 2013 Geelong High School introduced Positive Education, based on the elements of positive psychology, to build a strong culture of optimism and growth mindset across the school. 

The Geelong High School curriculum comprises a core year 7 and 8 program (including positive education), a core and elective program across years 9 and 10, and the later years program where students may study a combination of VCE, VET, VM, and Australian School-based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (SBATs). 

The school has in recent years been granted $20.5 million for a major redevelopment of the entire campus which commenced during 2017.  Stage one, comprising a new year 7 facility, music and dance rooms and a refurbished hall was completed in 2018.  Stage 2, comprising a new library, canteen, IT rooms, classrooms and administration, was completed in mid-2019.  A third and final stage has seen a new arts facility and classrooms in the Vague and Winstanley wings completed in 2020.

The use of learning technologies in the classroom is a priority at Geelong High School with appropriate professional development being offered to staff and a 5 year eLearning plan currently being implemented. The school has an extensive computer network that is continually evolving. The school is fully 1:1 with BYOD for years 7-12.

Central to the structure and operation of the school is the house system. All students are actively involved in the house system and the student management and welfare of students is centred around this structure.  Student leadership is an integral part of the school culture. Leadership amongst students is actively encouraged and celebrated at all levels with students being given the opportunity to be involved in the decision making processes of the school. Leadership opportunities come from a broad range of activities such as the School Captains, SRC, House and Home Group Captaincy, Performing Arts Captains and the `Be Bold Be Heard¿ Girls Forum. Geelong High School aims to build on strong community links and to be supportive of all members of its community. 

Classroom Teacher - Mathmatics 7-10, Term 3 (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 04/10/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher

Contact:

Julianna Garcia | 52254100

Classroom Teacher - Mathmatics 7-10, Term 3 (Classroom Teacher)