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Classroom Teacher / Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

Job posted: 17/11/2022
Applications close: 30/11/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1315754

Reference: 1315754

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Standards, FISO 2.0 and the capacity to implement and evaluate learning and teaching programs in accordance with the Victorian Curriculum.

SC2    Demonstrated high level classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with collegues to continually improve teaching and learning. 

SC3    Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.

SC4    Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including the capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community to focus on student learning, wellbeing and engagement. 

SC5    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department Values, role modelling how to demonstrate behaviours that align with the School Values and the School Strategic Plan. 

SC6    Demonstrated ability to input into development, implementation and evaluation of processes and strategies that support students wellbeing and learning. 

Role

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.

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.

Location Profile

At Roslyn Primary School we encourage everyone to strive to achieve their greatest potential to make a positive contribution to diverse and ever-changing local and global society. In embracing our school’s motto of ‘Rocketing to Success’, we endeavour to develop creative, innovative individuals, who are able to embrace the changes of the future.

We value Respect, Optimism, Creativity and Kindness. Showing respect means you act in a way that shows you care about yourself and the feelings and wellbeing of others. When we are optimistic we expect the best and we maintain a positive outlook. We are creative when we produce something using our talents and imagination. Kindness is a type of behaviour marked by acts of generosity, consideration, rendering assistant or concern for others, without expecting praise or reward in return.

At Roslyn Primary School we aim high, reaching for the stars, in every aspect of school life. Our motto is ‘Roslyn Rockets – Rocketing to Success’ which reflects our aim for us – staff, students and families - to be aspirational in all that we do. 

Our students are provided with opportunities to develop personal qualities and attitudes that will teach them how to build positive relationships and face the challenges of the future with confidence, compassion and respect.  They learn how to be decisions makers, problem solvers and strong communicators.  All students learn how to be leaders and how to work in a team. Students are inspired to be self-motivated learners - working from individualised learning goals in reading, writing, maths and inquiry so that learning can target their needs.

Our Teaching and Learning program reflects the belief that 'thinking' is the foundation of all learning and within a rapidly changing world students need to have greater thinking and problem-solving abilities, to be more self-motivated than ever before.  We teach students a variety of cognitive thinking processes and strategies that will help equip them with the skills to navigate through an information rich future.

Our Curriculum is based on ‘The Victorian Curriculum’ using an Inquiry Learning approach, with a strong focus on learning through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths). The use of an Inquiry approach to learning, with a focus on STEAM, helps us provide personalised and authentic learning and promote the ability to learn and understand within a global context, and it enables learning experiences to be broadened and deepened.  Students actively make observations, collect, analyse, and synthesise information, and draw conclusions, developing useful problem-solving skills to adapt to future ‘need to know’ situations.  They develop habits of mind that can last a lifetime and guide learning and creative thinking.

Our school has a strong sense of community and understands that the school experience is not just for the students but the whole family.  We value and encourage parents to be actively involved in a wide variety of forums.  Families are our students’ first teachers and when we work together we can reach for the stars!

Roslyn Primary School is located on Roslyn Road in Belmont, and has undergone significant rebuilding and improvement, completed in 2018. We have had buildings demolished and fully replaced, allowing for every classroom to be a flexible learning space, catering to modern teaching and learning strategies. 

We currently have an enrolment of 220 students.

At Roslyn Primary School we believe that every child has a right to an excellent education, and that every classroom in our school provides that through shared, high impact approaches.

Responsibilities

Operating in collaboration with their school and wellbeing team where relevant, the purpose of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator role is to:

  • Promote a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing to students, staff and families
  • Support teachers and school staff to embed evidence-based mental health strategies, interventions and programs and build mental health literacy to identify and support primary school students with mental health concerns.
  • Support their school to create clear internal and external pathways for referrals for primary school students identified as requiring further mental health assessment and intervention
  • Proactively work with and support regional staff, school wellbeing and leadership teams, teachers, parents/carers and other external agencies to coordinate targeted mental health support for primary school students
  • Advocate for and value student voice and agency in their mental health and wellbeing needs
Classroom Teacher / Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Mary Hutchison | 035/243-3538

Classroom Teacher / Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator