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Classroom Teacher- PE 2 days a week

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

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Wangaratta

Job type: Part time / From 18/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1285033

Reference: 1285033

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Wangaratta

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

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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

Beechworth Primary School Profile 2022

Beechworth Primary School, set in beautiful North East Victoria, was built and first opened in 1875. Its buildings consist of a central heritage building, a Bastow building, built in 1875 and classified by the National Trust. An additional new building was constructed under the Building Education Revolution funding in 2008. The school is set on five acres of spacious and attractive grounds that feature a stand of Sequoias more than 100 years old. We have approximately 180 students from Foundation to Year 6 and 15 staff members, including two administration staff.

Beechworth Primary School believes that mutually supportive home-school partnerships are essential in order to promote positive student engagement and wellbeing. As a School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) school and a Respectful Relationships lead school, we purposefully aim for high expectations from all members of our community and celebrate displays of positive behaviours.

 

We have a small number of Aboriginal students who have come from a variety of places across Australia, including the Northern Territory.  Beechworth is an eclectic community, with students coming from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Need a comment on student diversity here

We are proud of our diversity and inclusive school community.

 

We strive to provide a nurturing and challenging learning environment that empowers students to reach their personal best, both academically and socially.

 

School values, philosophy and vision

At Beechworth Primary School, our School Values and School Philosophy are integral to the work that we do and is the foundation of our school community. Students, staff and members of our school community are encouraged to live and demonstrate our core values of respect, safety, persistence and caring at every opportunity.

School Philosophy: Beechworth Primary School is a child-centred school. The voices of the children are significant and their views are respected. We believe that children are adventurous in acquiring knowledge, intellectually curious and keen to actively engage in making sense of the world. We encourage joyful pursuit and excitement of learning for our entire School Community.

School Vision: Empowering all students to be respectful, persistent and caring learners in a safe and connected community.

School Motto: Respect, Safety, Persistence and Caring … Always!

 

School Values:

Respect:

At Beechworth Primary School, we demonstrate respect to ourselves, our peers, our teachers and visitors to the school. We demonstrate respect by:

  • Following staff instructions respectfully
  • Listening attentively to our teachers, classmates and visitors to our school
  • Valuing the opinions of others
  • Speaking kindly and thoughtfully to each other
  • Looking after school equipment, classrooms, the school grounds and our personal belongings

 

Safety:

At Beechworth Primary School we seek to make our school community a safe place for students, staff, families and all visitors. We share in the responsibility of keeping ourselves and others safe by:

  • Moving around the school grounds and buildings safely
  • Entering and exiting the school grounds in the correct manner 
  • Using school and individual equipment appropriately 
  • Being Cyber Safe when using technology 
  • Playing and learning in spaces where we are supervised 
  • Using all school facilities the way they are intended to be used
  • Looking out for the safety of others 

 

Persistence:

At Beechworth Primary School we seek challenges in our education and we work hard towards achieving our goals. We continually grow as individuals and as learners by giving/trying our best in the classroom, in the playground and at home.

We demonstrate persistence by:

  •  Listening to feedback and taking on suggestions for improvement
  • Persevering in academic, social and extracurricular activities and by knowing when to seek help
  • Having a growth mindset and understanding that mistakes and challenges are a part of learning
  • Never giving up and seeing something through to the end

 

Caring:

At Beechworth Primary School we strive towards caring for ourselves, others and our environment. We are a caring school community that displays kindness and understanding to others through our words and actions.

We demonstrate caring through:

  • Speaking to others how we would like to be spoken to
  • Considering others’ needs by showing generosity, patience and understanding
  • Making others feel special by making them feel a part of a community and including them in our games
  • ‘Friending’ someone on the buddy bench
  • Using encouraging words 
  • Being honest
  • Looking after ourselves (exercise, good nutrition, plenty of sleep, effective hygiene practices)
  • Picking up rubbish in the yard and tidying up after ourselves in all settings

 

Teaching and Learning

Beechworth Primary School addresses the learning needs of each and every child. Our Curriculum program runs on a repeating 2 year cycle, and covers all aspects of the Victorian Curriculum, emphasising Literacy and Numeracy. For our Inquiry based learning we use a program called MAPPEN. MAPPEN units are designed around eight concepts, each explored developmentally from Foundation through to Year 6. Following the MAPPEN program all students explore the same concept at the same time, allowing for whole school immersion and cross level collaboration. The eight concepts are Community, Sustainability, Social Justice, Creativity, Identity, Change, Necessity and Curiosity.

Determining the specific learning requirements of each child is the key to our highly successful literacy and numeracy program. Our teaching and learning is based on the Victorian Curriculum. Pre assessment, collaborative planning together with enablers and extenders allows students to work at their point of need. In this way, gaps in individual learning are continually identified, and teaching is fine-tuned to address them. Knowing precisely which literacy and numeracy concepts each child needs to develop ensures the progression of all students.

We have teachers dedicated to specialist programs in Performing Arts, Physical Education, Music and Visual Arts. Our LOTE (Languages Other Than English) program focuses currently on Japanese (Junior) French (senior) language. We also offer an excellent Sports program, with opportunities for students to compete at regional through to state levels.

 

If you have any queries please email Principal Sue McDonald on susan.mcdonald2@education.vic.gov.au .

Classroom Teacher- PE 2 days a week

Job type:

Part time / From 18/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Sue McDonald | 0409 569 480

Classroom Teacher- PE 2 days a week