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Classroom Teacher Range 2

Job posted: 20/06/2022
Applications close: 03/07/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: North East Region | Shepparton

Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 10/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284042

Reference: 1284042

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Shepparton

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated high level of knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated high level of ability to respond to student learning needs.

SC2      Demonstrated high level of ability to plan for and implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.   

SC3      Demonstrated high level of ability to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated high level of ability to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      Demonstrated high level of interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated high level of ability to establish and maintain 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 high level of ability to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

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.

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

Gowrie St Primary School is located in Northern Shepparton, just 200 metres from the Goulburn River. Our 2022 enrolment is 206 students, representing a diverse range of communities.  This includes approximately 30% Indigenous students and 14% EAL students. Our SFO is 0.71.

Gowrie St Primary School’s vision is to be a community that takes strength from who we are: our diversity, our cultures and our histories.  We will empower our students to seize life’s opportunities and overcome its challenges.  Working alongside our community is a core part of this and is reflected in many of our programs: our Wellbeing team, our therapeutic play program, our Paediatric clinic, our engagement programs and our new Community Hub.

Gowrie St Primary School’s values are also very important to us and are part of our School-Wide Positive Behaviours Supports (SWPBS).  Our values are Excellence, Determination, Empathy and Pride.

We have a strong focus on a love of reading and writing.  We have over the past two years implemented a whole school reading model based on the experts and research of the University of Melbourne Network of Schools program (UMNOS).  This model emphasises a love of reading, the explicit teaching of a clear reading curriculum and independent reading strengthened by small groups and conferences.  In 2019 we implemented the Writers Workshop model with great success.  This includes the use of Writers Notebook and 6 + 1 Traits of Writing.  This model complements the Department of Education and Training’s recently released Literacy Strategy and Toolkit.

Some other special and important features of our school include our LOTE program – we are one of a few schools in the state to teach a local Indigenous language – Yorta Yorta – as our LOTE subject to all of our students.  A further special part of our school is our on-site Kinder and Occasional Care service.

We support our new teachers through a structured induction program throughout Term 1.  We also provide a mentor who provides additional support. Finally, our school provides many exciting and worthwhile opportunities, including leadership roles, for teachers to get involved in.

Classroom Teacher Range 2

Job type:

Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 10/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Eron Chapman | 035/821-3100

Classroom Teacher Range 2