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Classroom Teacher - Special Needs Education (TFI 604)

Job posted: 23/11/2022
Applications close: 13/12/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Warracknabeal

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 23/01/2026

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1317966

Reference: 1317966

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Warracknabeal

Selection Criteria

 

  1. Demonstrated knowledge of current pedagogies in student learning including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the ability to design curriculum programs consistent with their intent.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how students learn and effective classroom teaching strategies and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.
  3. Capacity to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.
  4. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and other staff.
  5. Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities and a capacity to reflect on, evaluate and improve professional knowledge and practice.
  6. High levels of experience in providing authentic learning experiences for Primary/Secondary aged students with additional needs, that reflect the students individual needs as defined in their Individual Learning Plans.

 

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.

Eligibility for incentive payments:

  • The successful candidate must be a new employee to this school
  • The successful candidate is committing to a minimum of 2 years employment at this school
  • The successful candidate will not be a TFI recipient from within the last 5 years
  • The successful candidate will meet requirements for relocation (e.g. live at least 1 hour away from this school at the time of application), in line with 'Reimbursement of travel and personal expenses - teaching service' https://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/employcond/Pages/pexpTS.aspx

Retention payments will be paid at the conclusion of the second, third, and fourth year of employment in this position, subject to successful completion of each year respectively.

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

Program Benefits

This position attracts an incentive payment of $50,000 (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment.

A $9,000 (pre-tax) annual retention payment is available at the conclusion of the second, third and fourth year of employment.

Teachers may be eligible to receive payments and support to cover relocation costs including mileage and removalist expenses. Subject to meeting additional set of criteria, teachers may also be eligible to receive payments to cover re-establishment allowance and reimbursement of stamp duty.

For information on relocation and removal assistance, refer to 'Reimbursement of travel and personal expenses - teaching service' policy available at: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/employcod/Pages/pexpTS.aspx

Additional supports to find available housing are also available to successful applicants relocating to regional and rural areas.

 

More information about Targeted Financial Incentives is available at https://www.vic.gov.au/targeted-initiative-attract-more-teachers

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.

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Warracknabeal SDS is a dual mode special education school in the North Wimmera serving students with complex and additional needs from Warracknabeal and surrounding districts of the Yarriambiack and parts of the Buloke Shires. The school provides education programs for 5-18 year old students with mild, moderate and profound intellectual disabilities associated with physical, social, emotional, behavioural, multiple and sensory impairments.  The school provides an individualized and challenging authentic learning experienced based curriculum in a supportive environment that promotes personal independence and a valued lifestyle. 

The learning culture of the school incorporates the following values - Respect; Honesty; Inclusiveness and Responsibility. 

The school uses Victorian Curriculum and a variety of Special Needs specific curricula for the development of Individual Education Plans for each student. 

The school offers an excellent specialist programs in the Visual Arts and Health and Personal Development. The school also accesses strong pathway options for exiting students including Certificate 1 in Transition Education and Certificate 1 in Vocational Preparation, MIPS Plus, Futures for Young Adults Program and Wimmera Special School Vocational Education Framework 

The school's Strategic Plan's foci are improved Literacy and Numeracy outcomes, strengthening Personal Learning and Interpersonal Skills and to ensure a smooth transition for all students entering, moving through and exiting the school.

Our staff comprises a Principal, 4.2 EFT Teaching Staff – including a Leading Teacher, 3 classroom, and a Specialist Visual Arts Teacher (0.2).  The school also employs 11 ES Staff, six of which are employed as a bus drivers and chaperones on our self-managed buses.

At the start of the 2019 School Year the Warracknabeal Special Developmental School relocated into shared facilities at the Warracknabeal Education Precinct

Classroom Teacher - Special Needs Education (TFI 604)

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 23/01/2026

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Peter Clayton | 5398 2564

Classroom Teacher - Special Needs Education (TFI 604)