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Classroom Teacher-Tutor

Job posted: 20/06/2022
Applications close: 03/07/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Part time / From 01/08/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1283872

Reference: 1283872

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

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

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

Pascoe Vale North Primary School is a government school catering for students from Prep (Foundation) to Year Six. It has a school population that represents a diverse range of socio-economic, cultural and language backgrounds.  

The school has a stable population of approximately 434 students with a SFOE of .3551. The school has approximately 13.8% of students of an English as an Additional Language background,3% Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and there are currently 18 students funded under the Program for Students with a Disability.

The school operates 19 classrooms: Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 as an individual grade level and composite classes in years 3/4 and years 5/6.

The school strives to provide a balanced education, following the Victorian Curriculum, to provide success for students by providing a range of specialist subjects taught by specialist teachers. The school offers Physical Education, Visual Arts, Italian and Music to all students in Prep to 6. All specialists programs are well equipped with resources to provide an excellent education.

Additional programs such as tutoring, student excellence program, Choir, School Band and a variety of lunchtime clubs are also available to students throughout the year.

The school celebrates community events, which includes events such as Clean-Up Australia Day, Harmony Week, Education Week, 100 Days of School, Book Week, Busking Day, Italian Day and others with parents encouraged to attend events where possible.

The school has established Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) where teachers learn together. Teachers are involved in cycles of continuous improvement to build their capacity and improve student learning outcomes. They analyse student data and use their collective knowledge, skills and talents to work collaboratively on developing differentiated learning sequences to meet the learning needs of students and to build their personal and interpersonal skills.

Instructional teaching models are used to support program planning, to inform conversations and to guide observations, feedback and reflection of classroom practice. 

We strive to provide students with an engaging, safe, supportive and a productive learning environment. The focus of a growth mindset and student voice and agency will continue into the next School Strategic Plan. Other goals are to maximise learning growth in Literacy and Numeracy and to ensure we develop confident, resilient students equipped to thrive in the contemporary world.

Through our focus on Positive Education and Respectful Relationships we promote inclusion, diversity and positive social interactions and behaviours.
The wellbeing of our students, teachers and families is extremely important to us and are at the core of every conversation. Building relationships is our priority. An element of our social/emotional program incorporates ‘Smiling Minds’ and time for mindfulness each day.

Students can play across the many outdoor spaces, as we have two playgrounds, large sandpit, bat tennis courts, basketball court and a large oval for recreational use. Students are not segregated while in the playground, as all students get along and play harmoniously together.

Pascoe Vale North Primary have an active and enthusiastic parent community and an informed and committed school council that is supported by its range of organised sub committee structures.

The school has a culture of learning underpinned by

‘Learning is a journey not a destination’.

Classroom Teacher-Tutor

Job type:

Part time / From 01/08/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Deborah Crane | 03 9354 3343

Classroom Teacher-Tutor