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Classroom Teacher (upper years) (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 10/05/2024
Applications close: 23/05/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 15/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1415117

Reference: 1415117

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

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

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education 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. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

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:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/child-safe-standards/policy

DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/values-department-vps-school-employees/overview

Other Information

  • 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

 

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 who are able to attest to the claims made in your application.

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.

Location Profile

Thank you for showing an interest in the classroom position at Banum Warrik Primary School.

Banum Warrik Primary School is seeking a highly motivated, positive and innovative classroom teacher who is committed to working in collaboration with the leadership team, teaching and ES staff, students, families and the wider school community, in establishing our new school in Kalkallo.

Banum Warrik Primary School resides within the Cloverton estate in Kalkallo and is on the traditional lands of Woiwurrung People. Kalkallo is located along the Hume Freeway, 50km north of Melbourne and is part of the North-West Victoria Region (NWVR).

Banum Warrik Primary School opened in 2024 with 160 students enrolled from Foundation to Grade 6. Our predicted enrolment in 800 students. Our school is set in a wonderful part of the estate with parks, sporting fields and playgrounds all within walking distance. Most of the students who attend our school live locally. Establishing strong connections with the local community and government services is vital to ensure our school has positive relationships with all stakeholders. This includes the Kalkallo North Community centre operated by Hume City Council, which provides maternal health, playgroup, kindergarten, and other services for the community and sits adjacent to our school.

Banum Warrik Primary School has state of the art facilities with buildings designed to support the learning needs of students. The layout of the school allows staff and students the opportunity to work in calm and organised classrooms, allowing for connection and belonging. The administration building includes a library, two science/STEM rooms, a food technology room and art room. Performing Arts and canteen have their own rooms positioned within the full-size gymnasium building.

Understanding the culturally diverse needs of the community, we have approximately 70% of students with EAL backgrounds. These languages are primarily Punjabi, Hindi, and Arabic. We are proud of this diversity and celebrating this with our community is a strength of the school.

Banum Warrik Primary School's Statement of Values and School Philosophy is integral to the work we do and is the foundation of our school community.

Vision

At Banum Warrik Primary School, every individual has the potential to be their best self and achieve success. We strive to create an environment that fosters a love of learning, encourages personal growth, and inspires excellence in all aspects of school life.

School Motto

Embracing Diversity, Supporting Inclusion, Striving for Excellence

Mission

Banum Warrik Primary School's mission is to provide a safe, caring, and inclusive environment where individuals can achieve their full potential. We are committed to delivering high-quality educational opportunities that foster critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, and a lifelong love of learning.

Objective

Banum Warrik Primary School¿s objective is to empower individuals to become responsible, compassionate, and engaged citizens, who are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Values

Respect: We have Respect for ourselves, for others, and for our environment.

Resilience: We are Resilient when faced with challenges and use strategies to keep persevering.

Integrity: We always act with Integrity and do what we know is right.

Authenticity: I am true to my Authentic self and proud of who I am.

Staff at Banum Warrik Primary School employ the principles of inclusive education for all learners and implement evidence-based pedagogies to deliver the Victorian Curriculum Levels F-6 (inclusive of levels A-D) through systematic and scaffolded Science of Learning approaches. To support the implementation of FISO 2.0, we embed a tiered response to student learning that focuses on Curriculum and Academic Rigour (learning) and Wellbeing, Safety, and Care (wellbeing) at the universal (tier 1), targeted (tier 2) and individual levels (tier 3). Students are aware of their learning needs, what success looks like and their learning trajectory for improvement and growth.

We have a strong focus on Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) where teams are supported to drive their own cycles of inquiry based on student data and needs. PLCs are embedded across all teaching teams, with teachers and leadership working collaboratively to address student achievement, growth and next steps for learning. Teaching and learning practices are based on Science of Learning principles, and teachers are supported to teach and assess against a knowledge rich curriculum. There is a strong emphasis on distributed leadership within all teams, focussing on leading from the `middle¿, rather than as a hierarchical, `top down¿ approach.

Staff engage in teaching Expected Behaviours linked to our school values with Diversity and Inclusion being the foundations of creating culturally responsive and safe environments. We use Restorative Practices with a Behaviour Response Framework to address unacceptable behaviours and have targeted and individual supports in place for students requiring additional assistance. All staff share in the collective responsivity for the wellbeing, safety and care of all students.

Collaboration, transparency, inclusion, and belonging is key to effectively building a school culture built on trust and respect. This promotes a culture of collective responsibility so all staff can recognise and support the individual needs of students.

If you have further questions or you are interested in a school tour, please email anthony.potesta@education.vic.gov.au

If you believe you possess the skills, attributes, and commitment, to be part of a truly unique and career defining opportunity, please apply.

Thank you.

Anthony Potesta

Classroom Teacher (upper years) (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 15/07/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher

Contact:

Anthony Potesta | 9968 5200

Classroom Teacher (upper years) (Classroom Teacher)