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Director of Daily Operations

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289774

Reference: 1289774

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the implementation of school priorities, and the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.

SC2      Demonstrated ability to lead the planning and implementation of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3      Demonstrated exemplary ability to monitor and assess student learning at a class, cohort or whole-school level and use this data to lead improvement initiatives. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community focused on student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and support colleagues to adopt these behaviours and attitudes. Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice and contribute to the provision of whole-school professional learning.

SC6        Demonstrated highly developed capacity to model teaching and learning with a 21st Century Learning focus. This includes the ability to mentor staff and develop student learning with particular regard to collaboration, communication, problem solving and critical thinking.

Role

Leading teachers will be highly skilled classroom practitioners and undertake leadership and management roles commensurate with their salary range.  The role of leading teachers is to improve the skill, knowledge and performance of the teaching workforce in a school or group of schools and to improve the curriculum program of a school.

Typically, leading teachers are responsible for coordinating a number of staff to achieve improvements in teaching and learning which may involve the coordination and professional support of colleagues through modelling, collaborating and coaching and using processes that develop knowledge, practice and professional engagement in others.

Leading teachers are expected to lead and manage a significant area or function within the school with a high degree of independence to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.

Leading teachers will be expected to make a significant contribution to policy development relating to teaching and learning in the school. A leading teacher has a direct impact and influence on the achievement of the school goals.

Leading teachers are usually responsible for the implementation of one or more priorities contained in the school strategic plan.

Responsibilities

In recognition of the importance of leadership and management combined with exemplary teaching practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the leading teachers may include but are not limited to:

  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement initiatives related to the school strategic plan and school priorities
  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery;
  • Leading and managing the provision of professional development and developing individual and team development plans for teaching staff within the priorities of the school;
  • Leading and managing staff performance and development (review of staff);
  • Teaching demonstration lessons;
  • Leading and managing the development of the school's assessment and reporting policies and practices;
  • Leading and managing the implementation of the school operations and policies related to student welfare and discipline;
  • Leading the development of curriculum in a major learning area and participating in curriculum development in other areas;
  • Responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers;
  • Contributing to the overall leadership and management of the school;
  • Contributing to the development of proposals for school council consideration;
  • Developing and managing the school code of conduct.

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

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

Wellington Secondary College is a large and highly respected co-educational state secondary college located in the City of Monash, approximately 24 kilometres to the south east of the CBD of Melbourne. The College provides an extensive range of programs for secondary school aged students from Years 7-12 in the Mulgrave, Springvale, Noble Park, Dandenong North, Keysborough, Westall (and surrounding) communities.

Located in south east Melbourne, Wellington is surrounded by excellent infrastructure. Nearby is Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre with a medical centre, department stores, post office, banks, chemist and supermarkets and the main Clayton campus of Monash University with many other university campuses and TAFE colleges within fifteen kilometres of the College.

The College has maintained a strong student enrolment and in the last three years the enrolments have remained consistent with just under 1800 students for 2022. The ethnic mix of its students reflects the multicultural nature of the surrounding area, one of the most diverse in Melbourne.

In addition to the local enrolment, the College has a strong International Student Program, usually accommodating 100+ students, largely from Vietnam, Cambodia and China. Due to the Covid pandemic in 2020 and the closure of International borders, our numbers are 69 for 2022.

The College employs approximately 160 staff with an effective full-time teaching staff of 133 and a large support staff of 35, including multicultural aides, a college nurse, full time welfare coordinators and careers counsellors.

Wellington Secondary College provides a safe and inclusive environment to meet the needs of all students. We are committed to the provisions of Ministerial Order 870 (Child Safety).

The College prides itself on its commitment to literacy and numeracy across the whole school. Retention of students at WSC is very strong. Academic success is expected, and high standards of behaviour are required. Students usually remain enrolled for the duration of their secondary education, except where the family relocates.

Consequently, Wellington Secondary College enjoys a very positive reputation in the local community. We respect well established school traditions – with all students and their families being inducted into the culture of the school’s motto, the “Wellington Way” – “Caring Striving Learning”.

Originally opening in 1973, the well-maintained and recently redeveloped campus is set amongst landscaped gardens and extensive courtyards.

In 2019, we opened the E.H Blaikie Vanellus Centre – a beautiful two-story Administration, Technology and Library Hub, along with eight 21st century collaboration and learning spaces.

We have just completed the final re-development stage of the campus – with $10.5m allocated by the State Government in the 2019 State Budget – this stage of our Masterplan included a dedicated Wellbeing Centre, new Senior and Middle School precincts, a modern International Centre and a technology-rich STEM centre.

The campus also features a Performing Arts complex with 288 seat Theatre, well equipped and modern specialist rooms for Visual Arts, Technology and Science and two multi-purpose Gymnasiums.

In 2022 the College successfully completed a Department of Education and Training Review. This has guided the preparation and writing of our four-year Strategic Plan (2023 - 2026).

Director of Daily Operations

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2026

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Mr Dan Butler | 9547 6822

Director of Daily Operations