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English/Humanities Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 09/02/2024
Applications close: 22/02/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 26/02/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1401212

Reference: 1401212

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION required:

·         VIT registration number

·         DET Employee ID number (if a DET employee)

·         The names of three (3) professional referees including mobile phone numbers and email addresses

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

Box Hill Senior Secondary College (Years 9-12) is a co-educational Senior Secondary College located in Mont Albert North. The school has a long established reputation of providing a rich and diverse educational program to students across the Inner East of Melbourne. The school offers VCE, VCAL, VETis and School based apprenticeships programs to support and provides a framework for students to follow their chosen pathway. Currently the College is going through a significant period of change and is looking to build upon its teaching and learning program, to better suit the needs of students.

Box Hill Senior Secondary College seeks to provide a high quality education to all students through the guiding principles of equity for all, personalised and inclusive learning, authentic and real work that matters to students and creative and collaborative design as positive and successful community members.

We recognise that all teachers will work to address inequity so that all of our students reach their full potential. Teachers recognise the value of having students from diverse and different backgrounds who work together and are provided with a range of approaches to accommodate the academic needs of our students. In doing so, we are aspirational and future thinking.

We expect that all teachers practice a learner-centred and inclusive approach that supports and challenges each student. Students pursue their passions through inquiry learning projects and pathways courses and programs where they grow their individual knowledge and skill. We recognise that identity development and personal growth are important areas of need within our school community. We focus on developing relationships of trust, care for others and mutual respect among students and adults through collaborative program design elements such as student collaborative work (student agency), leadership development (student voice), positive mindset and Advocacy.   

We develop student centred learning projects and activities that integrate multiple types of learning opportunities, using inquiry across disciplines where possible. This leads to the creation of meaningful and challenging learning opportunities for every student. Students are engaged in the work that matters to them, to their teachers and to the world outside of school. Students connect their learning to the world through fieldwork, community service, applied learning, specialist vocational programs and consultation with community experts. Our school is a collaborative workspace, supported by relevant technology, curriculum and learning opportunities where critical thinking and student learning artefacts are created and displayed.

Box Hill Senior Secondary College teachers work collaboratively and creatively to design relevant curriculum, engage in on-going professional development, while seeking student experience and voice in the development of these areas. With students as valued design partners, staff function as reflective practitioners, creating an equitable teaching and learning culture where high quality curriculum and authentic assessment occur. We all share in the learning journey!

English/Humanities Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 26/02/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher

Contact:

Warren Dawson | 03 98900571

English/Humanities Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)