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English/Humanities Teacher - Family Leave Position

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 10/07/2022 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Melton

Job type: Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 17/07/2029

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284505

Reference: 1284505

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Melton

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

Other Information

Applications must include:

  • A cover sheet providing contact information including home address, email and phone number.
  • A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.
  • Specific Key Selection Criteria response.
  • The names, email addresses and contact details for three referees.

For ease of handling by the school, all documents (cover letter, cv and key selection criteria responses) can be saved as one pdf and uploaded to Recruitment on Line.  Please also ensure that your name is included in the header of each document. All applicants should ensure that their personal profile on Recruitment Online is up to date.

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.

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

Kurunjang Secondary College is a stand-alone Years 7 to 12 college with a current population of over 955 students. It is situated in the Western Metropolitan suburb of Melton, Victoria. The school is in the first year of its Strategic Plan period. The college community is committed to a shared vision of, Learn, Grow, Achieve Together. The focus is on enhancing student outcomes, particularly in the areas of literacy and numeracy. In addition, our plan is to improve results in our VCE student outcomes and increase the participation of students into tertiary, particularly university, education. This plan is informed by our work in Effective Teaching and Learning, Coaching, the use of a consistent teaching schema, called the Effective Learning Framework (E.L.F), and collaboration through a variety of Professional Learning Teams (PLTs).

Kurunjang Secondary College Values are:
- Achievement
- Respect
- Responsibility
Kurunjang Secondary College Vision:
Our vision for the college not only outlines where we hope to see ourselves in the future, but also comprises a declaration of our high-level goals. We have chosen the following statement as our vision at Kurunjang Secondary College: Achieve success for our community through respect, responsibility and collaboration.

Kurunjang Secondary College's Core Purposes:
The College has a whole school literacy program through Years 7 – 9 called the Kurunjang Literacy Program (KLP)

The AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) program has expanded to include Years 7 to 10 AVID Elective, Years 7 and 8 Student Success, as well as a whole school approach to Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organisation, and Reading (W.I.C.O.R).

A range of support programs are in place to ensure that the educational, social, and emotional needs of students are met.
The college is structured into sub schools; vertical teams in Years 7-10 and horizontal teams in the Senior School. Each with a dedicated team comprising of an Assistant Principal, Lead Teacher and Co-Coordinators.

Years 10, 11 & 12 subjects are blocked together giving students the opportunity to accelerate into VCE subjects whilst in Year 10 and Year 11. Kurunjang Secondary College students can access a wide variety of VET subjects through the Western Edge Cluster of Melton schools.

Kurunjang Secondary College is a School Wide Positive Behaviours (S.W.P.B) school with a designated Behaviour Matrix linked to the college values.

The successful applicant needs to demonstrate capacity to continue to develop a united vision and direction for Kurunjang Secondary College relating to building a culture of cooperation, perseverance and high expectations. The college has three assistant principals that work closely with the principal as a highly effective and united team on a whole school improvement strategy.

Kurunjang Secondary College's Child Safety Code of Conduct:

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 the Child Safe Standards. Kurunjang Secondary College’s Child Safety Code of Conduct is available on the school’s website. All successful candidates will be required to provide documentation outlining suitability to working with children.

This organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability. Kurunjang Secondary College also promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, and encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples. This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and encourages applications from people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background.

Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with Aboriginal children and/or communities, children with disabilities and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 More detailed information about the school, its ethos, programs, strategic plan 2022-2026, vision and values can be found on our website www.kurunjangsc.vic.edu.au

English/Humanities Teacher - Family Leave Position

Job type:

Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 17/07/2029

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

John Mitsinikos | 03 9743 9211

English/Humanities Teacher - Family Leave Position