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Graduate Teacher - Full time Fixed Term

Job posted: 22/11/2022
Applications close: 05/12/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 27/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1317356

Reference: 1317356

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the capacity to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated capacity to respond to student learning needs.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth. 

SC3    Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.    

SC5    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated capacity to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching. 

Role

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

Core responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or courses of study
  • Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a year level
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas
  • Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes
  • Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress
  • Implementing effective student management consistent with the school charter.
  • Working with a mentor to participate in professional development planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional portfolio

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs
  • Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs

Who May Apply

For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the commencement of the advertised vacancy.  Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

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

In your application, please provide the name, position, location and contact phone number of three referees.  Where possible please include your name on each page of your application and KSC response.

Applications can be submitted directly on Recruitment on Line, or mailed by post to:

Chairperson

Selection Panel

Berwick Fields Primary School

35 Gwendoline Drive

Berwick  Vic  3806.

*Please mark it confidential.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Yours Sincerely

Cate McKenzie

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

Berwick Fields Primary School is situated in the southeast growth corridor of Melbourne in the very fast growing municipality of the City of Casey. Berwick Fields is part of the Casey Central network, within the South East Metropolitan Region.  In 2022 we have 922 enrolled students.  Students come from within, and outside the local area, attracted by the school’s positive culture and reputation.

Our vision statement is “Berwick Fields Primary School is striving to build an involved community. One that fosters the achievement of personal best.  One that makes a difference to others”. To achieve this we aim to “engage members in innovative and meaningful learning experiences. Within, a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and where care for the environment is demonstrated”.

Berwick Fields also strives to foster dispositions, skills and deep understandings, enabling students to adapt to change and become effective members of the community. Great emphasis is placed on caring for the students, staff and parents by providing an environment that is safe and secure; recognizing and rewarding achievement and personal effort, in line with the School Wide Positive Behavior program.  To foster this environment, we promote our school basics as being safe, respectful and responsible.

Our foundation students, staff and parents collaboratively identified the values of respect, cooperation, friendliness and enthusiasm which continue to be an integral to fostering a positive and inclusive relationships. Respect has been defined by community members as being ‘caring and thoughtful of others and the environment around us’. Cooperation is seen as ‘working together as a community to achieve a desired outcome, under all circumstances’. Friendliness is to ‘look out for each other, learn about each other and make sure everyone is ‘ok’. Enthusiasm is to be ‘excited and passionate, day to day’.

Our school community has defined what learning and teaching should look like at Berwick Fields. Through a considerable amount of collaborative research and professional conversations, our Philosophy of Learning has been defined as:

'Learn for Life

Discover your passion.

Take responsibility.

Inspire each other to grow.

Find your place in the world'.

Operating in Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) our staff collaboratively plan learning in conjunction with our identified best practices, enabling learning that is well structured, deep in design and true to our philosophy.

The school offers a wide range of stimulating learning experiences including a physical education program, environmental education (incorporating the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen/Garden program), visual arts, performing arts, design technology and Mandarin.  An intervention program also supported students from years Prep – 6 to improve their literacy and numeracy capabilities.

The school community is seen to be highly involved with the participation of parents strongly encouraged.  Parents assist in classroom and specialist programs, School Council, fundraising and the maintenance of the facilities and grounds.

Graduate Teacher - Full time Fixed Term

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 27/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Cate McKenzie | 03 8786 9988

Graduate Teacher - Full time Fixed Term