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Graduate Teacher Program

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 29/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284784

Reference: 1284784

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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

  • 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

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

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

Vision:
To provide a safe and challenging learning environment, empowering students to strive for personal excellence to become lifelong learners.

Values:
Integrity in all that we do.
Respect for ourselves, each other and our environment.
Excellence in all our endeavours that lead to high quality performance.

Purpose:
Goal 1: To maximise the learning growth of all students with a focus on Literacy.
Goal 2: To empower students through an increased agency in their learning.
Goal 3: To empower students to be independent, confident, critical and creative learners.

Geographic Location:
Patterson Lakes Primary School opened in 1979 and is located in the residential corridor between the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Port Phillip Bay, 33km SSE of the Melbourne CBD.
The school is surrounded by a series of interconnected canals around the Patterson River waterway. The school has modern buildings, grounds and facilities that have the flexibility of both flexible learning spaces and traditional classrooms. Our buildings include 13 permanent classrooms, 12 relocatables, a visual arts room, library, learning technologies centre, administration block and a multipurpose facility. During 2010, the school completed a multipurpose facility through the Federal Government’s BER program and in 2014 the Staff Room was relocated to accommodate the growth in staff numbers and a Science Room was developed. In 2018, the school was successful in gaining 2.2 million dollars for a Capital Works project - adding two additional General Purpose Classroom, a new Administration Centre, developing a Library and Resources Centre and new STEAM centre which was completed in mid 2021. The grounds include a large oval, grassed playing areas, adventure playgrounds with shade sails and basketball courts, offering an attractive, safe and stimulating learning environment.
The school’s enrolment was 579 students in 2021 and with the implementation of a Neighbourhood Enrolment Zone to restrict student numbers, this has seen a slightly declining enrolment over the past 4 years. 7% of students have a language background other than English where English is not spoken at home. The school has 47.55 equivalent full time staff - 2 Principal Class, 34.37 teachers and 10.19 Education Support Staff.
94% of students achieved at or above the expected Victorian Curriculum level in English and Mathematics and at 93.4% in Science. Year 3 NAPLAN results indicated that students performed at or above the state mean in most areas tested, and above students in other primary schools based on intake adjusted performance data in both English and Mathematics and in mathematics for Year 5. A continual focus on developing the capacity of our staff and the capabilities of our students has resulted in improved growth across all year levels.
Patterson Lakes Primary is a progressive school that is committed to the development of its staff and to the improvement of student learning. The school’s values of Integrity, Respect and Excellence form the moral purpose of the school and the foundation for ensuring the best environment for all members of our community. The school has a strong culture of high expectations, relationship building, curriculum delivery and extra-curricular programs. Our programs are designed to cater for the needs of students by providing a differentiated curriculum and ‘point of learning’ focus. This includes a variety of enrichment programs, both within and beyond regular classrooms.
There was a strong partnership between parents and staff, with a high level of parent participation on School Council and committees including: the Family, Friends and Fundraising Association, classroom liaison parents, classroom helpers and in social activities.
The school has committed to KidsMatter [Be You] as a whole-school approach to improving student’s mental health and wellbeing. KidsMatter [Be You] has promoted social and emotional learning, provided support for students who may be experiencing mental health difficulties, and has allowed the school to work more authentically with parents. There has been a very strong focus in developing resilience within the community, and the school secured the services of the Resilience Project to assist in this area. The school offered a strong pastoral care, a rich student voice program through leadership programs, a vibrant House System, and an InSPIRE vertical grouping model which provided students with a stronger connectedness with their peers beyond the classroom.
In 2019, the school completed the School Review process, and identified three areas of focus going forward:
Goal 1: To maximise the learning growth of all students with a focus on Literacy.
Goal 2: To empower students through an increased agency in their learning.
Goal 3: To empower students to be independent, confident, critical and creative learners.


 

Graduate Teacher Program

Job type:

Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 29/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Carole Mayes | 97724011

Graduate Teacher Program