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Graduate Teacher Program

Job posted: 15/11/2022
Applications close: 28/11/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1315033

Reference: 1315033

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

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

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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

South Geelong Primary School is located within the inner city of Geelong and within walking distance of the City's arts and cultural faculties.  Established in 1879, the school has excellent staff, programs and facilities to support teaching and learning.

South Geelong Primary School has an enrolment of 350 students who mainly come from the immediate neighbourhood of South and East Geelong.

South Geelong Primary School is committed to providing high quality programs to enable all students to achieve personal success.  Topics studied are engaging and actively involve students in their own learning.  Units of work are challenging and extend students' knowledge and experiences.

We aim to provide opportunities for all students to reach their potential academically, socially, emotionally and physically.  We encourage students to become socially competent, responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

CURRICULUM

Quality, sequential programs are offered from Foundation to Year Six in The Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, LOTE, Science, Studies of Society and the Environment, and Technology. 

Students are supported and challenged through the provision of suitable classroom activities and specialist programs:  Music, Art and Physical Education. Special intervention and support programs are available for students with special needs and students on the disabilities and impairments program. 

There is a high level of parental support and participation.

The school community follows our values of ‘Respect, Responsibility and Relationships”, using a Positive Behaviours program so students, teachers and parents can work and learn together in a safe, caring and positive learning environment.

FUTURE PLANS

The partnership of a supportive School Council, dedicated professional staff and an informed and caring school community, focused on continuous learning and improvement to attain the best possible education for South Geelong students.

South Geelong PS  implements The Victorian Curriculum and innovative teaching and learning practices to support student learning outcomes through enhanced teaching and learning strategies for all. Inquiry based units of study and professional learning communities are used to support quality learning experiences.

The expansion of our learning technologies program through effective use of ICT in classrooms, including the expansion of the STEM and a Library/Resource Centre.

Graduate Teacher Program

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Leanne Dowling | 03 5221 4047

Graduate Teacher Program