,

Japanese LOTE Teacher (Ongoing) - 2025 - New School in Aintree

Job posted: 26/06/2024
Applications close: 24/07/2024 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Melton

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1421542

Reference: 1421542

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.

SC6    Demonstrated ability to effectively navigate unexpected challenges, demonstrating flexibility and resilience in meeting the evolving needs and circumstances of the learning environment. Demonstrated capacity to contribute to the culture of a school.  

Role

About the Role

  • This is a unique opportunity for you to work in the initial development of curriculum and assessment for a foundation secondary school, growing one year level each year from Year 7 in 2024 to Year 12 in 2029. 
  • Given the school is in the first year of establishment, the teaching, learning and student support practices are based on the latest evidence-based research. The brand-new facilities support 21st century skills and these teaching and learning practices. 
  • You will be supported by education support staff, teachers, and leaders in a highly collaborative workplace, with opportunities for professional development and career advancement
  • The school has a highly supportive leadership team with a culture of collaboration and innovation. As we grow, we will have many opportunities for leadership and positions of responsibility including Leading Teachers, Learning Specialists, Learning Area Leaders, Student Managers, Student Support Services etc. The Principal Class have an open-door policy and are always available to staff.
  • A thorough induction will ensure you will be set up for success with support in curriculum, assessment, reporting & school processes. 
  • As a member of the staff at Yarrabing Secondary College, you will have input and play a vital role in the implementation of curriculum within your area.

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

Applications must include: 

  • A cover letter providing contact information including home address, email, and phone number.  
  • A CV with a summary of:
    • experience
    • qualifications
    • subjects you are qualified or willing to teach 
    • your VIT Registration number. 
  • Your written responses to the Key Selection Criteria. 
  • 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 Online. 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. 

Applicants seeking further information about the school or this position, are encouraged to: 

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

Would you like to join the Foundation Teachers of a Victorian Government Secondary School which opened in 2024 and is looking to expand in 2025?

Would you like the opportunity to do the following?

  • Shape a brand-new school's culture
  • Work in state-of-the-art facilities and resources
  • Work in a collaborative and innovative environment
  • Actively participate in shaping the curriculum, pedagogy, and policies, to tailor teaching practices to meet the specific needs of your students.
  • Forge meaningful partnerships with parents, local businesses, and community organisations, creating a strong network of support for students and their education.
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Integrate technology in exploring interdisciplinary teaching, fostering an environment that nurtures curiosity and intellectual growth.
  • Play a vital role in the growth of a brand-new school 

If you are, then the new Yarrabing Secondary College is looking for Foundation Classroom Teachers to join the school from Term 1 2025.

About Us

Yarrabing Secondary College opened in Term 1 2024 and provides the growing local population with great educational opportunities close to home. It is able to enrol up to 550 students with the stage one facilities. In 2024 Yarrabing Secondary College opened to approximately 150 Year 7 students and will progressively grow by one year level thereafter. In 2025, we will have Year 7 and Year 8 students only.

Yarrabing Secondary College is located 29 kilometres west of Melbourne, in the suburb of Aintree. When fully established in 2029, the school will have 1200 students enrolled from Year 7 to 12 and 130 school staff members. 

Our school grounds are close to planned parklands, sporting facilities, and we are surrounded by a supportive community. Most students that will attend our school live locally and would tend to walk or ride their bike to school. 

Our school will be culturally diverse with 60% of students having a language background other than English (LOTE) spoken in the family home, with the largest LOTE languages being Hindi and Punjabi. We are proud of our diversity and our inclusive school community. 

We strive to provide a nurturing and challenging environment that empowers students to reach their personal best, both academically and socially.

Our Vision

Our vision is to empower our students by developing well rounded, confident, and responsible individuals who have high expectations of themselves, and who aspire to achieve success through respect, responsibility, and collaboration.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a safe, supportive environment that emphasises motivation and self-discipline. Using 21st century approaches, we provide students with the means to achieve their potential and we challenge our students to grow academically, socially, culturally, and emotionally. Collaboration and positive relationships will underpin all our work.

Additional information can be found at: https://yarrabingsc.vic.edu.au/ 

The successful applicant will play an instrumental role in the development and implementation of contemporary educational practices to support the learning and wellbeing of all students across the school. This position is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to help our school be the absolute best school it can be for students, staff and the wider school community as our school continues to grow and thrive over the years ahead.

As a teacher at Yarrabing Secondary College, you will contribute to the collaborative planning, implementation and evaluation of school curriculum and contribute to the school culture as a results-oriented collaborative professional learning community. 

Teachers at Yarrabing Secondary College are exceptional classroom practitioners, with an innovative mindset, who will bring passion and creative thinking to providing challenging and stimulating learning opportunities for students. Our teachers work collaboratively with colleagues and leadership to improve students educational outcomes and to ensure that the school remains on a path of continuous improvement through the application of evidenced-based research.

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.

Japanese LOTE Teacher (Ongoing) - 2025 - New School in Aintree

Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher

Contact:

John Mitsinikos | 03 7033 2444

Japanese LOTE Teacher (Ongoing) - 2025 - New School in Aintree