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Kitchen Garden Teacher (Part-time, Ongoing)

Job posted: 20/11/2022
Applications close: 03/12/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1316724

Reference: 1316724

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

Your application for this position must specifically address each of the selection criteria below:

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, Kitchen Garden, 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 capacity and ability to contribute to the successful establishment of a Kitchen Garden program in a proactive, positive & passionate school culture.

Please include the name, email address and phone number of at least 3 relevant referees who will need to complete an electronic reference addressing the Key Selection Criteria for you.

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

  • 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.

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Located on beautiful Wurundjeri Country, Strathtulloh Primary School is a brand-new state of the art school, located in the suburb of Strathtulloh. We opened in January 2022 with 710 students already growing to 800 students and now employing over 70 staff. It is projected we will have an enrolment over 1000 students to commence the 2023 school year. 

Our students are phenomenal learners, supported by a community which values and supports education and our school.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and progressive school community. Our staff are our most valuable resource and we provide support accordingly.

Why work at Strathtulloh?

  • 5hrs non face to face time provided to full time teachers per week;
  • A chance to establish an exciting and engaging specialist program from scratch.
  • Growth opportunities through Professional Learning, Coaching and Mentoring programs open to ALL staff. We’re not looking for staff who know everything; we’re looking for staff who are open to learning and refining their craft; who want to make a difference for every student, each other and our community;
  • Co-Teaching Environment - you have the support, shared planning and camaraderie of a team;
  • Access to a school Library, a competition grade full sized indoor Gym, STEM Lab, Visual Arts Studio, Kitchen Cooking facilities, Performance Stages, landscaped play areas and purpose built flexible co-teaching spaces (not open plan);
  • Free before & after school program for children of staff;
  • Direct access to several local community resources including a full athletics track, bike/traffic education, community centre & kindergarten and wetlands;
  • Easy access to public transport including Train & Bus - just 30mins by train from central Melbourne. Easy freeway access, generally driving against traffic with plenty of free parking. Bike paths connected to our school with bike storage;
  • Staff shower and change facilities for any staff who want to get active during their break times or travelling to school;
  • Numerous local cafes with great coffee and every food option you can think of!


The Strathtulloh community are encouraged to be Helpful, Excelling, Accepting, Resilient and Trustworthy people as they demonstrate, support and strive for a #StrathtullohHEART

Recent quotes from staff about what they value about our school include:

  • “The supportive environment and positive culture of the school”, 
  • “Smiles - it is great to see positivity through smiles as it sets a positive culture”, 
  • “Amazing teams with effective communication, being really open and friendly”, 
  • “The culture. Everyone is very welcoming & supportive. I already feel at home”, 
  • “Amazing sense of community and enthusiasm with the staff”, 
  • “Celebration walks at the end of each term…allows us all to take the time to appreciate each other and be proud of the work”, 
  • “The support staff are receiving”, 
  • “The weekly wellbeing focus, staff shout outs”, 
  • “Student Leaders from across all year level groups, they’re so helpful!”
  • “Sub school leader support”, 
  • “Twice term full planning days”, 
  • “Celebrating staff birthdays and achievements” 
  • “We are an awesome school and I'm excited to return in 2023 (post family leave) to see what else we have developed to benefit our amazing students”.

An online INFO session will be held on Monday 21st & 28th Nov at 6:30pm. Please complete this form to register your interest.

Please visit this link to view our YouTube channel of videos.

If you would like to tour the school before applying please email strathtulloh.ps@education.vic.gov.au with your contact details.

If you are unable to make a scheduled tour or attend the online info session please still submit an application.

This position is Monday-Thursday. Scope to increase to fulltime by negotiation.

Kitchen Garden Teacher (Part-time, Ongoing)

Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Kris White or Sam Fleming | 85604600

Kitchen Garden Teacher (Part-time, Ongoing)