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Leading Teacher Range 3

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Job type: Full time / From 03/10/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289999

Reference: 1289999

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria 1

Demonstrated a high level of understanding of the PSD/Disabilities and Inclusion program and policy framework, and the ability to identify and manage the assessment process of students who may be eligible for Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD)/Disabilities and Inclusion funding or other support.

 

Selection Criteria 2

Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing evidence-based intervention strategies for students with complex needs.

 

Selection Criteria 3

A highly developed ability including effective organisational and management skills to assume overall responsibility for the operation of Disability Inclusion within the school. This will include the implementation of DET and locally developed policies, and the ability to produce high level reports and assessment documents related to the PSD/Disabilities and Inclusion funding of eligible students.

 

Selection Criteria 4

A demonstrated ability to provide professional support to staff to promote excellence in providing relevant and achievable learning outcomes for all students, including those who are eligible for PSD/Disabilities and Inclusion funding.

 

Selection Criteria 5

Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and the broader school community focused on student learning, agency, wellbeing, and engagement.

 

Selection Criteria 6

Demonstrated skills, knowledge, and experience in supporting students, families and teaching and support staff to improve outcomes for students with disability/ diverse needs. Including developing funding applications, IEPs, and relevant documentation, facilitating SSG meetings and collaboratively working with regional staff and other support agencies

Role

Leading teachers will be highly skilled classroom practitioners and undertake leadership and management roles commensurate with their salary range.  The role of leading teachers is to improve the skill, knowledge and performance of the teaching workforce in a school or group of schools and to improve the curriculum program of a school.

Typically, leading teachers are responsible for coordinating a number of staff to achieve improvements in teaching and learning which may involve the coordination and professional support of colleagues through modelling, collaborating and coaching and using processes that develop knowledge, practice and professional engagement in others.

Leading teachers are expected to lead and manage a significant area or function within the school with a high degree of independence to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.

Leading teachers will be expected to make a significant contribution to policy development relating to teaching and learning in the school. A leading teacher has a direct impact and influence on the achievement of the school goals.

Leading teachers are usually responsible for the implementation of one or more priorities contained in the school strategic plan.

Responsibilities

  1. Assume leadership and management responsibility for the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs relevant to students funded on the Students with Disabilities/Disabilities and Inclusion Program, and work with staff to develop appropriate teaching and learning programs.
  2. Assume management responsibility for the Disability Inclusion with a particular focus on managing and supporting the Education Support (ES) staff, monitoring and managing the program budget and resources.
  3. Build and maintain effective teams and develop cooperative working relationships that promote excellence in teaching and learning. This includes coordinating the services of allied health, visiting teacher personnel, external disability services and the ES team. Organisation of Student Support Group (SSG) meetings, and regular communication with staff, relevant committees and the leadership team on all matters related to student wellbeing
  4. Lead and manage policy matters relevant to the PSD/Disabilities and Inclusion.  This includes developing and reviewing relevant school and DET policies and ensuring they are consistently implemented.
  5. Work with the Strategic and Student Wellbeing Team, Team Leaders, and Student Support Service Officers (SSSO) and other stakeholders to identify and process the assessment of students who may be eligible for Disabilities and Inclusion funding/support.
  6. Provide professional assistance and support for staff who teach PSD/Disabilities and Inclusion students and meet Individual student needs, including assisting with the implementation of SSG recommendations, developing inclusive curriculum and Individual Education Plans, and identifying appropriate professional development programs.
  7. Liaise with the feeder Pre-Schools and Secondary schools to identify and support the transition of PSD/Disabilities and Inclusion students to and from Grey Street Primary School.
  8. Monitor the learning outcomes of PSD/Disabilities and Inclusion students and students with individual needs and provide reports to the leadership team as appropriate.
  9. Develop and facilitate professional development to staff to build whole school capacity to support diverse learners.
  10. Act as an expert source of advice for staff about differentiated teaching strategies appropriate for individual students with disability and with additional needs.

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

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

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

Grey Street Primary School is situated in the CBD of Traralgon, the Latrobe Valley’s largest town, and is located 160kms east of Melbourne. It was established in 1912 and holds a long tradition of excellence in educational outcomes.  

We embrace the following statement as our ethos for learning:

  • We are all learners and learn in different ways.
  • We value and reflect on our learning and take responsibility for this.
  • We support each other in the learning journey.
  • At Grey Street we take collective responsibility for all students.
  • We work with students to own their learning through the development of student-centred learning goals

We have strong Professional Learning Community (PLC) practices within our school, where teachers work collaboratively to improve the learning outcomes of all students.

With the welfare and wellbeing of our students an integral part of our students learning journey, we ensure that students are supported in a way that enables our students to succeed.

We pride ourselves on a strong and united school community, with our Parents and Friends team leading the way to engagement and school fundraising throughout each year.

Our vision is ‘WORKING TOGETHER’ and our purpose is to empower learners for individual excellence, community contribution and global understanding. Therefore, we value respect for self, others, learning and the planet.

Dean Gray
Principal

Leading Teacher Range 3

Job type:

Full time / From 03/10/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Dean Gray | 5174 2055

Leading Teacher Range 3