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Leading Teacher - Wellbeing (TFI 288)

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Corryong

Job type: Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 27/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation:

Reference: 1285288

Reference: 1285288

Occupation:

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Corryong

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the implementation of school priorities, and the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.

SC2      Demonstrated ability to lead the planning and implementation of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3      Demonstrated exemplary ability to monitor and assess student learning at a class, cohort or whole-school level and use this data to lead improvement initiatives. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4      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.

SC5      Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values and support colleagues to adopt these behaviours and attitudes. Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice and contribute to the provision of whole-school professional learning.

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

In recognition of the importance of leadership and management combined with exemplary teaching practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the leading teachers may include but are not limited to:

  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement initiatives related to the school strategic plan and school priorities
  • Leading and managing the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery;
  • Leading and managing the provision of professional development and developing individual and team development plans for teaching staff within the priorities of the school;
  • Leading and managing staff performance and development (review of staff);
  • Teaching demonstration lessons;
  • Leading and managing the development of the school's assessment and reporting policies and practices;
  • Leading and managing the implementation of the school operations and policies related to student welfare and discipline;
  • Leading the development of curriculum in a major learning area and participating in curriculum development in other areas;
  • Responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers;
  • Contributing to the overall leadership and management of the school;
  • Contributing to the development of proposals for school council consideration;
  • Developing and managing the school code of conduct.

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

  • Be accountable for the Wellbeing AIP and SSP goals which are reviewed through the School Improvement Team meetings.
  • Coaching and mentoring teachers towards best practice and strong student engagement, including whole school or targeted group professional development related to wellbeing.
  • Be a collaborative member of the Learning Walks and Talks or covering classes to allow other teachers to take part.
  • Work with the Department representatives, external services and program facilitators within already initiated wellbeing programs to support student wellbeing across the college.
  • In liaison with the Assistant Principal, oversee and coordinate the Wellbeing Team; School Counsellor, Chaplain, Year Level Leaders and Form Teachers to implement Wellbeing programs across the college.

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.

Eligibility for incentive payments:

Retention payments will be paid at the end of the second, third, and fourth year of employment in this position, subject to successful completion of each year respectively.

For information on relocation and removal assistance, refer to ‘Reimbursement of travel and personal expenses - teaching service’ policy available at  https://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/employcond/Pages/pexpTS.aspx

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

Program Benefits

This position attracts an incentive payment of $50,000 (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment.

A $9,000 (pre-tax) annual retention payment is available at the conclusion of the second, third and fourth year of employment.

Additional relocation assistance may be available upon appointment to the position.

More information about Targeted Financial Incentives is available at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/careers/teacher/Pages/targeted-initiative-attract-more-teachers.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

Corryong College is a P-12 College of approximately 300 students located in the far north-east of Victoria, some 125 kilometers east of Wodonga and within the Shire of Towong.  With a population of 1200 people, Corryong is the main town servicing the Upper Murray region. Whilst the local economy is closely tied to agriculture (beef and dairy cattle), the local hospital and Snowy Hydro Scheme also contributes to the local economic viability.

 

Tourism is a growing industry as Corryong is nestled in a picturesque valley between the mountains and the Murray River.  Close to snowfields in winter, river and lake sports in summer, excellent freshwater fishing in permanent creeks and with lots to see and do outdoors during the mild spring and autumn months. The Upper Murray offers a healthy and peaceful lifestyle.  A safe and secure place to live and raise a family in a friendly rural community that welcomes newcomers.

 

The College provides a comprehensive program for students from Years P-12, led by highly dedicated staff  of  teachers and  Education Support.  The College is well-known in the region for its ability to value add to student learning as students move through the College’s year levels, evidenced in the many years of achieving excellent VCE results. The College focuses on data informed teaching that ensures every student can learn and no student is left behind.

 

The College provides a high-quality education in a safe and secure environment which values motivation, aspiration and achievement.  Teachers work in variety of Professional Learning Teams & Communities focused on student centered points of need, to share best practice with clear learning intentions, explicit teaching and feedback that continuously strive towards a strong learning culture. The FISO (Framework for Improving Student Outcomes) Continua is regularly reviewed by the college community, aligned with analyzed data sets, to ensure whole-school ownership of school improvement. Students have a strong voice and are encouraged to be inquiring, active and independent learners. Moving towards student agency, the College is making steps towards empowering students to have input in their learning direction within the classroom and across the school.

 

The curriculum is seen as the means by which our students acquire the skills competencies and qualities to become informed and effective participants in society.  It emphasises literacy, numeracy, the ability to work with others, the ability to analyze and assess information, the capacity to adapt to new situations and personal organisation.

 

Curriculum enhancement activities are many and varied.   Students are encouraged to take an active role in extra-curricular activities.  The opportunities provided by the proximity of national parks and snowfields mean that Outdoor Education features strongly.  Instrumental Music classes are available to all students in Years 5-12. The College has an excellent sports program that features inter-house and interschool competitions. School Captains are elected and take an important leadership role in College affairs. House Captains and Vice-Captains also have important roles to play.

 

The College has a strong Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (SAKG), ADVANCE (CFA), Hospitality and Indonesian programs play a huge role in our students’ development as well as strong collaboration with community.

Leading Teacher - Wellbeing (TFI 288)

Job type:

Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 27/01/2025

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Fran Heath | 02 6076 1566

Leading Teacher - Wellbeing (TFI 288)