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Learning Specialist 3

Job posted: 21/11/2022
Applications close: 04/12/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1316676

Reference: 1316676

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1      Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to model exemplary teaching practice, including the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum, and implement school priorities.

SC2      Demonstrated expertise in the implementation and modelling 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 model the monitoring and assessment of student learning. 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 communication skills. Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5      Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated ability to support others to reflect on their practice and facilitate school-based professional learning.

Role

Learning Specialists will be highly skilled classroom practitioners who continue to spend the majority of their time in the classroom delivering high-quality teaching and learning and have a range of responsibilities related to their expertise, including teaching demonstration lessons, observing and providing feedback to other teachers and facilitating school-based professional learning.  Learning Specialists are expected to have deep knowledge and expertise in high quality teaching and learning in delivering improved achievement, engagement and wellbeing for students. The role of the Learning Specialist will be to model excellence in teaching and learning through demonstration lessons and, mentoring and coaching teachers in improving the skill, knowledge and effectiveness of the teaching workforce.

The Learning Specialist role is aimed at building excellence in teaching and learning within the Teaching Service.

Responsibilities

In recognition of the importance of exemplary practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the Learning Specialists may include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice
  • Modelling exemplary classroom practice including through teaching demonstration lessons
  • Working with the school leadership team to develop a shared view of highly effective teacher practice
  • Leading and modelling the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery
  • Playing a key role in the provision of professional learning, including through developing processes and protocols for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaboration
  • Modelling effective learning practice and supporting teachers to seek, analyse and act on feedback and on their practice
  • Providing evidence-based feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development
  • Providing expert advice about the context, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
  • Supervising and training one or more student teachers and mentoring and/or coaching teachers
  • Modelling exemplary use of student data to inform teaching approaches
  • Developing and promoting school-wide professional learning structures, processes and protocols through Professional Learning Communities
  • Modelling exemplary professional learning practice included through seeking feedback from other teachers and leaders on their own classroom practice as part of critical reflection and inquiry to improve practice

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.

Location Profile

At Seaholme Primary School we work together with our community to ensure ‘Success for All’. We provide a stimulating, creative and challenging learning environment where students achieve their personal best. They are supported to grow socially, emotionally and academically, and become respectful, responsible and resilient members of a global community. We offer a robust educational experience for all students through effective communication, strong collaboration and high impact, research-based teaching.

Located in Altona, a short walk to the beach and Cherry Lake Reserve, Seaholme Primary School has a current enrolment of 320 students supported by a professional and committed workforce of 27 equivalent full-time staff.

Seaholme Primary School provides an outstanding, comprehensive teaching and learning program in all curriculum areas and continues to achieve outstanding academic results. Additional programs include visual and performing arts, physical education, STEM and Mandarin. Out of School Hours Care (OSHC), swimming, camps for years 2-6, lunchtime clubs, instrumental music, incursions, excursions and counselling are provided with the aim to enable every student to reach their full potential.

We are privileged to have such wonderful students at our school. Our students are intelligent, resilient, creative, imaginative, disciplined, dedicated to life-long learning, respectful and ethical. They leave Seaholme Primary School, with the skills, mind sets and qualities that will best equip them for success in the world of the future. They are the future leaders and role models of society.

Teachers work collaboratively to provide a challenging and stimulating broad-based curriculum, which is grounded on a solid foundation of literacy and numeracy skills.

We offer high quality, strategic professional development, utilising expertise within and beyond the school, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), School Improvement Team (SIT), and curriculum days to accelerate the continuous improvement of learning and teaching at Seaholme Primary School.

Seaholme Primary School has been recognised for its outstanding commitment to professional growth. We are a Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Link School. We support other schools in our region to improve their teacher practice and student outcomes through the PLC Inquiry Model. We are very proud to be able to share our achievements and work practices with other schools.

The active participation of parents and carers within the school community is a highly valued feature of our school. A strong partnership with parents is developed and considered essential in our endeavours to ensure the successful learning achievement for every child. Over recent years the School Council has developed areas of the playground to make them attractive, safe and stimulating for our students. 

In late 2020 Seaholme Primary School had its review and developed a new School Strategic Plan (SSP). Over the next 4 years, the goals within our SSP are to; improve the learning outcomes of all students, to enhance student engagement in all facets of school life, and to enhance the health and wellbeing of every student. 

Seaholme Primary School prides itself on being a small community school who continually produces outstanding results. We are proud to be the school of choice in our local community.

Further information about Seaholme Primary School can be founded by visiting our school website: https://seaholmeps.vic.edu.au/

Learning Specialist 3

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

James Barger | 03 9398 2806

Learning Specialist 3