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Learning Specialist 3 - Disability and Inclusion / English Teacher (Learning Specialist Range 3)

Job posted: 31/05/2024
Applications close: 13/06/2024 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 15/07/2024 - 14/07/2027

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1418329

Reference: 1418329

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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

The role of the Disability and Inclusion learning specialist will be to lead the implementation and administration of Disability and Inclusion portfolio at the College. This includes but is not limited to;

  • Leading the college Inclusion Team with the support of an ES assistant 
  • Overseeing applications for DI funding
  • Liaise with external providers regarding supports and service for students with additional needs
  • Providing exemplars and advice to staff in relation to supporting students with additional needs
  • Providing professional learning to individuals and larger groups on best practice in provision of Disability and Inclusion in schools
  • Reporting to and working with the Assistant Principal 10-12 in relation to the DI portfolio
  • Preparing reports to school leadership in relation to the DI portfolio
  • Observing classes/students and providing feedback to stakeholders in relation to provision of support for students with additional needs
  • Leading Disability and Inclusion Profile (DIP) meetings and Student Support Group (SSG) meetings
  • Advocating for students with additional needs throughout the college
  • Additional duties as directed by the principal

This role will include a time allowance of approximately 0.6 FTE to fulfill these duties and a teaching load of approximately 0.4 FTE. 

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

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

  • 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.

Location Profile

Join the Melba College family and be a part of something extraordinary! We recently celebrated our 10th anniversary and are thrilled to announce that our community is flourishing, and we are looking for passionate educators to join our team. With 680 students in 2024, there has never been a more exciting time to work with us. 

At Melba College, we pride ourselves on nurturing creativity and excellence in education. We are named after the legendary Dame Nellie Melba, an inspirational figure who symbolises our commitment to empowering young minds. 

Exciting developments await, as we have successfully secured Stage 3 funding for a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre redevelopment, creating a dynamic environment for our students to explore their artistic passions. Additional grounds work, including a new oval, will compliment our quality STEAM Centre and four-court Basketball Stadium, promising to transform our campus into a vibrant and inviting space for all.

If you're dedicated to shaping bright futures and fostering a love for learning, come and make your mark at Melba College. Together, let's inspire the leaders of tomorrow. Join us on this incredible journey today!

Learning Specialist 3 - Disability and Inclusion / English Teacher (Learning Specialist Range 3)

Job type:

Full time / From 15/07/2024 - 14/07/2027

Job classification:

Learning Specialist Range 3

Contact:

Matthew Lee | 03 9870 4551

Learning Specialist 3 - Disability and Inclusion / English Teacher (Learning Specialist Range 3)