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Learning Specialist Range 3

Job posted: 28/07/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 05/10/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1288282

Reference: 1288282

Occupation: Education and Training

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.

SC6      Demonstrated capacity to improve teacher practice across the school.

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.

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

At Narre Warren North Primary School we believe that all children have the ability to learn.  By providing an environment that is stimulating, safe, happy and positive, we foster the learning potential of our children.  We will develop a high standard of literacy and numeracy, by encouraging inquiring minds and effective communication skills.  Our students will be encouraged and challenged to fulfill their academic potential, develop self-discipline, self-esteem and become independent learners.

Our school’s vision is to prepare young people to become active, engaged and responsible citizens of the local and global community.  It aims to prepare students to live in a dynamic 21st century in which creativity, cooperative work, connectedness to the world and adaptability are key features.

At Narre Warren North Primary School we enact this vision by giving our students a grounding in the ‘4 Pillars of Learning’ needed to be successful in life:

Learning to Know - being literate and numerate and being able to expand knowledge to understand the world and act effectively in that world.

Learning to Do/Apply - being able to use ICT effectively and to build knowledge of digital literacies, being able to put into practice the necessary skills learned in all curriculum areas to everyday life and developing qualities such as communication, teambuilding and problem solving skills.

Learning to Live Together - celebrating and valuing diversity; showing mutual respect, empathy and concern for others and the world we live in through the development of social skills and restorative practices.

Learning to Be - living the important values in life including our school values to assist students in having the personal resources and intellectual tools needed to understand the world and behave as fair-minded, responsible human beings.

The Narre Warren North Primary School community values respect, honesty, resilience, responsibility and persistence.

Narre Warren North Primary School is located in the City of Casey, 35km south-east of Melbourne.  From its foundation in 1877, Narre Warren North Primary School has enjoyed a strong sense of community spirit as evidenced by second, third and fourth generation families attending the school. The school has an enrolment of 386 students.

Narre Warren North Primary School believes that students are at the core of its ethos and culture.  The current school vision is enacted through a supportive learning community where all students are motivated and challenged to take responsibility for their own learning.  The school motto is ‘We Can’, the aim being for all students to reach their full potential.

Teachers plan together in level teams to develop curriculum units based on the Victorian Curriculum, with Literacy and Numeracy seen as the foundation of all learning.  Our programs cater for a range of individual student needs and we use Inquiry Learning as our method of curriculum delivery, allowing students to actively investigate significant questions about the way the world works.

A comprehensive eLearning program supports classroom programs.  We have a 1-1 ICT program in Grades 1 to 6 and the Junior school have access to laptops, Chromebooks and iPads. We are a Google Apps for Education school.

Specialist programs include Visual Arts, Physical Education, Science/STEM and Auslan.  To support and enhance the curriculum, the school offers a variety of programs and opportunities to develop and showcase individual student interests and talents, including Family Life, Life Education, Perceptual Motor Program, Kinder-Prep and Year 6 to 7 transition programs, Sport, Camps, Swimming, Interschool Sport, excursions and in-school visits, Parent Education programs, buddies, Show Day and Clubs.  The school caters for a range of students with special needs, and has a Literacy Support Program in place for students at risk. Further opportunities for students are provided through support and extension programs.

Student Welfare is recognised as vital for productive learning and a comprehensive Social and Emotional Learning Program is in place.   A Chaplaincy program is in operation two days a week to support our school community and plays a key role in helping children cope with the challenges and stresses of life. The Resilience Project has been implemented.  Positive reinforcement is a feature of the school and student achievement is regularly recognised and acknowledged. Student Leadership programs, including School Captains, House Captains and Junior School Council, are highly valued.

As a school community we actively promote the safety and wellbeing of students, with all staff committed to providing a child safe environment, recognising and inclusive of the needs of all children, particularly students who are vulnerable due to age, family circumstances, abilities, or indigenous, cultural or linguistic background. In accordance with our legal obligations, including child safe standards, we are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment. Further information regarding our school’s Child Safe Policy and Staff Code of Conduct is available on our website.

School Council, Parents’ and Friends’ Club and the broader school parent community are committed to maintaining and improving the school, its facilities and equipment for the benefit of the students.  Many hours of volunteer work are contributed to fundraising.

Community involvement in the school is strongly encouraged and is an important component of the school. There is strong parental involvement in a variety of school programs, particularly in Literacy support, camps and sporting events.  The school has approximately 100 parents with a Working with Children’s Check who support school programs.

Narre Warren North Primary School is committed to child safety and establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments where all children are valued and feel safe.

We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently through our policies and procedures.

We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for vulnerable children and children with a disability and in out of home care.

School Tours available via appointment.  Please contact the school to arrange a time.

Learning Specialist Range 3

Job type:

Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 05/10/2025

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Connie vanderVoort | 03 9796 8261

Learning Specialist Range 3