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Learning Specialist Range 3 - Data Coach

Job posted: 28/06/2024
Applications close: 18/07/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Cranbourne

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 26/01/2027

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1422707

Reference: 1422707

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Cranbourne

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

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

 

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • A resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • A section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • Names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees who are able to attest to the claims made in your application.

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

 

 

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

Alkira is a Wurundjeri word meaning Big Sky. It was chosen to highlight the place of our learning high on a hill and also the wide and endless opportunities that we make available to our school community.
The school continues to be a school of choice in the local area forcing us to manage extreme enrolment growth and transition of students across all year levels reflecting a shift in demographics and diversity of our surrounding community. This year the school enrolments have peaked at 1935 FTE enrolments, not including a number of International students and part time students enrolled in online or offsite programs. Our SFOE index is Medium at 0.4337. Our school is highly multicultural with 30 % of students being born overseas.  Enrolments also include Aboriginal students, EAL students and NCCD students.

The School vision and statement of purpose and core values from day one recognised our responsibility to provide a personalised education for every child in our emerging community. 
To ensure we maintain our sense of community and strong relationships, our school is broken up into  sub schools and is also emerging into a senior, middle and junior school. This schools within school SWIS model helps to ensure every student is known and their personal, educational, and social needs are monitored, managed and supported by a staff of over 200. Pastoral Care is a significant aspect of the SWIS model and further supports the notion of securing the entitlements of all students. Pastoral Care has a focus on developing student learning experiences with the notion that the PC teacher and sub school support team continues to plan for student improvement.

We have embraced 21C learning and developed a range of programs and resources to promote independent learning and improved student achievement. All students `bring their own device' (BYOD) and work within a dedicated Learning Management system (Compass) while having access to other blended learning resources.
Our dynamic curriculum and teaching and learning programs are supported through Professional Learning Communities and focused professional development and coaching. The College has an agreed model of instruction that supports High Impact Teaching strategies.
An orderly learning environment is created by high and consistent expectations that are guided and supported by our College non negotiables. Our agreed behaviour management processes support a student's right to a safe and secure learning environment, and a teacher's right to direct and establish such an environment.  The program is very successful as it focuses on students¿ work and provides an opportunity for reflection and involves a restorative process.


Our school is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for all students. We adhere to the principles of the Berry Street Education Model and The Resilience Project, which emphasize trauma-informed education, resilience, and emotional well-being. Our commitment extends to being ahead of the curve in supporting students with disabilities, ensuring they have access to tailored resources and opportunities for success. We also provide robust support for Koori students, honouring their cultural heritage and promoting educational equity. Additionally, we offer comprehensive assistance to students in out-of-home care, recognizing their unique challenges and providing stability and encouragement. Through these initiatives, we create a nurturing and equitable community where every learner can thrive.
Our teachers are expected to contribute to wider non curricula programs and support and celebrate our student's achievements. We run a system of providing course work support and extra learning opportunities outside our regular timetable.
Pathway programs are established in years 10 -12 and include opportunities for students to be involved in VCE and supplement their programs with a VET program in their chosen vocational area. 


We have developed an extensive international partnership or network of sister schools in China and India, international PD, exchange and global collaborative projects are encouraged within our curriculum and teaching programs.


Alkira....a great place to work.

 

We will be running a school tour on Thursday 11 July 2024 at 10am. Please email Shanti Tomlin (HR Manager) if you would like to attend. Please include your contact details in your email.

Shanti.Tomlin@education.vic.gov.au
 

Learning Specialist Range 3 - Data Coach

Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 26/01/2027

Job classification:

Learning Specialist Range 3

Contact:

Nalini Naidu | 03 - 5991 3500

Learning Specialist Range 3 - Data Coach