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Mathematics 7-10 Classroom Teacher 0.8FTE (over 9 days) (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 13/05/2024
Applications close: 26/05/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 05/10/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1415310

Reference: 1415310

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2    Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth. 

SC3    Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

Role

The classroom teacher classification comprises two salary ranges- range 1 and range 2.  The primary focus of the classroom teacher is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes.  The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection and inquiry in order to improve knowledge and skills to effectively engage students and improve their learning. 

As the classroom teacher gains experience his or her contribution to the school program beyond the classroom increases. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their rostered teaching duties provided the responsibility is appropriate to the salary range, qualifications, training and experience of the teacher.


Classroom teacher Range 2
Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities.

A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.

Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to:
- Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
- Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
- Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
- Supervise and train one or more student teachers
- Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.


Classroom teacher Range 1
The primary focus of the range 1 classroom teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels and the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. These teachers teach a range of students/classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programs.  Range 1 classroom teachers are skilled teachers who operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and may have responsibility for the supervision and training of one or more student teachers.

At range 1, teachers participate in the development of school policies and programs and assist in the implementation of school priorities. 
The focus of a range 1 classroom teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice.  New entrants to the teaching profession in their initial teaching years receive structured support, mentoring and guidance from teachers at higher levels.

Under guidance, new entrants to the teaching profession will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects and are expected to participate in induction programs and other professional learning activities that are designed to ensure the integration of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the school.

Teachers at range 1 are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate in policy development, project teams and the organisation of co-curricula activities.

Responsibilities

The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:

  • Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
  • Undertaking other classroom teaching related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

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

Fitzroy High School, is a vibrant, progressive, medium-sized government secondary school, located in the inner city suburb of Fitzroy North. The school delivers a year 7-12 curriculum to over 600 students.

The school is surrounded by residential housing, local shopping precincts and extensive parklands. It primarily serves students from the local area and nearby suburbs. Many students ride their bikes and walk to school. There are extensive public transport network close to the school that provide easy access for the school community and for excursions.

The school's physical environment consists of the original buildings and recent additions; there are various room configurations providing some flexibility of use. The grounds are quite small but are augmented by using local facilities such as Edinburgh Gardens. The grounds have had significant student input in design and construction and include a kitchen garden, school-wide and community composting system and indigenous gardens.

Vision

Fitzroy High School values children as individual learners who are full of potential and capable of excellence. Our students will be lifelong learners, reflective and creative thinkers, responsible and active citizens, and resilient and adaptable problem solvers able to navigate through an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Fitzroy is a learning community where students and teams of teachers work together to:

achieve high standards so that all students fulfil their capabilities in academic, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development;
celebrate diversity and embrace individual differences, including class, culture, race, gender, sexuality and ethnicity;
build a cohesive, compassionate and proud school community with a productive legacy for the future;
develop beyond our current capacity through continuous change and review; and
participate in and contribute to our wider community.
Philosophy

Fitzroy High School embraces a bold and ambitious dream: striving for excellence and equity. We aim to be a humane learning community in which teachers use relationships to deepen their knowledge of students.

This is in order to engage all of them in an intellectually challenging education based on powerful ideas, help them toward social maturity, and prepare them for a life of meaningful possibilities and active participation as Australian and global citizens.

The school places students at the centre of their learning and the structure of the school is organised around meeting the educational needs of our students.

With involvement of parents and carers, teachers support student to make choices about their learning and development, maximising their performance across a broad range of subjects and life skills.

Senior Programs Partnership

Fitzroy High School offers a comprehensive Senior Program including VCE, VCAL and VET certificates, and has been partnering with Collingwood College for over 10 years to co-deliver the VCE curriculum. The partnership allows both schools to be responsive to the needs and interests of students and provides the capacity to offer a greater range of subjects, compared to what would be possible stand alone. The two schools offered 95 classes this year across Years 11 and 12.

The Senior Programs Partnership is a significant priority for both Fitzroy High School and Collingwood College and the opening of the new shared campus - Wurun Senior Campus in 2022 has provided an exciting state of the art senior learning environment to accommodate the senior students of both schools.

The combined leadership teams of the two schools believe optimal senior student outcomes can best be achieved from well-integrated collaboration, while also maintaining the identities of two separate schools. The Partnership is designed to complement each school's strengths.

Wurun Senior Secondary Campus is a new vertical campus jointly run by Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School that offers a comprehensive Senior Program including VCE, Applied Learning, and VET certificates. The partnership allows both schools to be responsive to the needs and interests of the students and provide a wide range of Senior Secondary options.  This partnership has been co-delivering the VCE and Applied Learning programs for a number of years.   The combined leadership teams of the two schools believe optimal senior student outcomes can best be achieved from well-integrated collaboration while also maintaining the identities of two separate schools. 

This role is 0.8FTE over 9 days in a fortnight. For additional information on the working days, please contact the school directly. 

Other Information

Advice to Applicants

Prospective applicants are invited to refer to the school website for general information regarding Fitzroy High School  www.fitzroyhs.vic.edu.au

Written Applications

Applicants are free to structure applications in any manner they choose, but must ensure that the following are included:

A specific response to all of the Key Selection Criteria and position details.  It is suggested that applicants limit their responses to no more than 1 to 1 1/2 pages (size 11) per criterion.
A Cover Letter providing contact information including home address, email and phone number as well as the phone number of the work address at which the applicant can be contacted.
A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.
The names, email addresses and contact details of three referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the Key Selection Criteria.
For ease of handling by the school, all documents (cover letter, cv and key selection criteria responses) can be combined and saved as one pdf and uploaded to Recruitment on Line attached to the selection criteria portal.  Please ensure that your name is included in the header of each document if you choose to upload separate documents.

Please note: The selection panel may contact referees other than those listed.

The Selection Process will involve at least the following steps:
¿Receipt of application by closing date
¿Shortlisting of applications
¿Interview process (applicants may be invited back for a second interview)
¿Referee checks (these may occur prior and/or after the interviews)

Note: the panel reserves the right to contact others outside of the list of referees provided by the applicant.

Mathematics 7-10 Classroom Teacher 0.8FTE (over 9 days) (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 05/10/2024

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher

Contact:

Linda Mitchell | 03 9488 1900

Mathematics 7-10 Classroom Teacher 0.8FTE (over 9 days) (Classroom Teacher)