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Maths / Science Teacher - Ongoing (TFI 432)

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Swan Hill

Job type: Full time / From 05/09/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 1290278

Reference: 1290278

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Swan Hill

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

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.

Eligibility for incentive payments:

  • The successful candidate must be a new employee to this school
  • The successful candidate is committing to a minimum of 2 years employment at this school
  • The successful candidate will not be a TFI recipient from within the last 5 years
  • The successful candidate will meet requirements for relocation (e.g. live at least 1 hour away from this school at thte time of application), in line with "Reimbursement of travel and personal expenses - teaching service' https://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/employcond/Pages/pexpTS.aspx

Retention payments will be paid at the conclusion of the second, third, and fourth year of employment in this position, subject to successful completion of each year respectively.

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

Program Benefits

This position attracts an incentive payment of $50,000 (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment.

A $9,000 (pre-tax) annual retention payment is available at the conclusion of the second, third and fourth year of employment.

Teachers may be eligible to receive payments and support to cover relocation costs including mileage and removalist expenses. Subject to meeting additional set of criteria, teachers may also be eligible to receive payments to cover re-establishment allowance and reimbursement of stamp duty.

For more information on relocation and removal assistance, refer to 'Reimbursement of travel and peresonal expenses - teaching service' policy available at: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/employcond/Pages/pexpTS.aspx

Additional supports to find available housing are also available to successful applicants relocating to regional and rural areas.

More information about Targeted Financial Incentives is available at https://www.vic.gov.au/targeted-initiative-attract-more-teachers

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

Swan Hill College is located 350 kilometres north west of Melbourne on the Murray River and is situated within the CBD of the rural city of Swan Hill. In 2022 730 students are enrolled at the College supported by in excess of 100 teaching and non teaching staff.  There is an equal gender balance and the catchment area includes township primary schools, local private schools and outlying primary schools some of which are 60 kilometres or further from the College. A comprehensive bus system services the College and other schools in the township. Some of our students travel for over 2 hours every day to gain access to the College.

The College has continued to work on facilities development to a point where it now boasts some of the best facilities in the State.  A 250 seat theatre, modern technology facilities, outstanding library and extensive sporting arenas including stadium are but a few examples. Swan Hill College continues its focus on information technology the recent additional of the technology hub which includes VR, 3D printers and green screen.

The College Leadership Team comprises of the Principal, two Assistant Principals, the Business Manager and seven Leading Teachers with specific portfolios.

The college has made a real commitment by improving literacy by introducing an intervention program and a reading program at Year 7 and 8. Similarly, our numeracy programs include, scaffolding numeracy early years, a focus on problem solving and a recent introduction of the online Maths Pathways program. With the focus in these areas being the individual student growth.

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is well embedded across the college. At Swan Hill College we work together to achieve excellence and have high expectations of behaviour to create an environment which promotes individual academic and social growth. A clear set of behavioural expectations are developed around the school values of Respect, Responsibility, High Expectations and Belonging.

The College has a well developed and highly effective student wellbeing structure.  The Student Wellbeing Team includes three counsellors, a chaplain and a College nurse. Network support staff also support this team. Doctor in Schools commenced in 2018. The two sub-schools, Junior and Senior, allows for strong links and support with students and families and also a healthy team spirit about the school. A team of College Captains, Junior Captains, House Captains and PBS leaders, also supports the student body.

The College has a Flexible Learning Options (FLO) campus.  This program offers flexible learning opportunities for students who are disengaged or challenged by structured learning.  The program is very successful and had given many students the chance to continue their education.

The College provides a very broad curriculum and an array of additional programs. At the senior level students choose from both the VCE and VCAL programs and a large number integrate Certificate level studies from our extensive VET offerings.  At the Middle School a wide range of electives are offered with both an engagement and career pathway focus.  Junior School students undertake a standard curriculum with a focus on General Studies and Maths /Science. The College offers an extensive Sport and Recreation program. The Performing Arts continue to grow utilising our state of the art Harrison Theatre, with students studying Dance, Drama and Music.

At Swan Hill College, we have a focus on the continued development of our teaching through the implementation of our Professional Learning Community. Our work is guided by the high impact teaching strategies and the inquiry cycle with a current focus on questioning and the high reliability literacy teaching procedures.

Our College enjoys considerable parent and community support in our vibrant rural setting.

Student engagement, aspirations and welfare are the key focus for the College and wider community. The College is an accredited performance and development culture school and professional development will be targeted to address these priorities.

The College’s Annual Implementation and Strategic Plans are available on our website www.shc.vic.edu.au
 

Maths / Science Teacher - Ongoing (TFI 432)

Job type:

Full time / From 05/09/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Andrew Sartori | 0438 363 565

Maths / Science Teacher - Ongoing (TFI 432)