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Middle Years

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 14/08/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 28/01/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289294

Reference: 1289294

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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.

SC6    Demonstrated knowledge of Positive Education and its impact on student wellbeing and learning. Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children from culturally and/ or linguistically diverse backgrounds including children from First Nations People.

SC7    Demonstrated ability to use ICT as a tool to support and improve student engagement and learning outcomes.

SC8    Demonstrated knowledge of delivering a high quality and engaging synthetic phonics pedagogy within a differentiated classroom structure.

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.
  • 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

Kerrimuir Primary School is in the in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne with a current enrolment of more than 510 students. The school is located on spacious grounds with a stand-alone art room, computer laboratory, performing arts room and a library. The Before and After Care facility (run by Team KIds) shares a school building and is well used. The multi-cultural nature of the school is a great asset, enriching the educational experiences of all students. 

We have a very well balanced staff team in terms of experience and gender. Our staff is very dedicated and committed to developing a learning environment which maximises the overall educational needs of our students. We only employ staff with a high level of emotional maturity, who are responsible and innovative in approach. We seek to continue to improve in all areas over the next decade, using current research, DET best practice and via the creative and innovative use of ICT.

The school environment is warm and friendly – people enjoy working at Kerrimuir Primary School. We have high expectations of our students, both behaviourally and academically – and work with the students to set SMART goals in literacy and numeracy. We expect staff and students to uphold respectful behaviours at all times and for staff to work with children to ensure they behave appropriately. Student well-being is an important focus. Our aim is to provide a teaching and learning program of the highest quality, which continues to evolve as new educational issues challenge us.  A positive approach to student management and the development of positive relationships within our school community are a critical part of our ethos – we expect teachers and students to be aware of the learning intention for each session and for the students to understand the success criteria for each lesson. Our Literacy program is based upon a phonemic approach using Synthetic Phonics and MSL (multi-sensory learning).

Our school values are - CARE.

Care for people and the environment

Achieve our best

Respect ourselves and others

Educating your child for the future

Staff are expected to uphold these values themselves and ensure the school students are also modelling these behaviours every day at school. We have a detailed code of conduct for the whole school community. We ask that staff model and explicitly teach these values throughout the year, and recognise they are teachers of all children at the school, not just those in their classroom. As such, proactive intervention, as required, is a must do for all staff when seeing children in distress, misbehaving or acting in such a way that they or other children are not safe. This applies in a classroom, in the yard, in the school grounds and anywhere throughout the school.

We currently have specialists in Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Art, Robotics and Japanese. Students are also able to receive tuition in musical instruments such as keyboard, guitar and drums outside of school hours. All students have the opportunity to participate in an intensive swimming program. Our camping program includes children from Grade 2 to Grade 6. We provide many and varied opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills, both formally and informally. We also run a number of programs aimed at further developing students’ social skills and work habits. We run extension and intervention programs, to ensure children are taught at point of need (using Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development).
We are fortunate to have a very active parent community and an informed and pro-active School Council. Parents support the school through involvement in classroom programs, fundraising, sports activities, camps and excursions and numerous other activities.

We are seeking staff to complement our school, with a high work ethic, who are calm, well organised and innovative, with a sense of humour. Our school’s greatest asset is the people who work here, our students and our school parents and their families – we are keen to select staff who fit best with our ethos. We are seeking staff who will work positively with the Principal, the Leadership team, all staff, students and parents of the school; who will live our vision and values, and will be an asset to further develop the future learning of the students at Kerrimuir. We seek a committed person, with excellent inter-personal skills, able to inspire students, using current research to drive explicit teaching and positive behaviour management techniques to gain best results for all children. We want staff who are able to develop a rapport with the students and can ensure progress for each student. We also want staff who are happy and able to work effectively in a team environment.

Middle Years

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 28/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Michael McLean | 039/898-1494

Middle Years