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Physical Education and Health Teacher (7-12)

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289454

Reference: 1289454

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.

SC6    An understanding of current educational approaches to Teaching and Learning in a 21st century environment, including the use of adaptable learning spaces, collaborative planning and expertise in the use of student agency and voice in the classroom.

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

Other Information

People who have professional expertise in the area but do not have current provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching may apply. Preference will be given to applicants with teacher training. Applicants who are not eligible for provisional or full registration will be required to obtain permission to teach from the Victorian Institute of Teaching prior to commencing employment.

 

Please follow the link to view your general recruitment information handbook https://www.edgarscreeksc.vic.edu.au/index.php/recruitment/#page-content

Applications should include: 

1. A cover sheet providing the name of the applicant, record number (where appropriate), home address and telephone where you can be contacted, the position you are applying for and the vacancy number of the position.

2. Specific Key Selection Criteria response.

3. A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.

4. The names, email addresses and contact details of three referees who can provide information regarding the application.

Link to Edgars Creek Secondary College Child Safe Code of Conduct http://www.edgarscreeksc.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Child-Safe-Code-of-Conduct.pd


It is preferred that applicants have the ability to teach in at least one additional subject area.

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

Edgars Creek Secondary College opened in 2018 and is located in Epping North/Wollert. It is a co-educational school that will form part of a wider education and community precinct, which along with the secondary college will include a primary school, a community activity centre and a council reserve. The school has a state-of-the-art STEM building, with a series of science labs, flexible break-out spaces, and material tech and digital technology learning spaces. The spaces have been specifically designed to cater for contemporary teaching and learning approaches with a focus on interdisciplinary project-based learning in the areas of design, technology and the sciences. Edgars Creek Secondary College also includes an additional two-storey administration and library resource centre. Edgars Creek Secondary College is designed to be a school that is an important piece of community infrastructure with its facilities being used in the future for the delivery of both educational programs and community projects.

The College is now in its fifth year with over 1000 year 7 – 11 students, it will grow year level by year level with the first Year 12 cohort in 2023. The College was allocated $22,800,000 in capital works funding in the 2019 State budget. This has enabled the college to open for the 2022 academic year with new specialist Food, Performing and Visual Arts, Media and Recording Studio, Ceramic, Textile, and Sports Hall facilities along with a Learning Communities classroom building. The facilities will be ready for the 2022 academic year.

Vision:

Edgars Creek Secondary College is a school that provides all young people with the opportunities to be passionate about learning, innovative and creative with their learning while developing a strong sense of community and global responsibility.

Mission:

Edgars Creek Secondary College is to provide an educational experience that will not just prepare students for future pathways in the 21st Century but stimulate students to see the possibilities for innovation and inspire them to create their own unique opportunities for the future be it through further education, training or business enterprises.

Aim:

Edgars Creek Secondary College aims to equip all young people with the skills and capabilities they need for economic, social and cultural success in the 21st century. The personalized learning needs of all young people will be catered for via a highly differentiated curriculum. This will be supported by the use of evolving technologies, collaborative and problem-based learning and strong literacy and numeracy core skills. Students will build their skills, self-confidence, leadership abilities and community spirit through a rigorous, but rich and varied curricular and co-curricular program.

Expectation:

At Edgars Creek Secondary College the expectation is that all teachers are committed to collaborating in a multidisciplinary way while working in a professional learning community. All teachers are expected to develop and/or demonstrate a deep understanding of the College’s pedagogy (e.g.use of High Impact Teaching strategies; the work of Hattie and Marzano; data analysis) and the ability to action the delivery of a guaranteed and viable Victorian curriculum. The College has begun to develop a coaching and peer observation model which contributes to ongoing adult learning and skill improvement. It is an expectation and requirement that all teachers will embrace the School Wide Positive Behaviour framework that focuses on the teaching and re-teaching all students behaviour expectations and routines. All staff work in partnerships with parents and families to provide ongoing feedback about student learning growth and wellbeing.

Since the foundation year, the College has made a commitment to building the literacy and numeracy skills of all students. The College is committed to expanding a strong independent reading focus at Middle school which is complemented by a sophisticated library program. The College's Middle School students have been engaging with the Scaffolding Numeracy in Middle Years framework which provides the opportunity to both support and extend students in mathematical skills, and most importantly critical and problem solving skills in relation to both Mathematics and Science. All students participate in a weekly Wellbeing Program and House activity program. In 2019, the College introduced a Spanish Language Program, Library Program and the curriculum areas of Food and Design Technology. The College continues to build partnerships with DET education programs and external providers such as: Whittlesea Tech School; and the Victorian Schools Space Education Centre.

Teaching and Learning
The College has a continuing strong focus on establishing a strong Professional Learning community culture supported by an inquiry model of investigation. Collaborative planning is supported through weekly PLC meetings and the roles of the Assistant Principal - Curriculum and Pedagogy, Learning Specialist and Instructional Leaders along with the use of three external coaches/critical friends to build teacher capacity. An emphasis on understanding the evidence-based practices and importance of differentiating learning tasks, providing students and parents with effective feedback and structured lesson planning are core expectations.
 

Positive Climate for Learning
The School Wide Positive Behaviour framework is the key pedagogy in setting high learning and behaviour expectations along with promoting inclusion. The College strongly advocates and teaches young people the importance of learning and behaviour routines in order to achieve maximum success at school. During 2019 the College established a School Wide Positive Behaviour working party which lead the development of the expectations behaviour matrix; the role of the Home group and classroom teacher and House points and rewards system. The importance of the school values in helping to create a safe and positive climate for learning has been communicated by regular assemblies; newsletters, social media, use of awards and acknowledgements and direct instruction to students.

Student Voice and Agency
The College has established a culture of learning where the use of Learning progressions and Developmental rubrics is part of how staff support individual learning and develop differentiated tasks. The College prides itself on the focus on an increase in formative assessment and an ongoing emphasise on learning growth. Students have begun to increase their input into developmental rubrics thereby taking further responsibility with their learning.

Physical Education and Health Teacher (7-12)

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Joanne Camozzato | 03 9134 8200

Physical Education and Health Teacher (7-12)