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Principal-Range 4

Job posted: 25/11/2022
Applications close: 08/12/2022 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2028

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1316318

Reference: 1316318

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

(a) Vision and values

Demonstrated capacity to create a shared vision, define and gain acceptance of school goals and set and communicate expectations for effective performance.

(b) Teaching and Learning

Demonstrated ability to manage the quality of teaching and create a positive culture of challenge, support and collaboration.

(c) Improvement, Innovation and Change

Demonstrated capacity to produce and implement clear, evidence-based improvement plans and policies and lead innovation and change.

(d) Management

Demonstrated capacity to ensure that the school’s human, physical and financial resources are efficiently allocated and managed.

(e) Development

Demonstrated capacity to create a professional learning community that is focused on the continuous improvement of teaching and learning, supporting all staff to achieve high standards and commitment to their own learning and wellbeing.

(f) Engagement

Demonstrated capacity to develop positive relationships with students, parents/families and the local community and participate in and contribute to system-level activities.

(g) Community Criterion

Demonstrated understanding and commitment to inspire happy, healthy and resilient students through the identification of strengths and opportunities within the unique environment of Homestead Senior Secondary College.

Role

The role of the principal is to lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community through the deployment of resources provided by the Department and the school community.


At the same time, the principal, as executive officer of the school council, must ensure that adequate and appropriate advice is provided to the council on educational and other matters, that the decisions of the council are implemented and that adequate support and resources are provided for the conduct of council meetings.

Responsibilities

The principal is accountable for the overall management and development of the school within statewide guidelines and Government policies. A clear set of accountabilities, which distinguish their work from other members of the Teaching Service and the education community are set out in detail in the contract of employment.

The core accountabilities of all principals are to:

  • ensure the delivery of a comprehensive education program to all students
  • be executive officer of the school council.
  • establish and manage financial systems in accordance with the Department and school council requirements.
  • represent the Department in the school and the local community.
  • implement decisions of the school council.
  • contribute to system-wide activities, including policy and strategic planning and development.
  • manage and integrate the resources available to the school.
  • appropriately involve staff, students and the community in the development, implementation and review of school policies, programs and operations.
  • report to the Department, school community, parents and students on the achievements of the school and of individual students as appropriate.

Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

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.

VAPA Requirement

To be eligible for appointment as a principal a person must either already be a Principal or have met the Victorian Aspiring Principal Assessment (VAPA) requirement as follows:

  • For principal positions advertised between 1 August 2021 and 31 December 2021 a person will be required to have registered to undertake the VAPA before being appointed to a principal position.
  • For principal positions advertised on or after from 1 January 2022 a person must have completed the VAPA and be provided with a statement of readiness before they can be appointed to a principal position.

Location Profile

Homestead Senior Secondary College opened in 2020 and is located in a developing area of Point Cook, approximately 28 kilometres from Melbourne CBD. Our feeder schools are the local P-9 colleges –Alamanda, Carranballac, Pt Cook and Saltwater P-9 Colleges. A significant percentage of ourenrolments will also be new arrivals to the greater Point Cook community. Rapid growth is predicted forboth the suburb and school over the next 5 to 10 years. It is projected that the college’s peak enrolmentwill be in excess of 1800 students. Our community is a multi-cultural one.
The foundation years of the college will focus upon building social capital, creating structures andpractices, purchasing resources and establishing staff professional learning teams. This will be anamazing career opportunity for educationalists as they will be part of a staff cohort playing an integralrole in the development of the college’s culture, teaching & learning style and place in the community.
HSSC is a state of the art 21st Century learning environment for young adults. With a build cost of $53million, facilities are second to none. Students learn in a three-storey main building, a standalonePerforming Arts/Physical Education building, multi-purpose courts and a playing field. Our landscapedgrounds feature amazing spaces for our students and staff.
The college curriculum focuses on providing the right pathway for all students to achieve their academicgoals. The college offers a broad range of studies at Year 10, VCE, VCAL, VET & other programs.
HSSC is defined by:
•A well balanced curriculum program that utilises purposeful and explicit teaching aimed atempowering students to be active learners, striving for personal excellence and ongoinggrowth and development
•Challenging, innovative and creative approaches in learning and teaching practices thatembrace a full range of post compulsory pathways for Years 10 to 12 students
•Highly skilled, versatile, dedicated and caring staff committed to life-long learning anddeveloping each student through the implementation of personalised learning programs
•The active participation of staff in professional learning communities
•Shared educational responsibility between parents, staff and students
•Powerful student agency & voice in their learning
•Effective & open channels of communication that promote trust, positive interactions andstrong links with the wider community.

Principal-Range 4

Job type:

Full time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2028

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Kathrine Rix | 7379 9600

Principal-Range 4