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Principal-Range 5

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

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 02/10/2027

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289680

Reference: 1289680

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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.

 

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.

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

Inspiring Lifelong Learning

Lilydale Heights College is a single campus co-educational 7 to 12 College located in the northern area of Lilydale.
Established in 1970, Lilydale Heights has not only responded positively to, but also anticipated change and as a result has met community needs. The College, which draws its student population from a diverse range of backgrounds, has an effective and supportive College Council and parent body. Teaching and educational support staff are a committed and professional staff team.

Lilydale Heights College is a fully inclusive learning community which enables students to become successful lifelong learners and confident global citizens.

This core purpose is underpinned by three core values:

Excellence: Challenging yourself to achieve your best
Respect: Respecting yourself, others and our environment
Responsibility: Being accountable for all your actions

At Lilydale Heights College we aim to give every student the very best possible education in order to prepare them for life beyond school. We are purposefully striving to keep pace with our exciting world by connecting students and learning programs that are rich and varied. At Lilydale Heights we teach more than subjects. We understand the need to prepare our students to meet an ever changing future. We educate for life and work to inspire lifelong learning.
Lilydale Heights College builds on its culture, diversity and values, developing the qualities, talents and strengths of each young person; it engages with the needs and interests of society and with the challenges of higher education and the workplace.

Our educational program is wide and varied and our record of success is outstanding. Students find they can pursue their interests and strengths to the best of their ability, and are encouraged to achieve their personal best. We are proud of our record and of our success in helping students achieve their dreams once they leave school. 

Lilydale Heights College has a strong and supportive College Council that ensures that the school continues to excel in everything we do. In addition, we have a structured leadership profile where every child has a Learning Leader, Student Liaison Coordinator and Form teacher to help support their learning. Students are also supported in their learning through the work of our Student Welfare and Careers Coordination teams. This structure allows Lilydale Heights College to support every individual student and assist them in their journey throughout their secondary schooling life and beyond.

Beyond the classroom students are encouraged to involve themselves in the broad co-curricular program. Learning here takes place in many shapes and forms. Students have the opportunity to participate fully on the sporting field, in music ensembles, on the stage, in student leadership activities, Vocational Education and Training courses, in the Technology, Hospitality and Foods areas, to travel to our sister schools in Japan and China as well as attend local camps around Victoria and Australia. Our Deb Ball, Year 10 Formal and Year 12 Social complete the social calendar, providing positive social interactions and important moments on the journey to adulthood.

www.lilydaleheights.vic.edu.au

Principal-Range 5

Job type:

Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 02/10/2027

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Helene Butterworth | 03 9735 1133

Principal-Range 5