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Secondary Intervention Programs / Teacher - Fixed Term

Job posted: 26/07/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Melton

Job type: Full time / From 22/08/2022 - 07/07/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1288387

Reference: 1288387

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Melton

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     Demonstrate experience in the implementation of a developmental approach to learning with appropriate strategies to personalise learning, working with teachers in a collaborative manner to support students with complex learning needs.

Role

Kurunjang Secondary College is seeking a registered teacher for the Department of Education & Trainings Intervention Programs. The successful applicant of this position will undertake teaching duties at Kurunjang Secondary College:

In the Middle Years Literacy & Numeracy Support initiative (MYLNS) and/or Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) programme;

This position will include a teaching allotment as vacancies in the teaching programme arise and should the Department of Education & Training intervention programs change.

 Tutor Learning Initiative

The Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) is designed to support students whose learning has been disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative is consistent with Australian and international evidence that demonstrates effective learning intervention is through tutoring or small group learning support.

 Schools put the initiative in place based on the needs of their students and the school. The engagement of tutors, student support, and hours of work vary depending on these needs. The targeted teaching tutors provide to their students, involves students taking part in small group learning in a regular classroom setting or outside of a regular class.

 At Kurunjang Secondary College, the tutor will work with students from Year 7 -12 in English and Mathematics, who have been identified through our testing that they have not achieved a year’s growth during the Covid-19 remote learning years and hence been identified to be part of the TLI program.

The TLI teacher will

  • work closely with the child’s classroom teacher in identifying underdeveloped skills
  • develop and teach lessons and programs to improve identified skills both within the classroom and/or breakout settings
  • use feedback to identify that a particular skill has been learned and then returned to class

Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support Initiative

The Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) Initiative provides intensive teaching support to government secondary school students who are at risk of finishing school without the literacy and numeracy skills they need for future work and study. This initiative seeks to support and build on the work that schools are already doing to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students, by providing additional teaching support to prioritised students as part of a whole-school approach.

 MYLNS Teachers have the flexibility to support all prioritised students through:

In class co-teaching, such as:

  • teaching a segment of the lesson
  • providing in-class support for prioritised students
  • small group work
  • individual student support

Support for students can include:

establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents and other teaching staff to focus on student learning, wellbeing and engagement

identifying the education requirements of students with complex learning needs

monitoring and analysing student data to inform teaching for improved student learning

differentiating teaching practice to meet the students at their point of need

implementing high impact teaching strategies (HITS) which enable prioritised students to achieve their full potential

tracking and monitoring student progress

providing student learning outcomes data to classroom teachers to support differentiation and inform the reporting cycle, as appropriate.

Teacher Replacement

This position at Kurunjang Secondary College will include a teaching allotment as vacancies in the teaching programme arise and should the Department of Education & Training intervention programs change. Teaching allotment may be on a short term or permanent basis and will be subject to the areas qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s).

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.

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

The position is a full time role with flexibility to the successful applicant on working days and hours.

Applications must include:

  • A cover sheet providing contact information including home address, email and phone number.
  • A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.
  • Specific Key Selection Criteria response.
  • The names, email addresses and contact details for three referees.

For ease of handling by the school, all documents (cover letter, cv and key selection criteria responses) can be saved as one pdf and uploaded to Recruitment Online.  Please also ensure that your name is included in the header of each document. All applicants should ensure that their personal profile on Recruitment Online is up to date.

Applicants seeking further information about the position or a tour of the College are encouraged to contact the Principal, Mr John Mitsinikos. Please contact the General Office on 03 9743 9211 or email kurunjang.sc@education.vic.gov.au  

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

Kurunjang Secondary College is a stand-alone Years 7 to 12 college with a current population of over 955 students. It is situated in the Western Metropolitan suburb of Melton, Victoria. The school is in the first year of its Strategic Plan period. The college community is committed to a shared vision of, Learn, Grow, Achieve Together. The focus is on enhancing student outcomes, particularly in the areas of literacy and numeracy. In addition, our plan is to improve results in our VCE student outcomes and increase the participation of students into tertiary, particularly university, education. This plan is informed by our work in Effective Teaching and Learning, Coaching, the use of a consistent teaching schema, called the Effective Learning Framework (E.L.F), and collaboration through a variety of Professional Learning Teams (PLTs).

Kurunjang Secondary College Values are:

- Achievement
- Respect
- Responsibility

Kurunjang Secondary College Vision:

Our vision for the college not only outlines where we hope to see ourselves in the future, but also comprises a declaration of our high-level goals. We have chosen the following statement as our vision at Kurunjang Secondary College: Achieve success for our community through respect, responsibility and collaboration.

Kurunjang Secondary College's Core Purposes:

The College has a whole school literacy program through Years 7 – 9 called the Kurunjang Literacy Program (KLP).

The AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) program has expanded to include Years 7 to 10 AVID Elective, Years 7 and 8 Student Success, as well as a whole school approach to Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organisation, and Reading (W.I.C.O.R).

A range of support programs are in place to ensure that the educational, social, and emotional needs of students are met.

The college is structured into sub schools; vertical teams in Years 7-10 and horizontal teams in the Senior School. Each with a dedicated team comprising of an Assistant Principal, Lead Teacher and Co-Coordinators.

Years 10, 11 & 12 subjects are blocked together giving students the opportunity to accelerate into VCE subjects whilst in Year 10 and Year 11. Kurunjang Secondary College students can access a wide variety of VET subjects through the Western Edge Cluster of Melton schools.

Kurunjang Secondary College is a School Wide Positive Behaviours (S.W.P.B) school with a designated Behaviour Matrix linked to the college values.

The successful applicant needs to demonstrate capacity to continue to develop a united vision and direction for Kurunjang Secondary College relating to building a culture of cooperation, perseverance and high expectations. The college has three assistant principals that work closely with the principal as a highly effective and united team on a whole school improvement strategy.

Kurunjang Secondary College's Child Safety Code of Conduct:

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 the Child Safe Standards. Kurunjang Secondary College’s Child Safety Code of Conduct is available on the school’s website. All successful candidates will be required to provide documentation outlining suitability to working with children.

This organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability. Kurunjang Secondary College also promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, and encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples. This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and encourages applications from people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background.

Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with Aboriginal children and/or communities, children with disabilities and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 More detailed information about the school, its ethos, programs, strategic plan 2022-2026, vision and values can be found on our website www.kurunjangsc.vic.edu.au

Secondary Intervention Programs / Teacher - Fixed Term

Job type:

Full time / From 22/08/2022 - 07/07/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

John Mitsinikos | 03 9743 9211

Secondary Intervention Programs / Teacher - Fixed Term