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Teacher Grad Recruit Program - Science

Job posted: 08/07/2024
Applications close: 21/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1422991

Reference: 1422991

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria - Graduates

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the capacity to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated capacity to respond to student learning needs.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth. 

SC3    Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.    

SC5    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated capacity to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching. 

Program Benefits - Graduates

This position may attract an incentive payment of $5,650 (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment.

Role - Graduates

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 - Graduates

Core responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or courses of study
  • Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a year level
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas
  • Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes
  • Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress
  • Implementing effective student management consistent with the school charter.
  • Working with a mentor to participate in professional development planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional portfolio

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs
  • Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs

Who May Apply - Graduates

To be eligible to apply for a position advertised through the Teacher Graduate Recruitment program, a teacher must: 

  • have completed their course requirements and graduated in the last 4 years, and
  • not be employed as a teacher by the department at the time the advertised position is to commence

Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education 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. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

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:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/child-safe-standards/policy

DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/values-department-vps-school-employees/overview

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.

Eligibility for incentive payments:

  • The successful candidate is committing to a minimum of 1 year employment at this school
  • The successful candidate will not be a Graduate Teacher Incentive recipient from a previous vacancy
  • The successful candidate must not be employed as a teacher by the Department at the time the advertised position is to commence

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

Kambrya College provides outstanding support and opportunities for beginning teachers to develop their skills. Our school culture is extremely positive, with Department of Education School Staff Survey results above the 90th percentile in many categories. For example, our ¿Staff Trust in Colleagues¿ component in 2023 was in the 92nd percentile in the state.

Graduate teachers are extensively supported to achieve their full registration with VIT, through a simple and streamlined process with extensive support. The teaching load of all graduate teachers in their first year of teaching is reduced by 5%. In addition to this, Kambrya College support our beginning teachers by further reducing their teaching load to give them access to DE¿s ¿Career Start Program.¿

Kambrya College provides all graduate teachers with extensive mentoring. We also have collegial observations processes, opportunities to observe leaders in demonstration lessons and many other valuable opportunities for professional development. The career opportunities at Kambrya College are vast. With a structured Leadership Development Program, one-to-one GROWTH coaching for all teachers and tiered opportunities for leadership and development, we have an extremely high staff retention rate.

Kambrya College is a co-educational Government secondary school in Berwick, Victoria, Australia. In 2024, we have a student population of over 2100 students. We offer a broad range of programs from Year 7-12, culminating in highly effective VCE (academic and vocational majors) programs in the senior years.  Our VCE results place us in the top 13% of Victorian Government Secondary Schools.

In the Junior School (Years 7-9) we operate four vertical sub-schools which each reflect one of our core values (integrity, achievement, respect and compassion). Students join one of these four sub schools and remain in this sub school with their peers and a core group of teachers until the end of Year 9. Senior School students are still part of a sub school however they have their own separate buildings and facilities including a study room and access to a small kitchen.

We have a strong focus on student health, engagement and wellbeing, and we are use a School Wide Positive Behaviour System to recognise student behaviours and create a culture of mutual respect.   We have a large Student Health, Wellbeing and Engagement Centre which hosts a range of clinicians and counsellors to support students.   We have a range of tailored programs to support both the emotional and academic development of our students.

Our annual Student Attitudes to School survey results demonstrate that we are a school on a strong trajectory of improvement, and in the last five years we have increased all measures significantly.  Many are now in the top 20% of the state, and some even in the top 10%.   Overall, we increased from the bottom 49% in 2017 to the top 25% of all Victorian Government Secondary Schools over the following 6 years.   

Our College has a great range of facilities, including seven fully functional science laboratories, three kitchens (including one hospitality centre), a three court gymnasium complex, a 200 seat performing arts theatre, woodwork and systems technology rooms and art studios. The College has a strong focus on developing numeracy and literacy skills for all students and has a range of programs to support student development. To support aspiring athletes, the College also runs an Athlete Development Program and has recently constructed a new fitness centre to support their program. Our vocational training facilities for senior students include fully equipped centres for Building and Construction, Plumbing, Hairdressing, Beauty Services, Hospitality and Kitchen Operations, and Sport and Recreation Management. At the end of 2024 a stunning new two-story building will be opened, along with an extension to the science wing of two additional chemistry classrooms.

Teacher Grad Recruit Program - Science

Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025

Job classification:

Graduate Teacher Program

Contact:

Gayle Sparks | 03 9797 7607

Teacher Grad Recruit Program - Science