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Teacher Mixed Specialist

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 29/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284457

Reference: 1284457

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

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.

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

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

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

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Lara Lake Primary School is located 15 km north of Geelong and 60 km south-west of Melbourne. The school is in a growing area and has an enrolment in excess of 730 in 2022.

The School Vision is ‘Creating a world class education where every child is literate, numerate, curious and caring.’ The School Values are ‘Respect, Responsibility and Excellence’. Students, staff and the community uphold these values to make Lara Lake a great school. The school is constantly striving to improve, placing the needs of the students at the forefront.

Facilities are modern and bright, and buildings and features provide a safe and attractive learning environment which will continue to be of the highest standard. Significant capital works to add new buildings and refurbish others were recently completed. There is a synthetic all-weather oval and a gymnasium which includes a music room, a canteen and a full size basketball court. The school runs a 1-1 BYOD iPad program for all students in Grades 4-6 and students in Prep-3 access shared school devices.

The school is proud of the staff mentoring program which has been established to ensure the school tone and robust culture is maintained during periods of change. Teachers operate in Professional Learning Communities where a culture of learning and improvement flourish. All teachers are viewed as learners and have equal responsibility for all students’ learning.

The 2022 staff profile comprises 58 staff members, including a Principal, Business Manager, 2 Assistant Principals, two Learning Specialists, 38 Classroom and Specialist Teachers, 4 Administration staff and 12 Educational Support staff. There are 30 classrooms.

The school has a strong reputation for quality curriculum programs and all staff have a deep understanding of the Victorian Curriculum. Classroom programs are offered alongside a comprehensive specialist program consisting of Visual Arts, Performing Arts/Music, LOTE and Physical Education. There is a whole school focus on social/emotional learning through the implementation of ‘Play is The Way’, a pro social program. This allows students to develop the necessary skills to problem solve, work independently, develop empathy and understand themselves and others. Lara Lake aims to develop outstanding citizens.

All employees are obliged to keep up to date with the requirements of mandatory reporting, become familiar with the relevant Child Safe policies, and uphold the professional characteristics of adults working with children (e.g. WWCC, VIT).

Applicants should submit only one document containing a covering letter, CV, response to key selection criteria and the contact details of three referees.

Further information about the school, please visit: www.laralake.vic.edu.au

Teacher Mixed Specialist

Job type:

Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 29/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Zane Moylan | 03 5282 1261

Teacher Mixed Specialist