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VCE English / Humanities

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

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1283735

Reference: 1283735

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

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

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

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

Reservoir High is a medium sized Year 7-12 school located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs surrounded by parkland and sporting facilities. Reservoir High provides excellent educational outcomes for all students in a positive, caring and supportive learning community where diversity is celebrated and valued, lifelong learning is embraced and all students have the opportunity to develop as leaders in their community. The school’s enrolment is currently around 700. It is anticipated that the school will grow to approximately 750 in the near future. Trends in the student, parents and staff surveys have been increasingly positive and we have outstanding results. We have been recognised as a top academically performing government and a ‘School that Excels’ school due to our student achievement in both NAPLAN and VCE.

Reservoir High School’s vision is to build resilient and reflective learners who strive for excellence and value diversity through showing respect for self, others and the community. Our mission is to ensure our students are successful learners, literate, numerate and empowered to be critical and creative thinkers in a changing world.

Our Strategic Plan has a strong focus on Teaching and Learning. Our school continually improves its facilities.  We recently opened 5 Olympic standard netball and tennis courts.  The school is engaged in a building project to modernise our teaching and learning spaces. Our Leadership structure has been redesigned and improved which more accurately reflects the needs of the students and staff. The school currently has 3 principal class officers, 65 teaching staff and 20 Educational Support staff. Outstanding features which draw students to our school include opportunities in our Selected Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL Program), STEAM, Football Development Academy, Drama, Dance and Music performance as well as a range of pathways including VCE, VCE VM, VET, SBAT and HSAT.  

Reservoir High Values – Diversity, Excellence & Success are demonstrated every day. Diversity adds to the richness and quality of the students’ educational experience with a significant EAL student cohort and over 65 cultural groups represented in the school. Reservoir High is a lead school in the Respectful Relationships program. The Reservoir High International Student Program comprises of approx. 50 students which provides a further global perspective. Excellence is demonstrated by our ability to engage our students and encourage them to pursue individual and team pursuits, for example, debating, maths competitions, dance and theatre productions, science presentations and local and international community projects. We recognise and celebrate the success of all students, by awards at our regular whole school assemblies or year level assemblies, through our monthly newsletter as well as our reporting system which informs parents and guardians of their child’s progress regularly across the whole semester. Reservoir High promotes positive behaviour and the academic achievement of its students through school wide positive behaviour approaches.

At Reservoir High we strive to support students during their academic journey, to achieve success and giving them every opportunity to gain entrance into university, TAFE and employment. Our school has a strong focus on improved learning outcomes with a supportive, yet decisive student management philosophy. Our student attendance figures are excellent, our engaging curriculum, high expectations and student voice contribute to the overall positive and focused educational learning environment. Our large Student Wellbeing Team comprises of a full time Student Wellbeing Coordinator, School Nurse, Headspace Clinicians and Youth Workers, Psychologist, Mental Health Practitioner and an onsite Doctor as part of the Doctors in School Program. Our careers team also provide significant support to the students and their families.

 

VCE English / Humanities

Job type:

Full time / From 18/07/2022 - 09/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Andrew McNeil | 0402 045 005

VCE English / Humanities