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Wellbeing Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 29/05/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 10/06/2024 - 09/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1416012

Reference: 1416012

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge and delivery of the relevant social and emotional learning curriculum programs.

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.

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

DE 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.

Location Profile

Why work at Cranbourne East Primary School?

  • A Co-Teaching school working in fully supportive, positive, collaborative and fun teams.
  • Excellent growth and leadership opportunities through professional learning, mentoring and coaching. Staff who are open to learning to improve their capability and to make a difference for every student, each other and our school community.
  • Collective focus on student and staff wellbeing.
  • Streamlined student reporting procedures and communication channels with the school community.
  • Access to modern facilities including library resource centre, comprehensive digitech devices, music studio, flexible teaching and learning spaces, indoor gym, student focused sustainable garden, pirate ship and playgrounds, expansive oval and open grounds, access to a fully functioning theatre.
  • Access to a nutritious, healthy and diverse school canteen menu.
  • Dedicated full time On Site School Assistant to perform maintenance, clean up, set and pack up duties.
  • Fully sustainable and accessible school facility.

What the staff say

  • The wellbeing of students and teachers comes first
  • Highly supportive and collaborative environment
  • Regular professional learning that supports teacher development and best teacher practice
  • Collaborative team planning time
  • Support for leadership growth
  • We work well as a team to bring an engaging program
  • We work to ensure no student gets left behind
  • Positive school culture
  • Supportive leadership

School Profile

Cranbourne East Primary School is an exciting state of the art facility built under the Partnerships Victoria in Schools Project (PViS), which opened at the start of 2011. The school is built for a long-term student enrolment of 450 students, however due to ongoing and rapid enrolment growth this figure has been surpassed with current enrolment at 1111 students. It is likely the school will continue to experience rapid enrolment growth.

A differentiated, inclusive and co-teaching curriculum model is implemented to meet the diverse needs of all students. This model is child centred and operates in a learning environment that encapsulates complimentary alignment of space, pedagogy, belief and values. The cutting edge, purpose-designed facilities reflect a twenty-first century educational approach to teaching and learning through the provision of open flexible learning areas capable of catering for a range of student groupings.

The core purpose is to help children grow into lifelong learners and future citizens. The school is a place that encourages and enables professional learning and effective teamwork as well as developing a strong, welcoming and inclusive school community.

Cranbourne East Primary School is a place of outstanding learning and professional practice. It is a happy, exciting and engaging information technology rich learning environment where student centred learning occurs. The learning programs are led by professional, collaborative teams who make a real difference in meeting the needs of each and every student at a local level within a global setting. Staff at all levels work towards a shared vision with the local community to create a school environment that is cooperative, caring, encouraging of community involvement and which celebrates diversity and success.

All staff at Cranbourne East Primary School are on a journey of continuous learning and reflection to contribute to the evolution of a learning community. Staff possess the capacity to deliver the levels of enthusiasm and flexibility to respond to the many exciting challenges that a dynamic and vibrant school entails. Individually and collectively staff have a shared belief that they possess the ability to contribute to the creation of a school of excellence.

The school facility brings together the best in contemporary educational design and Key features of the school include high expectations for all learners, high quality teaching and innovative learning opportunities based on personalised and inquiry-based learning, well-resourced programs, environmental sustainability and high level parent and community involvement.

The building is designed around innovative learning spaces and flexible multipurpose learning neighbourhoods. In addition, there are cutting edge Performing Arts and Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning spaces, a Learning Resource Centre, Music studio, technology rich resource hubs (notebook computers, iPads, interactive TV’s), football oval and soccer pitch, and indoor gymnasium. There are two sheltered playgrounds as well as a Pirate Ship playground and sandpit, and environmental wetlands.

Cranbourne East Primary School is located in the Hunt Club Estate in one of the fastest growth areas in the South Eastern growth corridor. The school is located at No 2 Bowyer Avenue.

The school is co-located with Cranbourne East Secondary College, Marnebek Specialist School (Outpost) and shares facilities including the gymnasium, theatre, soccer ground and football oval. Shared-use facilities are a valued feature of this school site. A three-room kindergarten and maternal health centre and sports pavilion have been constructed by the City of Casey adjacent to the school site.

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 (the department) 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).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@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
Wellbeing Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Job type:

Full time / From 10/06/2024 - 09/01/2025

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher

Contact:

David Muzyk | 5990 0400

Wellbeing Teacher (Classroom Teacher)