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Year Level Coordinator

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

Location: North West Region | Sunbury

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1423653

Reference: 1423653

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Sunbury

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    Demonstrated exemplary knowledge and expertise in supporting the engagement and wellbeing needs of students.

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

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

Other Information

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Assistant Principal, Ms Fiona Scott-Young 0417 889 804

The Year Level Coordination position attracts a special payment of $4500 and a significant time allowance in 2025.

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.

Location Profile


Sunbury College is a vibrant, cohesive and inclusive school located 35km (about 30 minutes drive) from the CBD in Melbournes north-west growth corridor. The college holds the values of respect, responsibility, resilience and endeavour as guiding principles. It has a focus on the academic growth, personal development and general wellbeing of each student. It is greatly valued by its local community of Sunbury and surrounds.

The student enrolment is currently 1050. The staff are in the main a mixture of mature, experienced teachers in the expert range along with a number of graduates providing the school with an energetic mix. Our staff are committed, professional and collaborative. They value continuous improvement and development.

A comprehensive curriculum is offered from years 7-12, including VET options, and the college is organised around three sub-schools (Years 7-8, 9-10, 11-12) and four houses. The college has well established co-curricular programs with high interest and success in sport, the performing arts, student leadership and student engagement activities.

Sunbury College is set on eight hectares and has well-established facilities in the final stages of being modernised. Our new classrooms and science building are now fully established.

Our strategic directions going forward have a strong emphasis on pedagogical development and on student agency and voice in their learning. In the area of student pathways and transition the college aims to provide a post compulsory program, counselling and advice that maximises the further education, training and employment options for all students. As part of its focus on student engagement and wellbeing, the college has undertaken to provide a supportive and productive learning environment supported by positive student and teacher relationships that promotes overall wellbeing and engaged, motivated learners with a strong sense of connection to the school community.

Role

Specific role description

  • Be responsible for the day to day management of students within your designated year level
  • Monitor, plan and implement strategies to improve engagement, attendance, uniform, behaviour and overall academic progress of students in your year level
  • With the support of the Sub-school Leading Teacher, use data to proactively identify year level improvement strategies and respond to issues requiring intervention
  • As part of a team lead by the Sub-school Leading Teacher, contribute to the implementation of the Connect Program, including organising and running year level assemblies
  • In conjunction with the classroom teacher, manage classroom engagement issues in accordance with the policy and procedures around teaching and learning protocols
  • Work closely with and attend regular meetings of sub-school and wider engagement team to coordinate a consistent approach to applying policy and processes, formulate whole school approaches to particular year levels and share concerns and ideas 
  • Contact parent / carers as required and respond to parent /carers queries
  • Facilitate and attend school events relevant to their role, including information sessions, course selection evenings, award ceremonies, exams, revision lectures and attendance catch-up session that may occur outside normal work hours
  • Organise meetings with individual or groups of teachers to proactively improve students outcomes and respond to student or class issues;
  • Liaise with well-being, disability inclusion team, careers and principal class (where necessary)
  • Develop and implement Leadership opportunities for students in your Year level as part of the student leadership structure
  • Implement processes for the transition of students into and from your year level, including newly enrolled students to the College, this includes course counselling, subject selection and class allocation
  • Contribute to the design and undertake lead role in the planning and implementation of significant curricula and extra-curricular year level events, camps, activities and celebrations to promote student growth, engagement and success
  • Lead a House and undertake House activities each term
  • Communicate frequent key information, up-coming events and the outcomes of events to families across the year level via compass and newsletters
  • Strongly support the implementation of exams, testing and assessment processes in line with internal and external guidelines and policies (eg. VCAA)
Year Level Coordinator

Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025

Job classification:

Classroom Teacher

Contact:

Fiona Scott-Young | 0417 889 804

Year Level Coordinator