Classroom Teacher (Classroom Teacher)
To provide a dynamic, collaborative and caring learning community in which all members are respected and valued; with a focus on providing positive, challenging and authentic learning experiences that recognize individual learning needs, maximize individual potential, foster independent learning and develop responsible citizens.
The values which form the basis of the actions of the whole school community are:
Respect Confidence Responsibility Curiosity Honesty
Rosanna Golf Links Primary School opened in 1957 and has a current enrolment in the range of 500-600 mainstream students and 32 Deaf Facility students, arranged in multi-age classes. The school is located on an expansive, well-landscaped and attractive site. The suburb is currently undergoing regeneration and many new, young families are making Rosanna their home with a SFOE index of 0.183. The school staffing profile in 2019 includes: 3 Principal Class; 2 Learning Specialists and a Deaf Facility Coordinator; 37 full time teaching staff, including 6 Teachers of the Deaf; and 10 non-teaching staff.
The school has currently undergone a major 6.38 million capital works project. Our classrooms are situated in three main buildings and five Mod 5 double relocatable classrooms. In addition, we have a school hall, art room, performing arts complex, and a school funded science and environmental centre.
The school philosophy has a strong focus on all children being provided with opportunities to achieve their full potential, with an emphasis on the development of Literacy, Numeracy, Sustainability and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) competencies. Our school prides itself on our commitment towards inclusive education and an undertaking to provide differentiated learning programs which are designed to cater to individual children’s point of need and learning styles. Our school philosophy is based on the belief that all students, including those on the integration program, have the ability to achieve their full potential. Our mainstream educational program allows for the very successful integration of the students with a hearing impairment. Our Deaf Facility is staffed by trained teachers of the deaf that work alongside our mainstream teachers in planning and curriculum delivery, utilising cutting edge technology, and is a regional focus for this field of education.
Student Welfare has a high priority with a whole school approach to discipline that emphasises anti-bullying and the principles of restorative justice, promoting high levels of tolerance and caring. Many opportunities are provided for student leadership, with a strong focus on students being responsible for their learning and their behaviour.
The school is fully networked with extensive use of 21st Century learning tools in all classrooms. Our level 3-6 students are involved in a 1:1 laptop program; the level 1-2 students have a device to student ratio of 1:2, with access to a bank of 30 iPads, wireless desktops and laptops, with Foundation utilizing iPads throughout their team. All classrooms have new Promethean Interactive Whiteboards, purchased with locally raised funds.
Parents have many opportunities to be involved in the school including membership of School Council, its many sub-committees and the fundraising group. Parent involvement is encouraged to support both our curricular and extra-curricular programs. Parents can volunteer to assist in classrooms, in the canteen, the Veggie Garden Group and general care of our extensive grounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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.
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
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
This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.
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