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English And Humanities Teacher - Mernda Central P-12 College

Victoria State Government Education and Training - Doreen, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Job Description

Job ID: 1222775
Location: Mernda Central P-12 College
Department: Mernda Central P-12 College
Role Type: Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 04/14/2021
Contact Name: Anthony Oldmeadow
Phone: 8776 9600
School Website: www.merndacentralp12college.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
Mernda Central P-12 School operates under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project. Under the PPP model, the college has been financed, designed and constructed by the private sector to high contractual standards over 25 years, allowing Principals and teachers to focus on student learning, rather than asset management.

The College is located on 70 Breadalbane Avenue, Mernda in the City of Whittlesea. Programs cater for students in Prep to Year 11. The College will grow to Year 12 in 2022.

Our state-of-the-art facility provides the very best in contemporary educational design and promotes active student-centered learning through the creation of adaptable, functional spaces.

Our College provides access to an education that is seamless from Prep right through to Year 12 and is divided in to three schools,

  • Junior School for Prep to Year 4 students,
  • Middle School for Year 5 to Year 8 Students and
  • Senior School for Year 9 to Year 12 students.

The College provides access to an education of the highest quality for the young people of Mernda. The students are at the centre of all that we do. They are engaged through stimulating, relevant and inspiring educational experiences that ignite a life-long passion for learning and a strong community connectedness. The College upholds high expectations of all.

Inspirational teaching and quality learning is the cornerstones of our school, and we have an outstanding team who support and challenge students to achieve their full potential. Staff provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students.

Teachers and students work in Learning Communities to create flexible teaching options and to better cater for the individual needs of all students. All teachers adopt a shared responsibility for all students within the Learning Community. All teachers and support staff work hard to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century designs, including ICT rich environments and Personalised Learning for all students.

Mernda Central College has exemplary programs and is seen as a prominent school in the areas of STEM, sport, literacy and numeracy, together with Japanese language, visual arts, performing arts and music performance. The aquatic centre is operated by Kings Swim and they provide an outstanding facility for the students to participate in an extensive swimming program. The curriculum and teaching strategies at the college, encourage our students to have high expectations of themselves and their work and to produce their best.

The School's Student Leadership system at Mernda Central College provides students from all year levels with leadership training and skill development, and there are many opportunities to experience positions of responsibility. Our students relish the opportunity to make decisions, take on responsibility and have input into the direction of the college.

The college has been designed as a community hub and we encourage community use and additional community facilities and programs through a partnership with the YMCA, CERES, and Spotless. The relationships between the staff, students, parents, and the community is a fundamental strength of Mernda Central College.

Parent involvement and participation in a variety of college activities is a significant feature of our college life. There is a common community interest to work towards the provision of quality education for students at Mernda Central Community.

Our Vision

Mernda Central College empowers all members of the college community to aim high, show respect, behave safely and value our community.

Our Mission
  • provide opportunities for all members to work collaboratively to access a seamless, personalised, and innovative education.
  • build a safe and supportive learning environment wherein all members are motivated and challenged to pursue interests and pathways to achieve their full potential.
  • operate as a community hub to promote the development of connected, curious, and tolerant global citizens.

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 ability to collaborate effectively within teams in order to drive the vision of the College.

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-curricular 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 classrooms 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.