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Classroom Teacher In Special Education - Naranga Special School

Victoria State Government Education and Training - Frankston, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Job Description

Job ID: 1224053

Location: Naranga Special School

Department: Naranga Special School

Role Type: Primary Teacher/Secondary Teacher

Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term

Classification: Classroom Teacher

Apply By: 05/05/2021

Contact Name: Kai Pukarinen

Phone: 9788 2222

School Website: www.naranga.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
Naranga School is a P-12 special school for students with a mild intellectual disability. Students may also have additional disabilities. There are currently 170 enrolled students. Naranga is a Restorative Practices school, which values positive relationships. Team Teach, School Wide Positive Behaviour Supports and Circle Time practices are embedded in the school's culture.

Naranga School provides Naranga School is a P-12 special school for students with a mild intellectual disability. Students may participate in educational programs that are engaging and meaningful in a safe structured and supportive learning environment to enable students to develop the knowledge and skills that will equip them to be independent and able to make a valuable contribution to society. This is reflected in the school motto "Learning for Life".

Naranga School fosters mutual respect and cooperation, enabling students to develop successful relationships with family, friends and the community. Our school expectations are; Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be A Learner. These expectations are embedded in our programs across the school.

Each student has an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). Individual goals are set at the beginning of the year in consultation with parents and through Student Support Group meetings. These goals are reviewed with the parents mid year.

For further information about the school and its programs, visit our website: www.naranga.vic.edu.au

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated high level knowledge and understanding of the needs of students with an intellectual disability (including VCAL, ABLES and the Victorian Curriculum) and the capacity to implement curriculum programs consistent with their intent.

SC2 Demonstrated high level classroom teaching skills, evidence of positive working partnerships with external agencies, and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.

SC3 Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.

SC4 Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents, staff and external agencies.

SC5 Demonstrated commitment and capacity to successfully organise and manage aspects of the wider school program and a commitment to ongoing professional learning to enable further development of skills, expertise and teaching capacity including providing high level professional assistance to other teachers in classroom related areas.

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.


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.

Frankston, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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