Classroom Teacher Job at Schools (Government) – Melbourne VIC
Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan
Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022 – 09/01/2023
Organisation: Schools (Government)
Salary: Salary not specified
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.
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
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
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.
A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.
Kensington Primary School, located four kilometres from the centre of Melbourne, is one of the oldest schools in Victoria. It has served its vibrant and rapidly changing inner city neighbourhood since 1881 and is proud of the role it plays in community life today. Kensington Primary prides itself on working collaboratively with the wider school community accessing and being supported by community services, a range of public transport and a lively neighbourhood shopping centre. Current school enrolment is approximately 465 students.
The school community believes that a diversity of cultures and values brings a richness to the school, developing tolerance and understanding and scaffolding students to think critically and creatively. Just under half of the students are from language backgrounds other than English. The school community includes a significant number of families from Horn of Africa countries as well as smaller numbers from Asian and European families.
The tenets of equal opportunity are integral to the school. The school has a policy of non- discrimination and fair treatment for all. Care, tolerance and respect for everyone’s rights are encouraged.
At all times the focus at Kensington Primary School is on the total development of each student in a positive and stimulating learning environment. Students are encouraged to develop their skills for a lifetime of learning. They are given the opportunity to be actively involved in their education, with the emphasis being placed on an inquiry model of learning where co-operative, independent learning is developed.
A seven-year, Foundation to Year 6, sequential program addressing outcomes of the Victorian Curriculum is provided. Literacy and Numeracy form the core of the classroom programs while disciplines such as Science, Humanities, Technology, Physical Education and Health, The Arts, and Language other than English (LOTE) are usually taught through integrated inquiry based units of work planned by each teaching team. Specialist teachers provide programs to enhance the curriculum and meet the needs of individual children. These include integration-support for students with disabilities and impairments and intervention programs. A Social Skills/Resilience Program, Bounce Back, is also implemented in all classrooms. The school is committed to the use and development of Information and Communication Technologies as an essential learning tool. Children and teachers have access to a computer network from every classroom and eboards, laptops and ipads ensure that all students have routine access to information and communication technologies to enhance their learning. We take a proactive approach to teaching students about being responsible online citizens and users of technology.
A wide range of complementary programs are offered. These include an Instrumental Music program and school choirs. Visiting speakers and performers regularly enhance the school’s program. Students experience the responsibility and support of Buddy and Cross-age Tutoring programs. They participate in team sports, interschool sport competitions and excursions. An Out of School Hours Care Program offering many enrichment experiences operates before and after school and on Curriculum Days. A Vacation Care Program is available during term holidays.
Staff work in professional teams with a strong emphasis on collaboration to plan, teach and evaluate student learning. All staff have a commitment to continually developing their teaching and learning professional knowledge and skills by regularly participating in professional development activities.
Kensington Primary School is situated in the Department of Education South Western Region and belongs to the Moonee Valley Network. The network offers collegiate and professional support for principals and staff and manages network resources.
The School Council actively encourages participation in all aspects of decision-making. Effective committees, relying on parent and staff input, develop policies, maintain facilities, raise funds and promote the school in the wider community. Students contribute constructively to the running of the school through the Student Representative Council.
Strong links exist between home and school. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s school experience. The school values their input. Parents contribute their skills and time to many school activities: home reading, working parties, School Council sub-committees, fundraising, working bees, community social activities and classroom programs.
The school community is proud of the historic nature of the main building. Federal and State Government funding has seen the school undergo substantial enhancement in the past few years. The school buildings consist of a performing arts building including an art room, music room and hall. In 2017, a modular relocatable of four classrooms was installed to accommodate increasing enrolments. The oval and playing surfaces have been upgraded. The ‘Community Gathering Space”, includes a wood-fired pizza oven, decking area and new landscaping. Other facilities include a well-resourced library, an OSHC room, a kitchen for students to prepare and cook food as part of the Cooking and Gardening program and interactive whiteboards, laptops and ipads in all classrooms.
Here at Kensington Primary School we focus all our improvement efforts in four key areas:
1) Excellence in teaching and learning.
2) Positive climate for learning.
3) Community engagement in learning.
4) Professional leadership.
Our continual focus on improvement in these four areas ensures outstanding student achievement, engagement and wellbeing.
About the Company
Company: Schools (Government) –
Company Location: Melbourne VIC