Classroom Teacher - Glen Waverley South Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Glen Waverley VIC, Australia
  • 11 Jun, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Job ID: 1228890
Location: Glen Waverley South Primary Sc
Department: Glen Waverley South Primary Sc
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 06/23/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 07/12/2021
End Date: 01/10/2022
Hours: 22.80
Contact Name Con Vellios
Phone: 03 9560 6371
School Website: www.gwsps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
Glen Waverley South Primary School is committed to lifelong learning by providing an inclusive, supportive and nurturing community in which diversity is valued and celebrated. Our innovative curriculum and culture of excellence creates a stimulating learning environment that engages and challenges students to achieve personal success and make positive contributions to society.

The vision of the Glen Waverley South Primary School community is underpinned by the value of RESPECT, highlighted through our focus on:

  • Relationships
  • Excellence
  • Support
  • Passion
  • Engagement
  • Choice
  • Trust & Honesty

Glen Waverley South Primary School is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne in the City of Monash. The buildings are surrounded by spacious, well-maintained grounds with an abundance of shaded areas, age-appropriate playground equipment, an oval and a variety of outdoor courts catering for various sporting activities. Glen Waverley South Primary School shares the same site as Brentwood Secondary College and Greenland Childcare Centre. Major building works were completed in 2011 creating two new Learning Studios and a multipurpose centre.

The open learning environment facilitates 21st-century pedagogy. A new state-of-the-art multipurpose facility enriches the Physical Education, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Instrumental Music and the Out of School Hours Care programs. Features include a full sized basketball stadium with change rooms, stimulating visual arts and music studios and a spacious well resourced out of school hours care area with a modern kitchen. Each learning space is equipped with an interactive TV and all students have access to ipads, laptops and computers.

The learning community at Glen Waverley South Primary School is committed to the improvement and enhancement of student learning in order to equip students for the future. All members of the school community, students, staff and parents, are open and committed to the shared vision of ongoing learning and continuous development in the provision of best educational practice. The learning community model of the school is characterised by:

A culture of:

  • Lifelong and self-driven learning
  • Commitment to personal growth, shared vision and team learning
  • Assisting all students to embrace learning
  • Excellence and
  • Connectedness through strong community partnerships

Dedicated teachers delivering an exemplary Learning and Teaching program that facilitates:

  • Achievement of academic, social, emotional and physical potential
  • A stimulating learning environment where students are highly engaged and motivated
  • Inclusive, innovative and challenging curriculum
  • Curriculum design which caters for individual learning needs
  • Engaging personalised learning experiences
  • Student goal setting
  • Explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy skills and
  • Inquiry-based learning

A learning environment that:

  • Provides equal opportunities and values diversity
  • Develops knowledge and values
  • Promotes student Leadership opportunities
  • Is positive, safe, supportive & cooperative
  • Equips students with skills and knowledge to cope successfully in an ever-changing world through supportive programs that include a comprehensive transition program, an engaging buddy system, access to our social welfare service (Kids Hope Mentors) and a values-based wellbeing program (The Resilience Project).

Specialist teachers provide expertise in the areas of Performing Arts, LOTE (Japanese), Physical Education and Sport and Levelled Literacy Intervention. In addition to the core curricula, enrichment programs are provided by way of an Instrumental Music Program, Choir, Rock Band, School Production, Excursions, Camps, Environmental club, Sports, and lunchtime clubs. The school provides high quality, registered programs for Outside School Hours Care, including Before School Care, After School Care, Curriculum/Pupil Free Days and Vacation Care.

At Glen Waverley South Primary School we are proud of our friendly and inclusive culture. Our school is enriched by a diverse and multicultural community. Glen Waverley South Primary School has a strong tradition of parent and community partnerships. An active School Council, Junior School Council and numerous volunteers represent a learning community committed to the vision of the school.

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.

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.

Subject

Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

23 Jun, 2021