STEAM Teacher 0.6 - Macleod College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Macleod VIC, Australia
  • 20 Jul, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Job ID 1232152
Location Macleod College
Department Macleod College
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part-Time Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 07/29/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 08/09/2021
End Date 01/14/2022
Hours 22.80
Contact Name Mario Panaccio
Phone 9459 0222
School Website www.macleod.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

At Macleod College, our motto “Supporting and inspiring every child” is embedded in everything that we do.

We are a smaller school and that gives us the capacity to get to know every one of our students, from Prep to Year 12. We understand their learning needs and their interests, and because of this we can support their plans for the future.

On a personal level, we mentor and encourage our students to be the best that they can be, to develop healthy habits and to embrace opportunities that arise. Although our primary business is education and curriculum, we feel that our students’ happiness is fundamental to their success. This is why we run both a wellbeing and a positive education program at Macleod College.

The core values of the college are formed from the title RESPECT: Responsibility, Equality, Strive, Pride, Excellence, Connectedness and Trust. These values underpin the way all elements of the college work together, and they are constantly developed, celebrated and highlighted.

We also offer as many specialist programs as we are able to, to give our students every opportunity to find a field of particular interest to them.

We have award winning music and basketball programs that enable students to pursue their passion at a high level.

We do our best to be as flexible as possible and we encourage our students to find avenues within the school where they can work with staff and other students to develop their skills and knowledge.

The College will begin a new building project - a new science wing which will bring new opportunities for staff and students. It is a very exciting time to be part of Macleod College.

For more information see the college website www.macleod.vic.edu.au

Selection Criteria
SC1 Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to implement and evaluate learning and teaching programs in accordance with the Victorian curriculum.

SC2 Demonstrated high level classroom teaching skills 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 the capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community to focus on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values, including a commitment and capacity to actively contribute to and manage major curriculum or student activities and a commitment to continually improving teaching quality and capacity through the application of knowledge, skills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development and learning.

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

Secondary

Job Closing Date

29 Jul, 2021