Blackwood Annexe Generalist Teacher - Drouin Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Blackwood VIC, Australia
  • 22 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Job ID 1232267
Location Drouin Secondary College [Multiple Location Campus]
Department Drouin Secondary College
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part-Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Ongoing
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 08/01/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 08/09/2021
End Date
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Matt Jobling
Phone 035/625-1002
School Website

Location Profile
Blackwood Centre for Adolescent Development

Blackwood Centre for Adolescent Development is an early intervention program designed for students at risk. Blackwood is a co-educational setting for secondary students (levels 7 → 10). Blackwood runs two-semester length programs each year with approximately twenty students participating in each program. Students remain enrolled in their home college with the intention of returning to the college at the end of the program better equipped to cope with school, home and community.

Blackwood’s structure, curriculum and purpose have been designed to impact on risk factors and problem behaviours before they become established. The program also provides protective factors essential for the formulation of healthy beliefs and clear standards.

Blackwood is situated in a purpose built, well resourced, rural campus at Hallora, which is approximately 16 km from Drouin and Warragul. Blackwood is an annexe of Drouin Secondary College and therefore staff are also members of Drouin Secondary College which oversees this program. Blackwood staff are based at the Hallora annexe.

Blackwood has specially appointed staff and operates as an extension program for State Secondary Colleges predominantly in the West Gippsland area.

To support the student and the home college in the reengagement and maintenance of formal education, Blackwood aims to help students to:

  1. Appreciate their potential;
  2. Regain their self-esteem;
  3. Rediscover their ability to learn;
  4. Motivate them to work toward future learning success both as individuals and as part of a team;
  5. Develop competence and resilience in handling social situations with peers and adults;
  6. Develop skills in decision making, conflict resolution, negotiating and planning for short and long term goals.

We encourage and recommend all applicants to visit our unique site by contacting the Assistant Principal on 03 5627 5585

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 commitment to be part of the ongoing development of an outstanding program for students at risk. Applicants should possess enthusiasm, energy and skills to empathise with, engage and counsel young people displaying challenging behaviours. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to commit to camps and special events as a core requirement of the program.  

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.


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Job Closing Date

01 Aug, 2021