Assistant Principal-Range 2

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • 13/01/2021
Full time - Permanent Management and Leadership

Job Description

Location Profile

Doveton College is a unique, diverse and vibrant learning community. It is unlike any other educational setting in Australia. Located in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Doveton College resides in one of the most disadvantaged metropolitan regions of Australia. It is the first of ten settings to be developed in association with the Colman Foundation and DET.

In 2009, the Colman Foundation approached the Victorian Government with a desire to become directly involved in the education of young people who come from a background of disadvantage, including high migrant and refugee groups. The Colman Foundation provided a financial contribution and continues to provide an annual financial contribution to allow for additional services to be provided which are over and above the normal funding regime for the College. The Foundation has a goal of changing the life opportunities of young people by supporting families and communities access education, health and wrap around services with the school at the centre of the services.

Doveton College is complex in its operation; it seeks to support, foster and develop opportunities for all members of the Doveton Community including children, young people, and adults. The focus is on providing high quality teaching and learning programs across the 0 – 15 range with additional learning opportunities for parents and the wider community members. It provides a wide range of wrap-around educational and allied health support for Baby College, Maternal and Child Health services, and Adult Learning opportunities. Early Learning has been accredited as a ACEQA Centre of Excellence operating a long day setting, with a focus on learning through play in a structured, appealing indoor, outdoor learning environment.

On any week, the College is a vibrant learning hub with 130 children in early learning, 620 students in Foundation to Year 9, 150 involved in play groups, 70 regular volunteers and 150 participants in adult education courses. Each week students from Foundation to Year 9 participate in the Doveton Engagement and Enrichment Program (DEEP) which operates as an extension to the school day and includes sports, performance, technology and artistic programs.

The community expectation is that the College will provide a safe and secure environment where the individual student can learn and develop to their full potential. In the school setting, high quality teaching and learning is non- negotiable. All staff are expected to commit to driving this agenda by their professionalism and dedication to the Doveton College vision. The Doveton College vision is clear and is based on the belief that every child will succeed. There is a commitment to:

  • the potential of each of our children and young people to learn, to achieve and do their best
  • empowering all our children and young people to be creative, curious, to explore, and discover - to strive and to excel
  • a rigorous and dynamic curriculum to meet the needs and promote the growth of every child and young person
  • a strong learning culture and team approach based on the values of respect and tolerance, high achievement and excellence, engagement, participation and leadership
  • the belief that learning occurs in partnership with parents and the support of the community

Selection Criteria

Educational leadership

  • Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.
  • Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

Financial, managerial and administrative ability

  • Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

Planning, policy and program development and review

  • Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.
  • An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

Leadership of staff and students

  • A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.
  • A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.

Interpersonal and communication skills

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.
  • Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.
  • An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.

Community

Demonstrated capacity to effectively lead and manage a unique college setting including:

  • building effective partnerships with all stakeholders
  • developing improved teacher/educator practice to meet student needs
  • building a positive and inclusive college culture

Role

The key responsibilities of the successful applicant include, but may not be limited to:

The successful applicant will work as part of a leadership team consisting of the College Principal, 2 Assistant Principals, the Early Learning Director, Wellbeing coordinator and the Business Manager. Specific duties will be negotiated as a team and will vary over time. All Assistant Principals have responsibility for the effective development and implementation of the College strategic plan. Each will have a specific sector responsibility as well as significant College wide responsibility. In this role the successful applicant will have key responsibility for Years F – 4 and for school wide professional practice. However, it is expected that the successful applicant is able to operate across the whole school sector as required. Each team member will have a commitment to professional growth and the leadership of others in developing leadership capacity. All members of the leadership team may be required to teach.

Responsibilities

Typically, assistant principals perform one or more of the following functions:

  • supervision and coordination of the work of senior curriculum or level coordinators;
  • allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility;
  • supervision of the delivery of teaching programs;
  • management of programs to improve the knowledge and experience of staff;
  • responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and year level coordinators;
  • contribute to the overall management of the school;

Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

DET Values

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

Other Information

No job description available

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

VIT LANTITE

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.

Subject

Other Subjects,   Not Applicable  

School Type

College or Tertiary

Job Closing Date

26/01/2021