Classroom Teacher - Riddells Creek Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Riddells Creek VIC, Australia
  • 15 Sep, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID: 1239827
Location: Riddells Creek Primary School
Department: Riddells Creek Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/27/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/27/2029
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Emma Brooksby
Phone: 54287277
School Website: www.rcps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Located in the town of Riddells Creek approximately 60km from Melbourne, with a student population of approximately 340, our school has an excellent reputation within the community. Our school motto “Step up and step out for success”, defines what we stand for. We are a school dedicated to building our young people into confident, capable lifelong learners.

Situated on over 2 hectares we have plenty of space for our students to play and imagine. Riddells Creek Primary School runs the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program for years 3 and 4. Each week our students cook food from produce they have grown themselves in our veggie gardens located on school grounds and using eggs collected from our very own chickens.

Riddells Creek Primary School strives to provide personalised learning experiences that develop each student‘s skills, knowledge and character. There is a strong focus on whole school improvement driven by rigour, consistency and teamwork. The key values are confidence, commitment, persistence, cooperation and respect. Student relationships and social skills are enhanced by the “You Can Do It!” and Berry Street programs as well as the use of a restorative framework in dealing with conflict.

Emphasis is placed on Literacy, Numeracy, Science and History, but we also provide a broad spectrum across the curriculum encompassing Japanese, Art, Music, Sport, Physical Education and Technology. We offer a wide range of enrichment programs including instrumental music, chess, student leadership, choir, Active After School Programs, visiting artists and gardening club and an Out of School Hours Care Program, before and after school. Transition into the school, across the school and into secondary school is a major focus.

Riddells Creek Primary School has a long tradition of parent participation in school activities. From helping out in classrooms through to accompanying us on excursions and camps we encourage parents to consider our school a shared space where we meet to partner in developing the skills and talents of each student.

For more information visit www.rcps.vic.edu.au

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

27 Sep, 2021