Classroom Teacher - Yarra Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Richmond VIC, Australia
  • 15 Sep, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID: 1239572
Location: Yarra Primary School
Department: Yarra Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/27/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/26/2023
Hours: 19.00
Contact Name: Saraid Doherty
Phone: 9428 3286
School Website: www.yarraps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

At Yarra Primary School we collaborate to sustain a positive learning experience for all children within a safe and healthy school environment. We provide a vibrant and purposeful curriculum and foster an engaged and supportive community. Our school works deliberately to 'live' our values: Respect, Caring and Commitment.

Our children thrive with excellent staff, supportive parents and friends who combine to celebrate and acknowledge their achievements both in and out of school.

We are particularly proud of our integrated environmental program where we recycle, save water, grow, harvest and eat our own garden produce. Learning is active and fun.

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.

School learning priorities focus on strengthening academic and social and emotional learning through student voice and agency and experiential learning within the community. We have set high expectations in the learning of Literacy and Numeracy skills. Our Arts programs provide the opportunity to express and appreciate music, visual arts, dance and drama.

Yarra has developed a whole school wellbeing program, to create a positive school climate, a culture of student competence and an open, responsive management system for all school community members. Positive psychology informed theory, research and interventions (also known as 'Positive Education) was introduced in 2019 to enhance this implementation.

Originally known as Richmond North Primary School, our school is in the inner city and serves a changing and diverse community. The original 1888 building had an addition in 1975 and a Building the Education Revolution (BER) project has added contemporary flexible learning spaces to the original buildings. Further works in 2018 has seen an upgrade of extensive areas of the school. We have been involved in high quality educational provision to the students of Richmond for the past 130 years.

Yarra Primary School currently has 231 students. There is an excellent in house Out Of School Hours Care Program and a Vacation Care Program and the School enjoys a strong collaborative relationship with the Yarra City Council and the Finbar Community House.

Yarra Primary School is seeking an enthusiastic educationalist who is committed to achieving high standards in learning (for students and themselves), is a hands-on team-player, is actively involved in developing personal ICT skills, is flexible and adaptable, and is passionate about education.

The Applicants should address the selection criteria, provide a full resume with email address, three referees (mobile phone number) and a cover letter.

Subject

Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

27 Sep, 2021