Classroom Teacher in English/English Language - Williamstown High School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Williamstown VIC, Australia
  • 15 Sep, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Job ID: 1239084
Location: Williamstown High School
Department: Williamstown High School
Role Type: Secondary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/28/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/27/2022
End Date: 01/26/2029
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Gino Catalano
Phone: (03) 9397 1899

Location Profile

A Williamstown High School education provides a dynamic learning culture that promotes integrity, innovation and the individual.

We value:

  • Excellence and creativity in our achievements and ambitions.
  • Integrity and honesty in our actions and relationships.
  • Diversity in our curriculum, in each other and in our community.
  • Strong and open communication between our school and our homes, and between our teachers, our students and our families.
  • A commitment to social justice and a passion to protect and improve our environment and our community.

Williamstown High School is a successful, well-regarded government secondary school educating the young people of Williamstown and neighbouring suburbs. The school opened as a government high school in 1915 on the Pasco Street site of the original Williamstown Grammar School, which it replaced. Today it caters for more than 1480 students from Years 7 to 12. It is situated on two campuses that are a ten minute walk apart.

The middle year’s campus, Years 7 to 9, is on the site of the former Point Gellibrand Girls’ Secondary College, in Bayview Street, Williamstown. Williamstown High School merged with the girls’ college in 2000 and a $13 million program saw the campus buildings and grounds rebuilt on award-winning environmentally sustainable designs.

The senior campus, Years 10 to12, is at Pasco Street housed in several heritage buildings, including the original 1867 grammar school block. Centenary celebrations and strong community support has delivered a state of the art 300 seat theatre to the campus completing stage one of the Performing Arts Centre of Excellence facilities.

The features of both sites acknowledge Williamstown’s historic link to shipbuilding and sea faring. Its anchor crest and motto “Hold Fast”, a sailing cry, point to the value of commitment, of determination, of loyalty, of strength and of courage.

In addition to co-educational home groups the school offers a Select Entry Accelerated Learning program. Families of Williamstown High School students have high expectations that the school strives to meet.

The school also offers an Accelerated Sports program for students involved in a number of sports including netball, athletics, swimming and basketball and an International Students’ program. The proximity of the innovative middle year’s campus next to Port Phillip Bay and the unique Jawbone Marine Sanctuary has enabled the school to develop an environmental curriculum, including marine studies.

The school has an excellent music program with a stage band, concert band and ensembles. These bands perform at many events, including Westside Arts, Williamstown Festival and numerous other music festivals and interstate events.

Gino Catalano
03 9397 1899

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

English and Literature, English as an Additional Language/EAL/ESL

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

28 Sep, 2021