English, Psychology, and Health and Physical Education Teacher - St Arnaud Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • St Arnaud VIC, Australia
  • 04 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Job ID 1241538
Location St Arnaud Secondary College
Department St Arnaud Secondary College
Role Type Secondary Teacher/Targeted Financial Incentive
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Ongoing
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 10/24/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Russell Marland
Phone 03 54951 811
School Website starnaudsc.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
St Arnaud Secondary College is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic teacher to be part of our Teaching Team. The College is committed to a school improvement agenda through active involvement and participation in the Professional Learning Communities program. All staff are active participants in the College's improvement agenda.

St. Arnaud Secondary College is located in the township of St. Arnaud, which is situated on the edge of the Wimmera Mallee. The College is part of a cluster of schools of similar size and the closest regional centres are Horsham and Bendigo, 100km’s to the west and east respectively and is 240km’s North West of Melbourne. St. Arnaud is fortunate to have retained natural bushland which surrounds the township.

The school currently has 130 enrolments and boasts an extremely pleasant physical environment. It is dominated by the original heritage structure which has been converted into predominantly administration facilities. Other structures include an open plan learning area, an arts wing, a technology wing and a mud brick ceramics room built by the school community. During the BER, St. Arnaud secured a fabulous science wing. In 2020 we built a cover for our outdoor basketball court creating a multi-purpose all weather space. Despite a dry environment, the award winning St. Arnaud SC gardens are a delight to the eye. With all of this the College is now embarking on a $10M refurbishment.

The College is currently staffed by a principal, assistant principal, two leading teachers for a total of 25 staff.

Despite being a small school, St Arnaud has retained its ability to provide curriculum breadth at the VCE level to cater for academic students as well as ensuring the availability of VET and VCAL pathways. Students are showing academic growth above state level from years 7 to 9. Curriculum enrichment is something that is highly valued at St. Arnaud SC. The College boasts a music program where all students have access to a free instrumental music program. Sport is highly valued at the College and the school tends to be successful at the inter-school events. This is because of two factors: a dedicated PE staff which trains the students; and maximum participation of students in events. Every opportunity is taken to provide students with pathways to reach a higher level in a wide variety of sports.

Importantly health and wellbeing of students is highly valued and promoted at St. Arnaud SC. Currently the College has a school Chaplain attending two days a week. The College has been fortunate to receive a school doctor who will attends the College one day per week since starting in 2018. Whilst these additions are valued, the Year Level Coordinators take the responsibility of student wellbeing seriously. The College has implemented a Pastoral Care Program that has been well received by students which focusses on The Resilience Project.

A re-engagement program including Hands On Learning has been introduced for identified students in years 7-9 with very positive results and feedback from students and the community.

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, Physical Education and Sports, Psychology

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

24 Oct, 2021