Graduate Mathematics Teacher - Rushworth P-12 College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Rushworth VIC, Australia
  • 11 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Graduate Teacher Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Job ID 1244037
Location Rushworth P-12 College
Department Rushworth P-12 College
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Graduate Teacher Program
Apply By 10/23/2021

Other Information
Begin Date
End Date
Contact Name Kerryn Quirk
Phone 58561230
School Website

Location Profile
Rushworth P-12 College is a dynamic learning community situated in Rushworth, Victoria, a small rural town of approximately 1000 people, located 180 kilometres north of Melbourne. Our community is surrounded by several larger towns all within one hour’s drive, including Bendigo to the south-west, Echuca to the north-west and Shepparton to the north-east. We have a student population of 150 and employ over 30 teaching and non-teaching staff. Many students are bussed into the College from the surrounding smaller towns of Stanhope, Colbinabbin, Nagambie, Harston and Murchison. The College is a large employer and major resource for local people and the College’s success is of vital importance to local communities.

Backing onto a picturesque ironbark forest, the College has excellent facilities on an expansive site encompassed by the natural environment. The heritage-listed, original school building built in the 1870s, has been carefully and sensitively adapted, as befits a community landmark. The 2012 Commonwealth funded BER construction of four classrooms and a large open learning space provide enhanced opportunities for teachers to create a range of student-centered learning contexts. The external environment includes a Kitchen Garden, a large playing field, and well-designed and maintained recreation areas, including gardens and conversation areas.

We share a close relationship with our community and Rushworth would welcome new members warmly. The potential to car pool with other staff members travelling from surrounding areas, e.g. Bendigo and Kyabram also exists.

Due to our central location, there are endless opportunities for our staff to network with other educators within the surrounding area, through Communities of Practice meetings each term amongst Rochester, Echuca and Kyabram schools.

The College ethos is based upon the commitment of staff, students and families working cooperatively to provide the best possible curriculum in a safe and welcoming environment. The College has recently employed the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM), which works alongside our SWPBS program, supporting the embedding of our college values: Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Resilient.

We invite all potential applicants to contact the principal, Kerryn Quirk, to arrange a tour of the College.

Selection Criteria
SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the capacity to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated capacity to respond to student learning needs.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3 Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated capacity to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

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-curricula activities.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or courses of study
  • Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a year level
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas
  • Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes
  • Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress
  • Implementing effective student management consistent with the school charter.
  • Working with a mentor to participate in professional development planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional portfolio

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs
  • Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs

Who May Apply

For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the commencement of the advertised vacancy. Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.



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Job Closing Date

23 Oct, 2021