Classroom Teacher - Ivanhoe East Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Ivanhoe East VIC, Australia
  • 13 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID  1244999
Location  Ivanhoe East Primary School
Department  Ivanhoe East Primary School
Role Type  Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties  View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time  Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term  Fixed Term
Classification  Classroom Teacher
Apply By  10/26/2021
Other Information  
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date  01/27/2029
Hours  38.00
Contact Name  Adrienne Dudley
Phone  9499 2171
School Website  www.ivanhoeeastps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Ivanhoe East Primary School was established in 1930 and strives for excellence in teaching and learning. It is a vibrant school which prides itself on a strong sense of community, student engagement, learning and growth.

There are currently 465 students enrolled at the school in 22 classes. Our students enjoy outstanding facilities including well-appointed learning spaces, a full sized stadium, music room and performing arts centre in the SPACE Centre. The grounds at IEPS are well-cared for and include the provision of shaded areas, landscaped gardens, play equipment and basketball and netball courts. A new synthetic oval development was completed in 2017.

Students are at the centre of all decisions and are supported in their academic and social and emotional needs. They are treated with respect and care and within an environment based on high expectations. Students are encouraged to be active, co-operative, independent learners who are able to accept increasing responsibility for their own learning. They are encouraged and motivated to develop critical and higher order thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Our teachers work in collaborative teaching teams and plan their learning program according to the Victorian Curriculum, student needs and interests. While the development of strong literacy and numeracy skills are core to our programs, we recognise the importance of purposeful and engaging learning programs that capitalise on students’ prior experience and their broader social, emotional and academic needs.

There is a comprehensive learning program beyond the classroom including the camping program for students in Years 4-6, excursions, interschool sport, swimming, student leadership programs and the performing arts. The Specialist Program includes Art, Physical Education, Music and Mandarin.

All members of the school community work within an environment founded on high expectations, respect and concern for others and for the school. The IEPS community is based on strong and healthy partnerships of parents, students, staff and the broader community. We work together to ensure that there is a focus on respecting traditions while preparing our students for the future. Many parents are committed to involvement in classroom programs, canteen support, fund-raising, Class Representatives program and governance through membership of School Council and/or one of Councils’ sub-committees.

Ivanhoe East Primary School also shows a significant commitment to building relationships with the wider community which includes local pre-school centres, Government and non-government primary and post-primary schools, tertiary institutions, municipal council bodies as well as our local traders.

As a highly effective school, we seek continuous improvement through reflective and evaluative practices, monitoring of performance, participative decision-making and high levels of accountability. The staff are valued for their professional contribution to strengthening and enriching the learning community. There is a significant commitment to professional learning to support the growth of teachers for whole school improvement. Staff regularly update their knowledge, skills and expertise through a wide range of professional development activities to ensure that curriculum reflects best practice in learning and teaching.

The school has an unwavering commitment to the school values, which were reviewed in 2019, led by the Principal Advisory Group and the Student Well-being AIP Team. The values fall under the two broad headings of Learning and Belonging and are explained in the following way:

Curiosity is always wanting to learn new things. We ask questions to further our knowledge.

Resilience is persisting through challenging situations. We see challenges as opportunities to learn and grow.

Respect is valuing everyone’s rights, beliefs and differences. We treat everyone equally.

Friendship is being inclusive and supportive of others. We are kind, empathetic, honest and trustworthy.

APPLICANTS: Please include your name in the title of your attachment/s. If possible, please combine your application responses into one document.

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

26 Oct, 2021