Classroom Teacher - Albert Park Primary School

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

Job Description

Job ID  1244960
Location  Albert Park Primary School
Department  Albert Park Primary School
Role Type  Primary Teacher
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  Katrina Mildner
Phone  03 9699 9090
School Website  www.albertparkps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
Albert Park Primary School is an inner city-bayside school and a popular choice of local residents in the community: with professional and committed staff, an engaged and active school community, strong support from the local community, school council and surrounding schools.

The school was established in 1873. Current facilities on the 0.9 hectare site consist of 2 heritage listed main school buildings dating from 1873 and 1889. The main two-storey heritage school building accommodates the administrative areas, intervention teaching spaces and classrooms. The Wesleyan church houses assemblies, sport, special events and the Out of School Care Program. There are two and three storey modern portable buildings housing classrooms. A modern Library with specialist Music and Art facilities.

The current enrolment of 616 students is drawn from a range of cultures and backgrounds and has increased from 278 in 2001. Increased staff numbers correspond with the enrolment growth with a teaching complement of 34.4 effective full time (EFT) teaching staff and 6.9 EFT support in 2020.There is a focus on life-long learners with high expectations. Teachers have a strong culture of professional development which is evident in team planning and the use of data to enhance teaching and learning.

The school is committed to continual development of the school, students and teachers. There is a focus on providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students and an understanding that students reach their full potential only when they are happy, healthy, safe and valued in an environment where there is a positive school culture to engage students and support them in their learning. Albert Park Primary acknowledges that student wellbeing and student learning outcomes are closely linked.

Every student should have the opportunity to meet their personal and educational potential in an environment that fosters the ‘Albert Park Way’- Be kind and fair, Act safely, Respect everyone’s rights, One voice at a time, Keep trying. There is a focus on developing our students’ future skills and knowledge through our sustainable schools program and development of 21st Inquiry learning skills and capabilities to develop critical thinking.

The school’s curriculum addresses the learning standards of the Victorian Curriculum and emphasises the importance of developing engaging and student centred learning experiences. Developing quality assessment has been a key area of focus for the school to ensure that all student’s needs and abilities are catered for. Accurate differentiation has been key to ensuring challenging and engagement for all learners, in particular our high ability learners. The 27 classes are well-resourced including with access to a 1:1 school provided technology to promote the development of independent learning and support a range of needs. Classes are currently structured by grade levels.

A broad range of extra curriculum and opportunities are provided to students. These include specialist programs for Visual Arts, Physical Education, Performing Arts and French. Student wellbeing is being reinforced through initiatives and programs and Albert Park Primary School has accreditation with eSmart and Kids Matter. The school community implemented the Respectful Relationships whole school initiative in 2020. It also self-funds a counsellor, library assistant, nurses and an intervention program for literacy.

A sense of community is an important feature of Albert Park Primary School. The school recognises the importance of the local community and values a collaborative partnership in the delivery of education. Students, staff and parents participate in a wide range of programs to support, enhance and develop community relations. There are many fundraising events in the school year which are inclusive of an Albert Park Fete, which reflects the strong connections across the broader 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.

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.

Subject

Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

26 Oct, 2021