Classroom Teacher - Skene Street School Stawell

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Stawell VIC, Australia
  • 14 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary Teaching Aides & Special Needs

Job Description

Job ID  1245321
Location  Skene Street School Stawell
Department  Skene Street School Stawell
Role Type  Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time  Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term  Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher 
Apply By  10/27/2021
Other Information  
Begin Date  01/28/2022
End Date  01/29/2023
Hours  38.00
Contact Name  Sandi Slocombe
Phone  035/358-2448
School Website  skenesds@vic.gov.au

Location Profile

Skene Street Specialist School is a government, dual mode specialist school in Stawell in regional Victoria, for students with an intellectual disability between the ages of 5–18 years. The school serves the district communities around Stawell and Ararat, in the foothills of the Grampians National Park Victoria.

The school is a purpose built facility which opened in 2011 and is equipped to meet the students’ needs. It is located close to Stawell’s shopping precinct with shops, community services and recreational facilities that staff use to broaden student learning.

The staffing profile of Skene St SS includes a Principal and 8 teachers and 10 Education Support (ES) staff.

The school provides an approved curriculum framework differentiated to meet student needs. The Victorian Curriculum levels A to D and includes F-10 for students with disabilities.

Each student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that highlights skill acquisition tasks that is designed to be worthwhile, challenging and achievable. Specialist programs include Vocational Education, Riding for the Disabled, Community Access, Developmental Learning Skills, Swimming, Choir and Physiotherapy.

Selection Criteria

KSC 1 Demonstrated high-level classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning in a special setting.

KSC 2 Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning in relation to a special setting, utilising the Victorian Curriculum and to use this data to inform curriculum programs and teaching for improved individual student learning.

KSC 3 Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community

KSC 4 Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities and a commitment to ongoing professional learning to enable further development of skills, expertise and teaching capacity.

KSC 5 Demonstrated ability to support the social and personal development of students and an understanding of School-wide Positive Behaviour Support and/or other relevant programs.

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

Special Needs

School Type

Others

Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021