Biology Teacher - The Grange P-12 College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Hoppers Crossing VIC, Australia
  • 16 Nov, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Job ID 1253101
Location The Grange P-12 College
Department The Grange P-12 College
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Ongoing
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 11/29/2021
Other Information  
Begin Date 01/28/2022      
End Date  
Hours 38.00  
Contact Name Nicole Dean  
Phone 0408 149 577  
School Website www.thegrange.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Our College is and conforms to The Victorian Governments Child Safe Standards.

The Grange P-12 College is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision making. The Grange P-12 College has zero tolerance for child abuse.

The Grange P-12 College is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Every person involved in The Grange P-12 College has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role that they play individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

At The Grange P – 12 College our school community aims to provide all students with an educational setting that:

  • Is engaging, challenging and caters for individual needs
  • Is safe and promotes positive wellbeing
  • Meets individual academic and pastoral needs and prepares students for higher education and/or employment
  • Promotes participation and empowerment of children. Develops effective communication skills, promotes a sense of belonging to our community
  • Is underpinned by our College Values of Respect, Learning and Working
  • Together.

The following initiatives support our aims:

  • A strong focus on building high-level skills in Literacy and Numeracy and specialised classes to cater for individual learning needs.
  • A new innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Program that encompasses students solving complex problems by working collaboratively on projects that utilises leading edge technologies such as coding, robotics, 3D printing etc.
  • A specialised program focussing on Sports and Science. Students will experience highly individualised programmes around Soccer, Volleyball and Rugby. These specialised programs will be supported via relationships with sports clubs and Deakin and Victoria Universities. Students will also be offered specialised electives tailored around: Exercise Science, Health and Wellbeing, Human Movement and Sports Science. All of these programs will be designed to lead into VET, VCAL and VCE Study.
  • We have also established partnerships with the National Rugby League and Rugby Victoria to develop an elite coaching program for students from Grades 5-12.
  • Students also engage in our Athletics Development Program two mornings per week in our specialised training gymnasium.
  • A highly effective “School Wide Positive Behaviour Program” across Preps to Year 12. School Counsellors are embedded in each of the Sub-Schools: Years 7 & 8, Years 9 & 10 and Years 11 & 12.
  • A comprehensive Information Technology program that has created a more dynamic learning environment.
  • A High Achievers Program (HAP) Program is part of our Year 7 program and is designed to enrich and extend students learning.
  • A language program encompassing the Hindi culture at Years Prep – 3 and 7 – 9.

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

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and other Sciences

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

29 Nov, 2021