Classroom Teacher - Andersons Creek Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Manningham, VIC, Australia
  • 22 Nov, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Job ID 1254515
Location Andersons Creek Primary School
Department Andersons Creek 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 12/05/2021  
Other Information  
Begin Date 01/28/2022  
End Date 01/27/2023  
Hours 38.00  
Contact Name Sue Dyos  
Phone 9844 2757  
School Website andersons.creek.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Location Profile

Anderson’s Creek Primary School was established in 1977 and is located in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne within the City of Manningham. It is situated near the historical sites of Victoria’s first gold mine in a community with a long history of traditional arts and crafts. Our motto ‘Learning with the Community’ represents the focus of the school philosophy. It is reflected in the partnership between students, staff, parents and the community. The school sees itself as an integral part of the community and participates in all local celebrations.

Anderson’s Creek Primary School enjoys expansive grounds with a range of playing surfaces, well-equipped adventure playgrounds and numerous shaded areas. The buildings consist of three large hexagons. One houses five open classrooms with a library in the central hub. A second has six classrooms around a central shared workspace. The third boasts a state of the art 440 seat Performing Arts Centre. A tennis court, large sports stadium with a separate and dedicated Outside School Hours Care room are at the entrance to the school. The remainder of the buildings are relocatable which the school has positioned and landscaped to not only blend in with the environment but encourage cooperative teaching. The school’s most recent addition is an outdoor classroom learning environment.

All areas of the curriculum are addressed with a particular emphasis given to literacy and numeracy. These core subjects are supported by specialist teaching areas: Literacy Intervention, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Languages (Italian). Anderson's Creek Primary School strives to offer a wide range of curriculum options so that all children can be challenged according to their individual needs and talents. There is a strong emphasis on the integration of information technology in our classrooms. Team planning is an important part of our teaching with all levels engaged in detailed planning with consistent implementation strategies.

As a school community we hold the notion of excellence to include each student aspiring to their highest possible level of achievement. Teachers and parents are committed to the concept of an integrated curriculum and working cooperatively as the basis of the learning experience. Risk taking, problem solving, cooperative work practices and multi-skilling are all nurtured by the programs offered. The school community believes in the concept of children as responsible people and issues of discipline are negotiated cooperatively with the children.

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

05 Dec, 2021