Classroom Teacher - Willmott Park Primary School

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

Job Description

Job ID 1254574
Location Willmott Park Primary School
Department Willmott Park Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/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 01/26/2023      
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Rachel Bryant  
Phone 03 9305 6639
School Website willmottparkps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Willmott Park Primary opened in 1995 with just over 100 students and enrols just under 800 in 2021. The school currently has a teaching and non-teaching staff of over 90. The demographic continues to change with an increasing diversification of family background and culture that brings a rich and positive perspective for the community. There is an increasing demand for OSHC (Out of School Hours Care) places that is housed in a free-standing, purpose-built and well equipped facility. The school is 26 years old and has seen many building upgrades in 2008 & 2013. Two new prep level outdoor learning areas have been created to compliment developmental curriculum. These areas include sand pits, cubby houses and a large outdoor work space.

Willmott Park boasts exceptional grounds and recreational play area that includes many recreational play zones, outdoor performing area, an all-weather play area, outdoor performance area, environmental planting areas, fitness room, music, art, science & other learning specialisation areas.

Staff professional learning has been a significant priority focusing an April to March P & D cycle on improving learning outcomes with literacy and numeracy. Teacher performance and development and improving student learning outcomes are prominent in both the strategic and annual implementation plans.

Specialist programs for all students include Physical Education, STEAM, Visual Arts and Music. English as an Additional Language (EAL) is offered for new arrivals and students with language other than English. A Deaf Facility operates within the school that has 12-students enrolled. The hearing impaired students are integrated into classes and supported by the facility staff. To complement the Deaf Facility, Auslan (the signing language of the deaf) is offered as a Language Other Than English (LOTE).

Rapid changes in technology has led to providing meaningful and appropriate integration of ICT into student learning opportunities. Interactive LCD televisions & whiteboards are fitted in all classrooms and to compliment teaching and learning thus taking Willmott Park to the forefront of technology in schools. Netbooks are accessible in years 5 and 6 and all students are encouraged to have a personal iPad to support their learning at school and home.

A variety of curriculum support programs operate that include Reading Club 3-6, EAL, Speech Therapy, and Step into Preps on Learning and Developmental Curriculum in Prep. A wide variety of lunchtime programs (choir, band, gym, and computer etc.) continue to support student engagement. Extra-curricular programs are a big feature that includes EB (Energy Breakthrough) and many more.

Willmott Park is an exemplary school that continues to build teacher capacity through ongoing professional learning and careful recruitment. And at the same time presents a balanced curriculum and a structured and equitable student management process. The Willmott Park staff are committed, parents supportive and the students very well managed. A shared leadership model operates that devolves responsibility across a broad range of responsibilities. The school has a culture where everybody is learning, innovation is seen as the norm and challenges seen as opportunities.

Contacts/Address:
WILLMOTT PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL
Dorchester Street, Craigieburn 3064
Ph. 9305 6639
Email: willmott.park.ps@education.vic.gov.au
Web www.willmottparkps.vic.edu.au

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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Subject

Other Subjects

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

05 Dec, 2021