Classroom Teacher - Benton Junior College

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

Job Description

Job ID 1254707
Location Benton Junior College
Department Benton Junior College
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 01/26/2023
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Melissa Wisniewski
Phone 03 5973 9100
School Website www.benton.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Benton Junior College is a Victorian Government primary school located east of the Mornington township. Our school has an enrolment of 814 students. The school is authorised with the International Baccalaureate Organisation - Primary Years Programme (PYP).

Opportunities for children to achieve their academic and social potential are developed through a meaningful curriculum that connects with local and global communities. This is encapsulated in our mission statement: 'to motivate to learn; to teach to think; to encourage to imagine; and to show the compassion to care globally'. The PYP requires students to develop the skills to become active inquirers, drawing on their own experience to assist them to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the world in which they live.

Our school has a clear focus to improve student outcomes in English and Mathematics through a culture of collaboration and collective endeavour by all staff. Teachers work in Professional Learning Teams to ensure a strong focus on students learning essential skills in English and Mathematics. Teachers plan collaboratively and use Common Formative Assessments to identify students’ learning needs and personalise learning. There is a strong emphasis on explicit teaching and PLT’s have developed ‘I can’ statements to enable students to identify their current learning and future learning goals.

The school has developed a meaningful performance and development culture, and all staff commit to a personal professional development plan that links explicitly to the school’s Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plans.

Students are provided the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities which enhance and support our classroom programs. The Peninsula Connections, instrumental music, Japanese, performing, and visual arts, STEAM, sport and camping programs extend student learning opportunities. The school is architecturally designed featuring inter-connected open classrooms. The gymnasium provides a wonderful facility for Physical Education and complements our extensive sports grounds, basketball courts and playgrounds. Specialist classrooms for Japanese, STEAM, ICT, Visual and Performing Arts also enrich students' experiences.

Benton Junior College provides a respectful, purposeful, and stimulating learning environment. Classrooms are well equipped and welcoming. A school wide buddy system fosters our strong focus on developing community and supports new students who commence throughout the year with their integration into the school.

Student Wellbeing and Engagement policies and whole-school behaviour management strategies continue to maintain and promote a consistent and positive approach to respond to the social and emotional needs of our children. Children are guided effectively by staff and our school’s ‘Learning Deal’ to make considered and responsible choices that demonstrate the Attributes of the Learner Profile inherent in the Primary Years Programme.

A copy of our Strategic Plan can be accessed from the school’s website at: www.benton.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

Secondary

Job Closing Date

05 Dec, 2021