Classroom Teacher - Morwell Central Primary School

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

Job Description

Job ID 1254883
Location Morwell Central Primary School
Department Morwell Central Primary School
Role Type  
Subjects/Duties Primary Teacher  
Full/Part Time Full-Time  
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term  
Classification Classroom Teacher  
Apply By  12/06/2021  
Other Information  
Begin Date 01/28/2022  
End Date 01/26/2023
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Lisa Farley
Phone 03 5136 5568
School Website www.morwellcentralps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Morwell Central Primary School is Morwell’s newest primary school, opening in 2017. It was built specifically for the merger of three local primary schools; Commercial Road, Morwell Primary and Tobruk Street. The school is located close to the Morwell Leisure Centre precinct in the Latrobe Valley area of Gippsland. The current enrolment is 396 students with 31 teaching staff and 39 support staff. There are 18 homerooms operating in the school, which form four Learning Hubs. The proportion of single parent families and blended families in the school community is high and the Student Family Occupation [SFO] index is 0.76.

Morwell Central Primary has high quality, dedicated staff who strive to ensure all students reach their full potential – both academically and socially. We offer a broad range of curriculum programs, with a special emphasis on developing the essential skills of Literacy and Numeracy. Students participate in specialist programs; including Performing Arts; Music; Information, Communication and Technology; Physical Education; Design Technology (Years 3 to 6) and Mandarin (Years Prep to 4). All members of the school community are committed, enthusiastic and engaged about student learning. Morwell Central Primary is dedicated to upholding a core set of values, where Acceptance, Support, Persistence, Individual Responsibility, Respect and Excellence (ASPIRE) are an integral part of all interactions. Students, staff and parents all endeavor to build positive relationships using the ASPIRE values.

All students spend the first half hour of the day with their home group and teacher; participating in a range of activities and discussions that focus on getting Ready to Learn. After home group meetings, students work in groups that are based on their learning needs and the next step in their learning. All students have the opportunity to work with all of the teachers within the Learning Hub. The student’s learning needs and the next step in their learning, are determined by pre-assessments and students are grouped accordingly. These groups are flexible and change regularly. Morwell Central Primary fosters an environment where students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning. The Developmental Curriculum Model (P-2 Learning Hub) and the Inquiry Based Learning Model (3-6 Learning Hub) has been implemented and teachers promote individual learning where students are supported to explore, inquire and reflect. Morwell Central Primary promotes and maintains our vision as a ‘Curious and Connected Learning Community’.

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

06 Dec, 2021