Classroom Teacher in Music (Fixed Term)

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Newborough VIC 3825, Australia
  • 16/02/2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching – Primary

Job Description

Location Profile

Newborough East Primary School is a learning community where we work together to make a life, a living and a difference.

Newborough East Primary School values Respect for Self, Others, Learning and Community

Newborough East Primary School presently has an enrolment of 341 students. The attractive 6.2-hectare site has extensive and spacious playing areas coupled with modern, refurbished classrooms. On the site are 15 classrooms, a Gymnasium, Library, Art Room, Computer Centre and a fully-equipped canteen.

We service a combination of well-established and recently developed residential areas and buses are available for students from out-lying areas. In close proximity are Lowanna Secondary College, Moe Indoor Recreation Centre, an all-weather athletics track, soccer grounds, tennis courts and sporting ovals.

At Newborough East Primary School we work cooperatively and collaboratively to ensure that the school operates effectively and that our policies and programs are relevant and effective. Great emphasis is placed on the development of literate and numerate children who have a real joy of learning. In striving for continuous improvement, Newborough East Primary School is committed to maximising the educational opportunities for all students, with staff professional development playing a vital role in achieving this.

The school has a strong emphasis on Student Welfare employing a Primary Welfare Officer five days per week. Children with special needs are catered for with a variety of support programs. Strong links have been made with outside agencies and school support staff.

Curriculum is structured to ensure that every child has access to quality Literacy and Numeracy programs and students have the opportunity to incorporate Information Communication Technologies into their learning, both in classrooms and the Computer Centre. We conduct Bridges, STA and Literacy Support to assist children struggling with their literacy and have a strong focus on THRASS from Prep to 6.

Specialist programs in Visual Arts, STEM and Physical Education provide all children with outstanding opportunities to discover develop and expand their interests and skills. In addition to these programs the school promotes a variety of invaluable programs including Social Skills, camping, swimming, transition, instrumental music tuition, many extracurricular lunchtime activities and an annual musical production.

The school motto ‘Forward Bound’ encapsulates the objectives of our school. As the school community grows, we will continue to implement changes identified by our new Strategic Plan, while we endeavor to retain our unique, supportive and stimulating environment.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the capacity to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated capacity to respond to student learning needs.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3 Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated capacity to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

SC6 Demonstrated high level of experience in initiating and coordinating whole school activities, drawing on a range of musical and technological skills.

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-curricula 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 classroom 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.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

The successful applicant would be required to coordinate the music program P-6, whole school assemblies (both remotely and face-to-face). The successful applicant will be a proficient guitarist and have advanced technological skills (filming and editing software)

VIT LANTITE

To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Subject

Arts, Drama, Music, and Performing Arts

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

28/02/2021