Classroom Teacher in Maths / Science Biology 7-12 (TFI 75)Corryong College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Corryong VIC, Australia
  • 07 Apr, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Job ID: 1222604
Location: Corryong College
Department: Corryong College
Role Type: Secondary Teacher/Targeted Financial Incentive
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 04/18/2021
Contact Name: Francine Heath
Phone: 02 6076-1566
School Website: www.corryong.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Corryong College is a P-12 College of approximately 300 students located in the far north-east of Victoria, some 125 kilometers east of Wodonga and within the Shire of Towong. With a population of 1200 people, Corryong is the main town servicing the Upper Murray region. Whilst the local economy is closely tied to agriculture (beef and dairy cattle), the local hospital and Snowy Hydro Scheme also contributes to the local economic viability.

Tourism is a growing industry as Corryong is nestled in a picturesque valley between the mountains and the Murray River. Close to snowfields in winter, river and lake sports in summer, excellent freshwater fishing in permanent creeks and with lots to see and do outdoors during the mild spring and autumn months. The Upper Murray offers a healthy and peaceful lifestyle. A safe and secure place to live and raise a family in a friendly rural community that welcomes newcomers.

The College provides a comprehensive program for students from Years P-12, led by highly dedicated staff of teachers and Education Support. The College is well-known in the region for its ability to value add to student learning as students move through the College’s year levels, evidenced in the many years of achieving excellent VCE results. The College focuses on data informed teaching that ensures every student can learn and no student is left behind.

The College provides a high quality education in a safe and secure environment which values motivation, aspiration and achievement. Teachers work in variety of Professional Learning Teams & Communities focused on student centered points of need, to share best practice with clear learning intentions, explicit teaching and feedback that continuously strive towards a strong learning culture. The FISO (Framework for Improving Student Outcomes) Continua is regularly reviewed by the college community, aligned with analyzed data sets, to ensure whole-school ownership of school improvement. Students have a strong voice and are encouraged to be inquiring, active and independent learners. Moving towards student agency, the College is making steps towards empowering students to have input in their learning direction within the classroom and across the school.

The curriculum is seen as the means by which our students acquire the skills competencies and qualities to become informed and effective participants in society. It emphasises literacy, numeracy, the ability to work with others, the ability to analyze and assess information, the capacity to adapt to new situations and personal organisation.

Curriculum enhancement activities are many and varied. Students are encouraged to take an active role in extra-curricular activities. The opportunities provided by the proximity of national parks and snowfields mean that Outdoor Education features strongly. Instrumental Music classes are available to all students in Years 5-12. The College has an excellent sports program that features inter-house and interschool competitions. School Captains are elected and take an important leadership role in College affairs. House Captains and Vice-Captains also have important roles to play.

The College has a strong Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (SAKG), ADVANCE (CFA), Hospitality and Indonesian programs play a huge role in our students’ development as well as strong collaboration with 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-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.

Subject

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and other Sciences, Mathematics

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

18 Apr, 2021