Legal Studies/English Teacher - Essendon Keilor College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Essendon High School, Buckley Street, Essendon VIC, Australia
  • 09 Apr, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Job ID: 1223209
Location: Essendon Keilor College [Multiple Location Campus]
Department: Essendon Keilor College
Role Type: Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 04/21/2021
Contact Name: Lisa Nugent
Phone: 9319 1300
School Website: www.ekc.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
Essendon Keilor College is a multi-Campus College and is located in a pleasant environment close to the airport and the city in the western suburbs of Melbourne. There are many sporting and cultural facilities within the area and an excellent public transport system. The city is only 20 minutes away by train.

The Essendon Keilor College philosophy is centred around the rights and responsibilities of students and staff to work in a stimulating and innovative learning, environment focussed on a curriculum program that is forward looking and responsive to the contemporary world.

Students are supported and encouraged to reach their full social, emotional and educational potential. They are expected to be fully focussed on their learning program, to respect the rights of others and to participate actively in a broad range of College curriculum programs and extra-curricular activities. The College recognises and rewards outstanding student performance, endeavours to build a strong connection with students through sport and performing arts programs, promotes student leadership and encourages positive student teacher relationships.

The College provides a coherent, challenging and engaging curriculum to a broad range of students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The College has a strong commitment to the surrounding educational community and participates in innovative programs involving students and teachers in primary and secondary schools in the local area.

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.

Subject

English and Literature, Law, Political Science, and Government

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

21 Apr, 2021