Classroom Teacher in Secondary Mathematics/Physical Education (TFI 210) - Ouyen P-12 College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Ouyen VIC, Australia
  • 01 Jun, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Job ID:1227856
Location: Ouyen P-12 College
Department: Ouyen P-12 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: 06/14/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 07/12/2021
End Date: 07/12/2023
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Felica Cua
Phone: 5092 1182
School Website: www.ouyenp12college.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
Ouyen P-12 College was formed in 2009, combining the former Ouyen Primary and Secondary Schools. Both schools brought with them a proud history of achievement and pride in the academic, sporting and extra-curricular programs.

The school has an enrolment in 2021 of 223 students. The school boasts not only a strong record of student achievement, but also high levels of student engagement and satisfaction.

Ouyen P-12 College provides a comprehensive curriculum aimed at preparing students for the 21st Century, allowing students to develop academically, socially and emotionally to meet the needs of a changing society.

The school has an exemplary record in regards to students leaving the college to attend tertiary education, gain apprenticeships or engage in meaningful employment. There has been significant work done to ensure students have adequate pathways to achieve their aspirations, with a wide range of VCE, VCAL & VET subjects available.

Ouyen P-12 College prides itself on being a showcase for other rural and remote schools catering for students from Foundation to Year 12.

Ouyen P-12 has a thorough sports program that allows students opportunities to represent the school at regional and state level. Lunchtime and after-school training sessions, funded transport to representative carnivals and designated Physical Education, Health & Sports programs, support this program.

We have a structured public speaking and debating curriculum that allows our students opportunities to participate in competitions across the state.

Teacher Employment

Ouyen is situated in the North-West of Victoria, close to the South Australian and New South Wales borders. The township has a population of around 1,000 people, with the district housing around 2,000. We have highly affordable teacher houses and a range of Health and Community services available in town.

The town has also recently built a lake on the outskirts of town, perfect for fishing and skiing. We also have access to a range of sports, with local teams competing in football, netball, cricket, tennis, basketball and lawn bowls.

Working in a rural school allows greater opportunities to gain experience across a wide range of areas. Our students are friendly and respectful, with high standards of student behaviour.

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

Mathematics, Physical Education and Sports

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

14 Jun, 2021