Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Department of Education & Training Victoria,Classroom Teacher - English/Humanities Jobs in Australia

Location Profile

A Williamstown High School education provides a dynamic learning culture that promotes integrity, innovation and the individual.
We value:
  • Excellence and creativity in our achievements and ambitions.
  • Integrity and honesty in our actions and relationships.
  • Diversity in our curriculum, in each other and in our community.
  • Strong and open communication between our school and our homes, and between our teachers, our students and our families.
  • A commitment to social justice and a passion to protect and improve our environment and our community.
Williamstown High School is a successful, well-regarded government secondary school educating the young people of Williamstown and neighbouring suburbs. The school opened as a government high school in 1915 on the Pasco Street site of the original Williamstown Grammar School, which it replaced. Today it caters for more than 1400 students from Years 7 to 12. It is situated on two campuses that are a ten minute walk apart.
The middle year’s campus, Years 7 to 9, is on the site of the former Point Gellibrand Girls’ Secondary College, in Bayview Street, Williamstown. Williamstown High School merged with the girls’ college in 2000 and a $13 million program saw the campus buildings and grounds rebuilt on award-winning environmentally sustainable designs.
The senior campus, Years 10 to12, is at Pasco Street housed in several heritage buildings, including the original 1867 grammar school block.
The features of both sites acknowledge Williamstown’s historic link to ship-building and sea-faring. Its anchor crest and motto “Hold Fast”, a sailing cry, point to the value of commitment, of determination, of loyalty, of strength and of courage.
The school offers three streams: general co-educational entry, a Select Entry Accelerated Learning program and a girls-only stream that honours the traditions of Point Gellibrand Girls’ Secondary College. Families of Williamstown High School students have high expectations that the school strives to meet.
The school also offers an Accelerated Sports program for students involved in a number of sports including netball, athletics, swimming and basketball and an International Students’ program. The proximity of the innovative middle year’s campus next to Port Phillip Bay and the unique Jawbone Marine Sanctuary has enabled the school to develop an environmental curriculum, including marine studies.
The school has an excellent music program with a stage band, concert band and ensembles. These bands perform at many events, including Westside Arts, Williamstown Festival and numerous other music festivals and interstate events.
Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to implement curriculum programs consistent with their intent.
SC2    Demonstrated high level classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.
SC3    Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.
SC4    Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and other staff.
SC5    Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities and a commitment to ongoing professional learning to enable further development of skills, expertise and teaching capacity.

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.

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.
Other Information

- All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
- Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
-  A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
- Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at

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