Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Department of Education & Training Victoria,Classroom Teacher Jobs in Australia

Location Profile

Dingley Primary School is situated in spacious landscaped grounds located in the south-eastern suburb of Dingley Village. Established in 1925, the school has a current enrolment of 374 and increasing to 409 in 2016. Students come from a broad cultural base with 38% of students from a Language Background other than English. Our School Purpose is to provide a stimulating, values based learning environment that develops educated and soci
ally competent lifelong learners, capable of achieving success in a global society.  To achieve our purpose we demonstrate and promote the five values of Respect, Honesty, Persistence, Responsibility and Empathy which are central to the life of our school. Our values provide the focus for our holistic approach to student well-being ensuring all students are safe and engaged in our school and their learning. A whole school Buddy Program, based on the Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s Better Buddy program reinforces the school values and promotes teamwork and empathy across the school. A strong commitment to the processes of restorative practices underpins the importance we place on positive relationships between all community members.  We have a rich whole school curriculum presently based on AusVELS which includes a consistent approach to the teaching of literacy, numeracy and inquiry learning. Individual student needs are identified and differentiated learning activities are planned to meet these needs utilising a range of information and communication technologies including the Digital Excellence Program. In 2016 all students will learn Japanese as part of the curriculum.  Collaborative teaching and learning occurs across all levels of the school environment and is based on the premise of high expectations for all.  Students are given opportunities to participate in extra-curricular programs including keyboarding, guitar, drums, choir (Glee Club), sporting clinics, swimming, bicycle education, the RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge and an extensive outdoor education program which includes a Ski Camp. Our excellent student leadership program includes a variety of roles for our senior students enabling them to access authentic leadership responsibilities. The rebuilding of Dingley Primary School is now finished with the completion of a new administration block and another collaborative teaching block. We have a successful Out of School Hours Care facility run by Kingston Council and also offer a range of activities linked to the Active After School Program, successfully winning Victorian Site of the Year in 2012.  A high level of community spirit exists at Dingley Primary School.
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

In addition to applying through Recruitment Online, please supply 3 hard copies of your application to Dingley Primary School. This can be done in person or by post to P.O Box 79, Dingley Village, 3172
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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