Education and Training
- Literacy education
- High School (Year 12)
Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan
Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023
Organisation: Education and Training
Salary: Salary not specified
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.
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 of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. 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.
Child Safe Standards
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx
The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS – Teaching Positions
Thank you for your interest.
Tarneit Senior College is experiencing significant growth and are therefore seeking expressions of interests from teachers of a variety of subject methods to cater for additional subject offerings across the full curriculum at years 10-12.
Both Graduates and experienced teachers are encouraged to apply.
If you would like any further information about the position, please contact Simon Haber via email Simon.Haber@education.vic.gov.au
Information about the college and college policies is available on our website at www.tarneitsc.vic.edu.au.
If you would like to apply for this position, please include in your application:
Detailed CV – including details of teaching employment or placement details for Graduates
VIT Registration no.
List of your qualifications
List of the subjects you can teach at Years 10-12
A brief response to the key selection criteria.
Please also provide the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of three business referees – please note for those currently employed one should be a Principal.
Conditions of Employment
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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx
To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.
For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.
Tarneit Senior College – Integrity, Innovation & Focus
Due to continued growth in student enrolments, the college is creating a number of new teaching vacancies across a range of subject areas within the college to cater for our increasing student population.
About Our School
Tarneit Senior College is located in a developing area of Wyndham,
Approximately 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.
Close proximity to Tarneit Station which has exceptional local PTV services or short walk/cycle to the school.
Comprehensive curriculum, pathways and transition programs enable the College to cater for the academic and vocational needs of students.
The college offers an extensive and rich VCE program that caters for student preference, and a well-established Applied Learning program.
There is an emphasis on the social, emotional, cultural and academic needs of our students in order to develop their full potential.
We are a growth school, providing employment security and enhanced opportunities for professional growth
The college is experiencing a period of sustained growth for both the suburb and school over the next 5 to 10 years. In 2022 we have approximately 980 students enrolled. In 2023 the expected enrolment will increase to beyond 1150 students with a long-term enrolment projection of over 1500 students.
The college has students from diverse backgrounds and over 60 nationalities.
In 2023 the College staffing profile will consist of a College Principal, 4 Assistant Principals, 9 Leading Teachers, 6 Learning Specialists, ~80 EFT Teachers, Business Manager, including ~32 Education Support Staff. Staff work together in collegiate teams to co-design and support learning for our students.
About the Role
This is a unique opportunity for you to work in a specialised senior environment catering for a large number of VCE/VM/VPC & VET studies, whilst also having the capacity to embed your understanding, implementation and delivery of the Victorian Curriculum through Year 10.
You will be empowered by education support staff, teachers and leaders in a highly collaborative workplace, with opportunities for professional development, career advancement
You will guide young people as they prepare for life beyond senior secondary education
Our thorough induction process ensures you will be set up for success with a mentor to provide support throughout the year with curriculum, assessment, reporting & College processes and act as a first point of contact for any questions or concerns.
Graduate teachers are fully supported through the VIT registration process by their mentor and our team of Learning Specialists.
You are a teacher or educational leader with a passion for teaching to the highest level,
You inspire intellectually stimulating, creative and inclusive learning environments that maximise outcomes for all students.
You have a background in teaching (either experienced or as a Graduate) in your specialised teaching methods and are looking for an opportunity to build your expertise as a teacher in a school that specialises in VCE/VM
Tarneit Senior College is seeking qualified teachers to start in 2023. Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold VIT.
The College encourage applications from teachers at all levels of experience from Graduates through to highly accomplished.