Humanities/Business Management/IT Teacher | B875

Humanities/Business Management/IT Teacher | B875

14 Sep
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Victorian Government
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Wallan

14 Sep

Victorian Government

Wallan

Wallan VIC

Reference: 1166580


Location Profile


Wallan Secondary College (WSC) is a Year 7 – 12 Secondary College situated in Wallan, 50 kilometers north of Melbourne, in the Mitchell Shire one of the fastest growing areas outside of the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD).
Land in Wallan and the surround is continuing to be developed, attracting many families to the area. The College opened in 2006 with 110 students. There has been strong enrolment growth in the past 12 months. Numbers steadily increased throughout the 2018 school year, and current student numbers are in excess of 650.
The College currently has 3 Principal Class members, 4 Leading Teachers, 47 teaching staff and 26 support staff.
Staff of WSC,

along with the community have high expectations of our students. Staff at all times engage students in their learning and have high academic expectations of their students.
WSC offers a wide range of programs for all ability levels. There is a strong emphasis on core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities; complimented by programs in the Arts, Music, Health and Physical Education, Technology subjects and Indonesian. A wide range of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects and a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program offered in Year 10 to 12. Tertiary and employment pathways are well established. In 2018 the College began to offer an enrichment and extension program (ACE) for year 7 and 8 students and expanded to year 9s in 2019. WSC offers a range of enrichment opportunities; performing arts, breakfast and homework club, inter school sporting and co-curricular activities including a Community Service Tour to Vietnam & Cambodia and camps at all year levels. A Learning for Life Program which includes small group literacy and numeracy intervention. An independent reading program has been integrated into the Pastoral Care curriculum with a focus on reading and comprehension across all other learning areas. Our new lecture theatre has allowed us to hold our annual production and concerts in a state of the art facility.
Students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills; opportunities are provided through a range of learning experiences. All students of WSC should demonstrate and model our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.


Our school is committed to student wellbeing, engagement and achievement through four goals for continuous school improvement:
1. To provide for all students at WSC a challenging and differentiated curriculum that equips each and every student for successful future pathways and ensures that they are lifelong learners.

- To improve the learning growth of every student across all domains but particularly in literacy and numeracy.
- To improve student achievement and completion rates in VCE, VET and VCAL programs.
2. To provide a stimulating learning environment so that all students are actively engaged in all learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom and capable of achieving their full individual potential.
3. To develop a positive, healthy and safe learning environment that enhances student voice and empowers all students to achieve positive pathways in their own community and beyond.
4. To build the capacity of all staff at WSC in order to develop an equitable, sustainable and high performing teaching and learning environment.

Our College Motto is ‘Learning for life’, this is embodied in the actions of all key stakeholders who are jointly committed to improving the learning outcomes of students. The College culture of participation and striving to achieve our best; always, is based on mutual respect.
We believe improving student’s outcomes is achieved through deep learning, outstanding teaching, supportive and authentic relationships


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-curricula 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 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.


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


DET Values


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


Other Information


No job description available


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.

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