French Bilingual Immersion Generalist Classroom Teacher - Camberwell Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia
  • 19 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Job ID 1232053
Location Camberwell Primary School
Department Camberwell Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part-Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Ongoing
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 08/12/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Janet Gale
Phone 03 9882 4663
School Website www.camberwellps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

This position is open to either: a near-native or native French-speaking teacher. In the Camberwell Primary School Bilingual Program an English-speaking classroom teacher works as a generalist teacher with a French-speaking teacher in a teaching partnership. The two teachers work in their own classroom and are responsible for the teaching of certain curriculum subjects over two classes of students. They are mutually responsible for all aspects of the children’s education and welfare. Camberwell staff work together collaboratively using a secondary timetable format where students move from teacher to teacher working with up to six teachers across the week.

The successful applicant will possess the ability and commitment to work in a closely-knit positive and supportive team in developing, planning, implementing and evaluating an integrated curriculum; as this is an expectation of all teachers and essential to the successful delivery of curriculum at Camberwell.

Experience in and familiarity with the principles and practice of bilingual education is an advantage.

Our purpose is for children to achieve their potential in a safe, inclusive, collaborative and stimulating learning community. We support and challenge our students to be the best they can be. As engaged learners, they will be active local and global citizens destined to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. They are critical, creative thinkers who question and challenge the norms for the benefit of their own and others’ learning. We support their intellectual risk-taking and empower them to face challenges with empathy and integrity.

Our innovative French English bilingual education is internationally recognised as a model of language learning excellence. Our educational philosophy encompasses explicit instruction incorporating meta-cognitive, met-linguistic skills combining with design thinking; it is child centred, with the firm belief that all students can learn and that all students have the right to be challenged to fulfil their potential.

We embrace the latest research to provide a holistic approach to learning where student achievement continually improves when underpinned by social, emotional and mental wellbeing. Teaching pedagogy focuses on the explicit teaching of skills and concepts with gradual release to prepare students to take ownership of their learning. Our students from Foundation to Year 6 are provided with a broad, rich and differentiated curriculum enabling the character strengths, talents and learning styles of each student to be harnessed, maximised and celebrated.

A rich range of subjects provide opportunities for every child to shine: students engage in four specialist areas - Visual Art, Science, Performing Arts and Physical Education. Students work in a digitally rich environment with a 1:1 iPad program from Year 2 to Year 6.

Our staff and parents support the provision of the best possible outcomes and learning environment for all. An ongoing partnership between home and school is established and nurtured for every child to foster their social, emotional, physical, intercultural and academic development as lifelong learners.

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.

SC6 Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in teaching literacy and numeracy in a bilingual context to ensure that all students access a high level of competency using the target language. How are you an effective advocate for bilingual education and how do you model this in your practice.

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.