Job ID 1232324
Location Swifts Creek P-12 School [Multiple Location Campus]
Department Swifts Creek P-12 School
Role Type Primary Teacher/Secondary Teacher/Targeted Financial Incentive
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Ongoing/Fixed Term Ongoing
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 08/01/2021
Begin Date 08/09/2021
Contact Name Robert Boucher
Phone 0427 594 366
School Website www.swiftscreekp12.vic.edu.au
Swifts Creek P-12 School is located in the high country of Far East Gippsland, Victoria. Our school was formed from the merger of Swifts Creek Primary School and Swifts Creek Secondary College at the start of the 2010 school year. We provide for the education of children from Prep through to Year 12. This ensures there is a seamless educational pathway for each student, and maximises use of resources to enrich each student’s school experience.
The school operates on two sites; Flagstaff Campus caters for students in Prep to Year 6, and Tambo Campus caters for students in Years 7 to 12, with some movement of both staff and students across the two campuses. The school has a student population of approximately 130, with around 70 of these based at the Tambo Campus. Students from Omeo Primary School are welcomed into Swifts Creek P-12 School in Year 7.
The school has a rich array of assets to enhance student learning. These include providing opportunity for technology enabled learning, small class sizes, interactive whiteboards, video conferencing facilities and diverse learning spaces to cater for education in the 21st century. The school has a culture of making its resources available to the community, and shares a 25 metre swimming pool, gym and squash courts with the community.
The school offers all students in Years Prep to 10 a sound and comprehensive education in all domains of the Victorian Curriculum. We also offer a diversity of programs at the senior levels, including Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and Vocational Education Training (VET), enabling the school to meet the needs of individual students.
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:
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:
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.