French Bilingual Classroom Teacher - Caulfield Junior College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Caulfield North VIC 3161, Australia
  • 06 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1237687
Location: Caulfield Junior College
Department: Caulfield Junior College
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/30/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/27/2023
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Chris Chant
Phone: 03 9509 6872
School Website: http://www.caulfieldjc.org.au/

Location Profile

Caulfield Junior College (CJC) is a Victorian State Government school and was established as Balaclava Road Primary School in 1914. Caulfield Junior College is located 11 km southeast from the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD).

Caulfield Junior College is a bi-national school accredited to deliver both the Australian and French curriculum in accordance with the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the French Ministry of Education’s standards and practices. The school enrolment includes students undertaking the accredited French program within the French Binational Program. The FBP program is overseen by the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE).

The outdoor sporting facilities include an excellent synthetic football, basketball and running track area, and covered play equipment.

The school has a range of buildings dating from different eras. The Building Education Revolution Program (BER Program) facility provides classroom and multi-use spaces, including a computer section.

Additional Information

Our school currently has 505 students, 336 of whom access both the Victorian and French Curriculum in our ‘French Binational Program’. Additionally, approximately 100 of our students participate in the ‘Hebrew Immersion Program’ (HIP) before school, three mornings per week. Many of those students participate in an additional after school activity once per week, run by the United Jewish Education Board (UJEB). We are proud of the diversity of our school; currently our student body includes students from 28 countries, who speak 24 different languages.

Our daily school program includes:

  • Structured literacy, numeracy and ‘units of inquiry’ blocks to ensure consistent delivery of the Victorian and French Curricula.
  • Specialist classes including Art, LOTE (French), Music and Physical Education.

Outside of each school day, our school engages a variety of external providers, including:

  • ‘After School Activities’ – programs particularly delivered for the purpose of building the French language in our school.
  • Sporting and Music Programs
  • Australian Girls’ Choir.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated capacity to work with colleagues to plan, deliver and evaluate a French/English Binational Program.

SC2 Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-6 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to implement and evaluate learning and teaching programs in accordance with the Victorian curriculum.

SC3 Demonstrated high-level classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.

SC4 Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.

SC5 Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills in both English and French, and high level interpersonal skills including the capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community to focus on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC6 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values, including a commitment and capacity to actively contribute to and manage major curriculum or student activities and a commitment to continually improving teaching quality and capacity through the application of knowledge, skills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development and learning.

SC7 Demonstrated capacity to implement and/or support whole school programs or initiatives.

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.