Classroom Teacher - Mildura Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Mildura VIC 3500, Australia
  • 09 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1238749
Location: Mildura Primary School
Department: Mildura Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/22/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 10/04/2021
End Date: 12/29/2021
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: David Midgley
Phone: 03 5023 1851
School Website: milduraps.vic.gov.au

Location Profile

Here at MPS, we are extremely proud of our schools 131 year tradition of educating children from the Mildura community. Our wonderfully multicultural town with it’s deep cultural diversity is reflected in the enrolment at MPS, pair this with a genuine focus on student learning needs and a high expectations culture for all students and the success we are having at our school is immense. Mildura Primary School No. 2915 is one of four large primary schools in the Mildura Rural City Council local government area. The school currently serves a student enrolment of about 350.

The School was first established in 1888. There have been additions to the buildings over the past 100 years and in 2011 a significant redevelopment has allowed us to move our bricks and mortar into the 21st century, adding to our very successful model of learning providing quality education outcomes for our students. With a new 7 classroom building and Library/Learning centre, the open plan environment suits beautifully the team planning and learning model in place at our school. This model sees teachers and students freely moving to places and spaces that suit the learning being undertaken. Armed with digital technology we are focussing on educating students for their future, enabling them to be successful in the choices beyond primary school.

Our new Multi Function Centre houses our amazing Arts and Physical Education programs, planned and delivered by committed and creative specialists. This environment is very adaptable with moving walls, gymnasium surface, Visual Art and Performance spaces, we are very excited at Mildura Primary about these new learning environments as we are at the beginning of a revolution in student learning.

Interactive whole school activities, shared specialist programs, regular whole school meetings, buddy grade activities and school news bulletin (daily), contribute to a strong feeling of school unity.

Mildura Primary School has a firm focus on student outcomes and is committed to preparing students for further education and life. The school provides a quality teaching program catering for the needs of the individual and has specialist teaching in Physical Education, Performance Art and Visual Art. We provide many programs to cater for the children and the local community. We have a "Total Learning Centre" at the School for parents to access advice and services. This program is designed to assist them with their children's early learning needs. They are designed to give the children a flying start at school, particularly in the areas of language and school readiness. Help, advice and interesting programs are run for parents with a view to enhancing the future educational opportunities for their preschool children.

The School has its own bus and a car which is used for school excursions. Overnight excursions are held for Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 students as a normal part of the school program.

We take great pride at Mildura Primary in the way our school looks and presents itself to the local community and our school is extremely fortunate to have access to substantial Mildura Rural City Council community facilities adjacent to the school. These include a library, indoor and outdoor pools and ovals. Regular use is made of these facilities throughout the year.

Mildura Primary School has an active commitment to Sport and Physical Education and has teams and students competing in local competitions. Local businesses have been very supportive of individual academic achievement, school sporting teams and music groups through sponsorship and awards.

Today after more than 120 years, Mildura Primary is a forward thinking, academically successful school with a committed group of educators under the direction of Principal, David Midgley. The school provides outstanding experiences for 350 students. Our Catch cry of ‘Kids First @ Mildura Primary’ dictates what we do, think and act when educating our students. A ‘High Expectations’ environment caters for the individualised learning of every student. The school is thoroughly prepared to educate our students in the 21st Century.

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-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.