Studio Arts Teacher - Healesville High School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Healesville VIC 3777, Australia
  • 13 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID1239027
Location Healesville High School
Department Healesville High School
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part-Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 09/24/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 10/10/2021
End Date 01/26/2023
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Allan Rennick
Phone 5962 4088
School Website www.healesvillehs.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Healesville High School is a small secondary school uniquely positioned in the Yarra Valley, approximately 20kms northeast of Lilydale and 60kms from the Melbourne CBD. The school opened in 1962 and has a current enrolment of 350 students. The majority of students are from Healesville and the surrounding rural communities. Approximately 50% of students use bus transport to and from school. The bus network extends throughout the Yarra Valley and services Yarra Glen, Christmas Hills, Toolangi and Coldstream.

The school services the educational needs of students from a diverse range of socio-economic backgrounds, including a small number of Koori students. The school has a strong community focus and is proud of its history in working with the local community. Healesville prides itself as a very caring and safe school where its students can grow and mature to be confident, articulate and focused young men and women.

The school has recently been rebuilt. Ten million dollars was allocated for modernisation of classrooms, administrative buildings, library and specialist facilities. In addition, the school was successful in applying for a $2M Language Centre and a $2.5M Trade Training Centre (Building & Construction and Automotive). The masterplan for the whole site allows for neighbourhoods of learning that are specific to year levels as well as first class specialist facilities throughout. This has added to the already excellent sporting and other school facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, two stadia, gymnasium and music centre. Our jointly operated sporting and recreation facilities provide access for students both within and outside school hours. The school has close links with the community and supports programs that enhance opportunities for students.

Healesville High has an extensive computer network including computer labs, pods and laptop computers. All students in Years 9 and 10 are provided with a portable notebook computer for their exclusive usage throughout the school day. Students in Years 11 and 12 have access to computers and portable notebooks in the VCE Centre. Year 7 and 8 students are in the Bring Your Own Device program. This is in addition to our already excellent computer resources and ensures that all Healesville High School students have access to innovative and global learning experiences.

Our school has an excellent VCE pass rate and an outstanding record of placing students in tertiary courses. We also offer a VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) program for Year 11 & 12 students which works closely with the local community. Healesville is a member of the Yarra Valley VET Cluster which works cooperatively to offer a broad range of VET programs. All later years students have managed individual pathways which ensure they have access to a full range of educational and vocational options. The Yarra Valley Polytechnic (the new Trade Training Centre in conjunction with Upper Yarra SC and Worawa Aboriginal College) offers senior students the opportunity of completing Certificate II & III in Building and Construction, Automotive Mechanical and Vehicle Body Repair at Healesville, Hospitality and Furniture and Cabinet Making at Upper Yarra and Rural Operations at Worawa. The successful completion of these courses will enable students to enter their post secondary pathway.

The school’s professional development program ensures that all staff are at the forefront of educational thinking and reforms and there is a genuine commitment to continually improve the standard of teaching and learning across all areas of the curriculum.

School Purpose

To provide engaging and dynamic learning experiences for all students within a caring school community that nurtures individuals and motivates them to reach their full academic and personal potential.

School Values

RESPECT

  • Care for self, others and the environment
  • Accept and embrace diversity
  • Tolerate different opinions

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Be accountable for your actions
  • Make a commitment to all that you do
  • Act in a fair and reasonable manner

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Be trustworthy and honest
  • Get along with others
  • Be sensitive to the feelings of others

TEAMWORK

  • Cooperate and share
  • Learn together in a supportive way
  • Persist and make a genuine effort

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.

Other Information

Healesville High School promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children including those with disability, Aboriginal children and/or children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background. Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with the previous mentioned children.