Auslan Teacher - Fountain Gate Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Victoria, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID 1239489
Location Fountain Gate Secondary Colleg
Department Fountain Gate Secondary Colleg
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 10/02/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 01/26/2024
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Mr Pete Hanratty
Phone 8762 6839
School Website www.fountaingatesc.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Fountain Gate Secondary College was established as a Year 7-12 stand-alone school in 2009. The school is located in Narre Warren within the south-east growth corridor of the City of Casey and has a total enrolment of around 1400 students. We provide an excellent, comprehensive education for the Narre Warren community in a secure, supportive and educationally challenging environment.
The College recognises and values the diversity of its community that is drawn from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds. We have well-established relationships with our feeder Primary Schools through the Fountain Gate Cluster and ‘programs partnership’ with Gleneagles Secondary College and Hallam Senior College.

As part of our Strategic Plan, our school will aim to:

  1. Continue to implement the Whole School Improvement Plan, with an increased focus on excellence in teaching and learning, by way of embedding the College Instructional Model, Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), rigorous professional development program, and peer observation program.
  2. Develop a curriculum and pedagogical model that builds upon a positive climate for learning, which allows for greater student agency in learning and student empowerment across the College, via greater student leadership and decision making.
  3. Increase Literacy and Numeracy growth through the use of Innovative Learning Centres, and an intentional approach through data informed differentiated learning, targeted intervention, and allied professionals.
  4. Further develop teacher capacity in shared instructional leadership through professional development and coaching.
  5. Design and implement a comprehensive pastoral program to focus on developing student capacity for resilience, emotional and social intelligence, independent learning and effective learning habits.
  6. To enhance community engagement in learning by strengthening relationships with our feeder primary schools, and continue to build existing partnerships with parents and the wider community.
  7. Further develop pedagogy, curriculum and learning environments to enable deep learning.

Our Vision: We at Fountain Gate Secondary College aim to develop independent, curious, creative and critical learners who demonstrate respect for themselves, each other and their community. We ensure a safe, orderly learning environment in which students are empowered to take responsibility for their learning, through the provision of a rigorous academic program. We empower students to embrace positive pathways that lead them towards responsible and productive local and global citizenship.

Our School Values: Fountain Gate Secondary College is committed to providing a high quality educational program that supports all students to fulfil their potential and achieve their goals in life. We understand that learning involves the curious pursuit of new ideas, insights, attitudes, knowledge, understanding and skills, which aim at fostering critical and creative thinking, and therefore deeper learning. Our values are Responsibility, Respect, Honesty and Endeavour.

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

Written response addressing the selection criteria is mandatory.