Graduate Teacher - Noorat Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Terang VIC 3264, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID 1238438
Location Noorat Primary School
Department Noorat Primary School
Role Type Primary Teacher/Targeted Financial Incentive
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Graduate Teacher Program
Apply By 09/20/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 01/28/2024
Hours 30.40
Contact Name Ilona Watkins
Phone 5592 5282
School Website www.nooratps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Noorat Primary School is located 7 kilometres north of Terang and is in a beautiful location looking up to Mount Noorat. Established in 1873 we have a proud history of providing high quality education for our community within a safe and caring environment. Our school values of Excellence, Caring, Respect and Responsibility are evident in everything we do.

Noorat is a friendly, vibrant and highly motivated learning community. We are committed to providing stimulating teaching and learning opportunities to each and every child.

Selection Criteria
SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the capacity to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated capacity to respond to student learning needs.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3 Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated capacity to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.

Role
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.

Responsibilities
Core responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or courses of study
  • Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a year level
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key learning areas
  • Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student learning outcomes
  • Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student progress
  • Implementing effective student management consistent with the school charter.
  • Working with a mentor to participate in professional development planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional portfolio

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs
  • Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs

Who May Apply

For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the commencement of the advertised vacancy. Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Conditions of Employment

All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.

Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.

A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.

Eligibility for incentive payments:

  • The successful candidate must be a new employee to this school
  • A minimum commitment of 2 years employment in this position
  • The incentive is payable to the successful candidate who meets requirements for relocation as set out on https://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/employcond/Pages/pexpTS.aspx

Retention payments will be paid at the end of the second, third, and fourth year of employment in this position, subject to successful completion of each year respectively.

For information on relocation and removal assistance, refer to ‘Reimbursement of travel and personal expenses - teaching service’ policy available at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/employcond/Pages/pexpTS.aspx

Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Program Benefits

This position attracts an incentive payment of $16,800 (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment.

A $7,200 (pre-tax) annual retention payment is available at the conclusion of the second, third and fourth year of employment.

Additional relocation assistance may be available upon appointment to the position.

More information about Targeted Financial Incentives is available at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/careers/teacher/Pages/targeted-initiative-attract-more-teachers.aspx