Classroom Teacher in Accounting/Legal Studies - Vermont Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Vermont VIC 3133, Australia
  • 15 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1239816
Location: Vermont Secondary College
Department: Vermont Secondary College
Role Type: Secondary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/28/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Suzanne Plant
Phone: 8872 6300
School Website: www.vermontsc.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Vermont Secondary College is a large, single campus, co-educational secondary college of over 1500 students located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Vermont Secondary College enjoys an exceptionally high level of parent and community support. General Satisfaction with the College, as measured by the Parent Opinion Survey, remains high and in 2020 was 91%.

VSC Statement of Values & Philosophy

Our VSC Statement of Values & Philosophy ensures that everyone in our school community will be treated with fairness and respect. In turn, we will strive to create a school that is inclusive and safe, where everyone is empowered to participate and learn.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land we live, work and travel upon and we pay our respects to the Elders, both past and present, and we recognise, acknowledge and respect the history, culture, diversity and value of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands people.

Vermont Secondary College (VSC) is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, staff and members of our diverse community. Our school recognises the importance of our partnership with parents and carers to support our students in their wellbeing, engagement and achievement in learning. We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, creating an inclusive and safe school environment for our students.

VISION:

The VSC Motto - Lift up thine eyes

Our college motto Lift up thine eyes provides the vision of our college community. We aspire to be progressive and optimistic in our endeavours and interactions, constantly open to the improvement of wellbeing, engagement and achievement. Together, we are building the capacity of our community to engage meaningfully and contribute positively in an increasingly complex world.

VSC Vision for Learning & Teaching:

Our community creates rich and rigorous learning experiences that empower us all to participate with curiosity, purpose and insight.

This will be achieved through the implementation of the VSC Instructional Model, which underpins our pedagogical practice to guide us in implementing more consistent, high quality, innovative curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning practices with clear expectations for staff, students and parents.

MISSION

VSC is proud of its status as a high-performing neighbourhood state school. The goal of VSC is to draw on the qualities of the young people at the college, providing a curricular and co-curricular program that allows them to flourish in areas of strength and to develop in areas of weakness. We strive to support all students to develop the ability to recognise and manage emotions, develop caring and concern for others, make responsible decisions, establish positive relationships, act creatively, engage fully with learning, contribute to community, develop high expectations for self, and handle challenging situations with resilience and respond effectively.

VSC VALUES

Our endeavours and interactions are guided by our College Values of:

  • Integrity – (of self)
  • Respect - (for others / community)
  • Excellence – (in achievement / learning / endeavours)

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.