Mathematics/Science Teacher - Westall Secondary College

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

Job Description

Job ID 1239159
Location Westall Secondary College [Multiple Location Campus]
Department Westall Secondary College
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 09/28/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 01/26/2023
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Sue Simadri
Phone 03 9546 3233
School Website

Location Profile

Westall Secondary College is located in the southeast of Melbourne. It is 30 minutes from the Melbourne Central Business District and five minutes from Monash Universitys Clayton campus. The school currently has 500+ students drawn from the local area and the international community. The College is a well-established, co-educational, government school which enrols students from Year 7 to 12. The College achieves excellent results for local and international students.

The Westall area is undergoing significant change and growth in the next 5-10 years. We have received planning money from the State Government to plan and redevelop both Westall Primary School and Westall Secondary College. This is an incredibly exciting time in the journey and growth of Westall Secondary College.

Academic Excellence

Our programs at Westall Secondary College are designed to encourage the highest standard of achievement in everything our students undertake. The College is committed to excellence through a personalised approach to teaching and learning. The College emphasis in junior years is on core competencies of literacy and numeracy across all subjects in the curriculum. Extensive course and career counselling in Year 10 so that informed choices can be made for VCE or VCAL and beyond. Academic rigour, initiative and self-discipline are central to life in the school with a shared goal of achievement between staff and students, inspiring the whole college.

Your Child- Our Student

Helping our students to feel happy, secure and confident is an important priority for all Westall Staff.

The friendly and supportive atmosphere at Westall is underpinned by a strong code of conduct, a distinctive uniform policy, firm structures and clear expectations. Student development embraces academic progress, the building of character, self-worth and sense of community. We celebrate our top VCE results, but what really matters to us at Westall is that all of our students graduate as confident, well-educated young adults, well prepared to take charge of their future.

An International Perspective

Westall College is proud to be an accredited provider of education for International students. The College values its harmonious diversity of cultures, which enriches the life of the whole school community.

The College has a federally funded English Language Centre on site which provides intensive EAL (English as an additional Language) to newly arrived students. This program caters for refugees, migrants and International fee paying students.

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.