Health and Physical Education Teacher - Traralgon College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Traralgon VIC 3844, Australia
  • 24 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1255006 Location: Traralgon College [Multiple Location Campus] Department: Traralgon 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: 12/06/2021 Other Information   Begin Date: 01/28/2022 End Date: 01/26/2023 Hours: 38.00 Contact Name: John Freyne Phone: 03 5176 2240 School Website: traralgon.co@education.vic.gov.au

 

Location Profile

At Traralgon College we are focussed on achieving our purpose of “Growing together as adaptable, confident, successful learners and citizens”. This is supported by a well-developed vision which describes what our students will do, how our staff work, individually and in teams, and how our leaders work. Our college is focussed on working in teams and we believe in these teams taking collective accountability for the learning, wellbeing and pathways of our students.

Our college values which we believe support the achievement of our purpose and vision are:

  • Respect for self, others and our environment,
  • Responsibility to strive for success,
  • Resilience to take on new challenges.

Our curriculum is planned using the Understanding by Design framework and we are focussed on supporting student growth through inquiry learning and a positive and supportive learning culture. We emphasise the need to plan for deep learning and to plan for and teach the learning behaviours we look for in our students. The College’s Positive Behaviour Support program is developing and has had a positive impact on our learning environment.

Traralgon College is the sole government secondary provider in Traralgon, situated at the eastern end of the Latrobe Valley in Gippsland. The college has an enrolment of just under 1000 students with slightly over half of these at our Junior Campus (yrs 7 – 9) and just under half at the Senior Campus (yrs 10 – 12). Our two campuses are approximately 4 km apart.

Our ambition is to be the school of choice for students and parents in Traralgon. We are also creating a destination for teachers and leaders to develop their practice within a dynamic, professionally challenging, stimulating and rewarding environment.

Our community is a relatively diverse community in socio economic terms drawing on students from Traralgon as well as the surrounding smaller towns. We cater for many students from disadvantaged families as well as those from better off situations.

The college offers a curriculum which progresses from a core curriculum at year 7 to a core with electives at years 8, 9 & 10 and an extensive VCE and VCAL program with VET options at years 11 & 12. At our junior campus in particular we are moving towards a ‘studies of Asia’ focus and building a Chinese language program. We offer a range of extra-curricular programs similar to most other larger secondary colleges as well as international travel opportunities with our sister school in China and through programs such as the Global Challenge. we also offer an award winning Wakakirri program that is a true college collaboration.

The College provides a comprehensive and inclusive curriculum with a range of pathways to meet the interests and needs of a wide variety of students. Literacy, numeracy and ICT are integrated into the teaching and learning program, and a wide range of VCE and VET studies are offered to our senior students, including VCAL provision, and access to School Based Apprenticeships

We support students who are at risk of disengagement with a Hands on Learning program at the Junior Campus and with alternative programs at years 8 / 9 and year 10.

We have a 1:1 laptop program for all students to support inquiry and use of ICT in the classroom.

The college is led by a principal team with a College Principal across both campuses and a Campus Principal and Assistant Principal at each campus. Together with the leading teachers they form the college and campus leadership teams.

Staff employed at Traralgon College are employed on a college basis and may from time to time be transferred from one campus to the other in line with the college’s needs.

Selection Criteria

SC1         Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to implement and evaluate learning and teaching programs in accordance with the Victorian curriculum.

SC2         Demonstrated high level classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.

SC3         Demonstrated ability to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.

SC4         Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including the capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community to focus on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5         Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values, including a commitment and capacity to actively contribute to and manage major curriculum or student activities and a commitment to continually improving teaching quality and capacity through the application of knowledge, skills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development and learning.

Role

Traralgon College is seeking a Maths teacher who can contribute to the further development of our curriculum at our Senior Campus The position will be based at our Senior Campus however it should be noted that all positions are able to be allocated anywhere within the college. We have a strong emphasis on developing an inquiry focussed curriculum that accounts for the full range of learners at our school. We are particularly keen to recruit teachers with expertisee in teaching using innovative approaches . The school uses the Understanding by Design approach to planning.

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.