IT & Humanities Teacher - Cranbourne West Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Cranbourne West VIC 3977, Australia
  • 09 May, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1277749
Location Cranbourne West Secondary College
Department Cranbourne West Secondary College
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Ongoing
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 05/19/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 01/27/2023
End Date  
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Rob Duncan
Phone 03 9770 7200
School Website www.cwsc.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Cranbourne West Secondary College abuts rapidly growing residential areas in the suburb of Cranbourne. The school will work in partnership with the community to provide authentic learning opportunities and best academic and personal outcomes for all students. Cranbourne West Secondary College is the latest addition of a new secondary school in the rapidly growing suburb of Cranbourne opening as of January 2021 with 198 Year 7 enrolments. Currently the College has 462 students across Year 7 and 8 and is anticipated to grow beyond 700 students in 2023. Neighbouring schools are relatively large and Cranbourne West Secondary College is expected to grow quickly to meet residents’ demand for excellence in education, consistent with the vision for the Education State. Cranbourne West Secondary College will provide students with state of the art facilities in STEM and the Visual Arts in its initial stages, with Stage II to provide outstanding Physical Education and Performing Arts spaces to cater for the learning needs of all students. It is proposed the new school will establish a set of guiding principles to inform and guide future community use of both school and community facilities.

Commitment to Excellence and Inclusion

Cranbourne West Secondary College delivers the highest quality of education for all learners. As a Supported Inclusion School, Cranbourne West Secondary College sets strong culture of inclusion at a whole-of-school level. The innovative and evidence-based schools design is flexible and allows schools to have students with special needs in the classroom with their peers, utilise smaller spaces and/or run stand-alone classes depending on the cohort of students.

Cranbourne West Secondary College staff deliver excellence by responding to the diverse needs of their students. We will provide staff access to a suite of Department educational resources and programs that support exemplary inclusive practice. Our College will demonstrate a strong commitment to outstanding post school outcomes for all students, be that University or other further study, apprenticeships, traineeships or full-time work.

School Vision and Values

Cranbourne West Secondary College fosters a love of learning. We respect inclusion, diversity and indigenous heritage. We aspire for continuous improvement in all our students as they grow into adulthood. We live by our motto, diversis viribus - “strength through diversity”, and look forward to our students emerging as resilient, productive and cooperative members of the community.

Cranbourne West Secondary College’s motto is Diversis Viribus - ‘Strength through Diversity’; our values are intrinsically linked to this motto as we ASPIRE every day:

Acceptance - to accept someone is to acknowledge them, to recognize how they are different, and to say that it is okay. Acceptance is good!
Sincerity - the quality of being open and truthful
Perseverance - is not giving up. It is persistence and tenacity, the effort required to do something and keep doing it till the end, even if it's hard.
Inclusion - a group that's particularly welcoming to all kinds of people. To include someone is to intentionally pursue ways to make them feel welcomed, heard, and valued.
Respect - respecting myself, others and the school environment.
Excellence - the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree and continually striving to improve.

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.

SC6 Demonstrated commitment to, and experience in inclusive education and a capacity to work with the school community to develop a school culture which celebrates diversity and inclusivity.

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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.