Science Graduate Teacher - Alkira Secondary College

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

Job Description

Job ID 1277699
Location Alkira Secondary College
Department Alkira Secondary College
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Ongoing
Classification Graduate Teacher Program 
Apply By 05/19/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 05/30/2022
End Date  
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Shanti Tomlin
Phone 03 5991 3500
School Website www.alkirasecondarycollege.com.au

Location Profile
Alkira Secondary College is designed and built for our growing community. Established in 2009, Alkira is one of the first Public Private Partnership schools under the Partnerships Victoria in Schools model. Our award winning facilities are modern, agile and built for pedagogical purpose. We have grown to approximately 1600 students and have emerged as an active member of the Casey Central network of schools.

The school vision “to secure the entitlements of every student” reflects our responsibility to establish a place in our community, providing personalised learning in a happy learning environment while supporting our shared values of respect, integrity, care and excellence.

Our students have access to a wide range of academic, social and leadership programs including Alkira Sports Academy, Alkira Masterclass and an Alkira Creative Arts Program Our school promotes global understandings and participates in the Victorian Young Leaders to China and India Program. We are a Confucius Classroom school in partnership with Melbourne University Confucius Institute.

Alkira encourages partnerships in teaching and learning, working extensively with our local RSL, Vietnam Veterans Association, SEJFL AFL, Elevate education, Edrolo, Education Perfect and Courage to Care to support wider educational programs and experiences for our students.

A SWIS (schools within school) model was implemented to strengthen the notion of personalised learning and understanding and building positive relationships

Pastoral Care is a significant aspect of the SWIS model and further supports the notion of securing the entitlements of all students.. Pastoral Care has a focus on developing student learning experiences with the notion that the PC teacher and sub school support team continues to plan for student improvement.

Our positive climate for learning encourages student engagement and wellbeing by ensuring inclusion and establishing a team around the learner. Our school is looking to implement Respectful Relationships and SWPBS across the school during the life of our Strategic Plan 2022-2024.

We have embraced 21C learning and developed a range of programs and resources to promote independent learning and improved student achievement. All students ‘bring their own device’ (BYOD) and work within a dedicated Learning Management system (Compass) while having access to other blended learning resources.

Our dynamic curriculum and teaching and learning programs are supported through Professional Learning Communities and focused professional development and coaching. The College has an agreed model of instruction that supports High Impact Teaching strategies.

An orderly learning environment is created by high and consistent expectations that are guided and supported by our College non negotiables.

Our teachers are expected to contribute to wider non curricula programs and support and celebrate our student’s achievements. We run a system of providing course work support and extra learning opportunities outside our regular timetable.

Our agreed behaviour management processes support a student’s right to a safe and secure learning environment, and a teacher’s right to direct and establish such an environment. The program is very successful as it focuses on students’ work and provides an opportunity for reflection and involves a restorative process.

Pathway programs are established in years 10 -12 and include opportunities for students to be involved in VCAL or VCE and supplement their programs with a VET program in their chosen vocational area. The College opened a Hospitality centre in 2017 as part of the Cranbourne Regional Trade Training Centre.

We have developed an extensive international partnership or network of sister schools in China and India, international PD, exchange and global collaborative projects are encouraged within our curriculum and teaching programs.

Alkira…a great place to work.

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 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

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.