|Location||Colac Secondary College|
|Department||Colac Secondary College|
|Role Type||Secondary Teacher|
|Ongoing/Fixed Term||Fixed Term|
|Contact Name||Shane Elevato|
Colac Secondary College (CSC) is a Year 7-12 co –educational school in the regional / rural city of Colac, 150 kilometres south west from Melbourne. CSC is a regeneration project resulting from the amalgamation of Colac High School and Colac College. Our school became one entity on January 1st 2008, but the history of both schools combined is over 140 years.
The mission of Colac Secondary College is to excel in the provision of broad, flexible and inclusive educational pathways for our students that highlight our strong sense of community and our continued tradition of excellence. There is an emphasis on developing optimistic, resourceful and resilient global citizens for the future.
The College values of Respect, Honesty, Achievement and Responsibility guide our fundamental principles of action across all areas of the school, and help our students to Aim, reach and Aspire; culminating in a strong belief that they can Achieve high level success through learning in all parts of 21st Century life. .
The College is committed to a school improvement focus that extends and transforms teaching and learning to promote high levels of academic achievement. Our teachers provide an inclusive and personalised program to meet the diverse range of student learning needs. A differentiating curriculum approach supports students in their learning growth.
We are committed to building students’ potential for success and wellbeing through strong mentoring partnerships that emphasise all aspects of life that relate to the holistic development of a students’ talents, interests and goals. We pride ourselves in providing an environment that is conducive to each child achieving their personal potential.
Student wellbeing is seen as critical in empowering students with the social and emotional competencies to experience success and happiness in their lives. A comprehensive student wellbeing structure is in place throughout the College that focuses on student care. These teams coordinate a series of inclusive programs that build student self-worth, personal identity and relationships of mutual respect. We effectively monitor and compassionately support students at all levels of the College in regard to their individual and collective wellbeing needs.
The school community is arranged into two distinct Learning Communities; Year 7 to Year 9 Community (Middle Years), and the Year 10 to 12 Community (Latter Years). These communities cater for the different developmental stages of learning and provide an environment where students work with other individuals of similar age and have similar learning needs. Our school structure will ensure that as students grow and develop throughout their education journey they will be able to access the individualised programs that will cater for their needs and ensure a suitable pathway into further education or employment.
Colac Secondary College aims to provide a safe and supportive community where respect, diversity and pride are valued by all. CSC is a student-centered learning environment that offers exciting and extensive pathways to facilitate exemplary 21st Century learning experiences.
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.
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:
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.
The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:
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.
A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.