Classroom Teacher in Maths/Science Y7-10 - Orbost Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Orbost VIC 3888, Australia
  • 13 May, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1278594
Location Orbost Secondary College
Department Orbost 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 05/25/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 07/11/2022
End Date 01/09/2023
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Peter Seal
Phone 035/154-1084
School Website www.orbostsc.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Orbost Secondary College sits on the Snowy River Coastal Plain and at the southern end of the Great Dividing Range. Our school is located on the shared traditional lands of the Gunnai Kurnai and Monaro people in Far East Gippsland. Our location and distance from large centres, whilst creating challenges, allows us creativity and diversity of options that provide a unique learning and working experience for our students and staff.

Our school community is committed to the values of Respect, Aspiration, Belonging and Resilience and our purpose is to “work together to create opportunities for every person to be their best.” We use our values as the basis for all our actions, decisions and behaviours. They are also used by staff to model, teach, reward and correct the expected student behaviours.

Our school is a part of the Snowy River Education Community and works closely with other schools in our Geographic Network to provide the best possible outcomes for all students in East Gippsland. As well as offering a sequential and comprehensive curriculum, which aims to recognize the different needs, abilities and interests of individual students, we also provide support to other schools in this network to provide for the needs of their students.

Although only small in student numbers, the College provides a great diversity of programs to cater for student needs. VCE, VET and VCAL programs both within the school environment or offered externally, have been aimed at engaging students to maximise their learning opportunities.

We are proud of our well-kept gardens and the range of facilities that we share with the wider community including our cricket oval, athletics track, hockey field, assembly hall and theatre. In 2020 we completed some major infrastructure works with over $5 million being spent on re-furbishing and upgrading our school buildings.

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.