Primary Generalist Classroom Teacher - Timboon P-12 School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Timboon VIC 3268, Australia
  • 14 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1283071
Location Timboon P-12 School
Department Timboon P-12 School
Role Type Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 06/27/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 07/11/2022
End Date 12/30/2022
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Davin Reid
Phone 03 5598 3381
School Website www.timboon.p12@vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Purpose

Timboon P-12 School is committed to continuous improvement in our learning and teaching that reflects current and future learning needs. The school is striving to develop a culture that provides quality learning opportunities with a focus on ensuring that all members of the school community have the best options for success.

Values

Through the implementation of the SWPBS Framework, the school values are RESPECT, COMMITMENT and EMPATHY. Timboon P-12 School is a school where relationships are based on trust and mutual respect: Where the contributions of all are valued and acknowledged. These values are underpinned by the school motto: “Strength through Understanding” and the core belief that everyone can experience success.

Environmental Context

Socio-demographic Composition

The town of Timboon is the focal point of a remote, rural community economically dependent on the dairy industry; the development of a local boutique food producers trail is adding to the town’s tourism appeal created by its proximity to coastal and marine national parks. Timboon P-12 School is close to tourist destinations along the Shipwreck Coast and this provides employment in the hospitality industry. Agribusiness, gas production, education and health services also provide valuable employment.

Curriculum Provision

Timboon P-12 School is committed to continuous improvement in our learning and teaching that reflects current and future learning needs. The School is striving to develop a culture that provides quality learning opportunities with a focus on ensuring that all members of the school community have the best options for success. Our motto of “Strength Through Understanding” guides our daily business. Success for all and high quality learning are paramount. The school provides a comprehensive curriculum with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy. Instruction is based around Learning Intentions, Success Criteria, Quality of Task and Feedback. Curriculum initiatives include; a Primary Science curriculum, an Early Years Numeracy program, elective programs in year 7 to 10, and a wide selection of VET subjects. An extensive list of VCE subjects is available to students. An integrated curriculum program and unit system address the domains of Science, Humanities/History, Design and Technology, The Arts, Civics and Citizenship, Health and LOTE which are cross referenced with literacy. Specialist teachers provide targeted instruction. Interdisciplinary, personal and social learning are addressed within the domains and supported by a range of Outdoor Education camps and excursions. Students with special needs are well supported by Educational Support Staff and a Special Needs Coordinator. Individual Learning Plan Snapshots are developed across the school for all students. Individual pathway interviews take place for all students in years 10 to 12.

In 2012 the innovative Timboon Agriculture Project was created. It is a school/industry partnership initiative through which businesses and community members support and work with Timboon P-12 School’s teaching staff to integrate agriculture and food technology into the curriculum to:

Support student learning and increase applied learning opportunities,
Increase student awareness of, preparation for and interest in agricultural education pathways and careers,

Increase school engagement with the local community,
Improve retention of students at secondary level, and retention or return of school leavers to the district

The ‘TAP’ (Timboon Agriculture Project) program is based around the local Agriculture Industry and is well supported by families, local business and community. We also offer the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. This project has been identified as an exemplary example of education excellence in Victorian education.

A comprehensive transition program ensures all students are supported in the transition into, through and from school. Timboon and District Healthcare services provide a range of health and welfare programs and a joint venture with the Corangamite Shire has resulted in a School/Community Library and a shared sporting complex. The school is an active participant in district sport and encourages students to participate in instrumental music via our “Rock Bands Program” available from year 5. Leadership roles exist throughout the school, ranging from House Captains, School Captains and SRC members.

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 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.