Classroom Teacher

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Rowville VIC 3178, Australia
  • 21 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1283760
Location Park Ridge Primary School
Department Park Ridge Primary 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 06/30/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 07/11/2022
End Date 12/20/2022
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Dale Blythman
Phone 97528555
School Website www.parkridge-ps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Park Ridge Primary School is located in the North-Eastern Victoria Region, Outer Eastern Melbourne Area. The school is situated on a 3.6-hectare site on the south-eastern border of the City of Knox, within the suburb of Rowville.

The School currently has an enrolment of 580 students, with 13 percent classified as EAL (English as an Additional Language), 13 percent receiving Equity Funding and 1 percent from ATSI (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) backgrounds. The population of our school reflects a Student Family Occupation and Education (SFOE) index of 0.3154.

The school facilities include 18 permanent and 10 portable classrooms, an art room, gymnasium, library, science room and music room. The school’s multi-purpose centre is used during school hours for assemblies, incursions and specialist classes and houses an accredited out of school hours care program. The school grounds include surfaced playing areas as well as large grassed areas and three playgrounds for student recreational and sporting activities. 

The 2021 school staffing profile comprised of 37 teachers including a Principal and an Assistant Principal. Educational Support Staff members included four administration staff, and eleven integration aides.

The school curriculum reflected the Victorian Curriculum framework, with specialist programs in Music, Art, Physical Education and LOTE (Indonesian) across the school. An Intervention program is provided across the school with parent volunteers providing additional support in all year levels.

School Mission

Park Ridge Primary School is committed to providing high quality education and preparing young people to become active, engaged and responsible citizens of the local and global community. The school aims to prepare students to contend with a very dynamic 21st century in which creativity, cooperative work, connectedness to the world and adaptability are key features.

School Vision

The Park Ridge Primary School vision describes the aspirations of our school community. Our school vision is:

Preparing our students to develop the knowledge and skills that will help them become life-long learners who are successful and happy individuals that participate fully in and contribute to our community and the world around us.

School Values

The Park Ridge Primary School values represent the guiding principles and beliefs of our school community. Our school values are:

Respect – accept, value and appreciate others and our differences and treat others the way you would like to be treated

Resilience – being able to control your emotions, overcome challenges and believe in your ability to achieve

Positivity - developing a growth mindset, being grateful and putting your best effort into everything you do

Integrity – always do the right thing, own your mistakes, be honest and make good choices

High Expectations – encouraging and supporting all members of our school community to strive for excellence

Strategic Plan

The School Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan are located on the School Website and can be accessed via the Current Parents- Newsletter & Policies tab at http://www.parkridge-ps.vic.edu.au/

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.