Daily Organiser - Taylors Lakes Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Taylors Lakes VIC 3038, Australia
  • 23 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID: 1284260
Location: Taylors Lakes Secondary Colleg
Department: Taylors Lakes Secondary Colleg
Role Type: General Admin
Subjects/Duties:  
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 3
Apply By: 04/07/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date: 11/07/2022
End Date: 07/07/2023
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Jackie Scodella
Phone: 9390 3130
School Website: www.tlsc.vic.edu.au

 

Taylors Lakes Secondary College commenced classes in 1992. The 2022 enrolment is expected to be at approximately 1400 students across years 7-12. The College is single campus and is situated on approximately 8 hectares, adjacent to Taylors Lakes Primary School and the Taylors Lakes Recreation Club.

The school is located approximately 22 km north west of Melbourne G.P.O. The College is part of a multi-cultural community. There is a small percentage of students born overseas, however many parents of students were born in countries where English is not the main language.

During 2021, we completed our School Review. Our Strategic Plan for the period 2022-2025 is currently being developed, and the major strategic directions will continue to focus on student achievement, student engagement and connectedness and student health and wellbeing.

Curriculum and assessment development, together with effective instruction and feedback is a crucial element to further drive improvement and the College has begun implementing a whole school model to support these strategies including a major focus on differentiation and student voice and agency and a culture embedded with academic rigour and growth, effort and high expectations.

As part of this model, there will be an ongoing focus on improvement in student literacy and numeracy and VCE/VCAL. Our Learning Enhancement and Advancement Program (LEAP) is now operating in its eighth year.  

We continue to place continued emphasis on student connectedness to school, particularly looking at attendance, development of student management procedures and the provision of a broad range of student wellbeing and pathways options for students.

Digital (BYOD) learning is embedded across the college using netbook computers, accompanied by an expectation of teachers that they will use ICT to enhance teaching and student learning.

Our leadership profile is designed to support the accountability framework associated with the Strategic Plan. Accountabilities of Leading Teachers and Learning Specialists within their roles align closely to key improvement foci within the Strategic Plan and Annual Improvement Plans.

The College is committed to a common documented curriculum, based on teachers planning and evaluating together.

There is a history of curriculum innovation and a strong culture of promoting and expecting professional learning to enhance student-learning outcomes.

Professional Learning Teams support the building of staff capacity. Teacher coaches work alongside other teachers and we have developed a flexible learning centre (the SPACE) where teachers work together in developing and sharing innovative approaches to teaching and learning at Years 7 and 8, particularly, but not limited to English and Mathematics.

Our assessment and reporting policy is consistent across all learning areas.

A continuous reporting model is utilised whereby parents receive progress reports every 6 weeks across the semester as well as an end of semester report.

In addition to assessing students against the Victorian Curriculum standards, graded assessment tasks are set in all subjects.

A Learning Support Program has targeted students experiencing literacy and numeracy deficits. This operates at both an individual and group level, depending on the work to be done. There is a strongly supported Inclusive Program for students with disabilities and access to psychologists, social workers from DET and allied health staff from other agencies.

The co-curricular program is strong across the College with many camps (subject and level based) operating at different levels.

There is a strong instrumental music and dance program that utilises the Performing Arts facility as well a strong Football Academy incorporating both AFL and Soccer. The Interschool Sport program is both diverse and comprehensive.

An extensive student leadership program operates at all levels along with a school production and a large lunchtime activities program.

Applied learning programs have commenced and will be a continued focus over the next few years. Afterschool homework clubs (VCE and Junior) attract high participation.

The College has exchange programs with sister schools in Japan and Italy which sees wide College community involvement.

Teachers are central to the provision of a high-quality education. Good quality teaching programs are supported by the provision of quality education support staff. The College recognizes it has a responsibility to induct, support, motivate and resource staff at a high level.

The College maintains a very strong commitment to the professional development of all staff, as evidenced by the financial commitment within the budget as well as support and encouragement given to staff to undertake professional learning. Staff who teach at Taylors Lakes Secondary College are required to participate in the performance development process as set by the department.

This involves a commitment to further develop teaching strategies with a view to continued improvement in student learning outcomes. All staff are expected to be computer literate and to enhance learning technology in their teaching or other duties.

Teachers are expected to support the BYOD learning program in their teaching, use their notebook within their classrooms both onsite and online and commitment to ongoing professional learning. All staff will be expected to use the school nominated fully integrated electronic communication and management package (Compass).

The College has been in a position over the last 10 years to complete a range of building projects over the last 10 years, including upgrades to the administration area, staff facilities, and computer service centre.

Our Perming Arts area has been expanded with additional instrumental music teaching and facilities as well as a major upgrade to our food technology area.

Our school grounds continue to be developed with landscaping, student seating and shade areas as well as an upgrade to all student toilets and change rooms.

In 2021/2022, the college will have an upgrade to its sporting facilities, including the gymnasium, hardcourts, futsal courts, oval and surrounding areas.

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3    Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4    Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5    Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC6    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

Role

  • To support the implementation of the TLSC Learner Model
  • To model then DET Values and the 6Cs (Character, Communication, Collaboration, Citizenship, Critical Thinking and Creativity) in your work with staff, students and parents
  • To undertake professional learning and training relevant to the role (Eg. Edval, Compass, Staff Induction, employment conditions)
  • To allocate extras to staff as required in accordance with agreement conditions and school policy
  • To engage casual relief teachers as required and allocate their daily workload.
  • Distribute work that has been left by absent teachers
  • To maintain accurate records of teacher absence, extras allotted, and emergency teacher usage for purpose of the audit, payment and ongoing records
  • To liaise with Administration, staff and WMC
  • To complete paperwork relevant to payment for CRT work
  • To maintain accurate documentation of student and staff movement/activities as they relate to timetable and schedules
  • To work with the Staff Professional Support Leader for the induction of CRT’s and the distribution of relevant material to them
  • To prepare alternative timetables as required (camps/excursions, etc.)
  • To prepare exam supervision rosters in line with guidance from WMC and Student Exams leader and update as required
  • To encourage an atmosphere of collegiate support
  • To use the school’s electronic student management tool (Compass) for recording and retrieval of information relevant to the position
  • To ensure the implementation and monitoring of Occupational Health and Safety issues in the school and particularly in the area of responsibility

Responsibilities

The Daily Organiser person reports to the Principal Class and plays a crucial role in the day to day organisation of the teaching resources of Taylors Lakes Secondary College.

The Daily Organiser person is responsible for the coordination, management and implementation of short term cover for teacher absences throughout the College, by the allocation of Extras, “in lieu’s” and Casual Relief Teachers (CRT cover on a daily basis).

The Daily Organiser ensures that before the start of each day all classes are adequately covered and staffing allotments are within the limits of the Victoria Government Schools Agreement as determined by the Consultative Committee.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.