Generalist Classroom Teacher - Moorabbin Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Moorabbin VIC 3189, Australia
  • 24 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID 1284689
Location Moorabbin Primary School
Department Moorabbin 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 07/07/2022
Other Information  
Begin Date 01/27/2023
End Date 12/20/2023
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Eudoxia Angelides
Phone 95551101
School Website www.moorabbin.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Moorabbin Primary School No. 1111 dates back to 1872, making it the oldest school in the district. The school is set in a residential area with attractive, well maintained grounds bordering Dane and Worthing Roads. Currently 430 students are enrolled at the school, and we have 19 classes.

The school has recently benefitted from a new Junior Learning Centre and a flexible learning area for our senior students providing modern learning facilities.

The school offers a wide range of specialist classes including PE, Language (Mandarin) and Art. The school is computer networked and all classrooms are air-conditioned.

All staff members are expected to be involved in school activities and contribute to the continuous improvement of the teaching and learning at the school. Prospective staff wanting to work at Moorabbin should be well versed in all aspects of use of technology with students including the use of Interactive Whiteboards.

The school has recently undergone a review and is focussed on better communication right across its community including maintaining the high achievement its students have in English and Mathematics with its new for year strategic plan. The school is well supported by an active School Council and Parent and Friends group.

We have a highly regarded pastoral care program. In addition, Our own `Moorabbin Kids are Terrific Kids' program is well thought of and children from Moorabbin PS are often complimented by community members for their caring and polite natures.

Our motto is 'The Place to Excel'. Excel means to outclass, to stand out, to surpass and this is what we strive for by positively encouraging every child to exceed even their own dreams. We value a learning community where all children can flourish and be challenged, learning to problem solve and pursue excellence in all that they do. This is epitomised by the high standards our students achieve.

Moorabbin Primary School has consistently achieved excellent academic results as measured by National testing programs for a number of years. This is due to the extremely dedicated staff who work so hard for the good of the school and the children they care for.

We are seeking passionate staff who are willing to learn and contribute to our vibrant school.

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.