Classroom Teacher - Maramba Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Narre Warren VIC 3805, Australia
  • 09 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1223245
Location: Maramba Primary School
Department: Maramba Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 04/22/2021
Contact Name: Darren Wallace
Phone: 041/952-6419
School Website: maramba-ps.edu.vic.au

Location Profile
Welcome to Maramba Primary School where we believe every child is entitled to an outstanding education, which involves nurturing the whole child and the development of students as independent learners. All of our students deserve the best from our school and the dedicated staff seek to provide this in many ways. The most important of which are a well-planned and well-taught curriculum. Classroom environments that are engaging and fun, igniting each student’s passion for learning.

Although we are an established school of 30 years, with 289 students in the outer South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne in the City of Casey, we are a school on an educational journey of growth. We value innovation, collaboration, professional development and research as the pedagogical foundation of continued lifelong learning.

Selection Criteria
SC1. Demonstrated capability and knowledge of how to use the Victorian curriculum and a range of supporting resources to plan effectively for each student’s point of need in all subject areas in accordance with Assessment and Reporting Advice.

SC2. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills including the ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with all stakeholders and the broader school community.

SC3. Demonstrated capacity to collect and use all forms of assessment data to inform teaching and learning to drive improved student engagement, learning and outcomes.

SC4. High level knowledge of how an effective Professional Learning Community (PLC) works and the demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively as a member of a PLC to continually improve teaching and learning.

SC5. Demonstrated understanding of how to use effective high impact teaching strategies to improve student learning.

SC6. A high-level understanding of the importance a school approach to wellbeing has on improving student outcomes and holistic development as demonstrated in your teaching and learning practice.

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.