0.6 Classroom Teacher in English/Literacy - John Fawkner Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Fawkner VIC 3060, Australia
  • 09 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1223226
Location: John Fawkner Secondary College [Multiple Location Campus]
Department: John Fawkner Secondary College
Role Type: Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 04/21/2021
Contact Name: Mark Natoli
Phone: 9359 1166
School Website: https://www.jfc.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

John Fawkner College takes pride in uniting learners from a diverse community within a respectful and adaptive environment that fosters enjoyment in learning and the motivation to achieve excellence. John Fawkner Secondary College is a growing co-educational secondary college, which operates within a distinct geographical area with a diverse cultural mix.

John Fawkner College provides a wide range of VCE, VCAL and VET studies to senior students, as well as an engaging and contemporary 7-10 curriculum offering. These offerings are supported by a unique sports specialist stream – The Melbourne City College of Football. The College has a strong focus on improving the Literacy and Numeracy skills of all students using the Literacy for Learning and Quicksmart programs.

The College supports student learning with effective ICT infrastructure including interactive whiteboards and associated learning management systems. Further, the BYOD laptop program ensures all students have access to relevant technology for their learning.

The School Strategic Plan has a strong focus on supporting and improving the consistency of teaching practices with the implementation of a new whole school instructional model – “The Invitation to Learning” which is supported by a Positive Learning Framework and School Wide Positive Behaviours.

The academic success of our students is supported by the development of a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum using the Understanding by Design Framework and has been adopted in our Professional Learning Communities. The College has an increasing focus on data and evidence of practice to inform decision making and teaching in all classrooms.

Our Vision:

The schools motto is “Aspire and Achieve” with the vision statement, “John Fawkner College takes pride in uniting learners from a diverse community within a respectful and adaptive environment that fosters enjoyment in learning and the motivation to achieve excellence.”  

Our Values:

Respect: We respect others for who they are and value their opinions

Commitment: We are dedicated to our values, our school and our community

Academic Excellence: We relentlessly pursue academic excellence

Continuous Improvement: We never stop finding ways to stretch and grow

Selection Criteria
SC1 Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to implement and evaluate learning and teaching programs in accordance with the Victorian curriculum.

SC2 Demonstrated understanding of how students learn and effective classroom teaching strategies and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.

SC3 Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.

SC4 Demonstrated high-level written and verbal communication skills and high-level interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community to focus on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated commitment to continually improving teaching quality and capacity through the application of knowledge, skills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development and learning.

SC6 Demonstrated knowledge and teaching experience in the Science key learning area.

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.