Graduate Teacher (TFI 59)


BenaIla P-12 College is located in the Rural City of Benalla which is ideally located close to the Victorian snowfields and the major centres of Wangaratta and Shepparton. The town is surrounded by quality wineries and a variety of natural environments, with the Murray River only an hour away. Melbourne is
easily reached in two hours along the Hume Freeway and the Melbourne to Wodonga railway line also runs through the city.

BenaIla P-12 College was established in January 2013 as a result of the merger of all four government schools in Bena Ila. The College has a student population of approximately 870. We provide a vibrant teaching and stimulating learning environment that commences with Grade Prep and continues through the secondary years to VCE and VCAL.

Our College structure has 3 separate sites across the town:
Avon Campus (P-4)
Waller Campus (P-4)
Faithful!/ Clarke Campus (5-12)

Each site has an Assistant Principal and there is also a College Principal.

The BenaIla P-12 College vision is to ensure that every child learns and is prepared for the future through a commitment to excellence in teaching, high expectations and positive relationships in a safe and inclusive environment. Our College values of Respect, Responsibility, High Expectations and Integrity
also drive our work and focus.

We provide our students with opportunities to develop leadership skills through a range of programs and formal leadership positions available on each campus. We recognise that a safe and orderly learning environment and high expectations are essential elements in ensuring that all our students
learn and reach their full potential and we achieve this through the implementation of the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program.

Students are well-known by their teachers at BenaIla P-12 College, and high priority is placed on student wellbeing. We have a strong team of experienced and effective wellbeing staff to support our students to be at their best and ready to learn each and every day. Staff at BenaIla P-12 College work in teams and Professional Learning Communities. They plan collaboratively and use data to inform their teaching practice in line with our evidence based Teaching Cycle.


Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the capacity to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated capacity to respond to student learning needs.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to implement high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.

SC3 Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning. Demonstrated capacity to use data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated capacity to reflect upon practice and engage in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.


Role

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-curricula activities.


Responsibilities

    Core responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or
  • courses of study

  • Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a
  • year level

  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key
  • learning areas

  • Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student
  • learning outcomes

  • Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student
  • progress

  • Implementing effective student management consistent with the
  • school charter.

  • Working with a mentor to participate in professional development
  • planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional
    portfolio

    Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and
  • welfare programs

  • Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs

Who May Apply

For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the commencement of the advertised vacancy. Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.


EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.


Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx


DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx


Conditions of Employment

All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.

Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.

A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.

Eligibility for incentive payments:

  • The successful candidate must be a new employee to this school
  • A minimum commitment of 2 years employment in this position
  • The incentive is payable to the successful candidate who meets requirements for relocation as set out on https://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/employcond/Pages/pexpTS.aspx

Retention payments will be paid at the end of the second, third, and fourth year of employment in this position, subject to successful completion of each year respectively.

For information on relocation and removal assistance, refer to ‘Reimbursement of travel and personal expenses - teaching service’ policy available at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/employcond/Pages/pexpTS.aspx

Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx


Program Benefits

This position attracts an incentive payment of $21,000 (pro rata) (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment.

A $9,000 (pro rata) (pre-tax) annual retention payment is available at the conclusion of the second, third and fourth year of employment.

Additional relocation assistance may be available upon appointment to the position.

More information about Targeted Financial Incentives is available at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/careers/teacher/Pages/targeted-initiative-attract-more-teachers.aspx


VIT LANTITE

To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.