Teacher - Design & Technology (Woodwork)


About Communities@Work

Established and developed in Canberra, Communities@Work is a local organisation that understands local needs. With nearly 40 years of experience, we provide a wide range of services across the entire Australian Capital Territory and also serve clients in the Greater Capital Region.

About Galilee School

Communities@Work, Galilee School is a registered, independent secondary school designed specifically for disengaged and vulnerable young people in years 7-10 in the ACT and surrounding areas for whom the mainstream schooling environment has struggled to deliver positive learning outcomes. Galilee School offers a supportive and flexible learning program that aims to meet the individual needs of students.

We have applied to be registered for Years 11 and 12 from 2021.

  • Please note: all information, forecasts and plans for our Senior Secondary College are subject to the school successfully satisfying ACT registration requirements, receiving ACT Education Minister approvals, and successful funding applications. These have yet to be finalised.

About the role

Galilee School is a growing, dynamic school seeking a number of new staff members to join our highly trained and committed team in 2020/2021. Your flexibility, outstanding behaviour management and team work skills will be a critical part of this role. Knowledge of trauma-informed practices and positive behaviour management or willingness to learn about these would be essential. Registered teachers with Primary and/or Secondary experience would be suitable for these roles.

Applications are invited from interested candidates able to demonstrate a passion for working with disengaged and vulnerable students.

Applicants with skills and experience in Design and Technology , and in particular woodwork, are encouraged to apply. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate with the opportunity to establish an innovative program of learning with an important cohort of young people in the ACT.

Applicants are required to submit an application letter, outlining their suitability for the position, to a maximum of 2 pages plus submit a current resume.

This is a full-time opportunity. The potential exists for part-time employment also via negotiation with the successful applicant(s).

Duties

  • Act as a representative for the organisation at all times by adhering to the vision, mission, and philosophy of the organisation
  • Plan, prepare and deliver quality and effective teaching and learning programs which are consistent with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and relevant syllabi, curriculum, policies, work programs and educational trends
  • Maintain teaching competency and currency of knowledge of relevant curriculum programs required by the school or other relevant statutory authorities
  • Assist in the preparation of Individual Learning Plans [ILPS] for students in collaboration with the Head of Teaching and Learning
  • Assess students [diagnostic, formative and summative] for development, feedback and reporting purposes
  • Provide for the social, cultural and emotional wellbeing and the physical safety of students whist at school and enhance their overall development towards effective citizenship and responsible adulthood through participation in timetabled, non-timetabled and planned extra curricula activities
  • Maintain student records and samples of work and report on student performance to student's parents/carers, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Complete the writing of incident and accident reports as required in a timely manner
  • Participate as appropriate in school decision making processes and professional development
  • Participate in both school staffing meetings, school curriculum meetings, professional focus days and Communities@Work organisational meetings as required
  • Assist in the Transportation of students to support their attendance at the school's academic, social and emotional programs.

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Relevant qualification in Teaching/Education
  • Current or eligible to achieve registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute [TQI]
  • Substantial demonstrated experience of strategic development of Learning, Teaching and Educational program(s)
  • Confidence and experience in the design, development and implementation of units of work based on the Australian Curriculum and differentiation across a variety of learning abilities
  • Knowledge of the broader academic field including the Australian Curriculum
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor case and support plans for the assessment of educational, emotional and support needs of students at the school
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences which include staff, parents and the wider community
  • High level interpersonal skills and cooperative work practices and the ability to contribute to a positive and cohesive team
  • Willingness to adhere to, and work within, the strategic vision, direction, and philosophy of Communities@Work Galilee School
  • Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration

Desirable

  • Personal experience of educational management and collaborative practices in a similar school environment and a sound knowledge of learning and pedagogy for a similar student cohort
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Positive Behaviour Support Framework, Restorative Practices and/or other related best practice models
  • Current driver's licence

Benefits

  • Do good, feel good with Communities@Work
  • Healthy activity reimbursements
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Employer funded training opportunities
  • Salary packaging options available

How to Apply

Click APPLY Please include your resume and a letter of application outlining your experience and how your talent/skills etc would fit into our school (max. 2 A4 pages). Contact Tim McNevin, Principal Galilee School, 02 6293 6314 for a confidential discussion.

Communities@Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for its roles.