- Fixed Term
- Galilee School
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.
Communities@Work, Galilee School is a Special Assistance School for disengaged and vulnerable youth Years 7-10. The school is committed to providing education for students who have been unsuccessful in mainstream schooling. With a staff to student ratio of 1:5, this is a unique opportunity for a committed, creative professional to join our small team. Your ability to plan differentiated learning opportunities across the curriculum, flexibility/adaptability and outstanding positive behaviour support skills will be highly valued in this environment.
About the role
Under guidance and support of the Head of Teaching and Learning, the Teacher position works closely as part of the Galilee School team to develop and implement lessons and programs in line with the Australian Curriculum and the Galilee School Student Support Framework, in addition to supporting the students in their day to day studies and activities at the Galilee School.
- 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
Skills and Experience
- 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
- 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
- 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. 3 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.
Closing date for applications: 27/04/2018