Ongoing Graduate Teacher - English - Tarneit Senior College

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Tarneit Senior College

Integrity, Innovation & Focus

About Our School Tarneit Senior College is located in a developing area of Wyndham. Approximately 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. Close proximity to Tarneit Station which has exceptional local PTV services or short walk/cycle to the school. We have state of the art facilities. Take a virtual tour of our school at: https://virtual-tours.com.au/tarneit/  Comprehensive curriculum, pathways and transition programs enable the College to cater for the academic and vocational needs of students. The college offers an extensive and rich VCE program that caters for student preference, and a well-established Applied Learning program. There is an emphasis on the social, emotional, cultural and academic needs of our students in order to develop their full potential.

We are a growth school, providing employment security and enhanced opportunities for professional growth The college is experiencing a period of sustained growth for both the suburb and school over the next 5 to 10 years. In 2023 we have approximately 1150 students enrolled - the projected enrolments are for the school to stabilise around this number in the next few years. The college has a long-term enrolment projection of in excess of 1500 students. The college has students from diverse backgrounds and over 60 nationalities. Check out our website at: https://www.tarneitsc.vic.edu.au/about-us for more information, including the vast variety of subjects on offer. 

The College has a highly supportive staff with a culture of collaboration and innovation. We have many tiers of support for staff including Heads of Domain, Learning Specialists, the Engagement in Learning Team comprised of House Leaders and Year Level Coordinators, the Wellbeing Team and specialised Education Support staff. The Principal Class have an open-door policy and are available to staff at all times. We are located next to one of our main feeder schools - Tarneit P-9 College while also accepting enrolments from a number of other P-9 schools including Baden Powell College and Truganina P-9 College. Significant enrolment also comes from new families moving into Tarneit with Wyndham being one of the top growth corridors in Australia. The school is situated near a number of areas of significant urban development which will see continued enrolments over the next 5 - 10 years of families moving into the area.  We provide our students with the opportunity to learn and work in an adult environment with high expectations for all.  Students are encouraged to think, reflect and develop into successful learners so that they may take their place in society as informed, responsible and active members of the community.

Our Purpose: Tarneit Senior College is an environment where we collaboratively challenge and pursue learning through: Integrity - Being honest, ethical and transparent. Innovation - Applying knowledge and skills in new and creative ways. Focus -Pursuing your chosen pathways and goals as a Senior College catering for Years 10, 11 & 12 we are able to offer comprehensive curriculum, pathways and transition programs to cater for the academic and vocational needs of students. The college offers a wide range of VCE and VET programs including Vocational Major and Victorian Pathways Certificate. There is emphasis on the social, emotional, cultural and academic needs of our students in order to develop their full potential. Through a caring and safe `House' structure; individual students are encouraged to think, reflect and develop into successful learners so that they can take their place in society as informed, responsible and active members of the community of Tarneit and beyond.  Tarneit Senior College is defined by:  A well-balanced curriculum program that utilises purposeful and explicit teaching aimed at empowering students to be active learners, striving for personal excellence and ongoing growth and development Challenging, innovative and creative approaches in learning and teaching practices that embrace a full range of post-compulsory pathways for Years 10 to 12 students.

The participation of staff in professional learning communities focussed on subject expertise and high level understanding of students  Shared educational responsibility between parents, staff and students  Effective channels of communication that promote trust, positive interactions and strong links with the wider community  Our teaching & learning focus includes an emphasis on developing engaging learners using a range of research-based teaching and learning pedagogies and a collaborative approach to developing our staff. A whole college instructional framework of GANAG is embedded within all classes. Tarneit Senior College maximises learning technologies through the 1:1 BYOD program.  Parents are kept informed of their child's learning and attendance via the COMPASS platform. Every student in the college is resourced with a computer and connected on-line for their learning and assessment. The college has been a Google for Education school since it opened in 2012 - our curriculum is well documented via Google Sites and Classrooms and our students have 24/7 access to their learning materials via the Google Suite. We have a continual focus on improving Yr12 ATAR results. This approach focusses upon improving teaching & learning delivery and the use of data to understand then improve our work. The college prides itself on its multi-culturalism, inclusion and diversity. The College has students from diverse backgrounds and over 60 nationalities which are celebrated throughout its facilities and many co-curricular activities.

In 2023 the College staffing profile consists of a College Principal, 4 Assistant Principals, 7 Leading Teachers, 6 Learning Specialists, 74 EFT Teaching Staff, Business Manager, and 32 EFT Education Support Staff.  Additional information for potential applicants is available on the school's website at www.tarneitsc.vic.edu.au, or by contacting the school.

Program Benefits 

This position attracts an incentive payment of $5,650 (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment. 

Other Information

  • 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.
  • 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

Conditions of Employment 

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

The 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 is committing to a minimum of 1 year employment at this school 
  • The successful candidate will not be a Graduate Teacher Incentive recipient from a previous vacancy 
  • The successful candidate must not be employed as a teacher by the Department at the time the advertised position is to commence 

EEO AND OHS Commitment 

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  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.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines). 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: [email protected] 

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Education
  • Work rights:
    Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident,
    ...
  • Locations:
    Victoria, Melbourne
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  • POSITION START DATE

    Jan 2024 (approx)

  • accepts international

    Yes

  • Closing Date:12th Feb 2024, 12:59 pm

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