LOTE Teacher - Junior School
Asian Language – Mandarin preferred
Scotch Oakburn College isseeking applications from suitably qualified LOTE teachers who are passionateabout learning for primary-aged students (years 1 to 5); conversant withcontemporary learning theory; and wanting to work in a vibrant, team-orientedlearning environment at our Elphin Campus Junior School.
A teacher of an Asian languageis sought, with Mandarin being the preferred option. Applications from teachersof Japanese or Indonesian would also be considered favourably.
This is a part-time, ongoing position of approximately0.5 FTE commencing in Term 1, 2013. The possibility of additional time (upto a further 0.2) to also teach Year 6 classes in the Middle School can beconsidered.
This position commences in January, 2013.
Applications addressing theselection criteria are to reach the Human Resources Manager by 9.00am Monday, September 3 2012.
Applications can be emailed to:
Externalcandidates,please read the Job VacancyInformation from the Website – www.soc.tas.edu.au. Your application should include:
· Covering letter
· ApplicationForm(available from the Website)
· Document addressing the selectioncriteria
· Copy of your Teacher RegistrationCertificate
· Copy of your current First AidCertificate
Internalcandidates,your application should include:
· Covering letter
· Updated Resume including anyadditional qualifications and/or professional learning undertaken since yourinitial appointment
· Document addressing the selectioncriteria
This position is based primarilyin our Elphin Campus Junior School teaching LOTE across year levels 1 to 5.
Scopeof the Position:
There is scope for flexibilityand innovation in this program depending on the particular skills of thesuccessful applicant.
All teachers work collaborativelyin a team committed to building exciting, inquiry-based learning environmentswhich engage and challenge young learners. The Scotch Oakburn “Vision for Learning” guides innovative learningprograms designed to cater for the learning needs and personal development ofeach student.
The LOTE teacher is a member ofa team which includes Classroom, Health and PE, eLearning, Connexions, VisualArts, Drama, Music and Learning Support Teachers.
Head of Junior School
Key Selection Criteria: (must be addressed in your application)
§ Registeredas a Teacher with the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board.
§ Abilityto provide dynamic and pro-active educational leadership in a co-educationalenvironment.
§ Passionfor learning: this includes both personal learning and student’s learning. Acommitment to constructivist learning practices is essential.
§ Knowledgeof an Asian language and a global perspective on learning.
§ Capacityto provide innovation in LOTE education.
§ High-levelinterpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated through an ability to workwith, and relate to, children, colleagues and parents.
§ Astrong understanding of the theory underpinning, and pedagogical practiceimplicit in, ‘Teaching for Understanding’.
§ Abilityto implement “assessment for learning” practices in the classroom.
§ Provenability and acknowledgement of being an outstanding classroom teacher.
§ Theability to encourage teamwork and be part of a committed team.
§ Demonstratedcommitment to personal professional learning.
§ Astrong understanding of learning technologies and their application to enhance languagelearning.
§ Acapacity and willingness to embrace the College’s “Vision for Learning.
§ WorkplaceLevel 1 First Aid Certificate or equivalent.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. All members ofthe teaching staff will perform such professional duties as are assigned by thePrincipal from time to time. Theseusually include a position of Pastoral responsibility to a group of students(e.g. being a Tutor in the Senior School), sharing with staff normal dutiessuch as being a teacher on duty, taking periods for colleagues when absent,undertaking extra-curricular activities that take place after school and onSaturday and such other duties as are usually required at an independentschool.
2. All teachingstaff are expected to be involved in co-curricular activities and involvementwould reflect the teaching load.
3. A part-timeteacher shall not be required to attend school on any day which they are notrequired for teaching, preparation/marking or to attend professionaldevelopment activities or similar, except to attend occasional schoolactivities as reasonably required.
4. We endeavour,but cannot guarantee, to structure a part-time teacher’s teaching andpreparation/marking commitments in such a way that the teacher is not inattendance for less than two hours on a given day. In accepting this offer of appointment apart-time teacher is accepting that we will not adjust his or her pay in caseswhere this has not been possible.
5. All members ofthe teaching staff are required to attend staff meetings which are called fromtime to time by the Principal, Head of Senior School, Head of Middle School,House Heads or Heads of Departments. Such meetings take precedence over all other activities in the life ofthe School.
6. A member ofthe teaching staff will teach across year groups and ability levels as requiredby the Principal within the limits of his/her professional experience andexpertise.
7. A member ofthe teaching staff will support the Christian education programs of the schoolwhich are according to the practices of the Uniting Church of Australia andwill attend such services of worship and such assemblies of students asrequested by the Principal or Head of School.
8. A member ofthe teaching staff will teach classes, subject programs, maintain a program ofassessment of students and keep such assessment records as are required by theCollege.
9. Apre-requisite for accepting a teaching position at Scotch Oakburn College is that a member of the teaching staff has aworking knowledge of computers (Windows), including the Microsoft Office Suite.
Conditions of Employment
1. General employment conditions, including salary,applying to all teaching staff at Scotch OakburnCollege are described in the “Scotch OakburnCollege (Teachers) Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2011”.
2. Further employment conditions, including theCollege’s policies and procedures, as varied from time to time, which apply toall staff at Scotch Oakburn Collegeare set out or referred to in the Staff Manual.
3. The probationary period for new teachers asdescribed in the Scotch OakburnCollege (Teachers) Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2011 will apply.
4. A pre-requisite for Scotch Oakburn College being able to employ a teacher is that he orshe is a registered teacher with the Teachers Registration Board, Tasmania, orholds a Limited Authority to Teach from the Teachers Registration Board,Tasmania. A copy of the Certificate ofRegistration must be provided by the teacher to the College prior tocommencement.
5. To the best ofthe employee’s experience and knowledge, provide risk management information,as requested by their manager.
6. Make riskprevention a priority whilst undertaking daily tasks in the College’soperations.
7. Perform dutiesin a manner which is without an unacceptable level of risk to their own healthand safety, other employees, students or the College community in general.
8. Report anyillness, injury, hazard, near miss or incidents and losses as soon as they aredetected to your supervisor or the Human Resources Manager.
9. A pre-requisite for Scotch Oakburn College being able to employ a teacher is that he orshe holds a current first aid certificate from a recognised training body. Acopy of the Certificate must be provided by the teacher to the College prior tocommencement.
Professionaland Ethical Behaviour
Membersof the teaching staff will observe the College’s Code of Conduct.