Teacher | Galilee School

  • Canberra
  • Full-Time
  • Galilee School

About Communities@Work   

Communities@Work is Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation, working with our community to build a resilient, sustainable, and socially inclusive community. With over 40 years' experience in the ACT and Capital Region, we provide a wide range of high-quality early education and care services and community services that supports positive educational outcomes, assists in alleviating hardship, enhances quality of life and leads to positive social change.

About the Team   

Communities@Work's Galilee School is a registered, independent school, designed specifically for disengaged, vulnerable young people in Years 7-12 for whom the mainstream schooling environment has struggled to deliver positive outcomes. Working with the school means becoming a part of our social impact. It means helping our young people navigate complex challenges, and building them a better future. It means supporting them in their education, learning and skill-building, and supporting the school in offering an alternative model of education.  

 

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 Student Support Framework, in addition to supporting the students in their day to day studies and activities at the Galilee School.   

 

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 

  • Assist in the transportation of students in support of their attendance at school as well as in support of the school's academic and social and emotional program. 

  • Participate in both school staffing meetings, school curriculum meetings, professional focus days and Communities@Work organisational meetings as required 

 

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  

  • Current First Aid certificate 

 

Benefits 

  • Be a part of our social impact, working for a community organisation that makes a real difference in the lives of people in our community  

  • Inclusive and friendly workplace  

  • Salary Packagingmeal and entertainment cards 

  • Leave concessions and employee child care discounts  

  • Healthy lifestyle programs and healthy activity reimbursement 

  • Professional development opportunities with our training organisation (RTO), including access to study leave (if applicable)  

 

How to Apply 

Application close by COB Friday, 18 June 2021. 

Click APPLY or contact the People, Culture and Wellness team on 02 6293 6545 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 our roles. 

Closing date for applications: 02/07/2021

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