- Fixed Term
About the Team
Communities at 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.
- 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 in both school staffing meetings, school curriculum meetings, professional focus days and Communities at 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
- Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration
- Mental Health First Aid Training (or able to obtain)
- Personal experience of collaborative practices in a similar school environment and a sound knowledge of learning and pedagogy for a similar student cohort is desired
- Demonstrated understanding of the Positive Behaviour Support Framework, Restorative Practices and/or other related best practice models is desired
- Make a difference and change lives in the Canberra community as part of Canberra's largest community organisation
- Join an inclusive and friendly workplace, where people are at the heart of everything.
- Increase your take-home pay! Because Communities at Work has charity status, you may be able to salary package and increase your take home pay by thousands of dollars per year.
- Flexibility when you need it with options for study leave, leave concessions, paid parental leave, and more.
- Enjoy healthy living with our active lifestyle & healthy activity programs and reimbursements (including remedial massages, annual flu vaccination and more).
- Receive guidance and support for mental health through our Employee Assistance Program.
- Employee child care discounts
How to Apply
Click APPLY, be sure to include a cover letter, or the option of scheduling a confidential discussion with the school Principal, Tim McNevin, is also able to be facilitated through the People, Culture and Wellness Team on 02 6293 6545.
We reserve the right to close the position early once a suitable candidate has been found.
Communities at Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Closing date for applications: 31/05/2023