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Teacher - EAL / VCAL

Tanner Menzies

This is a specialist, independent, inclusive, senior-secondary school and learning centre, delivering Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) curriculum to young refugee and asylum seeker women, who have had disrupted schooling or are struggling to cope with mainstream school. The school offers full time programs delivering VCAL curriculum to re-engage school-aged women. All students who attend have English as an Additional Language (EAL) so developing student levels of language, literacy and numeracy is the central focus of the VCAL teacher role. The school delivers an integrated VCAL program with projects negotiated with and developed by students. It provides a high-challenge, high-support learning environment with a strengths-based approach.

There are small class sizes and teachers work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for each student adopting a holistic model for supporting the unique educational and support needs of each student, so developing strong student-teacher relationships is essential.

We are seeking a teacher with experience and qualifications in English as an Additional Language (EAL), to deliver the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated understanding of teaching towards the acquisition of language, literacy and numeracy skills
  2. Delivery of VCAL curriculum to low literacy and/or EAL learners.
  3. Demonstrated effective, creative and innovative classroom teaching strategies that promotes a vibrant, engaging, safe learning environment.
  4. Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning data, particularly in the areas of language, literacy and numeracy, then use this data to inform improved teaching practice
  5. Demonstrated ability to initiate working collaboratively with staff in order to both: develop constructive relationships with students and to see development in their learning.
  6. Understanding of the impacts of trauma on learning, some knowledge of trauma informed practice.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge in working with students from marginalised and/or refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

Desirable Skills and Abilities:

  1. Numeracy teaching experience and knowledge
  2. VCAL teaching experience and knowledge

You will need relevant tertiary qualifications – Minimum Bachelor Degree in Education or equivalent TESOL qualification. Three to five years relevant teaching experience, including working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) students with complex needs and VIT Registration and 100-point Proof of Identity will be required (at interview stage of employment process).

We will offer remuneration / salary aligned with Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017 commensurate with experience, access to the tax-effective salary packaging; training and development opportunities; supervision and an employee assistance program.

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