Casual Senior School Teachers

Red Hill, Australian Capital Territory 

Casual Teacher Senior | Senior School

  • The School is seeking to appoint casual Senior School Teachers
  • CGS is a vibrant and rewarding place to work with staff who are engaging, innovative, and are committed to helping our students be ready for the world
  • Position commences as required
  • Applications close - this is open until 3 December 2021
  • Canberra Grammar School reserves the right to close applications early is a suitable candidate is found

About Us

Canberra Grammar School is a leading co-educational independent day and boarding school offering outstanding academic education, co-curricular opportunities and pastoral care to students of all backgrounds and faiths within a community guided by Anglican values.

Our fundamental aspiration is to educate students who are curious, creative, confident and compassionate young citizens of the world.

The School is a vibrant and rewarding workplace with a strong commitment to professional learning and to nurturing excellent conditions in a superb campus environment. It offers highly competitive salary and superannuation, as well as attractive salary packaging arrangements, and a range of staff benefits, including parking, discounted lunches, flu vaccinations, employee assistance programmes, school fee concessions, and generous professional development funding.

For more information about the School, please visit: CGS.ACT.EDU.AU.

About the Role

The School is seeking to appoint an inspirational and collaborative teacher of English who will assist the School in its quest for excellence in learning and teaching. The successful candidate will be experienced, qualified and ideally capable of teaching from Years 7 to 12.

The successful candidate will also be keen to play an active role in the classroom, in pastoral care, in co-curricular and in the broad life of the School community.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated and passionate teacher to join a dynamic and highly effective school.

About You

Duty Statement

All casual teaching staff members who are employed by the School on a casual day by day engagement basis, that does not exceed a continuous period of 5 days, are not required to participate in the duties as listed in this Duty Statement such as; the extra-curricular programme, professional development activities and pastoral care duties relating to House tutor group involvement.

All teaching staff members who are engaged for a continuous casual engagement more than one week up to a maximum of four weeks of continuous engagement will be expected to engage with all the potential duties listed in the statement below.

Any continuous engagement over a four-week period will be undertaken with a standard engagement contract as it no longer meets the definition of a casual teaching contract.

Teaching and Professional Learning

In addition to the timetabled teaching responsibilities, all teachers collaborate in Departments and participate a range of professional development activities.

As a professional educator, the role-holder will:
• be committed passionately to professional excellence and to on-going professional learning
• participate positively in systems for professional observation, data analysis, feedback and growth
• collaborate with colleagues in curriculum planning, implementation, review, assessment and reporting
• participate actively in Departmental activities, events, meetings and duties
• demonstrate excellent subject knowledge, pedagogical expertise and interpersonal skills
• demonstrate ability to teach across a broad age and ability range, with an inclusive understanding of students’ learning needs
• nurture a learning culture that is safe, personalised and inclusive of all students
• ensure that all learning activities are purposeful and contextualised, appropriately challenging and designed to develop empowering learning skills
• provide focused, formative, regular and positive feedback to all students
• deliver structured and well-resourced units
• liaise with Heads of Departments, Heads of Student Houses and other staff as required to support students’ holistic educational needs

Pastoral Care

All teaching staff members are involved in the Student House system, which is an important part of the School’s culture.
As a tutor, the role-holder will:

• take a professional, yet personal, interest in the life and development of each tutee
• take a balanced interest in the academic, co-curricular and personal growth and needs of tutees
• provide guidance in relation to tutees’ conduct, activities, choices and pathways
• liaise with the Head of Student House for advice and support as necessary
• facilitate a pastoral curriculum covering stage-relevant social, pastoral, academic and ethical issues
• attend School Assembly, House Assemblies, Chapel and tutor periods with tutees

Co-curricular Activity

All teaching staff members participate in the School’s extensive co-curricular programme, which includes opportunities in sport, outdoor education, the creative and performing arts, debating and public speaking, leadership and service, and a range of clubs and societies. These events may occur during the weekend or after school and will be staffed by teaching staff as necessary.  As a participant in the co-curricular programme, the role-holder will:

• contribute actively to all relevant sessions
• monitor attendance, conduct, and student safety at all times
• provide appropriate guidance and input to students to support the success of the activity
• liaise with students, staff and parents as necessary to ensure student development
• provide efficient, timely and positive information to relevant stakeholders

General Duties

All staff are expected to:
• participate actively in professional learning programmes, staff meetings and planning sessions
• attend scheduled Assemblies, Chapel services and House Meetings
• undertake regular supervision duties
• undertake other duties as determined by the Head of Department, Head of Student House, the Head of Senior School or the Head of School

Demonstrated Values

All staff are expected to uphold the School’s values by:
• safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
• supporting and promoting the School’s culture, reputation and strategic objectives
• complying with the School’s Code of Conduct and other policy and regulatory requirements
• respecting and upholding the School’s Anglican values and ethos
• respecting people of all backgrounds and faith within the School community
• building relationships with students, staff and parents based on respect, trust and shared purpose
• behaving ethically and with appropriate confidentiality and sensitivity
• modelling punctuality and adherence to organisational deadlines

Skills and Qualifications

The successful role-holder must:
• have excellent written English and effective interpersonal communication skills
• have excellent technological literacy across a range of applications
• hold a relevant tertiary degree and teaching qualification
• maintain ACT teacher’s registration through the ACT TQI
• hold a valid ACT Working with Vulnerable People Card

Selection Criteria

As a teacher, the role-holder is expected to demonstrate:

  • proven passion for the learning and holistic development of students in and beyond the classroom
  • proven experience of modelling outstanding teaching practice in and beyond the classroom
  • proven subject expertise and the ability to teach inclusively across a broad age and ability range
  • proven commitment to collaborative professional engagement and professional learning
  • experience of, or willingness to train for, teaching the Australian Curriculum and, where relevant, the Higher School Certificate and/or the International Baccalaureate
  • enthusiastic commitment to participating in the School’s pastoral and co-curricular program
  • clear commitment to respecting the School’s Anglican ethos and spirit of inclusion
  • firm commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

Child Protection

Aligned with International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

Applications and Information

For more information about this position, to view the full position description and to apply please click here.

Applications are open all year and close on Frday 3 December 2021.

Applications closing Friday 3 December 2021
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