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Woodleigh is a school where students and staff are provided with the opportunity, encouragement and resources to be the best they can be. This is achieved through an approach to education that emphasises academic achievement in an environment of respect for oneself, for others and for the environment, underpinned by a set of the values recognised as the Woodleigh Way.

It is expected that all Woodleigh School teaching staff are skilled and passionate classroom practitioners with a desire to deliver engaging and relevant educational experiences.

A strong professional team approach

Woodleigh encourages staff to become highly involved in all facets of school life. We have a strong, happy team of teaching and support staff who collaborate extensively, support one another professionally, and who, through the school's extensive Activities, Camps, Co-curricular and Sporting Programs, are able to lead students in the field, subject or activity about which they are passionate.

The Peninsula lifestyle

The Mornington Peninsula offers residents a relaxed, safe lifestyle, with beaches and bushland, fewer traffic hassles and housing costs which are lower than those of metropolitan Melbourne. It is a great place to bring up a family.

Staff Welfare

Woodleigh School takes a caring and compassionate approach to staff welfare and personal issues. We offer flexibility and an environment which supports you in your professional and personal growth, with excellent opportunities to be involved in co-curricular activities (integrated into your allotment).

All Staff must

  • endorse Woodleigh School's particular values and philosophies (descriptions of which are readily available in other areas of this website)
  • be well skilled in ICT
  • have at least Level 1 First Aid Training (or be prepared to undertake training)
  • be committed to continuous learning
  • be prepared to be involved in the full life of the School community and a wide range of interactions with students, in line with our School's values.

This Includes

  • pastoral care roles
  • involvement in co-curricular activities, including through the Activities Program
  • involvement in the School's Activity Weeks Program in Terms 1 and 3 (this includes a wide range of camps and workshops)
  • extensive PD opportunities
  • registration with the VIT and a current police check (i.e. no more than 12 months old)

Salary

  • Salaries will be negotiated depending on the skills and experience of the applicant.
  • Please note that part-time positions come with no guarantees with respect to a given number of days off per week.

Applications

  • All applications should be addressed to:
    Human Relations
    Woodleigh School, 485 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South, Vic 3911
    or via email: hr@woodleigh.vic.edu.au by the closing date.
  • All applications should contain the name and contact details of three professional referees. 

Woodleigh School Professional Teaching Code

1. Positive Attitude Toward Teaching: a 'vocation'

  • a belief in the value of teaching & education
  • committed to high quality, excellence, & innovation
  • supportive of the development of the profession.

2. Supportive of Woodleigh School:

  • Staff at Woodleigh understand and embrace the organisation’s key values (e.g. total education, balance, independence, personal responsibility, etc.)
  • In particular, staff subscribe to the “3R’s”: respect for self, respect for others, & respect for the environment
  • Woodleigh staff are well informed on key school policies, especially the School’s Teaching and Learning Philosophies
  • Woodleigh staff are supportive of the school in public (i.e. outside the School). While active and free debate between staff on educational and organisational matters is encouraged, staff keep confidential business or criticisms to appropriate forums within the School
  • Staff are prepared to contribute to the general life of the School and are interested in the achievements, challenges, and issues of the wider School community.

3. Professional Skills

3.1 Committed to knowing subject(s) (or area of expertise)

3.2 Committed to knowing and implementing the craft of teaching (pedagogy):


  • Woodleigh teachers strive to teach well, understand how students learn, engage students, and maintain a safe, appropriate, & challenging learning environment

3.3 Up to date on relevant developments/and prepared to continually extend/improve/upgrade

  • believe in life long learning for self as well as students
  • committed to personal pursuit of learning & excellence
  • committed to ongoing professional development
  • prepared to embrace new learning technologies as appropriate (intranet, internet, email, key software, etc.)

3.4 Committed to knowing students and to aiming to cater for the individual

  • know students well/treat as individuals/respect individual differences
  • interested in students’ welfare as well as their learning
  • empathetic/flexible/caring
  • embrace social/total learning as well as subject
  • up-to-date on available information on students.

3.5 Able to communicate appropriately and in a timely manner (with students, parents, staff)

4. Key Professional Qualities of Teachers

4.1 Understands “professional distance”

  • Maintains proper relationships with students
  • Friendly – but a teacher, not a friend
  • Keeps professional/private boundaries clear
  • Able to avoid becoming unduly emotionally involved in stressful situations – able to keep objectivity

4.2 Focused on providing for the educational needs of our students

  • As professionals, avoid personal feelings and private agendas getting in the way of providing for our students
  • Committed to a high quality educational product and prepared to work effectively and diligently to this end

4.3 Balanced

  • While focused on providing the best possible outcome for students while at work, Woodleigh staff nevertheless strive to maintain a healthy balance in their lives: between work and private life, between serious endeavour and relaxation and fun. Balance in one’s life is a valid objective in itself; it also enables staff to remain fit and objective and thus able to function well at work.

4.4 Open to feedback and constructive criticism

  • Keen to improve and open to suggestions
  • Admits when wrong/doesn’t know something/could do better and not defensive
  • Reflective, self analytical

4.5 Committed to work collaboratively with others

  • Woodleigh staff are team players (when appropriate)
  • prepared to share/collaborate/cooperate/trust
  • treat colleagues with respect and value their input
  • prepared to facilitate team work by putting in/being on time/meeting deadlines/valuing others’ opinions/adopting a courteous and appropriate manner
  • doesn’t interrupt colleagues’ classes/programs without adequate warning/justification/due process or add to colleagues’ workloads unnecessarily
  • only absent with due cause
  • support one another professionally and personally – celebrating achievements and big events and helping out when colleagues face professional or personal challenges

4.6 Committed to working in partnership with parents

  • Woodleigh teachers work cooperatively and respectfully with parents as partners in the educational process and are committed to appropriate communication, feedback and consultation with parents as required
  • At the same time, teachers have professional skills and insights which they bring to any given situation which they expect to be respected and valued by parents
  • Teachers are in a professional relationship with parents, which should be respectful & where possible friendly – but their role is not one of personal friend.

4.7 Prepared to do the hard things when necessary

  • The real mark of a professional teacher is how he or she reacts in difficult situations – e.g. difficult disciplinary situations, situations where there is conflict with others (students/colleagues/parents), situations where doing the right thing isn’t necessarily going to be easy/popular/well received.

4.8 As a professional, expect a degree of latitude/personal responsibility

  • Professionals are personally responsible for monitoring their own performance and should not require too much supervision if meeting standards

5. Personal Qualities of Teachers

5.1 Approaches other staff and students with respect

5.2 Demonstrates personal integrity (honesty, fairness, consistency, trustworthiness, operate according to a moral codes, try to be objective & unbiased)

5.3 Empathetic

5.4 Generally positive (in manner and attitude to challenges)

5.5 Has an acceptable personal manner when dealing with others

  • as a minimum : courteous/polite/not rude/controls temper and mood
  • hopefully also : approachable, pleasant, friendly, supportive
  • understands and uses appropriate methods to resolve disputes

5.6 Flexible/adaptable

5.7 Responsible

5.8 Has a positive attitude towards young people generally and able to work with students that he/she may not personally like.

6. Professional Conduct: Specifics

6.1 Punctual for classes, meetings, functions, etc.
(on a regular basis; not late without good reason)

6.2 Prepared and organised
plans and prepares well

6.3 Gets the core routine tasks done well/in timely manner/without drama

  • returns homework in a reasonable time frame for the task
  • meets deadlines – esp. assessment & reporting
  • returns calls, letters, etc promptly
  • attends meetings as required
  • leaves work for extras wherever possible
  • keeps adequate records
6.4 Pays particular attention to fulfilling specific legal duties

especially:

  • duty of care
  • supervision
  • attendance records

6.5 Committed to the School’s organisational procedures

  • knows what is required and implements as appropriate
  • if aware of deficiencies, works to remedy them or to provide
    constructive advice.

6.6 Discreet

  • maintains students’/other staff members’ confidences
  • reveals private information about students/staff only on a “need to know” basis.

6.7 Models appropriate language and material

(and avoids language and material inappropriate to the situation)

6.8 Presents him/herself appropriately for the situation

(acknowledging that Woodleigh generally embraces a more casual style in its day-to-day activities than traditional independent schools)

  • in particular, avoids clothing that is overly sexual/revealing/provocative.

7. Sets Appropriate Priorities Under Pressure

  • Teachers are human and will not always be able to achieve all the above, but they will aim to. When pressed, they will set priorities which reflect the core values of the profession and of the School.
  • When they have made an error of judgement, they will take responsibility and try to rectify the situation in an appropriate way.
  • In doing so, they can expect the good will and support of their colleagues and the School whenever they are acting in good faith.

Food Studies Assistant

Position: Food Studies Assistant Campus: Senior Campus Faculty/Department: Design Reports to: Learning Area Leader - Design Key Relationships: Learning Area Leader – Design, Teachers in the Design Learning Area, Students

Position Summary

This position is for a Food Studies Assistant at Woodleigh School commencing in Term 1, 2021 for a 12-month period. The position is an opportunity to gain industry experience in a school environment. The primary role of the Food Studies Assistant is to assist the Food Studies staff with the delivery of a dynamic and experiential Food Studies curriculum in an exciting and vibrant classroom. The role also involves providing additional support as to new COVID safe protocols as suggested by Government Guidelines.

The position is part time, 0.8 FTE, 12-month contract position, commencing Term 1 2021.

Key Responsibilities

General Management of Food Resources

  • Foods stored and labelled appropriately with use by date.
  • Ensure supplies are rotated so older supplies are used before the newer ones.
  • Before freezing, portions are weighed/portioned according to needs of practical and demonstration lessons.
  • Ensure meat is packaged according to acceptable commercial standards, labelled with class, day, quantity and date of purchase and frozen as flat as practicable.
  • Ensure fresh fruit and vegetables are wrapped correctly and stored to ensure maximum freshness in the kitchen fridge.
  • ‘Use by dates’ of perishables and semi perishables are noted and these foods are consumed to ensure there is no waste.
  • When there is a bulk item ‘left over’ from a class, inform the teacher so future lesson/recipes may be changed to include item and preserve the food item as appropriate.
  • Process ingredients for some lessons when requested like cook rice or cook and mash pumpkin, in large quantities for some lessons.

Management of Hygiene, Work Health and Safety

The following need to be adhered to in accordance with current kitchen hygiene procedures and the relevant Food Act.  The employee should hold an appropriate food handlers’ certification

  • Food stored in the freezer to be labelled with product name, date and weight/amount.
  • Food stored in the refrigerator is to be kept covered and stored a minimal time.
  • Fridges, freezers, oven and stoves are cleaned regularly for hygiene purposes and cleaning is completed thoroughly at the end of each term.
  • Attention to relevant food handling acts and guidelines is a necessity e.g., proper defrosting/thawing in fridge overnight, potentially hazardous foods not left out of fridge for more than 1 hour.
  • Electrical faults are reported to Maintenance to arrange to be fixed.
  • Damaged equipment and utensils are to be withdrawn from use. Damaged items are to be labelled as damaged and reported to the Teacher. 
  • Awareness and assistance required for students with specific allergies. Liaise with classroom teacher over special needs.
  • Restock hand washing stations with soap and paper towel.
  • Laundry needs to be done daily depending on number of practical lessons. Washing of dish cloths and tea towels in a timely manner as to have enough clean and fresh for each practical session.
  • Oven mitts and dishcloths to be washed at the end of the week.
  • Wipe down aprons after each class to avoid cross contamination. (New COVID safe practice)
  • Between classes and at end of day wipe over bench tops, sinks, stoves and microwaves, refill detergent and sweep floors as required.  End of day check stoves turned off.
  • Wash all equipment and cookware in commercial dishwasher and return to appropriate workstations (New COVID safe practice)
  • All ingredients for practical classes and demonstrations pre-measured for individual student/teacher
  • Preparation and pre-portioning of food items

Management of Demonstrations and Practical Classes

  • Assist teacher when practical classes are in progress and support with students in correct use of equipment and Hygiene and Safety considerations. Be available during practical lessons in case help is required in finding any ingredients or equipment from the Prep Room.
  • Trays/Trolleys for Demonstration/Practical lessons are to be prepared each day.
  • If a class is running late the Kitchen Assistant may be asked to assist with the cleaning /tidying process.
  • Demonstration equipment is to be washed up and put away by the Food Studies Assistant, where possible the teacher will assist.
  • Start tidying up during demonstration and also clearing up equipment and ingredients from practical.
  • Items such as baking paper and piping bags etc are cut and made available as required.

Management of Kitchen, Classroom and Equipment

  • At the conclusion of each practical class the room is tidied and checked that set up is clean and appropriate for the next class.
  • All benches sanitised and all equipment returned to workstations (New COIVD safe protocol)
  • Cupboards and drawers are checked to ensure they contain correct stock/utensils/equipment. Missing items are to be noted and broken/damaged items removed for rectification and notify Food Studies teacher.
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, washing machine, clothes dryer, refrigerators, freezers, electric mixers, blenders, food processors, frypans, and deep fryers is required.

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate

  • An understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children
  • Experience working with children
  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment
  • A strong customer service focus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well organised with the ability to prioritise
  • A positive attitude and willing to learn 

Education and Qualifications

  • Completion of VCE or equivalent.
  • Use hygienic practices for Food Safety Certificate or equivalent

Personal Qualities

  • A commitment to the School’s co-curricular, experiential and outdoor education programmes
  • Ability to work effectively individually and within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity

Conditions of Employment

  • A Working with Children’s Check
  • A current 'Participate in Safe Food Handling Practices Certificate’
  • Qualifications and First Aid Training confirmation is required for this position.
  • Woodleigh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to appointing staff on the basis of merit.
  • At Woodleigh School we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe from harm.  All staff are to abide by the Child Safety Code of Conduct.
  • It is a condition of employment that all staff take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and have a commitment to equal employment opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.
  • All staff are required to observe and uphold all of Woodleigh’s Privacy policies and procedures as implemented or varied from time to time.
  • Woodleigh operates a smoke-free work environment.

Term   

This is a part time 0.8 FTE position commencing Term 1 2021.

To Apply

Applications should be addressed to Human Resources and submitted via Indeed by 5pm, 29 November 2020.

Andrea De Jong, Head of Food Studies – Senior Campus, adejong@woodleigh.vic.edu.au or 03 5971 6100

General

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses (ECC-Year 6) in Frankston South and Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

Woodleigh is a community that strongly values a holistic education. It is a place where students are known and valued, where boys and girls grow into independent, creative, resilient individuals together.

Woodleigh is a school of dynamic, academically rigorous learning, which reflects and responds to the world we live in today.  Whilst very definitely an academic school, with fine VCE results equipping the large majority of students for tertiary study, it also provides a number of other very important dimensions that prepare all students for the challenges of life in the twenty first century.

Woodleigh affirms openness, independence, self-motivation and initiative, and never limits students to predetermined outcomes.  Woodleigh is entirely coeducational, committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.

​ Instrumental Music Tutors – Double Bass/Electric bass & Voice

Woodleigh School is seeking a sessional instrumental double bass/ electric bass tutor to join our Senior Campus (Langwarrin South) and Junior Campus Penbank (Moorooduc).

Position: Sessional Instrumental Music Tutor (double bass/electric bass) Campus: Woodleigh Senior Campus and Penbank Junior Campus Faculty/Department: Music Department, Arts Faculty Reports to: Woodleigh School Director of Music, Penbank Director of Music, Penbank Head of Campus, Director or Music and Arts Learning Area Leader Key Relationships: Music Department, Arts Faculty Members, Students, Staff

Position Summary

The role of the appointed Instrumental Music Tutor will be to join a dynamic team-teaching group at our Senior Campus Woodleigh and Junior Campus Penbank. The Instrumental Music Tutor encourages students to develop creatively as cultured citizens of the world. The position is seasonal, commencing February 2021.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

Music Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the Music classroom environment reflects the essential elements of the MYP curriculum and promotes a safe and engaging place of learning and discovery
  • Support the wider Woodleigh Music Programming, including concerts and performances, productions and assemblies
  • Be an advocate for and promote music and the arts within the wider Woodleigh Community.

Curriculum:

  • Employ a range of effective teaching strategies to successfully implement the curriculum
  • Differentiate the curriculum to ensure individual needs of students in classes are met
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of curriculum within the Music Department.
  • Reflect and assess on the effectiveness of teaching

Assessment and Reporting:

  • Monitor each student and provide meaningful feedback
  • Clearly articulate task requirements so each student can participate to the best of their ability
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with colleagues and parents concerning student progress
  • Write academic reports aligned to the Woodleigh Reporting Style Guide
  • Keep accurate records of communications regarding student progress.

ICT:

  • Demonstrate a continued development of ICT training as required
  • Work within the guidelines of the Woodleigh ICT Policy

Learning Environment

  • Promote an engaging environment of dynamic, inquiry learning
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the Woodleigh Music Department and monitor spaces and equipment
  • Create a positive environment where every student has the opportunity to learn
  • Undertake teaching from F-12
  • Undertake other duties as required and which are relevant to the position, as directed by the Woodleigh School Director of Music, Penbank Director of Music, Woodleigh Arts Learning Area Leader and Penbank Head of Campus

Professional Development

  • Set personal goals and in the area of professional learning and participate in the professional development process used by Woodleigh
  • Maintain relationships with professional colleagues and associations.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience or skills in the following areas

  • An understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children
  • Relevant instrumental teaching experience or experience working with children
  • Professional practice that is strongly aligned with the expectations of The Woodleigh Teacher
  • A commitment to the development of high-quality music education experience for all students

Applicants must also demonstrate

  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment
  • A commitment to the School’s co-curricular, experiential and outdoor education programmes
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity
  • Have a dynamic and approachable manner, with the ability to relate well to students of all ages
  • Demonstrate the ability to work co-operatively as part of a team, with a focus on continuous improvement of our music department and teaching and learning within it.

Education and Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in education is preferred

Desirable

  • Professional experience in the music industry
  • Be committed to working on continuing to develop skills as a musician and music educator
  • Experience in designing, implementing and assessing effective curriculum
  • A knowledge of and experience with current educational trends in arts education
  • A knowledge of and experience with the application of ICT in education
  • Piano and /or accompaniment skills. 

Conditions of Employment

  • A VIT registration is preferred for this position
  • Qualification and first aid training confirmation is required for this position
  • It is a condition of employment that all staff take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and have a commitment to equal employment opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment
  • All staff are required to observe and uphold all of Woodleigh’s privacy policies and procedures.

Term

 This is a sessional position, commencing Term 1, 2021

To apply

Applications should be addressed to Human Resources and submitted via Seek by 5pm Monday 7 December.

For any queries relating to this position please contact Anthony Bingham – Director or Music abingham@woodleigh.vic.edu.au or phone 03 5971 6100.

General

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses (ECC-Year 6) in Frankston South and Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

Woodleigh is a community that strongly values a holistic education.  It is a place where students are known and valued, where boys and girls grow into independent, creative, resilient individuals together.

Woodleigh is a school of dynamic, academically rigorous learning, which reflects and responds to the world we live in today.  Whilst very definitely an academic school, with fine VCE results equipping the large majority of students for tertiary study, it also provides a number of other very important dimensions that prepare all students for the challenges of life in the twenty first century.

Woodleigh affirms openness, independence, self-motivation and initiative, and never limits students to predetermined outcomes.  Woodleigh is entirely coeducational, committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.

The Woodleigh Teacher

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning 
  • Emphasises the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice (real world, experiential learning; assessment for learning; life-long learning skills; coaching and mentoring; and wellbeing and engagement.)
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about learning activities and student progress
  • Sets high academic achievement expectations 
  • Identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and behavioural learning needs
  • Facilitates, designs and engages with effective collaboration 
  • Provides timely feedback and collaborates with others to offer specialised support
  • Differentiates instruction based on feedback and learning needs

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer. 

Woodleigh School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.

Science Support


Position: Science Support Campus: Senior Campus Faculty/Department: Science Reports to: Learning Area Leader Key Relationships: Principal, Teaching Staff, Science Faculty including Lab Managers, Students

Position Summary

The role of Science Support is to assist Science staff with the delivery of practical classroom sessions and to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the Science Laboratory as well as helping to care for and manage the animals in Science classrooms, the Brian Henderson Reserve and the school farm.

The position is part time, 0.5 FTE, permanent position, commencing Term 1 2021.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Liaise with Head of Science Faculty, Laboratory Manager and classroom teachers; provide advice and assistance for preparation of practical science and assistance in the classroom during practical sessions as required.
  • Liaise with external organisations for the purpose of acquiring materials and equipment under direction.
  • Prepare food, chemicals and other laboratory solutions under clear instructions.
  • Provide specialist assistance to classroom teachers and students in relation to use and handling of animals and laboratory materials.
  • Ensure adequate supply of materials and maintain a record of stock of animals, held within the science laboratory, marine tanks, classrooms and the Brian Henderson reserve.
  • Travel to purchase supplies of food for the management and care of the marine tanks, classroom animals and wildlife.
  • Assist and co-ordinate the feeding and care of animals during term breaks.
  • Assist and co-ordinate with collection of off-campus materials and equipment.
  • Report the management of the animals regularly to the Animal Ethics Committee, in accordance with the VSAEC and Government regulations.
  • Maintain equipment in a safe working order and effect simple repairs of the marine tanks and associated equipment.
  • Assist Laboratory Manager and classroom teachers in the enforcement of appropriate work, health and safety measures.
  • Maintain the workplace in a safe, clean and ready to use condition.

Maintaining Equipment

·       Ensure equipment is correctly stored

·       Manage a safe working environment

·       Manage repairs, maintenance and inspections of all equipment

·       Maintain the stock management system of chemicals and equipment within the faculty

Selection Criteria

Experience and Skills

Must be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work co-operatively with science staff, Laboratory Manager and Head of Faculty
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary professional team.
  • Understanding and experience in working with young people from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with other staff and with students, customer service skills i.e., friendly and helpful personality
  • Good IT skills e.g., Computer literate especially Word, Excel and Risk Assess
  • Efficient time management skills to meet the varied demands of the position, with an emphasis on initiative in structuring tasks around seasonal and student learning priorities.
  • A commitment to on-going training & development.
  • Current and continuing commitment to Equal Opportunity and Workplace Health & Safety in all aspects of employment and service delivery

Personal Qualities

  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment
  • A commitment to the School’s co-curricular, experiential and outdoor education programmes
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity

Education and Qualifications:

  • Certificate IV in Laboratory Technician Skills and Certificate 2 in Animal Handling

Desirable:

  • Experience as a Laboratory Technician in a school or similar educational institution
  • Familiarity with requirements concerning Chemical Safety in Schools.
  • Experience maintaining marine and/or freshwater aquaria.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A Working with Children’s Check is required for this position.
  • Qualification and First Aid Training confirmation is required for this position.
  • Woodleigh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to appointing staff on the basis of merit.
  • At Woodleigh School we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe from harm.  All staff are to abide by the Child Safety Code of Conduct.
  • It is a condition of employment that all staff take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and have a commitment to equal employment opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.
  • All staff are required to observe and uphold all of Woodleigh’s Privacy policies and procedures as implemented or varied from time to time.
  • Woodleigh operates a smoke-free work environment.

Term   

This is a part time 0.5 FTE position commencing Term 1 2021.

To Apply

Applications should be addressed to Human Resources and submitted via Seek by 5pm, December 9, 2020.

Any queries relating to this position to David Benton, Head of Science and Director of Sustainability – dbenton@woodleigh.vic.edu.au or 03 5971 6100

General

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses (ECC-Year 6) in Frankston South and Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

Woodleigh is a community that strongly values a holistic education.  It is a place where students are known and valued, where boys and girls grow into independent, creative, resilient individuals together.

Woodleigh is a school of dynamic, academically rigorous learning, which reflects and responds to the world we live in today.  Whilst very definitely an academic school, with fine VCE results equipping the large majority of students for tertiary study, it also provides a number of other very important dimensions that prepare all students for the challenges of life in the twenty first century.

Woodleigh affirms openness, independence, self-motivation and initiative, and never limits students to predetermined outcomes.  Woodleigh is entirely coeducational, committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.

The Woodleigh Teacher

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning 
  • Emphasises the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice (real world, experiential learning; assessment for learning; life-long learning skills; coaching and mentoring; and wellbeing and engagement.)
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about learning activities and student progress
  • Sets high academic achievement expectations 
  • Identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and behavioural learning needs
  • Facilitates, designs and engages with effective collaboration 
  • Provides timely feedback and collaborates with others to offer specialised support
  • Differentiates instruction based on feedback and learning needs

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer. 

Woodleigh School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.

Instrumental Music Tutor (Voice)

Woodleigh School is seeking a sessional instrumental voice tutor to join our Junior Campus Penbank (Moorooduc).

Position: Sessional Instrumental Music Tutor (Voice ) Campus: Penbank Junior Campus Faculty/Department: Music Department, Arts Faculty Reports to: Director of Music, Anthony Bingham / Penbank Director of Music, Andrea Khoza Key Relationships: Music Department, Arts Faculty Members, Students, Staff

Position Summary

The role of the appointed Instrumental Music Tutor will be to join a dynamic team, teaching voice as part of the Instrumental Music Program at our Penbank Junior Campus, with the potential of increasing student numbers across our Minimbah Junior Campus. An involvement in the Co-Curricular Music Program as a supporting staff member for the wider Woodleigh Music Program is also a key component of the position.

Key Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Designing and implementing instrumental teaching programs developing technical skill, repertoire and engagement in music.
  • Developing teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
  • Planning and implementing well- structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
  • Selecting and using relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
  • Establishing and maintaining orderly and workable routines.
  • Providing timely, effective and appropriate feedback to students about their achievement relative to their learning goals.
  • Creating a positive environment where every student has the opportunity to learn
  • Contributing to collegial discussions and applying constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.
  • Undertaking teaching across Primary and Secondary year levels
  • Undertaking other duties as required and which are relevant to the position, as directed by the Head of Faculty, Director of Music or Head of Campus
  • Catering to the individual needs of each student, for example, designing an engaging and creative program for students who want to play for leisure or preparing students for AMEB etc.
  • Preparing students for performances
  • Encouraging and supporting students to be involved in the co-curricular music ensembles
  • Fulfilling administrative requirements of the school, including organising student timetables, keeping lesson attendance records and preparing individualised reports within a given timeline
  • Ensuring lessons occur on a repeating and regular, weekly basis throughout each term, taking into account (and flexibly working with) the pre-requirements of the school-based curriculum
  • Communicating regularly with parents, particularly if there are any areas of concern, such as attendance issues, lack of practise etc.
  • Attending staff professional learning days, meetings and performances, as required.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience or skills in the following areas:

  • An understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.
  • Relevant instrumental teaching experience or experience working with children.
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Professional practice that is strongly aligned with the expectations of The Woodleigh Staff Member
  • Have a dynamic and approachable manner, with the ability to relate well to students of all ages
  • Have outstanding skills as a musician and a broad understanding of a range of styles/genres
  • Demonstrate the ability to work co-operatively as part of a team, with a focus on continuous improvement of our music department and teaching and learning within it.

Applicants must also demonstrate:

  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment
  • A commitment to the School’s co-curricular, experiential and outdoor education programmes
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity
  • Have a dynamic and approachable manner, with the ability to relate well to students of all ages
  • Demonstrate the ability to work co-operatively as part of a team, with a focus on continuous improvement of our music department and teaching and learning within it.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Music, and/or Education is preferred.

Desirable

  • Experience in designing, implementing and assessing effective curriculum
  • Accompanying Skills and Experience

Conditions of Employment:

  • A VIT registration is preferred for this position
  • Qualification and first aid training confirmation is required for this position
  • It is a condition of employment that all staff take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and have a commitment to equal employment opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment
  • All staff are required to observe and uphold all of Woodleigh’s privacy policies and procedures.

Term: 

This is a sessional position, commencing Term 1, 2021

To apply: 

Applications should be addressed to the Human Resources and submitted via Seekby 5pm Monday 14 December.

For any queries relating to this position please contact Andrea Khoza – Penbank Director or Music akhoza@woodleigh.vic.edu.au or phone 03 5978 8425.

General

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses (ECC-Year 6) in Frankston South and Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

Woodleigh is a community that strongly values a holistic education.  It is a place where students are known and valued, where boys and girls grow into independent, creative, resilient individuals together.

Woodleigh is a school of dynamic, academically rigorous learning, which reflects and responds to the world we live in today.  Whilst very definitely an academic school, with fine VCE results equipping the large majority of students for tertiary study, it also provides a number of other very important dimensions that prepare all students for the challenges of life in the twenty first century.

Woodleigh affirms openness, independence, self-motivation and initiative, and never limits students to predetermined outcomes.  Woodleigh is entirely coeducational, committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.

The Woodleigh Teacher

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning 
  • Emphasises the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice (real world, experiential learning; assessment for learning; life-long learning skills; coaching and mentoring; and wellbeing and engagement.)
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about learning activities and student progress
  • Sets high academic achievement expectations 
  • Identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and behavioural learning needs
  • Facilitates, designs and engages with effective collaboration 
  • Provides timely feedback and collaborates with others to offer specialised support
  • Differentiates instruction based on feedback and learning needs

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer. 

Woodleigh School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.