Environmental & Sustainability Teacher

St Francis of the Fields School (see more jobs from this school)


Primary Teacher

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time (0.60 FTE)

Applications Close: 9 October 2020

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and committed teachers who have: -Victorian Institute of Teaching registration. -An understanding of and commitment to the VRQA Child Safe Standards. -Accreditation to Teach Religious Education in a Catholic school, or a willingness to seek accreditation. -A strong commitment to Catholic Education and Catholic Identity

<p>Responsibilities for this role include:</p><p><b><u>Teaching</u></b></p><ul><li>Coordinate and deliver, with the classroom teachers, the Sustainability and Environmental components of the Victorian Curriculum in an innovative, hands on manner from Foundation to Year 6.</li><li>To plan, in advance, with each unit of teachers the 5 week OASIS program.  </li><li>To promote environmental sustainability practices with our students, staff and parents. </li></ul><p><b><u>Professional Learning</u></b></p><ul><li>With the Principal devise annual professional learning opportunities that are both personally fulfilling, but also align with the Strategic direction of the school. </li></ul><p><b><u>Data Collection</u></b></p><ul><li>To ensure all ResourceSmart Schools data is updated each year.</li></ul><p><b><u>Ongoing actions</u></b></p><ul><li>Reviewing and updating the School Environmental Management Policy (add link).</li><li>Coordinating the annual Tree Planting Day for the school.</li><li>Work with the ResourceSmart Schools Program to ensure our schools 5 Star Rating.</li><li>To ensure our school garden beds and vegetable patch remain in excellent condition.</li></ul><p><b><u>Farm Life</u></b></p><ul><li>To work with the employed Grounds and Farm staff and parent volunteers, in conjunction with the Principal, to ensure our farm is running in a sustainable and safe manner. </li><li>To ensure our cattle, sheep and chickens are well fed and watered throughout the year.</li><li>To develop feeding and watering rosters with our staff and parents over holiday periods.</li></ul><p><b><u>Budgeting</u></b></p><ul><li>Monitor and purchase resources suitable for the running of the OASIS program.</li><li>Oversee, with the Principal, the Farm Budget.</li><li>To apply for grants that align with our environmental sustainability practices and Catholic ethos. </li><li>To ensure all evidence is provided for the acquittal of all grants. </li></ul><p><b><u>Meeting Schedule</u></b></p><ul><li>Meetings will include attending fortnightly staff meetings on a pro rata basis.</li></ul><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>
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Application Instructions

<ul><li>Applications are sought from educators for the position of <b>Environmental &amp; Sustainability Teacher</b>. </li></ul><p><b><u>Key Selection Criteria.</u></b> </p><p>The successful candidate will have:</p><ul><li>A passion for living, and educating others about sustainable practices.</li><li>The ability to facilitate students through an ongoing hands-on environmental journey.</li><li>An ability to co-facilitate planning with teachers and delivering environmental &amp; sustainable practices aligned with the Victorian Curriculum.</li><li>The capacity to involve themselves in the school’s farm life.</li><li>The ability to work with students, parents and teachers to provide a supportive learning environment that embraces challenges with confidence and resilience.</li><li>The capacity to work and communicate effectively as a team member. </li><li>A strong commitment to supporting our Catholic learning journey.  </li></ul><p>Written applications should address the above criteria and contain a Curriculum Vitae. Links to Digital Portfolios are welcomed. All applications need to be supported with at least three verbal referees. </p><p>Please address or email to:</p><p>Mr. Tim Moloney</p><p>St. Francis of the Fields Primary School</p><p>PO Box 404</p><p>Strathfieldsaye, VIC 3551</p><p>Phone: (03) 5439 3191</p><p>principal&#64;sfstrathfieldsaye.catholic.edu.au</p>