Employment

Health and Physical Education/Release Teacher

Milkwood Steiner School

0.2FTE

  • May be timetabled on one day of the applicant’s choice, or across 2 or more days according to the applicant’s preference).
  • Applicants seeking additional days of employment at Milkwood are encouraged to note this on their cover letter as other teaching/release roles may also be integrated into this appointment.

Closing Date: 9am Friday 31 May, 2024

 

Milkwood Steiner School is situated on Larrakia land (Darwin), in the tropical north of Australia delivering a Steiner Curriculum to 170 students from Kindergarten to Class 8. Our school has unique large tropical style buildings with classrooms that open out on to broad verandas, with a playground that extends to a beautiful native bushland. We are a thriving, growing school, with a welcoming community and children from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our College of Teachers are committed to applying the richness of a Steiner Education to the unique cultural and environmental context of Australia’s Top End.

In 2023, Milkwood’s Annual School Survey incorporated a new goal based on parent feedback for curriculum development in the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework’s Physical Education/Movement curriculum for Primary-Middle School students in 2024. This HPE Position Description seeks to bring attention to the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework’s HPE standards by modelling this as a specialist subject, with the goal of both increasing student access to this subject area while also increasing class teachers’ capacities to develop their own integrated HPE programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work effectively with the College of Teachers, Principal and Administration Staff
  • Plan, implement, document, assess and report on HPE Classes aligned to the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework’s Health and Physical Education Curriculum, in consultation with the Principal and College of Teachers
  • Run an inclusive HPE program including weekly sessions for Class 2-8, including considerations for students with educational adjustment plans and other adjustments for individual students based on best practice interventions for inclusion, wellbeing, and learning.
  • Maintain accurate records of class attendance, engage with incident reporting, behaviour management reporting and mandatory reporting as required.
  • Attend relevant meetings, including a reasonable number of planning meetings, at the discretion of the Principal.
  • Ensure appropriate behaviour of students in class, around the school and whilst on excursions or camps.
  • Manage the proper use of the school’s PE equipment, ensuring that the aesthetics, layout, and management of the equipment reflects the values of Milkwood Steiner School and supports teaching and learning.
  • Engage in continuous improvement of, and recommendations to the Principal for HPE at Milkwood.
  • Support the development staff in the HPE curriculum, in collaboration with the College of Teachers, Learning Enrichment Teacher and Principal.

Key Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. Demonstrated excellence in areas of nutrition, health and wellbeing, sports and outdoor education.
  2. A commitment to the principles of Steiner Education, including qualifications and/or commitment to Professional Development in Steiner Education
  3. Demonstrated experience planning, delivering and assessing a child-focused Steiner curriculum, with classroom management and organisational skills
  4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and community including skills in communication
  5. A love for children and an inclusive approach that values diversity and wellbeing
  6. Excellent understandings of self-care and insight into own support needs

All applicants must be eligible for Teacher Registration in the Northern Territory and provide a current Ochre Card, Police Check and First Aid Certificate.

Enquiries and applications to principal@milkwood.nt.edu.au

Applications to include

  • Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria
  • CV and registration documents
  • 2 referees

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Job Title: After School Care Leader
Appointed by
: Principal
Reporting to: Principal

Contract: 40 hours/fortnight, including 10 hours non-contact (planning/reporting) and 30 hours of contact with children.

Commencing: 12 August 2024

Summary

Milkwood Steiner School is situated on Larrakia land (Darwin), in the tropical north of Australia delivering a Steiner Curriculum to 170 students from Kindergarten to Class 8. Our school has unique large tropical style buildings with classrooms that open out on to broad verandas, with a playground that extends to a beautiful native bushland. We are a thriving, growing school, with a welcoming community and children from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our College of Teachers are committed to applying the richness of a Steiner Education to the unique cultural and environmental context of Australia’s Top End.

Milkwood Steiner School recognises the different needs of families in our community, and offers a holistic After School Care program which aligns with the school’s values. The After School Care coordinator is a person who loves working actively, creatively and responsively with children, who is capable of working with a high level of independence and integrity. They develop and run a program for a group of up to 25 children aged 5-13, comprising some who attend regularly and some who access the service only occasionally. The person in this role enjoys facilitating meaningful activities for this multi-age group, and can do so independently, but knows how to seek support. They are confident communicating in writing, via email, phone and face to face, with parents, community, staff and management, and they are an excellent colleague and collaborator. The After School Care room is used by other diverse programs during school hours, including parent groups, workshops, playgroups, and the ASC coordinator develops strategies for using the space with the best interests of all its users, in mind.

Key Responsibilities

In consultation with the Educational Advisor, develop and implement an enriching, Steiner-inspired After School Care program.

Provide supervision, programming and duty of care for children after school hours in ways that embody the values, ethos, policies and best practice of Milkwood Steiner School.

Work effectively with the College of Teachers, Principal and Administration staff.

Maintain accurate records of programming, attendance, incidents, behaviour and mandatory reporting as required.

Plan, implement, document, assess and report on ASC program guided by the ASC Quality Improvement Plan and ACECQA requirements.

Communicate effectively with parents via email, phone or face-to-face.

Attend relevant meetings, including a reasonable number of planning meetings, at the discretion of the Principal.

Care for the ASC Room and manage the ASC budget, ensuring that the aesthetics, layout and management of the room reflect the cultural values of Milkwood Steiner School and support the space’s other uses.

Essential Qualifications

  1. Any ‘over-preschool age’ qualification approved for work with children from an accredited Higher Education Provider/registered training organization. See list of approved qualifications: https://www.acecqa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018-01/ACECQAApprovedQualificationListOSHC.pdf
  2. Valid First Aid Certificate
  3. Ochre Card

Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. A love for children and a commitment to the principles of Steiner Education
  2. Experience working independently in childcare, youth or education settings
  3. Skills to plan, deliver, document and continually improve on a child-focused Steiner ASC program, including skills in classroom and behavior management.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and community including demonstrated skills in communication.

Desirable

  1. Specialist subject area training, skills, strengths or interests (arts, crafts, games, cooking, etc)
  2. An interest in participating in areas of the school’s professional and cultural life and being an active member of the school’s professional community.
  3. Training or experience in a Steiner setting, or an interest in further development in areas of Steiner Education.
  4. ECT Qualifications
  5. Previous experience in an ACECQA-registered service (early childhood or OSHS)

Applications to include

  • Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria
  • CV
  • 2 referees
  • Valid First Aid qualification, Ochre Card and approved qualification from list provided (interstate applicants may note their eligibility for an Ochre Card if they don’t have one at point of application)

Enquiries and applications to the Principal by Friday 31 May, 2024: principal@milkwood.nt.edu.au

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Relief  Teachers

We are seeking enthusiastic, flexible and caring teachers to join our teaching team on a casual basis. You must be a registered teacher in the NT to work at Milkwood. Please email principal@milkwood.nt.edu.au with a letter of introduction, CV, TRB number, Ochre Card and 2 references.

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Relief Support Staff

Relief support staff are needed to work as casual Teacher Assistants, Playgroup Leaders, After School Care Leaders and Assistants, and in Administrative roles. Please email principal@milkwood.nt.edu.au with a letter of introduction, CV, Ochre Card and 2 references.