Each Area Manager is responsible for the management of three or four VSL centres in metropolitan and country areas, comprising 55 to 85 teaching and administrative staff and up to 1,800 students. The centres allocated by the Principal may be reviewed at the end of each year. Area Managers are based at one of the centres. The successful applicant will be based at the University High School VSL Office but will need to work at the Thornbury head office at least one day a week as well as visiting the other centres in the area.
Under the direction of the Principal, Victorian School of Languages:
To manage designated centres, classes and Languages activities under the auspice of the VSL.
To undertake responsibility for a policy area allocated at the start of the school year.
To assist with the delivery of curriculum and professional development activities to VSL staff, mainstream school teachers and other Languages providers.
To provide innovative and strategic advice and support on Languages policy and administrative matters to the school administration.
Any other duties as directed by the Principal.
Specific Responsibilities Area Manager
Under the direction of the Principal and appropriate Assistant Principals, to:
- Contribute to the development of VSL curriculum policy and implementation procedures.
- Propose and contribute to curriculum and materials development projects.
- Manage the delivery of Victorian Curriculum and VCE teaching programs and procedures.
- Manage Victorian Curriculum and VCE assessment and reporting procedures.
- Assist in the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum.
- Initiate, model and implement the latest teaching technologies.
- Counsel students to select appropriate language programs.
- Co-ordinate an induction process and mentor new centre staff members.
- Maintain records of Victorian Curriculum and VCE curriculum documents including syllabuses and assessment programs.
- Supervise and appraise the work of instructors, language centre and course coordinators and administrative staff.
- Initiate, plan and manage professional development activities.
- Provide models of exemplary management and language teaching practice.
Strategic Planning and Accountability
Assist in development of links with schools from all three sectors and other key stakeholders and organizations.
Work with other senior staff to develop strategies to increase student enrolments from feeder schools in their respective areas.
Assist the relevant AP with the collection of relevant data and surveys and analysis of data.
Assist the school Leadership Team in the preparation of the standard accountability reports to the DE&T (such as Annual Report, Annual Implementation Plan, Strategic Plan).
Prepare an Annual report by December of each year on the VSL Centres in the Area.
Prepare other reports that may arise as part of the implementation of “The Education State”.
Personnel and Resource Management
-Provide line management for centre teaching and supervisory staff.
- Liaise with host school Principals on site and technology access.
- Assist with the development and implementation of staff and student welfare and OHS policies.
- Assist in centre staff selection through direct representation on the (Centre) Staff Selection Panel.
- Provide professional advice to staff and monitor staff performance.
- Identify and supervise casual replacement teachers.
- Liaise with the Business Manager to order materials, authorize payments and manage budgets, facilities and other resources within the area.
- Maintain asset register entries and implement audit control for the area.
- Develop and maintain an Emergency Management Plan for each VSL Centre.
- Manage office personnel and procedures and supervise duties in accordance with VSL administrative guidelines.
- Manage AusVELS and VCE administration, including enrolment and VASS procedures.
- Manage student data and records and VCE results.
- Manage staff records and process staff salary claims.
- Be proactive in improving student enrolments.
- Attend designated centres weekly and record attendance online.
- Be familiar with DET and VSL Child Safety Strategy.
- Assist in the reviewing and implementing the VSL Student Code of Conduct.
- Plan, monitor and implement the VSL “Statement of Commitment to Child Safety” and the “Child Safety Code of Conduct”.
- Be familiar and assist with implementing the VSL Principles if Inclusion for culturally diverse and/or linguistic diverse children, children with a disability and Aboriginal children.
- Monitor student attendance and progress.
- Liaise with students’ home schools as required.
- Ensure that advice is provided to students and parents on educational matters.
- Deal with general discipline matters to support the classroom staff.
- Liaise with VSL Head Office to provide support to students with disabilities.
Community and Education Contacts
- Under the direction of the Principal, liaise with parents, the general public, DE&T and VCAA personnel, community groups, mainstream schools and Languages organizations.
- Act as the Principal’s delegate in meetings with the local community.
- Develop links with relevant Language Teachers Associations.
- Visit feeder schools regularly (a minimum of 4 per term).