2014 – 2015 Preschool Teacher Meeting Presentation

Report
Children’s Services Sector
Preschool Teacher Recruitment &
Selection Policy
Information Session
2014 – 2015
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
We acknowledge and respect the traditional
custodians whose ancestral lands we are
meeting upon today.
We acknowledge the deep feelings of
attachment and relationship of Aboriginal
peoples to country.
We also pay respects to the cultural authority
of Aboriginal people visiting from other areas
of South Australia or Australia present here.
THE JARGON
• PTR
- Permanent Teacher Register
• ETR
- Employable Teacher Register
• PAT
- Permanent Against Temporary
• TPT
- Temporarily Placed Teacher
• LSP
- Local Selection Panel
• Country Zones
- Zones 1 - 5
• ONGOING VACANCY
- Vacancy with no end date
• TEMPORARY VACANCY
- Vacancy from 4 weeks to 2
years
FEATURES – PERMANENT PRESCHOOL
TEACHERS
• Permanent preschool teachers currently in 10
year tenure positions appointed to ongoing
positions in current preschool
• Generally no preschool teacher will remain in a
temporary (PAT) position for more than 12
months
• Preschool teachers on extended leave will hold
right of return to their preschool
FEATURES – PERMANENT PRESCHOOL
TEACHERS (continued)
• Existing permanent preschool teachers,
providing not in their first year of permanency,
are eligible to apply for other ongoing teaching
positions
• Preschool teachers in tenured leadership
positions are eligible to apply for ongoing
teaching positions
FEATURES – PERMANENT PRESCHOOL
TEACHERS (continued)
• A voluntary transfer process for metro
preschool teachers who wish to relocate to a
different metro preschool, who meet eligibility
criteria
• A voluntary transfer process for country
preschool teachers who wish to relocate to a
different country preschool, who meet eligibility
criteria
• A guaranteed right of return to a metropolitan
preschool for country preschool teachers, who
meet eligibility criteria
FEATURES – EMPLOYABLE TEACHERS
• Opportunities for new graduates, early
career teachers and long-term contract
teachers to gain permanent employment
with DECD
• Process for conversion to permanency for
eligible temporary preschool teachers in the
country and metropolitan area
• Temporary (contract) positions of up to 2
years
FEATURES – VACANCY PROCESS
• All permanent preschool teachers who require
placement are placed into ongoing positions
wherever possible through a centrally
managed process
• Positions advertised will be open to all
teachers, both permanent and employable
(contract), who will be considered equally in
the selection process
OUTLINE OF THE PROCESS
STEP 1: ‘Must place’ placement exercise
- Permanent preschool teachers in
temporary positions and teachers who
require placement are placed into ongoing
positions wherever possible
STEP 2: Country Guarantees placed
STEP 3: Conversion to Permanency
- Zone 3, 4 and 5 Country Preschools and
Zone 3, 4 and 5 Children’s Centres
STEP 4: Advertising
- Ongoing vacancies advertised
STEP 5: Applicants with a ‘T’ (Transfer) transaction type
considered for unfilled advertised vacancies
STEP 6: Conversion to Permanency
STEP 7: Temporary vacancies
OUTLINE OF THE 2015 PROCESS
Note:
- modified 2014/15 process due to late
timeline
- in the 2015/2016 process there may be an
opportunity for multiple rounds of
advertisements
ADVERTISED
TEACHING
POSITIONS
ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
• Advertising allows preschools the greatest
opportunity to select their own staff whilst
protecting the industrial rights and existing
guarantees of permanent employees
• The Local Selection Panel comprises the
Preschool Director as Chairperson and an
AEU representative, nominated by the AEU
ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
(continued)
• All advertised permanent teaching
positions will have ongoing tenure
• Vacancies are advertised on DECDjobs
• Applications submitted ‘on-line’ via
DECDjobs
ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
(continued)
Advertising date:
Friday 29th August (Term 3 – Week 6)
Who can apply?
- Both permanent and employable (contract)
teachers are considered equally for positions
Eligibility
- Teachers who meet minimum DECD
requirements by the start of the appointment
- Teachers in at least their second year of
permanency
ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
(continued)
Applications on-line by DECDjobs via
www.decd.sa.gov.au
www.decd.sa.gov.au/hr/pages/jobscareers/schooljobssearch/
VACANCIES ON THE WEBSITE
ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
(selection process)
Applicants will be nominated using the
following process
1. Short listing based on applicants on-line
application
2. Referee contact (for all shortlisted applicants)
3. Interview (optional)
ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
(communication to applicants)
• Acknowledgement by DECDjobs of your
application
• Shortlisted – Yes / No
• Interview – Yes / No
• (First nominated applicant notified)
• All applicants informed of the first
nominated applicant and the internal
review process
• (Offer)
• Notification of outcome
ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
(accepting an offer)
•
•
Employable teachers
Yes – only once (e-mail)
No – not accepted (e-mail)
Wait – considering other active
applications
Permanent teachers
Yes – can upgrade (e-mail)
No – not accepted (e-mail)
Wait – considering other active
applications
SKILL CODES
The following skill codes may be used in position
descriptions for vacancies
• First Steps
FT
• Aboriginal Schools
IS
• Integrated Services
IV
• Distance Education
OC
• Speech and Language
SE
EMPLOYABLE TEACHERS
(reminder for your 2015 ETR application)
Ensure details on your application are
correct, eg.
Email address
Subjects
Regions/Sub regions
Fraction of Time
Contact details
Referee details
Written statement
PERMANENT
TEACHER
REGISTER
PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER (PTR)
Teachers who are eligible to be included in the PTR are
those:
• Teachers who must be placed:
‒ permanent teachers in country locations who qualify for
the guaranteed right of return to the metropolitan area (‘G’
transaction type)
‒ permanent teachers who do not hold right of return to a
preschool, including those returning from leave or
leadership positions of greater than 12 months (‘R’
transaction type)
‒ teachers with approval for an alternative placement due
to significant enrolment decline (‘E’ transaction type)
‒ Aboriginal teachers employed through the Aboriginal
Employment Strategy (‘Z’ transaction type)
PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER (PTR)
(continued)
•
Teachers who may be placed:
‒ permanent teachers in the metropolitan area
who lodge a request to transfer to an
alternative metropolitan location following at
least 10 years of service in their current
preschool (‘T’ transaction type)
‒ eligible permanent teachers in country
preschools who lodge a request to transfer to
an alternative country location (‘T’ transaction
type)
PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER (PTR)
(continued)
•
Teachers appointed through a negotiated
process:
‒ Workers Compensation (‘W’ transaction type)
‒ Alternative Placement (‘A’ transaction type)
PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
Teachers in country schools
Guaranteed placement in a metropolitan
preschool
G Country to Metropolitan Guarantee –
eligible if:
• in at least 4th year of continuous country
service in Zones 4 and 5 or
• in at least 5th year of continuous country
service in Zones 2 or 3 or
• in at least 6th year of continuous country
service in Zone 1
PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
Teachers requiring placement
P
Q
R
S
E
Permanent Teacher in temporary placement (PAT
or TPT)
Completing a tenured leadership or tenured PRT
position
Returning from leave (with no right of return)
Seconded teachers (with no right of return)
Alternative placement (as a result of significant
enrolment decline)
PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
T
Transfer
Metro to metro eligibility:
• at least 10 years continuous service in current
metro preschool
Country to country eligibility:
• in at least 4th year of continuous country
service in Zones 4 and 5 or
• in at least 5th year of continuous country
service in Zones 2 or 3 or
• in at least 6th year of continuous country
service in Zone 1
PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
Negotiated Placement
W
Workers Compensation – with written approval from
Assistant Director, Workforce Management
A
Special Placement agreement – with written approval
from HR Services for PTR inclusion
PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
(country/metro schools)
PTR APPLICATION DUE DATES
All Teachers:
Friday 29 August
by DECDjobs via
www.decd.sa.gov.au
www.decd.sa.gov.au/hr/pages/jobscareers/sc
hooljobssearch/
COMPLETING A TENURED LEADERSHIP
POSITION
You will be appointed to a position within 45
km of where you commuted daily to the
position
OR
If in the country and your position immediately
prior was in the metropolitan area, then you
may choose to be placed in the extended
metropolitan area or within 45km of where
you commuted daily to the leadership position
SPECIAL PLACEMENT AGREEMENT
• Teachers may apply for consideration of special
circumstances at any time
• Teachers must complete a Placement Request
(VL729) form and forward to Senior HR Consultants
• Required on an annual basis
• Teachers must include relevant documents to
support their request (eg medical)
• In exceptional circumstances teachers may be
granted a Special Placement Agreement for
inclusion in the PTR
SUBSTANTIVE DIRECTOR PLACEMENT
Substantive Preschool Directors complete the Permanent Teacher Register
(PTR) form via DECDjobs (‘Q’ transaction type).
For positions of greater than 12 months:
• once a position has been identified for placement, a list of substantive
PSDs requiring placement is circulated to the ED for consideration as
potential placements.
• a panel is formed and selection is based on the consideration of
information that is available through the Substantive PSDs ‘Placement
Form’.
For positions of 12 months or less:
• consultation by the Assistant Director Workforce Management, with the
ED in relation to substantive PSDs requiring placement, and their
suitability to particular sites.
Upgrading of appointments: substantive PSDs placed into short-term
positions may be upgraded to positions of longer tenure where possible.
FORM FOR INCLUSION IN THE PTR
DECDjobs via
www.decd.sa.gov.au
www.decd.sa.gov.au/hr/pages/jo
bscareers/schooljobssearch/
INFORMATION CHECKLIST
1. Attend the teacher meeting
2. Consult the following documents
available on the website
‒ Preschool Teacher Recruitment & Selection
Policy 2014
‒ Regions, Staffing Localities & Sites
‒ Subject Lists
‒ Preschool Sector Skills List & Criteria
3. Talk to your Director
4. E-mail your questions to HR ServicesPreschools and Schools
‒ [email protected]
POLICIES ON THE WEBSITE
POLICIES may be found on the following
website:
www.decd.sa.gov.au
‒ Information for Staff (Blue tab)
‒ Human Resources (Purple tab)
‒ Working in DECD (left)
‒ Schooling recruitment (in middle under
Recruitment Information)
‒ Choose desired topic (left or middle)
APPLICATIONS ON THE WEBSITE
APPLICATIONS ON THE WEBSITE
www.decd.sa.gov.au/hr/pages/jobscareers/schooljobssearch
SUMMARY
If you DO NOT have an ongoing appointment
for 2015, you need to:

Complete your PTR by no later than Friday 15
August on DECDjobs via www.decd.sa.gov.au
You may also:
 Get further information from the DECD website
 Consider advertised preschool teaching positions on
Friday 29 August
SUMMARY (continued)
If you DO have an ongoing appointment for
2015 you may:
 Get further information from the DECD
website
 Consider advertised teaching positions
on the website from Friday 29th August
 Opt into the PTR if eligible
Thank you for your attendance
Remember that your participation can
contribute to your T&D program for 2014

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