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					Teacher Recruitment & Selection Policy
             2012 - 2013

 Teacher Information Session

        Senior HR Consultant
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.
KEY FEATURES – PERMANENT TEACHERS
  • Permanent teachers in temporary positions
    appointed to ongoing positions in schools
  • Generally no teachers will remain in
    temporary (PAT) positions for more than 12
    months
  • Teachers completing 7 – 10 year tenures
    remain in their school
  • Teachers on extended leave will hold right of
    return to their school
KEY FEATURES – PERMANENT TEACHERS
            (continued)
  • Existing permanent teachers, providing not in
    first year of permanency, are eligible to apply
    for other teaching positions (ie. 3 year rule no
    longer applies)
    (Note: Country PATS able to apply only for
    country positions in their first year)
  • Teachers in tenured leadership positions
    eligible to apply for permanent teaching
    positions
KEY FEATURES – PERMANENT TEACHERS
            (continued)
  • A new voluntary transfer process for teachers
    who have completed 10-year appointments at
    a school
  • Teachers in Cat 1 & 2 and Country Zones 2-5
    retain option to be considered for alternative
    placement
  • Teachers in Country Zone 1 now have the
    option to be considered for alternative
    placement
KEY FEATURES – PERMANENT COUNTRY TEACHERS


• New country guarantees – eligible country
  teachers guaranteed right of return to the
  metropolitan area
• New voluntary transfer option for country
  teachers who wish to relocate to a different
  country region
KEY FEATURES – EMPLOYABLE TEACHERS

   • Increased 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 teachers
   • Temporary (contract) positions of up to 2
     years
KEY FEATURES – VACANCY PROCESS
• PAT Teachers are placed into ongoing
  positions where possible through a centrally
  managed process
• Permanent (ongoing) vacancies declared by
  schools in the first round will be released for
  advertisement
• Positions released for advertisement will be
  open to all teachers, both permanent and
  temporary (contract), who will be considered
  equally in the selection process
   OUTLINE OF THE 2012-2013 PROCESS

STEP 1: PAT placement exercise
         – Permanent teachers in temporary positions placed into ongoing
           positions where possible
STEP 2: Advertising
         – Ongoing vacancies advertised
STEP 3: PTR placement exercise for:
         – Consequential and unfilled ongoing vacancies from step 2
         – Newly submitted ongoing vacancies
STEP 4: Advertising or Conversion to Permanency (if applicable)
         – Consequential and unfilled ongoing vacancies
STEP 5: Temporary vacancies
                      THE JARGON
• PTR                             • LSP
  – Permanent Teacher Register      – Local Selection Panel
• ETR                             • Country Zones
  – Employable Teacher Register     – Zones 1 - 5
• PAT                             • IoED
  – Permanent Against Temporary     – Index of Educational Disadvantage
• TPT                             • ONGOING VACANCY
  – Temporarily Placed Teacher      – Vacancy with no end date
                                  • TEMPORARY VACANCY
                                    – Vacancy from 4 weeks to 2 years
ADVERTISED
 TEACHING
 POSITIONS
ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS

• Advertising allows schools 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
  Principal (or delegate) as Chairperson and a
  nominated AEU representative from the
  school
ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
          (continued)
• All advertised permanent teaching positions
  will have ongoing tenure

• Vacancies are advertised on DECSjobs

• Applications submitted ‘on-line’ via DECSjobs
    ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
              (continued)
Advertising dates:
  – Aboriginal, Anangu and SNAP school vacancies
      • Friday 4th May (Term 2 – Week 2)

  – Country schools and Category 1 and 2 schools vacancies
      • Friday 1st June (Term 2 – Week 6)

  – All schools vacancies
      • Friday 29th June (Term 2 – Week 10)

  Then
  Term 3: Wks 5 & 6 (17th & 24th Aug)
  Term 4: Wk 1 (12th Oct)
   ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
             (continued)
Who can apply?
    – Both permanent and temporary (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
       • Country scholarship PATs in their first year can only apply for
         country positions
    ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
              (continued)

•   Applications on-line by DECSjobs via

      www.decd.sa.gov.au

      www.teachinginsa.sa.edu.au/jobsearch
VACANCIES ON THE WEBSITE
    www.decd.sa.gov.au
 VACANCIES ON THE WEBSITE
www.teachinginsa.sa.edu.au/jobsearch
ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
          (continued)
  DECSjobs – website

  •   Welcome Page
  •   Teacher Advert
  •   Advert Details
  •   Privacy statement
  •   Registration - only once
  •   Your DECSjobs login and password
    ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
              (continued)
•   1 Personal Details
•   2 ATSI
•   3 Tandem/tied
•   4 Employment History
•   5 Qualifications
•   6 Referee Details
•   7 Personal statement
•   7a Personal Statement help
•   8 Declaration
•   9 Preview
ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
          (continued)

   •   Submit warning
   •   Submit later option
   •   Log in to continue
   •   Continue application
   •   Submit application
   •   Application received
   ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
          (selection process)

Applicants will be nominated using the following
process
1. Initial short listing based on their on-line application
2. Referee contact (for all nominated applicants)
3. Interview (optional)
ADVERTISED TEACHING POSITIONS
  (communication to applicants)
• Acknowledgement by DECSjobs 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 CODE CHANGE
• The following skill codes may be used in position
  descriptions for vacancies
   – Aboriginal Schools               IS
   – Adult Learning                   AA
   – Anangu Schools                   US
   – Distance Education               OC
   – First Steps                      FT
   – Personal Learning Plans          PP
   – Reading Recovery                 RR
   – Research Project                 RP
   – Specialist Sports Coaching       ST
     (designated Special Sports Schools only)
       EMPLOYABLE TEACHERS
(reminder for your 2013 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
          (introduction)
• Teachers requiring placement NEED to be included in the
  PTR, ie.
  teachers who
   – have been in PAT/TPT positions in 2012
   – are returning from extended leave
   – are completing tenure leadership or seconded positions
• Some teachers requesting an alternative placement MAY
  OPT into the PTR, ie.
  eligible teachers who are:
   – exercising a guarantee (country to metro or country to country)
   – from Cat 1, 2 or Country Zones 1-5 and seeking metro placement
     for preferred sites only
   – seeking alternative placement through a transfer
     PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
    (teachers in Cat 1 & 2 schools / Spec
               Service Sites)
Requesting alternative placement in listed
metropolitan schools with eligibility:
F      Worked continuously at least last 4 years in
       IoED Cat 1 school/s or designated Special
       Service Site and still in tenure
U      Worked continuously at least last 4 years in
       IoED Cat 1 school/s or designated Special
       Service Site and out of tenure
O      Worked continuously at least last 5 years in
       IoED Cat 2 (or 1/2) school/s and still in tenure
K      Worked continuously at least last 5 years in
       IoED Cat 2 (or 1/2) school/s and out of tenure
    PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
      (teachers in country schools)
Requesting placement in listed metropolitan schools
M    Worked continuously at least last 4 years in Zone 4
     or 5 country schools and still in tenure
N    Worked continuously at least last 4 years in Zone 4
     or 5 country schools and out of tenure
X    Worked continuously at least last 5 years in Zone 2
     or 3, or 6 years in zone 1 country schools and still in
     tenure
Y    Worked continuously at least last 5 years in Zone 2
     or 3, or 6 yrs in zone 1 country schools and out of
     tenure
     PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
       (teachers in country schools)
 Guaranteed placement in a metropolitan school
G Country to Metropolitan Guarantee – eligible if:
•    appointed prior to 1996 with less than 30 placement
     points and eligible service or
•    appointed from 1996 and
      • 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
    Placement in any Cat 3-7 school in the extended
         metropolitan area or Cat 1&2 schools of
                       preference
       PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
    (teachers in country schools – continued)
     Guaranteed placement in a metropolitan school
I     Country to Metropolitan Guarantee – eligible if:
•     appointed prior to 1996 with 50 or more placement points
      and eligible service or
•     appointed in or after 1996 and
       • in at least 8th year of continuous country service in Zones 4 and
         5 or
       • in at least 10th year of continuous country service in Zones 1 or 2
         or 3
       Placement in 25 nominated secondary / 75
                    nominated primary
    PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
( teachers in country schools – continued)
    Guaranteed placement in a metropolitan school

J Country to Metropolitan Guarantee –
•   appointed prior to 1996 to country and eligible service with
    at least 30 to less than 50 placement points.


Nominate 2 groups of extended metropolitan districts
   PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
(teachers in country schools – continued)
             Nearer Country Guarantee

  H Remote to nearer Country Guarantee
  •    if minimum 2 years in remote school


      Placement in nearer country location or other
               county school of preference
     PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
            Teachers requiring placement
P   Permanent Teacher in temporary placement (PAT or TPT)
C   Country PAT
Q   Completing a tenured leadership or tenured PRT position
R   Returning from leave (with no right of return)
S   Seconded teachers (with no right of return)
E   Required Placement
PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
                  Graduates

B   Scholarship holders (country only)

D   Targeted Graduates
  PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
                 Alternative placement
T Transfer
    Metro to metro eligibility:
   •   10 yrs continuous service in current metro school
   Country to country eligibility:
   •   in at least 4th yr of continuous country service in Zones 4
       and 5 or
   •   in at least 5th yr of continuous country service in Zones 2 or 3
       or
   •   in at least 6th yr of continuous country service in Zone 1
PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
      Centrally managed placement

Z   Aboriginal Employment Strategy

W Workers Compensation – with written approval
  from Superintendent, Site HR

A   Special Placement agreement – with written
    approval from Site HR for PTR inclusion
PERMANENT TEACHER REGISTER
    (country/metro schools)
PTR APPLICATION DUE DATES
•   Aboriginal, Anangu and SNAP Schools
    – Friday 27th April (Term 2 Week 1)
• All Teachers
   – Friday 18th May (Term 2 Week 4)

               by DECSjobs via
             www.decd.sa.gov.au
      www.teachinginsa.sa.edu.au/jobsearch
COMPLETING A TENURED LEADERSHIP POSITION
                              Important

  • Commenced prior to 24/01/07
     – your placement rights are to either a country district or the
       metropolitan area, depending on the location of your last
       substantive teaching position

  • Commencing on or after 24/01/07
     – you will be appointed to a position within 45 kms 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 45 kms 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 Special 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
FORM FOR INCLUSION IN THE PTR


          DECSjobs via

       www.decd.sa.gov.au
www.teachinginsa.sa.edu.au/jobsearch
APPLICATION FOR INCLUSION IN PTR

  DECSjobs - website
  Welcome Page
  Permanent Teacher requiring Placement
  Starting Application
  Registration - only once
  Privacy
  Eligibility
  PTR Form
APPLICATION FOR INCLUSION IN PTR

   Additional to advertised form
   School Sector
   Transaction Type
   Preferred Schools
   Fraction of Time
   Subjects and Skills
      INFORMATION CHECKLIST
1. Attend the teacher meeting
2. Consult the following documents available on
   the website
  –   Teacher Recruitment & Selection Policy 2011
  –   Regions, Staffing Localities & Sites
  –   Subject Lists
  –   School Sector Skills List & Criteria
3. Talk to your Principal
4. e-mail your questions to Site HR Services
   SiteHumanResources@sa.gov.au
        POLICIES ON THE WEBSITE

POLICIES may be found on the following website:
  www.decd.sa.gov.au
  – Information for Staff tab
  – Human Resources tab
  – Working in DECD (left)
  – Schooling recruitment (in middle under Recruitment
    Information)
  – Choose desired topic (left or middle)
APPLICATIONS ON THE WEBSITE
      www.decd.sa.gov.au
APPLICATIONS ON THE WEBSITE
www.teachinginsa.sa.edu.au/jobsearch
                       SUMMARY
If you DO NOT have an ongoing appointment for
2013, you need to:
  Complete your details on DECSjobs via
      www.decd.sa.gov.au
        or
      www.teachinginsa.sa.edu.au/jobsearch

  PTR Aboriginal, Anangu and SNAP school teachers by no
   later than Friday 27th April
  PTR all teachers by no later than Friday 18th May
 You may also:
  Get further information from the DECD website
  Consider advertised teaching positions from Friday 4th May
                  SUMMARY
                 (continued)

If you DO have an ongoing appointment for
2013 you may:
  Get further information from the DECD website
  Consider advertised teaching positions on the
   website from Friday 4th May
  Opt into the PTR if eligible
      Thank you for your attendance

Remember that your participation can contribute to
         your T&D program for 2012

				
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