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2024 Classroom Education Support (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job posted: 10/05/2024
Applications close: 25/05/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 10/05/2024 - 27/01/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1415013

Reference: 1415013

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.

SC3    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

SC4    Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5    A commitment to professional learning and growth.

Role

Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy.  This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.  Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards.  Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2.  Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1.  Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role. 

Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated from time to time.  The role is for a specific purpose for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.

Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options.  Routine technical support in libraries, science and information technology laboratories would be typical examples.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position will be:

  • Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas.
  • Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly in the interpretation of instructions.
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Assist with toileting, meals and administration of medication to students requiring special care.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils in playgrounds, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities and life skills.
  • Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment.
  • Prepare basic curriculum support resources.
  • Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs.
  • Observe students and draw the attention of the teacher to them where necessary.
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement.
  • Assist with communication between teachers and non English speaking parents/students.
  • Assist in the translation of documents.
  • Assist students with the preparation and service of meals.
  • Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.
  • Assist in the preparation of equipment and the purchasing of materials and supplies as required.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

Advice for Applicants

Applicants are free to structure applications in any manner they choose, but must ensure that the following are included:

  • specific response to all of the Selection Criteria and position details.  It is suggested that applicants limit their response to not more than 7 pages
  • A Cover Letter introducing yourself and providing your name, record number (if currently employed by DET), home address, telephone numbers (home, work and mobile) and the vacancy number of the position.
  • A summary of experience and qualifications.
  • The names and contact details of three referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the Key Selection Criteria.

Please note: The selection panel may contact referees other than those listed.

Applications to be submitted via Recruitment Online in preferably a .pdf format.

The Selection Process will involve at least the following steps:

  1. Receipt of application by closing date
  2. Shortlisting of applications
  3. Interview process (applicants may be invited back for a second interview)
  4. Referee checks (these may occur prior and/or after the interviews)

Note: the panel reserves the right to contact others outside of the list of referees provided by the applicant.

On making a decision to appoint, a job offer will be made to the successful applicant.

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

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Jackson School is located in St Albans just off the Western Ring Road in Melbourne¿s western suburbs. Our students come from across the city of Brimbank.

We are a collaborative learning community, proud of the learning opportunities, the engaging environment and the partnerships created for our 288 students, 101 staff members, our families and the wider community. The successful applicant will join a dedicated and driven leadership team comprising of: two Principal Class officers, a Operations and Business Manager, five Leading Teachers, one Learning Specialists and a Social Worker. The Teaching and Learning team is also supported by eight PLT leaders and 4 assistant learning specialists in English, Mathematics, Active Schools and Inclusion.

We have high aspirations for our students who all have a mild intellectual disability and other additional learning needs. Our large Allied Health team of two speech pathologists and two occupational therapists are a vital part of the interventions and support provided for our students.

Our curriculum programs are firmly developed from the Victorian Curriculum A-10 to educate our students to be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to be independent, responsible, respectful and safe members of the community.

Learning in our foundation classes is focused around an inclusive and integrated play-based learning program influenced by the VEYLDF. Learning in Years 3 to Year 8 is strongly focused around English, Mathematics, Integrated Learning (Science and Humanities), SW-PBIS, RRRR and Digital Technologies.

DET Careers Curriculum Framework has influenced our school designed World of Work program for Years 9-10 to prepare our students for their 2-year VCAL or ASDAN transition programs. We offer a diverse range of onsite and offsite experiences with project enterprises and school-ran cafe, travel training, supported work experience opportunities, VET and TAFE courses to support our students towards the creation of their Career Action Plans.

We also offer a wide variety of specialist programs, including: Physical Education, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Design Technology & STEM.

Jackson School is committed to fostering a meaningful relationship with our parent and carer community to build a strong partnership of trust. We offer a number of engaging community opportunities and seek to support our families to partner with us in striving for the best outcomes for their child.

The school is committed to child safety. Students learn best when they are safe, happy and empowered. We are committed to our legal and moral obligations when concerned about the safety of our students. Our policies, procedures and training support us to achieve these commitments.

2024 Classroom Education Support (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job type:

Part time / From 10/05/2024 - 27/01/2025

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Contact:

Anthony Jackson | (03) 9366 4322

2024 Classroom Education Support (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)