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Art/STEM Assistant

Job posted: 08/07/2024
Applications close: 21/07/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Cranbourne

Job type: Full time / From 29/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1423858

Reference: 1423858

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Cranbourne

Location Profile

Marnebek School is a large dual campus and a high performing specialist school located in Cranbourne.

Our school focuses on providing high quality outcomes for students who have an intellectual disability from Foundation to Year 12.

Marnebek School is fortunate the State Government is investing $38.34 million to upgrade and modernise our school.  This is an exciting opportunity to build a state of the art educational facility.

School Vision:-

Marnebek School believes in providing a stimulating and engaging environment, which enables students to embrace learning and achieve their full potential. We do this by building their social, emotional and physical wellbeing; empowering students to become active and valued members of their community.

Marnebek School is a supportive learning community where everyone is encouraged to be responsible, respectful and resilient. We enable students to become active in their learning by participating in engaging programs that prepare them for the future.

School Values:-

We strive to show our values of Resilience, Respect and Responsibility in all aspects of our school community.

Resilience we hold ourselves and each other to account within our school community.

Respect we value others and accept everyone's differences across our school community.

Responsibility we are honest, ethical and transparent throughout our school community.

Strategic Intent:-

Our school intent is to have an unrelenting focus on increasing students Literacy and Numeracy skills throughout our strategic plan. Our rationale is based on the schools self-evaluation report which highlighted under the FISO area of Excellence in Teaching and Learning fell in the emerging category. We aim to build the capacity of our teachers to increase student skills in literacy and numeracy and access to improved communication.

Over the 4 year Strategic Plan our rationale is to focus on building staff capacity in high quality teaching for students with a range of disabilities, to set high expectations of professional teaching standards and to empower staff to be resilient employees, to own the professional responsibility of student learning and respectfully collaborate as colleagues to build a strong community and positive school culture.

To view the Marnebek experience and what it means to work at our school please click on the link below:

https://youtu.be/W9Nd-NyB2ps

Selection Criteria

SC1  Demonstrated capacity to perform duties consistent with established guidelines and frameworks, including coordinating and supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role.

SC2  Demonstrated capacity to work and collaborate with others in a team environment.

SC3  Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in a team environment, including high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4  Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5  Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management and other school staff in respect to the work area.

SC6  A commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

Role

An education support class position at this range will perform tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice, and school policy under supervision and direction. This may include coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students but must not include duties of a teacher as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students can be required individually or in groups up to 4 in controlled circumstances and where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

A role at this range may include:

  • Specific support tasks to achieve outcomes. Typically, this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the co-ordination of a work area under the direction of the principal or a manager.
  • Assisting teachers, within an educational program, by undertaking specific support tasks or the coordination of the support function.
  • 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 art, science, and food technology would be typical examples.

An education support class position at this range commencing at the base will initially be limited to undertaking routine tasks that are carried out under close supervision and direction. Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established, and direction is readily available. Subject to any specific qualification and/or training requirement, an education support class employee employed in this range may be progressively required to undertake coordination, specialised student/teacher support tasks, or technical tasks as experience in the role is gained.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities can include:

  • Ordering of items for Art & STEM 
  • Assist art and technology teaching staff with the resources for possible curriculum changes and lesson activities
  • Assist with organisation and maintenance of the Junior School Art/STEM Space 
  • Provide advice and provision of materials and assistance with classes as required. 
  • Assist with preparation for curricular activities and be available for after school activities when required 
  • Upkeep of displays, equipment, etc.
  • Room Maintenance
    • regular organisation of student equipment 
    • routine cleaning of bench tops, shelving, sinks, desks, glassware, etc 
    • constant rotation of displays and posters
    • ensuring end of school day ¿shut down¿ procedures are followed 
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Safety
    • maintain appropriate levels of equipment safety
    • ensure equipment is clean and fit for purpose 
  • Computer Skills
    • use of computers for record keeping, preparation of instruction sheets, labels,

Any other tasks as deemed appropriate

Who May Apply

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

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education 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. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

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:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/child-safe-standards/policy

DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/values-department-vps-school-employees/overview

Other Information

  • 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

 

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • A resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • A section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • Names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees who are able to attest to the claims made in your application.

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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
Art/STEM Assistant

Job type:

Full time / From 29/07/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Contact:

Jodie Chapman | 59963858

Art/STEM Assistant