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Classroom Assistant - Behaviour Development

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Job type: Part time / From 11/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1284989

Reference: 1284989

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

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    Ability to work effectively with students with a wide range of ages, disabilities and have a understanding of children who exhibit challenging behaviours.

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.

SC6    Demonstrated ability to support students with an intellectual disability in both the classroom and wider school community settings.

Role

[Attendance requirement for this position]

Undertakes routine tasks that are usually 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.

Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices.  Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction.  Assistance is readily available when problems arise.  An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.

Does not carry responsibility for the work of others.  More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.

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.

Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1.  Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.

Responsibilities

  • Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas.
  • Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions.
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Assist with toileting, meals, lifting, 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 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

DET 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

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

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

For information about Wodonga Senior Secondary College and the local area, please access the below links:

Geographical Context and Infrastructure

Wodonga Senior Secondary College is a government year 10 to 12 co-education school in the local government area of Wodonga. The College is located 1km from central Wodonga on 7.84 hectares surrounded by residential housing.

Wodonga is one of the fastest growing regional cities in Victoria with a population of 39,351. It is located 3 hours and 20 minutes from Melbourne on the Hume Hwy. Being a regional centre families can access social services, health, employment, art and culture. Families are also able to commute to Albury (7.8 kms) for work and leisure. Employment opportunities for parents and carers of student centre on Manufacturing, Health Care and Social Assistance, Public Administration, and Safety and Retail.

Wodonga Senior Secondary College has exceptional, all abilities, access to high-quality facilities which meets the needs of our students and the wider community. The main building encompasses teaching and learning spaces for science, digital literacy, mathematics, literature, history and language. The College also offers industry standard learning spaces for trades, children services, hair and beauty, and hospitability. Students can also enjoy well equipped sporting and preforming arts centres.

The Seymour, Shepparton, Benalla and Wodonga Flexible Learning Centres and Choice Wodonga are all campuses of Wodonga Senior Secondary College. These centres/program provide students who generally experience difficulties accessing mainstream school an educational pathway tailored to their often complex educational, social, developmental, psychological, health, legal or family situation.

History and Enrolment Trends

Wodonga Senior Secondary College was established in 2005-2006 through the regeneration of government secondary education in Wodonga. This initiative took the three existing secondary schools in the city to form one senior secondary college (10 to 12) and one Middle Years College with two campuses that specialise in the education of year 7, 8 & 9 students. Today, Wodonga Senior Secondary College and Wodonga Middle Years College work collaboratively to provide all students with every opportunity of success from 7 to Career. 

Student and Community Demographics

The College currently has 1172 students. Over the last five years enrolment trends have increased. The majority of students transition from year 9 at Wodonga Middle Years College into year 10 at the Senior College. While 24 % of students are drawn from neighbouring communities (including New South Wales), Independent schools and Catholic College.

The College serves a community with socially, economically and culturally diverse needs. It actively embraces, respects and promotes the uniqueness of all students. For 3.1% of students English is their additional language and 15.9% of students are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. The School Family Occupation (SFO) in 2018 was 0.6877. This has remained relatively consistent over the last 5 years.

Staffing and Leadership Profiles

The College benefits from the highly professional teaching and support staff. The majority 80% of teaching staff are highly experienced teachers. This blends well with a consistent flow of new teachers each year. The Executive Team at the Wodonga Senior Secondary College campus consists of 5 Principal Class focusing on high quality education for all students and continuous improvement. This team is supported by 17 leading teachers. There is an additional 5 principal class supporting the Flexible Learning Centres.

The school is sustained by highly dedicated Education Support Staff 56. This includes laboratory technicians, Librarians, administrative staff, maintenance and grounds staff, IT assistants and trainees. The College has a strong commitment to the wellbeing of students and this is demonstrated through the four house leaders and assistant as well as a highly competent wellbeing team of social workers, Doctors in School program, Koorie Support mentor, Inclusion Support and a Defence Transition Mentor.

Curriculum and Specialisation

Wodonga Senior Secondary College has the broadest range of subject choices in the region across all subject areas. The College works with all students to design an individual pathway which provides them with every opportunity for success following their secondary education. VCE and VCAL are spread over two and half years at the College. Both pathways are well represented by students.

In partnership with our external Registered Trained Organisations, the College delivers a diverse range of VET Subjects. The VET program within the College has a strong reputation within the College and the community. This can be attributed to the Industry professional teaching staff, high quality facilities and supportive placement host from industry.

Students at the college have a wonderful opportunity to participate in and experience our global education programs. Each year the Senior College has a number of overseas students studying at the College, students can study Japanese or Indonesian face to face at the College as well as attend one of our international study tours to countries such as Cambodia, Japan, and Vietnam.

The College has a healthy focus on extra-curricular activities. Students are encouraged to participate in the annual swimming and athletic carnivals, Interschool sport, Instrumental Music program, College musicals and celebrity events.

Classroom Assistant - Behaviour Development

Job type:

Part time / From 11/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Adrian Barry | 02 6040 7500

Classroom Assistant - Behaviour Development