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Classroom Support

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 13/07/2022 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 28/09/2022 - 28/09/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1285194

Reference: 1285194

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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.

SC6    Demonstrated understanding of the principles of effective behaviour management for students with challenging or non-compliant behaviours 

Role

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

Other Information

Hours of duty are Monday - Friday 8:50am - 3:20pm with a 30-minute unpaid break

If you would like to arrange a school tour of the school or have any questions, please contact the school on 9799 1440 or email hampton.park.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Please note: Interviews will be held in term 3 

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

Hampton Park Primary School, characterised by its rich cultural diversity with students representing 38 language backgrounds, provides a Prep to Year 6 program that recognizes the wide-ranging educational and social needs of its 385 students.  The school motto “Persistence, Creativity, Excellence” is reinforced by the values of Respect, Co-operation, Friendliness, Best Effort and Equality and the school’s Service Standards that guide the work of teachers and education support staff. 

At Hampton Park Primary School, we place great importance on students developing high-level literacy and numeracy skills. To support this, we have developed specific programs for students across all year levels, which enables them to experiment, discover, manipulate and explore concepts in a practical manner.  We acknowledge that explicit teaching and hands on activities are both vitally important for developing the academic skills of all students.

All Grades participate in literacy programs. In Prep - 4, students are provided with intensive literacy support when they participate in a 50-minute session of literacy tutoring each day of the week.  Students in each class group are divided into small groups to work with a member of staff to address their individual literacy needs.  This targeted approach has seen a significant improvement in recent NAPLAN results.

Students have individual learning goals and are challenged academically. The school places a significant emphasis on collaboration of teachers to plan at the point of need. Professional Learning Communities, regular year level team meetings and curriculum groups provide teachers with a range of opportunities to discuss, analyse and respond to student data in order to maximise learning outcomes.

Hampton Park Primary School, in 2018, opened a new $5.7 million rebuild, which includes several new classrooms and innovative STEM learning spaces.  The introduction of a STEM based curriculum will ensure that all students are equipped with the innovative skills and knowledge that will allow them to solve real world problems using the increasingly important and internationally recognised STEM competencies of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math’s.

The well-resourced specialist programs of Science, Digital Technologies, STEM and Physical Education are provided for all students each week and these specialist teachers provide a range of opportunities for students to use their new skills in different contexts. Mandarin is also taught across the 3-6 grades facilitated by classroom teachers.

In addition to a strong commitment to academic excellence, Hampton Park is an accredited Kids Matter school and we are now committed to the BE YOU Initiative to support our students’ social and emotional wellbeing in order to build resilience and maintain positive mental health. We encourage parental involvement in the school, as we believe that an effective school community is built on strong and productive relationships with families.  To this end, we organise family events each term that are extremely popular and well attended.

The school regularly achieves success in Interschool Sport, winning championships in a range of sports. Students are encouraged to try out for individual and team sports and those who participate, learn that success comes not only from winning but also from doing your very best.

At Hampton Park Primary, we are committed to maintaining an orderly learning environment where students persist in all things and develop a creative approach to learning in their search for excellence. The learning environment is one where students learn to be flexible, reflective and open-minded so they will develop into capable young people with the ability to monitor their own learning and effectively manage challenges as they arise.

We are committed to excellence and to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children. We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer.

 

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

 

Applicants must provide the names of three referees who can comment on previous experience in relation to the selection criteria.

Classroom Support

Job type:

Part time / From 28/09/2022 - 28/09/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Lara Wilson | 9799 1440

Classroom Support