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Ed Support Level 1-Range 1

Job posted: 09/05/2022
Applications close: 22/05/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Shepparton

Job type: Full time / From 30/05/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1277907

Reference: 1277907

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Shepparton

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    Demonstrate and model a high level of professional practise and capacity to create a learning environment that is safe and inclusive for students with special needs and challenging 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

The responsibilities of this position will be:

Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning area

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 excursion, in sporting activities, therapy activities and life skills

Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment

Prepare curriculum support resources

Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs

Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement

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

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

Echuca Twin Rivers Specialist School is seeking applicants who display an understanding of the learning and teaching of students with special needs and who are committed to their profession.

Echuca Twin Rivers Specialist School is a rapidly expanding school, providing education for children ages 5-18 years with intellectual and associated disabilities. The school enrolment is approximately 105 students. We follow Victorian Curriculum using ABLES to assist assessment.  The curriculum is based on individual needs and abilities and designed to be motivating, challenging and flexible with a significant focus on life skills and personal development.

The school successfully met all standards for Professional Development Culture and was accredited in 2008. Our 2019 - 2022 Strategic Plan has a student learning focus on Literacy, Numeracy and excellence in Education. The major emphasis is on literacy with a focus on reading, developing oral language and social skills. We believe that all our students need to be given a voice and the staff are dedicated to making the most of the school resources to achieve this goal.

Our Strategic Plan has a major teaching and learning focus on Literacy, Numeracy and Communication. All students work with iPads to strengthen literacy and numeracy skills.  We offer a significant P.E.C.S program to build communication skills across different areas of the school.

The school has a strong wellbeing culture. In 2016 the school launched The Koorie Inclusive School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (KI SWPBS) program This evidence based approach  supports positive  school culture by creating safe, inclusive  learning environments defined  by proactive whole school systems to define, teach and support appropriate student behaviours.

Inclusion is of vital importance to our Community and links with mainstream schools and local sporting clubs are facilitated through community partnerships. The school promotes inclusion of all cultures, religion and gender identities and where local history, heritage and the values of the nation’s first people can be explored and celebrated. Inclusion is promoted in our community and links with mainstream.

Family connections are vital and their continued support is greatly valued. Student wellbeing is a high priority and contact with most families on a daily basis provides holistic support not only to students but to caregivers. Our families come from a diverse background spread over a large geographical area.

Many of our students have high paramedical needs. Access to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and psychologist services is provided as required. Specialised therapy and augmented communication equipment is available to support these programmes.

The school prides itself on having an open and welcoming environment that encourages parent and community participation. Links with the community are encouraged. The school plays host to students on work experience, or community service programmes as well as providing onsite training for staff from local mainstream schools.  We recognise and appreciate the challenging nature of the job and are proud of the professional commitment of all our staff.

 Our school offers:

•Excellence in Education - High quality teaching tailored to the individual

•A curriculum designed to allow students to develop to their full potential.

•Highly trained and dedicated staff, highly respected by the greater community.

•A safe and supportive environment catering for all physical, emotional and intellectual needs.

•A strong emphasis on assisting the students to develop interpersonal skills readying them for life beyond school.

•A strong student wellbeing culture, where each child’s needs are of top priority.

•An outstanding team approach to teaching and managing the students.

•Strong partnerships with parents, local disability services and the broader community.

Ed Support Level 1-Range 1

Job type:

Full time / From 30/05/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Paul Marshall | 03 5410 7700

Ed Support Level 1-Range 1