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: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 30/05/2022 - 26/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1277910

Reference: 1277910

Occupation: Education and Training

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.


This is a part-time position with the hours as follows:

Monday - 9am - 1.30pm
Tuesday - 9am - 3.30pm
Wednesday - 9am - 1.30pm
Thursday - 9am - 3.30pm


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.


  • 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

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

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

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

Surrounded by the beautiful bayside wetlands, Aspendale Gardens Primary School is a large primary school in the South Eastern Victorian Region (SEVR). In 2022 the enrolment is 635 students.  The multi-cultural nature of the school is a great asset, enriching the educational experiences of all students.

The school is located on spacious well maintained grounds with 31 classrooms along with two Art rooms, Library, Information Technology area, two Performing Arts rooms, a gymnasium with full sized indoor basketball court, Friendship room, Kitchen/Dining room and two Language Other Than English (LOTE) - Mandarin rooms.  The school grounds are extensive and contain two junior and one senior playground, sandpit and large open playing field.  An outstanding aspect of the school is the vegetable garden which is extensive. The Kitchen Garden program employs a Horticultural Specialist and a Food Technician, that educates students on the value of growing, harvesting and cooking their own produce. There are also quiet areas scattered throughout the courtyard and surrounds. The Before and After School Care program has its own designated area. 

Aspendale Gardens PS staff are dedicated and committed to developing a learning environment which maximises the overall educational needs of students.  The school encourages team planning and shared experiences across year levels.  There are team leaders at each year level who monitor the International Baccalaureate PYP approach to our teaching and learning program. Specialist teaching is provided in Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Physical Education which included the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) for Foundation and Year 1 students and our Language Other Than English (LOTE) taught is Chinese Mandarin

Teams take on the leadership of special events including the bi-annual carnival and whole school production, Science Fair and Art Expo.  The school regularly supports charities and events to provide learning and understanding of the wide world around us along with our local community.  We also assist a school and orphanage in Cambodia with annual fundraising events.  The school enjoys a fruitful relationship with its sister school in Nanjing, China where students participate annually in an exchange program.  Aspendale Gardens PS has recently formed a second sister school relationship with Yangzhou Yucai Primary School.  Students, teachers and the wider community are enriched by these cultural experiences.

Aspendale Gardens PS participates in the Marine Ambassadors Program which engages the school community in Marine Education and Conservation. Our extensive Leadership Program provides opportunities for many senior students to take on a variety of roles. We have two Student Representative Councils, a Senior and a Junior, with each consisting of 16 students being elected.

Students are able to receive one on one or group music tuition in the areas of singing, violin, keyboard, guitar and drums. All students have the opportunity to participate in an intensive swimming program and a broad excursion/incursion and school camping program (Yr 3-6). There are many and varied lunchtime acivities including chess, drama, dance, French, choir and robotics.

The school has a very active parent community.  Many parents support the school through involvement in classroom programs, fundraising, sports activities, camps and excursions, kitchen/garden and numerous other activities.

The school has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, being iPads in Years 4–Year 6.  The use of Interactive Whiteboards in all classrooms, iPads whenever possible, and the IT area, allows students to access information at all times.  The school has upgraded its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure which makes our school first class in this area. All classes are straight grades aligned with the Victorian Curriculum.  Aspendale Gardens PS is an accredited International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school.  

Student Wellbeing is an important focus and all staff are trained in Restorative Practices.  The school values are aligned with the IB PYP attitudes which are  Appreciation, Commitment, Confidence, Cooperation, Creativity, Curiosity, Enthusiasm, Independence, Integrity, Tolerance and we have added Resilience. Additional literacy support is offered when required via our PALS (Providing Additional Literacy Support) program, Mathletes is offered for the highly talented Mathematics students and a number of other support and extension programs are available. 

The school aims to provide a teaching and learning program of the highest quality.  A positive approach to student management and the development of positive relationships within the school community is a critical part of its philosophy.

A whole school approach to collaborative decision making is our approach which enables Empowering Broad-Based Action (Kotter, 1996, p.21). The responsibility for pedagogical leadership within the school is a shared responsibility. A student-centred approach to teaching and learning is adopted, with all staff following the PYP learning cycle and student self-reporting. Students engage in rich conversations about the Units of Inquiry, as evidenced by the quality and diversity of the work students produce.

A major highlight at Aspendale Gardens PS is the positive school culture. The students, staff and parents enjoy coming to school and make a very positive difference to everyone they interact with throughout the day.

Ed Support Level 1-Range 1

Job type:

Part time / From 30/05/2022 - 26/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Deborah Hatfield | 03 9587 0877

Ed Support Level 1-Range 1