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Ed Support Level 1-Range 1

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 05/07/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Part time / From 12/07/2022 - 21/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1284515

Reference: 1284515

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

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.

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

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

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

Balliang East Primary School is a rural school located on the Werribee plain about 15 km south of Bacchus Marsh. The township of Balliang East consists of a public hall and the school. The surrounding properties are generally small 12-15 acre blocks. There are also several large working farms in the area which are mainly crop and sheep farms.

The school was established in 1913. Currently we cater for children from Balliang East, Rowsley, Bacchus Marsh, Wyndham Vale, Manor Lakes, Werribee, Melton and Corio. Student enrolment figures have increased over the past 5 years. Up until 2016 enrolments generally sat in the mid to high 30's, however since 2017 they have grown steadily each year. In 2022 we currently have 77 students. The success of the increase of enrolments can mainly be attributed to our Be PREPared Transition Program. Students are invited to attend 10 Prep transition sessions across Semester 2 which allows the students and their families to build a rapport with the staff and the school community and establish a sense of belonging before their school journey begins. Due to limited teaching space our aim is to keep enrolment figures manageable by keeping our total enrolments per year to around 80 students across P-6.

Our average intake of Prep students from 2014 – 16 was approximately 6 students. In 2017, this figure doubled with an intake of 13 new students and 2 students repeating, giving us a total prep enrolment of 15 students. Our ‘Be PREPared’ Transition Program attributed to this increase. Enrolment figures for 2018 are already above expected intake, with 14 tours already having taken place and 7 enrolments confirmed at this stage. This is expected to increase once the 2017 ‘Be PREPared’ program commences.

 

The staffing profile at Balliang East has remained fairly stable with new staff members joining the team whilst others have remained at the school providing experience and stability. The Principal has been at the school for 24 years; 10 years as a classroom teacher and 14 years as Principal Class. The current EFT of 11.50 is made up of the Principal, 8 teachers, 5 Integration Aides and a Business Manager.

All teaching staff are involved in fortnightly PLT meetings. We also hold weekly staff meetings which alternate morning and afternoon to allow the ES staff the opportunity to attend every 2nd meeting. We have an ICT committee which meets regularly and weekly planning meetings.

Balliang East Primary School is an active member of the Central Highlands Network (CHN) and the Moorabool Collegiate Group Network (MCG) The principal attends regular meetings and is currently working with other schools to develop a Community of Practice, focusing on Respectful Relationships. The MCG holds an annual Teacher’s Conference which provides Professional Development for staff across all MCG schools. We are the base school for the MARC van program and are responsible for the coordination of the program across 7 small schools. Our LOTE program has enabled joint planning and employment between 2 MCG schools.

Ed Support Level 1-Range 1

Job type:

Part time / From 12/07/2022 - 21/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Caryn Fox | 0418 316 148

Ed Support Level 1-Range 1