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Ed Support Level 1-Range 1

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

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 18/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1285056

Reference: 1285056

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern 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. Current First Aid Training would be an advantage. 
SC3    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.
SC4    Demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, school services officers, outside agencies, students and parents in the provison of individual and group support for students wih a wide range of disabilits, including and understanding of the need for confidentiality. 
SC5    A commitment to professional learning and growth.

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

  • 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

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our school values of Resilience, Respect, Learning, Honesty, and Responsibility, are the guiding principles and beliefs of the school community. Our school values will guide our students to become active and conscientious citizens.

OUR VISION

At Greenvale Primary School we believe that a safe, nurturing and engaging environment can provide the opportunity for all students to reach their full potential as literate, numerate and curious lifelong learners.

A focus on effective communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking are essential for our students to participate productively in the 21st century global community.

The school prides itself on promoting success for all students. It offers a wide range of learning experiences and challenges which encourage curiosity, excitement for learning and connectedness to the community. The students at Greenvale Primary School have a voice in the school and contribute actively to the school community.

Officially opened in 1868, Greenvale Primary School relocated to its present site in Bradford Avenue in April 1988, retaining the original identity number and its historical links. The school services a large area incorporating the surrounding suburban and rural districts. Current enrolment is approximately 700 students with a wide socio-economic and increasingly diverse cultural mix.

Greenvale Primary School is a dynamic learning community offering a broad, rigorous curriculum from Foundation to Year Six. Classroom programs are progressive and personalised, catering for each child’s needs, encouraging parental involvement and promoting active learning. The school has high, but achievable student expectations with student progress being monitored regularly and this information being used to inform teaching practice.

The school is committed to keeping abreast of current educational trends and developments and strives to achieve quality educational practice. The current strategic goals aim to facilitate continuous improvement in student outcomes with a focus on Literacy and Numeracy, Student Voice/Agency and Curiosity. Professional learning of staff is clearly linked to the strategic directions of the school with the intent of enhancing teacher capacity.

Teachers work collaboratively in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to plan consistent, rigorous curriculum and use student learning data to drive this planning. Learning Specialists in English and Mathematics work closely with PLCs to guide curriculum planning and coach /model in classrooms. Our staff are passionate about their teaching and encourage all students to strive to achieve their best with their learning and social skills. Our aim is to develop confident and resilient students through the provision of a diverse range of learning experiences and challenges which encourage curiosity, excitement for learning, thirst for knowledge and connectedness to their community.

Students are supported through a Rocketing to Reading Intervention program, a Program for Students with Disabilities, a Language Support program, a Buddy Reading program and an EAL program. Specialist programs include Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Science and Italian. Other activities including choir, lunchtime activities, camping and excursion / incursion programs are in place to enhance student learning and engagement.

Our school has a well-established 1:1 laptop program for all students in Year 4 to Year 6 with an average uptake of over 95%. This program has made a significant impact on the learning/teaching in these year levels and also impacted positively on student engagement. Foundation students have access to banks of iPads and Year 1-3 students have access to banks of laptops. Each classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard or TV screen each with its own dedicated computer.

Greenvale Primary School prides itself in providing a safe and orderly learning environment, one which is inclusive of all students. The school values of Responsibility, Resilience Honesty, Learning and Respect form the basis of our school expectations for students, staff and parents. We have engaged with and implemented strategies to support DET’s School Wide Positive Behaviours strategy as well as Respectful Relationships.

 

To promote leadership opportunities students are able to be part of the Junior School Council, or be elected as School Captains, Class Captains and House Captains. The Junior School Council contributes to school improvement through running special events to promote social improvement and our School Captains are directly involved in leading weekly whole school assemblies. Class Captains are elected each term by their peers and play a significant role in assisting the class teacher and being a positive role model. Our Buddy Program allows older students to demonstrate their leadership by working together with a younger student.

Our caring atmosphere reinforces mutual respect, promotes self-esteem and enhances the cohesive nature of the school where a positive home/school relationship is highly regarded. Our school places a strong emphasis on building community participation. Parents are encouraged to play an active role in the education of their children. Parents participate in whole school events including a Family Picnic, Family Maths Fun Nights, Christmas Concert, Writer’s Festival, and biennial Art Show and School Concert. Parents are encouraged to participate in activities such as classroom helpers, excursions, camps, special events, school council and fundraising. Our School Council contributes to many aspects of the school including policy development, buildings and grounds improvements and fundraising.

Ed Support Level 1-Range 1

Job type:

Part time / From 18/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Trudy Williams | 93332500

Ed Support Level 1-Range 1