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Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 - Teacher Aide

Job posted: 11/05/2022
Applications close: 24/05/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Lakes Entrance

Job type: Part time / From 13/06/2022 - 28/06/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1278213

Reference: 1278213

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Lakes Entrance

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

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

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

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Lakes Entrance Secondary College is the sole secondary school provider in Lakes Entrance.  As such, it occupies a prominent and significant role in the town and is a focus of community and educational connections. The College has 300 students drawn from the Primary schools of Swan Reach, Nungurner, Lakes Entrance, Toorloo Arm and Metung. The College serves the needs of a diverse population, where the economy of the town is based upon the fishing industry, and a variety of services and trades, agriculture, fishing and tourism. The location is a superb combination of ocean and forest, with a mild and temperate climate year round, abundant opportunities for exploring, hiking, trail riding, surfing, walking and with proximity to the ski fields. Restaurants and cafes abound and the area is growing in recognition for its infrastructure development, reasonably priced housing and growth potential. Roads in and out are excellent and the atmosphere is welcoming and inclusive. The College is proud to reap the benefits of all of these desirable factors. Working at Lakes Entrance Secondary College brings with it abundant life style and professional potential.

The aim of the College is to prepare students for life as active, happy, curious and engaged citizens. Teachers work to provide an understanding of opportunity and possibility, where diverse skills are valued and aspirations are carefully nurtured. Our College values are ‘Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for Learning.’ The College curriculum is designed to develop the academic, social and personal skills of each student. There is a strong focus on respectful relationships, historical and geographical understanding and reaching full potential. There is a strong wellbeing perspective, programs to support good decision making and impactful career advice. Our links to all aspects of the Lakes community run deep and enable a well- structured pathway for the aspirations of all of our students.

The Years 7 to 9 curriculum at the College develops a common set of knowledge and skills and has been designed to meet the diverse educational needs of all of our students and to provide them with stimulating and valuable learning experiences both within the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. We aim to offer a stimulating Camp program at each year level, a robust Sports program and celebrate many outstanding achievements of our students, both academic and personal.  The curriculum has been mapped against the skills and knowledge each student will need as they move into the later years of schooling and ultimately further education and employment. There are programs to support all abilities and, the virtue of a relatively small school means that we know our students well and can facilitate the strongest possible outcomes for them and their families.  Year 9 students experience an off-campus curriculum at our local fishing precinct, Bullock Island, where they engage closely with the community, learn about themselves and the world of work and future possibilities.

The College is led by a Principal, Assistant Principal, 2 Learning Specialists and 2 Leading Teachers with a staff of 38 teachers and 12 Educational Support Staff. The focus on student well-being, safety and resilience resides with a team of coordinators led by a leading teacher and supported by a Student Welfare Manager, School Nurse, Chaplain and Psychologist.

The College’s teaching and learning focus is guided by current research and evidence based pedagogy, which involves a diagnosis of learning needs, and effective interventions to enable consistent growth for each student. All teaching staff learn together, and apply themselves to ongoing professional learning. 

The College is a strong nexus between our community, the students and parents and the wider world of opportunity and further education. Strong teaching and learning underpins all of our endeavours and the drive towards continual improvement lends a dynamism to the workplace.

Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 - Teacher Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 13/06/2022 - 28/06/2024

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Craig Sutherland | 51552982

Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 - Teacher Aide