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Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 26/05/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 06/06/2022 - 06/04/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1278770

Reference: 1278770

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

  1. Experience or interest in working with students with varying disabilities, with a commitment to improving their access to learning and the curriculum.
  2. Capacity to complete student-centred programs across a range of functions in both primary secondary areas of the school.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including teachers, education support staff, allied health members and students.
  4. Capacity to work independently and in collaboration with a range of people such as allied health professionals, teachers, education support staff and leadership.
  5. A commitment to professional learning and growth.

 

Role

Key roles for Allied Health Assistant at Sunshine Special Developmental School are to:

  • Model a culture of professionalism, high performance and expectations
  • Create a culture of collaboration and accountability
  • Demonstrate and model evidence-based practice
  • Implement and supervise student programs under the direction and instruction of allied health therapists (physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy). 
  • Timely development and provision of resources to therapists and teaching staff as requested, including visual communication supports, sensory resources etc. 
  • Provide support to students for mealtime assistance, yard duty, and in some circumstances attendant care routines. 
  • Assistance with administrative tasks as required by therapists, including ordering of resources and equipment, filing, and making resources such as communication books and visual aids. 
  • Record student therapy progress and session outcomes electronically in individual student files. 
  • Liaising with the allied health team in relation to time management and capacity to meet requests for assistance. 
  • Attend weekly allied health meetings. Chair and take minutes as required. 
  • Chaperone students to and from the buses. 
  • When required, write up work instructions for the safe operation of new equipment. 
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills. 
  • Maintain therapy equipment and aids, and arrange for third party repairs as required. 
  • Organize and maintain allied health equipment storage areas. 
  • Assist with and model the implementation of Positive Behaviour Support
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Work in partnership with the entire Allied Health team,  classroom teams, Learning Centre Leaders and PCL team  

 

Qualities:

Allied Health Assistants will demonstrate and model;

  • An exemplary commitment to the school vision and values
  • A commitment to feedback, reflective practice and ongoing professional learning
  • Flexibility, positivity and a growth mindset
  • High standards of professionalism, conduct and integrity
  • Outstanding prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Strong self-management and emotional intelligence
  • Effective communication skills

 

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

Located in Melbourne's Western suburbs, Sunshine Special Developmental School (SDS) offers a unique and innovative learning environment for students aged from 5-18 years with moderate to severe Intellectual Disabilities.  Sunshine SDS is a P-12 school and is organised around a Primary and Secondary Learning Centre Model. The school is home to a wide range of students from diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Our Vietnamese community is strong and we welcome an increasing number of Burmese and African families into our learning community.

 

Sunshine SDS has an enrolment of 187 students and a staff compliment of: 3 Principal Class,  1 Learning Specialist, 26.9 Teachers and 50.11 Education Support Staff.

 

Our teaching and learning programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of students, and include the use of the ABLES (Abilities Based Learning and Education Support).  The teaching and learning of the school is driven by data that is used to establish priority learning goals for students and to report on progress. Learning is aligned to the Victorian Curriculum, with an emphasis on English, Communication, Mathematics, Personal and Social Capability. The school delivers curriculum through a variety of engaging, hands on contexts for learning. Some of these programs include play based learning, an ‘Electives’ program and Intensive Interaction. Students participate in specialist programs to provide appropriate enrichment and stimulation. These include Visual Art, Library, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Health.

 

The school's team of Allied Health Professionals form a vital part of the support for all students and staff. The team includes Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, a Physiotherapist, Allied Health Assistants and a Psychologist. The school also has a  Burmese cultural worker, a Chaplain and Nurse to provide additional support for both students and families.

 

Sunshine SDS promotes and upholds our vision of ‘Excellence in education for every student, every day without exception.’ And values LEARNING | COLLABORATION | RESPECT | COURAGE | PERSISTENCE

 

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job type:

Full time / From 06/06/2022 - 06/04/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Trisha Thompson | 03 9311-4804

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2