Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job posted: 29/07/2022
Applications close: 11/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Western Region | Melton

Job type: Part time / From 29/07/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1289108

Reference: 1289108

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Melton

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.


Hours of attendance are Monday to Friday 8.50am to 3.15pm = 29.5 hrs per week

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

This vacancy is specifically linked to Student Support Funding and is ongoing. If the funding reduces or ceases during the first seven years of employment, employment may cease subject to the provision of at least 12 weeks’ notice.

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile




School:                               COBURN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address:                             Richard Road, Melton South 
Telephone:                         (03) 9971 2900
Email Address:                   coburn.ps@education.vic.gov.au
Contact Person:                 Mrs Helen Weston
School Hours:                    8:50am to 3:15pm 
School profile:                   Learn to Live 


Coburn Primary School is situated in Melton South and is set in a picturesque and garden environment bordering the Blackwood Reserve with a student population of 635 students. Our school values are Together we are respectful, Together we are cooperative, Together we are responsible and Together we strive for excellence.  We work hard to ensure all students develop both academically and socially/emotionally. 

Ours schools mission statement is It is the mission of Coburn Primary School to collectively build, educate and empower a community of life-long learners”.

The school is structured in single year levels, 5 Prep Classes, 5 Year 1, 4 Year 2, 5 Year 3, 5 Year 4, 4 Year 5, 3 Year 6, a total of 31 classes. The school is exceptionally well resourced with outstanding grounds, facilities including school owned one to one iPads in all learning environments. The school buildings makeup compromises of two main buildings, a number of well-maintained portables, a Gymnasium that is fitted out with large fans and digital screens, a Science and Performing Arts hub, one wet and one dry Art room, an open plan learning area, and a wellbeing space known as the World of Wonder. The school also has an onsite canteen that is run by an external organisation, providing morning tea and lunch orders every day. We run a breakfast program three days per week which is managed by our Education Support staff. At Coburn Primary School we provide a stimulating learning environment and can proudly say that the work embedded through this strategic plan has ensured that our school is safe and orderly. Students are provided the highest quality academic program driven by data and the latest initiatives in education are implemented across the school. To ensure the safety of our students we have high fences with locked gates surrounding the school grounds.

Our enrolment comprises of students from a range of cultural backgrounds reflecting the changes within the Melton South community. Enrolments fluctuate each year equating to one class of students however the dip and rise does not stand at any one particular year level. The SOFE index in 2022 is 0.5786 and has also shown similar dips over time. Our 2022 EAL enrolment is 19% of our student population.

We offer a broad, innovative and differentiated curriculum that promotes independent learning for all. At Coburn Primary School, we believe that all students have the right to learn in a safe and friendly environment that meets their academic and social needs. We ensure that there is a continuous and robust curriculum across the school to meet the needs of students in each year level and area. All members of staff at Coburn Primary School actively work to develop their professional capacity to provide the best possible education for our students. As a result of intensive professional learning, we have developed a consistent and coherent whole-school approach to the teaching of literacy and numeracy.  Our two instructional coaches work with staff understanding the cohort and class data, which lead the work as part of the PLT meetings.

The school offers specialists programs including Visual Art, Performing Arts, Health & Physical Education, and French. We pride ourselves on being a well organised and managed school that is strategic in its thinking, planning and implementation of curriculum programs.

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job type:

Part time / From 29/07/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Helen Weston | 9971 2900

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2