Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 29/08/2022 - 15/09/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1289584

Reference: 1289584

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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.

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.


Attendance requirement for this position:  Monday to Friday 8.45 am to 3.15 pm

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 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.


  • 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

Location Profile

Banyan Fields Primary School is located in Carrum Downs and currently has a growing school population, currently over 600 students ranging from F-6.



At Banyan Fields Primary School our mission is to provide quality teaching and learning where children become confident, enthusiastic learners and socially competent, community builders. We are proud of the high calibre students who leave us prepared to flourish in their future lives, having learned and practiced regularly the schools values:

  • Belonging: Including everyone using the common themes of acceptance; tolerance; caring and loyalty.
  • Resilience: Bouncing back using the common themes of learning from mistakes; mental toughness and never give up, even when it is hard.
  • Ambition: My very best effort using the common themes of high expectations of myself and others; spirit; future success; self-belief and doing my very best.
  • Integrity: Always doing the right thing using the common themes of truth, honesty and trust.

Our aim for our students is that they experience a seamless education from pre-school to year 12; we work hard to develop relationships with the neighbouring kindergartens, local primary school and high school to do this and promote effective, supportive transitions. We offer a wide range of programs and opportunities for children to develop their potential intellectually, emotionally and socially in a secure, caring environment.


Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Our curriculum is constantly reviewed to ensure the children receive engaging and stimulating programs based on the Victorian Curriculum and a diverse program of extra-curricular activities. Our teachers are skilled in developing hands-on, interactive and engaging learning tasks that are relevant to students. They too provide opportunities for students to apply their learning in a range of contexts, using appropriate technological devices to assist them. We integrate learning topics together so a range of ideas are addressed at one time, allowing students to be creative and develop their resourcefulness, reflectivity, communication and collaboration skills. We encourage students to make mistakes! This means they are trying new things, pushing themselves and having to overcome the barriers to their learning; in doing so developing their resilience.

Our teachers track all students’ progress academically and in other aspects of their school lives. Some students receive additional support from a wide range of Allied Professionals who work with the school. These professionals include psychologists, counsellors, speech therapists, occupational therapists and a Chaplain. Students are able to access these programmes through liaison with the classroom teacher and dedicated wellbeing team. 


Leadership and Governance

We have strong leadership and mentoring structures to support skill development of all students which underpins our approach to student wellbeing.  Our proactive School Council ensure that we are meeting our aims and accountabilities. This is viewed upon positively by the school’s leadership team in recognition that a certain level of challenge ensures we continue to grow and develop as a school. We have a robust Performance and Development process that ensures our teachers/staff are stretched, challenged and supported, so they can do the same for our students.


Community engagement

We are extremely proud of the school’s standing within the community. Working together in an educational partnership has amazing advantages and potential for all. We pledge to our community that we will work relentlessly to provide the best possible educational environment for all our students to flourish. Banyan Fields Primary School truly aims to be the “Heart and spirit of the Community.”


Child Safe Standards – Our Commitment

Banyan Fields Primary School is compliant with the Child Safe standards. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all our young people. We set very high levels of care for each individual student and expect that all staff and volunteers who work at the school have the same high levels of commitment.


All employees are expected to keep up to date with the requirements of mandatory reporting, become familiar with the relevant Child Safe policies and those associated with it, and uphold the professional characteristics of adults working with children (e.g. VIT; The Victorian Teaching Profession Code of Conduct.)

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job type:

Part time / From 29/08/2022 - 15/09/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Bethany Jackson | 03 9782 1333

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2