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Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

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

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Rutherglen

Job type: Part time / From 28/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1289837

Reference: 1289837

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Rutherglen

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

Purpose

The purpose of this role is to provide support for PSDMS funded students and other identified students.  The person in the integration aide position is required to work cooperatively with students, staff, parents and external agencies and involves close interaction with students. The ES integration aide should ensure that the staff are kept informed of the students’ progress, wellbeing and learning needs. It is important that the ES integration aide operates in a consistent, professional, courteous and efficient manner at all times.
 

Accountabilities

  • To assist students on an individual or group basis with their learning.
  • To promote a safe and supportive school environment in particular providing basic physical and emotional care of students. 
  • To communicate and liaise with students and teachers, particularly clarification of instructions/other adaptations required to support the student in his/her learning.
  • To communicate when required with parents about day to day matters, all other matters should be referred to the teacher.
  • To participate in monitoring and evaluating student progress within individual learning programs. under the direction of the class teacher, and with the modifications provided by the teacher
  • To ensure occupational health and safety regulations are met in provided support to the students.
  • To maintain confidentiality of school records.
  • To complete training in integration and any other relevant professional development training.
  • To undertake other duties and responsibilities within the dimensions of work level as requested by the principal or business manager.
  • To conduct duties only in line with areas of expertise.
  • To assist students to meet the goals of their Individual Learning Plan.
  • To attend all normal hours or work, regardless of the attendance on the student.
  • To ensure adherence to all Occupational Health and Safety guidelines specific to the work area
  • To abide by the Schools Code of Conduct which expect and require staff and visitors to ensure the protection of students.
  • To fully support the school’s Child Safe Policy for the prevention of student abuse by identifying risks early, taking all allegations and concerns seriously, reporting to appropriate staff who have specific responsibilities regarding Child Safety.

Duty Statement

      Action/Tasks

  • Under instructions from the class teacher, assist students by:
    • Re-enforcing new concepts
    • Using alternative methods more suitable to the student’s learning strengths
    • Note-taking
    • Reading instructions and giving explanations
    • Assisting students to be organised
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students, and refer any concerns to the teacher
  • Attend classes as per timetable except designated breaks
  • Assist with the supervision of students in the school yard, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy and life skills activities.
  • Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment under the direction of the teacher.
  • Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs.
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement.
  • Liaise with relevant outside agencies/professionals in relation to students within the PSD program when required.
  • Observing how students are doing with a task and difficulties they encounter, and providing feedback to the teacher.

  Effectiveness Measures

  • High level of support provided to the student
  • High level of support provided to the teaching and wellbeing staff.

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

Rutherglen Primary School is a vibrant and connected learning community which provides a caring and supportive learning environment for students using a multi-age structure from Foundation-6. Staff, students and families work together to create a learning environment that promotes:

o             Commitment to support all learners to grow and succeed now and in the future.

o             Resilience to ensure learners strive for excellence - academically, socially and emotionally.

o             Genuine care for all - regardless of difference.                                                                                               

o             Pride in ourselves, our school and our community.

 

We pride ourselves on the education of our school values of respect, responsibility, integrity and empathy which are at the core of all connections with each other and the wider community. We encourage and support students to demonstrate care for themselves, others and the school community through their actions and words.

Rutherglen Primary School is located in the town of Rutherglen in North-East Victoria and is centrally located 42km from both Wangaratta and Wodonga. The original school was established in 1873 and is proudly centred within the town, drawing students from both within the town, as well as the nearby towns of Wahgunyah, Corowa, Springhurst, Chiltern, Barnawartha, Norong and other outlying farming areas. The school is part of the Wodonga/Indigo Network of Schools in the North Eastern Victoria Region and the current student population sits at 169 students. Rutherglen Primary School has modern and flexible learning spaces that work in harmony with our renovated historic buildings, thus providing an engaging environment for both students and staff. An ongoing focus on developing our school's grounds has led to exciting improvements in our outdoor environment, which provides a range of both active play and quiet spaces.

The students are at the centre of our F-6 approach to learning, as we support and encourage them to be independent learners who can articulate their skills and knowledge, reflect on their learning and be actively involved in future learning aspirations. We support the personal and academic growth of our learners through an engaging and supportive environment and a balanced school curriculum.

The dedicated staff of Rutherglen Primary continued to utilise professional learning to build capacity across the school and develop shared language and expectations around student learning.   The well-being of our students is of high importance and through the Respectful Relationships resources and as a SWPBS school we support students with a range of programs and tiered intervention supports, as well as weekly well-being lessons and fortnightly Foundation-Year 6 well-being activities. Students are offered a range of extra curricula activities and opportunities that support their learning and emotional growth. Student leadership is highly valued at RPS, and along with school and sports captains, we are proud of our Student Leadership Team which is supported by every staff member in the school. On a termly rotating basis, the 4 teams within the Student Leadership Team work their way through the areas of Student Voice, Community Connections, Health & Well-being and Fun & Fundraising. They play an active role in bringing student voice and action both within and outside the school community.

Our school is led by a Principal and employs 9 full time equivalent teaching staff. Rutherglen Primary School has specialist teachers that provide programs in Health and PE, Visual Arts and Languages (French), and we are proud of our own school established cooking and gardening program which sees students in Years 3 and 4 partake in weekly lessons in the garden and cooking centre. This program is well supported by a number of volunteers from the community. Opportunities are provided for students to partake in a range of sporting opportunities, lunch-time and competition chess, gardening and music and vocals through a music teacher. Our school community is highly supportive of our school and our parents are valued and active participants who are engaged in range of activities and decision-making processes. We encourage and promote our families’ engagement in their child's school years through volunteering in classrooms and programs, being a member of School Council, Parent & Friends Association or other extra curricula programs such as excursions, sport, Spring Fair and School Production.

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job type:

Part time / From 28/08/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Karryn Williams | 026/032-9428

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2