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Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 29/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1289797

Reference: 1289797

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern 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 provide support and/or attendant care to students, in particular students with disabilities 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    Demonstrated capacity to be flexible and adapt to different situations.

Role

Attendance requirement for this position is four days, from 9.00am - 3.30pm.

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

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.

Location Profile

Bell Primary School is a dynamic and community focused school with a 2022 student enrolment of 442 students. The school is proud of its long history of providing education in the Preston community since its establishment in 1928. The pleasant, well maintained school grounds enhance the learning programs and community activities. Bell Primary School is committed to building active student and community involvement – a philosophy that underpins a range of programs and community bodies.

The school is supported by a dynamic community led by a dedicated School Council including the following Sub- Committees and Working Groups:

  • Finance
  • Education and Innovation
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement
  • Grants and Policies
  • Infrastructure-Facilities
  • Sustainability
  • Fundraising and Fete teams
  • Communications Strategy.

In 2020, the school opened a new senior school learning hub on the second floor of the main building and a refurbished library as part of a capital works upgrade to support collaborative and connected learning approaches. The learning centre, main building and 7 Modular-5 relocatable buildings provide further opportunities for flexible learning that support staff in catering for the needs of individual and groups of students. In 2022, the school will operate with 19 classes.  

This year, we have started Stage 2 of the building master plan including the construction of a gym/hall for school and community use primarily in the areas of PE/sport and performing arts, as well as further upgrades to the main building.

The school continues to prioritise the core areas of Literacy, Numeracy and Curiosity with a focus on building consistency of practice through implementing an agreed upon instructional model. As a professional learning community, we continue to focus on enhancing teaching and learning practices and improving student achievement outcomes through data driven planning in collaborative teams. An emphasis on high impact teaching strategies including differentiation and providing additional support and extension is central to our approach to teaching and learning at Bell.

At Bell Primary, we implement Berry Street Educational Model (BSEM) strategies. BSEM is based on proven positive education, trauma-informed and wellbeing practices that enable students’ academic and personal growth. The BSEM comprises five domains or ‘pedagogical lenses’: Body, Stamina, Engagement and Character, all anchored by Relationship. As part of our Start Up Program, the first week of the school year is spent setting the tone in each room with a strong emphasis on values and developing effective routines and relationships.

Specialist subjects for Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Language (Italian) are delivered weekly to all grades. A tutoring/intervention program will continue in 2022 to support identified students with targeted and precise learning activities. Additional programs such as Bike Ed, Science, Environment, Health and Personal Development complement these essential learning areas. Students also have opportunities to participate in Junior School Council, student forums, debating, leadership training, GATEWAYS and the bi-annual school production.

Bell offers a range of extra-curricular activities as part of its commitment to supporting students’ wellbeing including interschool sport, camps, choir and rock band, art extension classes, as well as offering a number of instrumental music lessons by external providers. Staff also offer a range of lunchtime clubs at various times of the year.

Our school encourages students to operate independently and co-operatively, to be valued and value others and to take pride and pleasure in participation and achievement.

Our vision and values underpin all decision making and guide the behaviours and attitude of all members of the Bell Community:

Vision

Bell Primary school is a caring community that fosters a love of learning in young people. At school and beyond, students are confident to think critically and empowered to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.

Values

Resilience: As learners, we embrace a challenge and don’t give up. We can overcome obstacles and bounce back from difficult situations.

Creativity: We are open to novel ideas and explore new ways to solve problems.

Curiosity: We are excited to explore new and challenging ideas.

Collaboration: We work together to share ideas and knowledge in order to achieve a common goal.

Respect: We foster a culture in which people feel safe to be themselves and are inclusive of others. We take care of our environment and enjoy the wonders it offers.

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job type:

Part time / From 29/08/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Xenia Matani | 9480 5622

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2