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Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job posted: 17/11/2022
Applications close: 30/11/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1316187

Reference: 1316187

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

Selection Criteria

SC1  Demonstrated capacity to perform duties consistent with established guidelines and frameworks, including coordinating and supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role.

SC2  Demonstrated capacity to work and collaborate with others in a team environment.

SC3  Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in a team environment, including high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4  Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5  Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management and other school staff in respect to the work area.

SC6  A commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

Role

An education support class position at this range will perform tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice, and school policy under supervision and direction. This may include coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students but must not include duties of a teacher as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students can be required individually or in groups up to 4 in controlled circumstances and where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Certification and/or qualifications of up to three years can be required at this level (noting that Registered Nurse is not included at this level, the first level for which is Level 1 range 3).

A role at this range may include:

  • Specific support tasks to achieve outcomes. Typically, this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the co-ordination of a work area under the direction of the principal or a manager.
  • Assisting teachers, within an educational program, by undertaking specific support tasks or the coordination of the support function.
  • Supervised health and wellbeing support tasks, medical intervention support tasks, or other specialised student/teacher support roles (e.g. enrolled nurses performing the role as described in schedule 3). These roles require specific qualifications and/or training, including roles where further training must be undertaken from time to time. The role is for a specific purpose, for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.
  • Technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options. Routine technical support in libraries, science, and information technology would be typical examples.

An education support class position at this range commencing at the base will initially be limited to undertaking routine tasks that are 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. Subject to any specific qualification and/or training requirement, an education support class employee employed in this range may be progressively required to undertake coordination, specialised student/teacher support tasks, or technical tasks as experience in the role is gained.

Responsibilities

  • Provides routine support for teachers including assisting with planning of student routines
  • Supports communication between teachers and parents
  • Communicates with teachers on routine matters related to students and/or other responsibilities
  • Provides basic physical care and wellbeing support for students such as toileting, meals, and lifting
  • Communicating with student/s to support comprehension of basic tasks and information
  • Addresses immediate behavioural presentations relating to specific students within a classroom setting aligned to school policy and procedure
  • Provides basic support and supervision for individuals or groups of up to 4 students within a classroom setting
  • Supports teachers in the coordination of educational programs independently or under minimal supervision, including rostering and organising the work of a team of aides, providing routine co-ordination, guidance, and support to other student support staff, liaising with external providers of support services about clearly defined support needs and resources, assisting teachers with the communication of student outcomes and educational programs
  • Provides medical intervention support to a student/s, under specific conditions, with appropriate training and guidance
  • Provides specialised communication support for students and teachers in areas such as AUSLAN and braille

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

  • 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

Ceres Primary School is an exciting, stimulating and vibrant school located 10km from Geelong, in the picturesque surrounds of the Barrabool Hills. Our school has modern facilities, which includes 8 classrooms, library and multipurpose room. Our spacious and attractive grounds give students the opportunity to be environmentally conscious. We are committed to continuous improvement and attaining distinction in teaching and learning at every level. We have an enrolment of 116, with our students coming from our immediate and wide catchment areas. Currently we do not have any programs offered for overseas students. We provide quality-learning programs in all curriculum areas. Specialist programs encompass Music, Art, PE & Health, STEM, Performing Arts, Fine-Arts, Italian and a Library program (MARC) which ensures student strengths and talents are addressed. Emphasis is on inquiry-based learning and explicit teaching to the point of need through fluid groupings, with a strong commitment to Values Education (Super 7). Technologies are embedded within the curriculum to facilitate exciting and engaging learning programs to meet students’ individual needs facilitated through “Bring your own device” program. We currently have 17 staff members, which includes a Principal, 9 full time teaching staff, 3 part time Specialist staff, 2 education support staff and 2 non-teaching staff (administration). We do not currently have any Torres Strait or aboriginal staff. Our current leadership structure includes 1 Principal, a Learning Specialist, a Tutor and Data Coach, and PLT Leaders. All students are respected as individuals and teachers and families work together to promote learning. We strive towards the healthy development of every child in an inclusive environment so that each has the knowledge, skills and resilience to be successful in a rapidly changing world. The Ceres Primary School community values the extension of each student’s individual potential by encouraging, recognising and rewarding effort and achievement. We strive to provide a co-operative and friendly environment where students share the responsibility for their own learning, behaviour and health. At Ceres Primary School we value mutual working partnerships with parents, in the education of each individual, to aid in the student’s social, emotional and academic growth. This is also achieved by providing a safe and secure environment, which has a community and family atmosphere. Students are working on embedding the actions and behaviours of the Super 7, which are Bucket-filling, Risk Taking, Safety, Organisation, Resilience, Respect and Tolerance and Best Effort. We continue to promote student voice and participation with all year levels involved in leadership opportunities. Our year 5 & 6 students participate in being involved in Junior School Council, as Student Leaders and House Captains. There is a strong relationship between parents, staff and students, with a high level of parent participation on School Council, as classroom helpers, in fundraising, buildings and grounds development and community social activities.

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Timothy Callaghan | 03 5249 1382

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2