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Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job posted: 21/11/2022
Applications close: 04/12/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1317117

Reference: 1317117

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

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, and maintain postive relationships with students. 

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, inparticualr, the ability to support students with a range of behavioural and academic needs. 

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

Role

Hours of attendance for this role: 9.00-3.30, 3 days per week. 

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

Established in 1910, Mount Evelyn Primary School has a long and very proud history of educating children of families living in the local area. Situated on the corner of Monbulk Road and Clegg Road, the school attracts families from within our school zone and those commuting daily from the Yarra Valley.  The school was rebuilt and modernised in 2010 and now hosts a large main building containing thirteen classrooms, , offices and specialist areas including the visual arts room and library. The building also includes breakout rooms and a large corridor which acts as an extension of the learning space. All classrooms in this building have external access.  Six further classrooms are located in an additional permanent building and one relocatable. The school also boasts a large gym, a community building which is also the performing arts hub and attractive outdoor areas including a synthetic turf oval, two basketball courts, multiple playgrounds and a sensory play area including a vegetable garden and chicken enclosure.

In 2022, 388 students are enrolled at Mount Evelyn Primary School. Although our overall socio-economic profile places us in the low-medium range, we cater for a very diverse community. Mount Evelyn PS has 38 equivalent full time staff including 2 principal class, two Learning Specialist, 24 full and part time teaching staff and 12 education support and administration staff.

At Mount Evelyn Primary School we teach children to become lifelong learners and to not just see school primarily as a place of knowledge acquisition. Emphasis is placed upon the use of thinking tools and our students are specifically taught the importance of self management, working collaboratively and taking responsibility. The school values of integrity (Be your best)  care, respect, safety and responsibility provide the foundations for achieving this. We believe that learning is a journey, not a race. Whilst each child may make that journey in their own unique way, given adequate time, guidance and support, all can make the journey.

Our Gradual Release of Responsibility Instructional model enables students to engage in the explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy skills, be scaffolded and supported in small group sessions and independently and confidently demonstrate their learning and key understandings. Our focus is to cater to each student's individual point of need and to encourage students to become partners in their learning journey. The implementation of the readers' and writers' workshop models ensures consistency across the school and encourages the sequential development of skills. To support the consolidation of numeracy skills and learning, students participate in both the explicit teaching of mathematical concepts and hands on, problem solving tasks.

Specialist programs include visual and performing arts, health and physical education, science, global education and Auslan. Extension and intervention programs including the Tutor Learning Initiative, Toe by Toe, MiniLit, MacqLit, Gateways, Tournament of Minds and an art extension program run by YHSC support all students in their learning.

Mount Evelyn Primary School also offers and promotes a large number of extra curricular activities including school production, arts festival, camps and excursions, leadership development, and Hands on Learning. Students engage in sporting opportunities including inter school sporting competitions, Hooptime, cross country running, swimming programs and athletics. Staff and student led lunchtime clubs provide opportunities for students to opt into interest based clubs, choirs and social skills/games groups. The schools offers instrumental music opportunities and boasts a large school run Out of School Hours Care and Vacation care program.

Student wellbeing is supported through the engagement of a fulltime wellbeing coordinator and strong support and pastoral care programs including chaplaincy, Kids Hope, Buddies and peer mediation. Our whole school wellbeing process is based on the Berry Street Educational Model in which all staff are fully trained.

Mount Evelyn Primary School encourages all teachers, students and families to work together as a learning community; one that is dedicated to caring and support, active participation and positive expectations for all students.

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Kim Douglas | 97362233

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2