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Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job posted: 24/11/2022
Applications close: 07/12/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

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

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1318378

Reference: 1318378

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

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

[Attendance requirement for this position]

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

Wodonga West Primary School is seeking applications from Teacher Aides who show a love of learning and teaching and who are committed to their profession.  As part of our staff team you will be expected to contribute to the friendly and cooperative nature of our school.  You will also be encouraged to demonstrate your creative and innovative talents to the delivery of the school’s educational programs.

Our school selects staff who:

Are clearly able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of curriculum;

  • Can clearly articulate a set of beliefs about how children best learn;
  • Can successfully plan, organise and implement programs in a school that uses modern approaches to learning and teaching.
  • Understands the importance of and willingly participates in professional development, professional renewal and reflection.
  • Shows a commitment to whole school life by participating in all school activities. 

What can you expect from our school?

Our school has a strong focus on learning.  We are committed to the development of our staff with professional development opportunities offered in learning, teaching and leadership.  You will be part of a vital, stimulating and challenging learning environment with high expectations of staff and students.  The skills you bring to this environment will be valued and used.  Our school is now operating in new contemporary open learning spaces and share a good relationship with our broader school community.  We pride ourselves on our well resourced classrooms and innovative programs.

Preparing your application:

Your application should persuade us that you are the best person for this job.  It does not need to be long but should help us decide if you would fit easily into our school philosophy and learning and teaching team.

Included is a snapshot of our schools expectations of our staff.

Our selection process:

After the closing date, our selection committee will meet and consider the material forwarded by applicants.  The committee will short list applicants for interview, interviews will be conducted, references collected and/or referees contacted and a letter of offer will be forwarded to the successful applicant.

The teacher aide selected to this position will assist the classroom teacher to:

Provide learning experiences for children based on each child’s individual needs and the requirements of School Council and Department of Education Employment and Training Policy by:

  • Assist in implementing learning plans that cater for the individual needs of children as well as school program needs.
  • Work with students to maintain challenging yet achievable goals for individual children.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the attainment and progress of each child and using this information to set new goals.

Develop a classroom culture where individuals are encouraged, respected and challenged intellectually, physically and socially by:

  • Ensuring all children experience success.
  • Using praise and positive reinforcement as the predominant classroom management strategy.
  • Contributing to a classroom that is attractive, stimulating place where resources are well managed.
  • Recognising differences in children through individualised or small group instruction or through the use of a variety of classroom management strategies.

Focus the attention of others on matters of importance to the school by:

  • Supporting the school’s image in the community by respecting confidentiality, resolving problems within the school and promoting the children’s positive attributes.
  • Participating in school events.

Contribute fully to the work of Wodonga West Primary School including:

  • Learning, growing and reflecting through the school’s professional development program.
  • Further the involvement of parents in the learning of children.
  • Be willing to continue to use Modern Technology (ICT) as a tool to assist children and your own learning.
Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Jocelyn Owen | 02 60 24 1188

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2