Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Wonthaggi

Job type: Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 18/01/2024

Organisation: Education

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1336752

Reference: 1336752

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Wonthaggi

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.


[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.


  • 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 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.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

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

Location Profile

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the advertised position at Wonthaggi North Primary School. At a time of exciting growth and continuous school improvement, this is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, dynamic professional to be part of our team.

Wonthaggi North PS is located in a large town on the Bass Coast, 128kms to the Southeast of Melbourne. The school is situated in an identified future growth area with new subdivisions planned. In 2023, we have an enrolment of 160 students. Staffing consists of 13 teaching staff, 1 Principal Class staff and 6 Education Support (ES) staff. 

One of the great strengths of the school is our ability to provide a positive learning environment with a broad range of opportunities for our students. These opportunities include learning Spanish, Art, ICT and Physical Education along with: library, extra sporting opportunities, camps and excursions. We also have before and afterschool care provided by Their Care.

At Wonthaggi North PS, we value cultural diversity and pride ourselves in creating an environment where all children can find the tools to be the best versions of themselves within and beyond the school walls. We provide students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions for learning, which become strategies that they need and use in their everyday lives.

We believe that every individual student is capable of success. To help students succeed socially and emotionally, our staff are committed to delivering and modelling the Respectful Relationships Curriculum and the Zones of Regulation program across all year levels. We empower students to have pride and respect for themselves, others and the environment, and to be strong role models who show empathy and compassion for others.

To meet every student’s needs, our staff also work hard to create personalised learning spaces that allow students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to feel safe, secure, valued and supported. Teachers deliver the curriculum through engaging lessons informed by their knowledge of each student, and encourage students to take risks that allow their learning to progress. We prioritise learning with a purpose and support students in becoming lifelong learners.

Our learners have many opportunities to develop their leadership skills in Junior School Council, Eco Warriors and the Cultural Team. Through these programmes we ensure that students voices are heard and valued, so that they learn the power of their own voice.

We teach the Sounds Write Phonics Program from Prep to Grade Six and offer additional tutoring support in Mathematics and English. We value a hands-on approach to learning and support students to develop resilience, independence, accountability for their learning and problem-solving skills through challenge.

We facilitate further personal development by encouraging students to seek, accept and utilise the constructive feedback that we provide them throughout their learning journey.

The school features a full-sized gymnasium, large outdoor play areas, covered walkways between buildings, outside classrooms, three outdoor basketball courts, a generous range of play equipment and attractive gardens. A star element of our outdoor area is the organic fruit and vegetable garden that our staff and students maintain and enjoy together.  

This school is a key part of the local Wonthaggi community and is supported by several parents from the School Council and the active Parents and Friends Association. 

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job type:

Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 18/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Andrew Strickland | 035672-4697

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2