Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Shepparton

Job type: Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Education

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1337033

Reference: 1337033

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Shepparton

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3    Demonstrated 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 in respect to the work area.

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


Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy.  This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.  Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards.  Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2.  Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1.  Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role. 

Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated 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.

Performs 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 laboratories would be typical examples.

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.


The responsibilities of this position will be:


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 excursion, in sporting activities, therapy activities and life skills

Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment

Prepare curriculum support resources

Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs

Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement

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

  • 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

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Echuca Twin Rivers Specialist School is seeking applicants who display an understanding of the learning and teaching of students with special needs and who are committed to their profession.

Echuca Twin Rivers Specialist School is a rapidly expanding school, providing education for children ages 5-18 years with intellectual and associated disabilities. The school enrolment is approximately 115 students. We follow Victorian Curriculum using ABLES to assist assessment.  The curriculum is based on individual needs and abilities and designed to be motivating, challenging and flexible with a significant focus on life skills and personal development.

The school successfully met all standards for Professional Development Culture and was accredited in 2008. Our 2019 - 2022 Strategic Plan has a student learning focus on Literacy, Numeracy and excellence in Education. The major emphasis is on literacy with a focus on reading, developing oral language and social skills. We believe that all our students need to be given a voice and the staff are dedicated to making the most of the school resources to achieve this goal.

Our Strategic Plan has a major teaching and learning focus on Literacy, Numeracy and Communication. All students work with iPads to strengthen literacy and numeracy skills.  We offer a significant P.E.C.S program to build communication skills across different areas of the school.

The school has a strong wellbeing culture. In 2016 the school launched The Koorie Inclusive School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (KI SWPBS) program This evidence based approach  supports positive  school culture by creating safe, inclusive  learning environments defined  by proactive whole school systems to define, teach and support appropriate student behaviours.

Inclusion is of vital importance to our Community and links with mainstream schools and local sporting clubs are facilitated through community partnerships. The school promotes inclusion of all cultures, religion and gender identities and where local history, heritage and the values of the nation’s first people can be explored and celebrated. Inclusion is promoted in our community and links with mainstream.

Family connections are vital and their continued support is greatly valued. Student wellbeing is a high priority and contact with most families on a daily basis provides holistic support not only to students but to caregivers. Our families come from a diverse background spread over a large geographical area.

Many of our students have high paramedical needs. Access to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and psychologist services is provided as required. Specialised therapy and augmented communication equipment is available to support these programmes.

The school prides itself on having an open and welcoming environment that encourages parent and community participation. Links with the community are encouraged. The school plays host to students on work experience, or community service programmes as well as providing onsite training for staff from local mainstream schools.  We recognise and appreciate the challenging nature of the job and are proud of the professional commitment of all our staff.

 Our school offers:

•Excellence in Education - High quality teaching tailored to the individual

•A curriculum designed to allow students to develop to their full potential.

•Highly trained and dedicated staff, highly respected by the greater community.

•A safe and supportive environment catering for all physical, emotional and intellectual needs.

•A strong emphasis on assisting the students to develop interpersonal skills readying them for life beyond school.

•A strong student wellbeing culture, where each child’s needs are of top priority.

•An outstanding team approach to teaching and managing the students.

•Strong partnerships with parents, local disability services and the broader community.

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job type:

Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Paul Marshall | 03 5410 7700

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2