Ed Support Level 1-Range 2 (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job posted: 12/09/2023
Applications close: 25/09/2023 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 16/10/2023 - 20/09/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1367089

Reference: 1367089

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.

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.


This role is 0.2 with required attendance of one day 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.


Experience Preferred

· Science supplies Procurement

· Management of the Chemical Register

· Liaise with science teaching staff regarding requirements for practical work, setting a priority system where necessary

· Maintain efficient system for storage, use and allocation of materials and equipment

· Advise science staff on technical components of curriculum, including assisting with demonstrations as required

· As part of science team review, evaluate and modify laboratory practice and suggest alternatives / develop practical exercise

· Assist with the use of computers and learning technologies including calibration checks and operation of specialist laboratory equipment and instruments

· Prepare solutions, stain and media for use in the laboratory

· Prepare and maintain all documentation, including risk assessments and monitor practices required for OH&S and legislative compliance

· Manage inventory and equipment, including ordering, servicing and cleaning

· Maintain laboratories, preparation and storage areas in a clean, orderly manner at all times

· Obtain appropriate licenses/permits for use of plants, animals, chemicals and lasers

· Collect and maintain living specimens (in accordance with regulations including relevant licences), collect off campus scientific and field samples as required

· Assist teaching staff with practicals and demonstrations on occasions

· Participate in team meetings

· Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and students

· To be able to work effectively independently or as part of a team

· Ability to work in the classroom to assist students

· Keyboard and computer experience a necessity

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:

 Child Safe Standards: Policy | education.vic.gov.au

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DE’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DE’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 DE values is available at:


Other Information

  • 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

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

Vision and Values


Timbarra P-9 College is located in the South Eastern suburb of Berwick in the City of Casey within metropolitan Melbourne. A total of 568 students are enrolled at the college with 359 in the Primary and 209 in the Secondary. 16% of students have English as an Additional Language and 1% are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.  The socio-economic profile (SFOE) for the school is in the low medium range.

Timbarra offers specialist programs in the Primary area in Performing Arts (Champion School for the Musical Futures Program), Visual Arts and Physical Education. In addition to core curriculum areas, Timbarra offers Secondary students many co-curricular opportunities, particularly in sport and music. The Year 9 Electives program provides students with a wide variety of student choice catering for different learning styles and personal interests.  Timbarra provides a unique Year 9 Melbourne Experience program and an extensive Careers and Transition Program, job skills workshops and individual pathway guidance for students in their transition from Timbarra P-9 College to their next educational setting.

All students have access to 'state of the art' facilities including Music, Food Technology, Media, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEM) Centre and Sporting Hub including a three-court basketball stadium, full sized oval and cricket nets.  We offer an extensive range of technology including the Musical Futures Program (Years 5-9) a 1:1 Year 7-9 netbook program, netbook pods situated in all Learning Neighborhoods, iPads, Media Centre equipped with iMac computers, green room (filming) and podcast facilities.  Timbarra offers a College Academy Program for students in Years 5-9 in Sport (Soccer, Netball, Basketball and AFL), Music (Young Warriors) and STEM.

Timbarra offers a Prep - Year 9 sequential program in Literacy and Numeracy with a strong emphasis on student voice and differentiation across all levels of the College. Timbarra provides enrichment/support and extra curricula programs including the Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) Program for Primary students and the Victorian High Achievers Program (Literacy/Numeracy).

The College¿s Explicit Instructional Model ensures that all teaching staff follow an Explicit Teaching Model with an emphasis on student choice, SMART goal setting and differentiation to accommodate the needs of all students. Our Inquiry Based units of work promote the development of high order thinking skills incorporating student¿s personal interests. The College has implemented DET Professional Learning Communities of Practice model across the school.

Timbarra P-9 College strives to develop resilient independent learners and takes pride in promoting positive and respectful relationships for all members of the school community. The College promotes a positive learning environment supporting the growth of each individual with an emphasis on student voice and agency and is committed to continually improving educational programs, facilities and resources for the benefit of all students. We believe "We are the difference'.

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2 (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job type:

Part time / From 16/10/2023 - 20/09/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2


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Ed Support Level 1-Range 2 (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)