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

Job posted: 10/05/2024
Applications close: 23/05/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Stawell

Job type: Part time / From 28/05/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1414927

Reference: 1414927

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Stawell

Selection Criteria

SC1 Provides basic physical care and wellbeing support for students such as toileting, meals, and lifting. 

SC 2 The ability to take instruction and work as part of a team, supporting the educational, physical and social needs of students with learning and / or multiple disabilities, including coordinating and supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role. 

SC 3 The ability to communicate effectively and develop relationships with teachers, fellow Education Support Officers, support staff, service providers, families and students. Possess technical knowledge relevant to the position including high level oral and written communication skills. 

SC 4 The capacity to manage students with diverse and sometimes challenging behaviours within an education setting, focusing on the use of the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Model. 

SC 5 Committed to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

Role

 ¿An additional 30 days leave (pro rata for part time employees) are attached to 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

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

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).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@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:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/child-safe-standards/policy

DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/values-department-vps-school-employees/overview

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

This vacancy is specifically linked to Student Support Funding and is ongoing. If the funding reduces or ceases during the first seven years of employment, employment may cease subject to the provision of at least 12 weeks’ notice.

Location Profile

Concongella Primary School is a vibrant small school set just outside of Stawell in Western Victoria. We are a core member of many strong networks: The Grampians Small School Cluster; The Stawell, St Arnaud and Surrounding Schools Network; and The West Grampians Network. In 2024, Concongella has an enrolment of 37 students in grades from foundation to 6. These students are taught in 3 groups: Foundation - 2, 3 - 4 and 5 - 6. 65% of our students come from Stawell by car, 12% live within the nearby area, 10% travel by bus from other towns and 12% travel from further towns not serviced by buses. This diversity of locations is quite unique to our school. Our students are supported by a range of staff, involving 3 main classroom teachers, 4 Education Support- Integration Aides, 3 specialist teachers, a business manager, an Outside School Hours Care coordinator and assistant. We are led by our values of Support, Encourage, Effort and Achieve- the intent of which is utilised in the student motto: 'I am supported in my learning, I am encouraged to do my best, I put in the effort, so I achieve my full potential'; our School Wide Positive Behaviours matrix; The Conco awards and the weekly Values Certificate. The core purpose of Concongella Primary School is to provide high quality education for all. This is supported by our vision: To create an outstanding learning environment where each individual thrives. And our mission statement: We believe that through developing authentic and rigorous relationships with our whole community, we are inclusive and guide our students to become effective members of society; socially and academically. Community members are an integral part of the school's educational program, supporting students, participating in areas of the curriculum including classroom helpers, maintenance of facilities, and fundraising activities. The community benefits from the experience of parents and links with local community

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

Job type:

Part time / From 28/05/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Contact:

Anthony Cain | 0407 285 695

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