Ed Support Level 1-Range 2 - Deaf Education Support

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 22/08/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1290071

Reference: 1290071

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.

SC3    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

SC4    Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5    A commitment to professional learning and growth.


No attendance requirements for this position

Undertakes routine tasks that are usually 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.

Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices.  Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction.  Assistance is readily available when problems arise.  An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.

Does not carry responsibility for the work of others.  More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.

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.

Qualification requirements do not operate at range 2.  Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.


This role is 0.8 over 5 days (Monday to Friday)

  • Staff education and support for technology in the classroom, including :  hearing technology such as Rogers and Soundfield systems and accessing captioned media.
  • Participation in weekly DEC team meetings.
  • Sharing and celebrating of Deaf awareness and culture to develop student deaf identity and confidence.
  • Auslan skills preferred but not essential.  Willingness to undertake Auslan studies.
  • 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 the supervision of pupils in playgrounds, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities and life skills.
  • Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment.
  • Prepare basic curriculum support resources.
  • Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs.
  • Observe students and draw the attention of the teacher to them where necessary.
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement.
  • Assist with communication between teachers and non-English speaking parents/students.
  • Assist in the translation of documents.
  • 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

Vaccination Requirement

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

Mount Erin College is a high performing school located in Frankston South, on a beautiful 15-hectare bushland setting. Learning is our priority and the College is dedicated to the success of every child. Teaching staff are skilled and innovative professionals focused on teaching and learning. They work hard to support every student to reach their potential; and to build those critical personal attributes of motivation, confidence, self-belief and resilience. MEC prepares students for the challenges of a rapidly changing world building opportunities for collaborative work and problem solving while encouraging curiosity, independence and reflection.

MEC operates in a vertical House Structure where students (Year 7-12) and staff are allocated into one of the four houses where student engagement and wellbeing can be maximized so learning can be maximised. This structure fosters the development of strong relationships for the duration of a student’s journey through the College. Involvement of parents in the learning journey and maintaining ongoing open lines of communication are priorities that the College encourages in order to provide the best support for our young people. SWPBS, based on the foundations of the Mount Erin College values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience, underpins the College’s student engagement philosophy and staff set high expectations for student behaviour.

Mount Erin College offers a wide range of programs to cater for diverse student interests and passions, including a comprehensive Sport program for high achieving athletes, Arts prgrams for students who are passionate about the performing and visual arts, and a rich and comprehensive range of subjects and electives across the middle and senior years. The College boasts a wide-ranging senior program, offering both VCE and VCAL as well as VET. Our students continue to achieve excellent VCE results and are able to take advantage of the many well-established partnerships with Universities that enable access to many exciting tertiary pathways.

The College has stunning infrastructure that provide state of the art facilities across a wide range of specialist areas including, Science, IT, Art, Design and Technology. The wonderful auditorium supports a thriving Performing Arts program. The architectural design has been informed by the latest in educational research on best practice in teaching and learning. Technology underpins the learning in all areas and the augmented sound system ensures our Deaf and Hard of Hearing students are well supported. A competition grade hockey field and new gymnasium with purpose-built classrooms providing exceptional facilities for our sporting precinct which supports the high-level sporting program in the College.

Mount Erin College provides individualized support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students in mainstream classes across all year levels. Staff in our Deaf Education Centre work closely with classroom teachers to provide an inclusive program for students across all year levels. We are the only government secondary school in the South Eastern region that provides support for these students by highly trained staff.

The College has established outstanding community links with the Village Baxter providing many enriching opportunities for our students in terms of community service and building pathways opportunities. The Student Agency and Leadership Team (SALT), our student leadership program, develops the leadership skills and builds the capacity of our young people to have a voice in their community. We value this highly as our vision of success for young people involves them being actively involved in understanding and shaping their communities.

Virtual Tours available on our College Website.

School size: 850                  Principal:  Ms Jenni Hodgins

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2 - Deaf Education Support

Job type:

Part time / From 22/08/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Ms Jenni Hodgins College Principal | 035/971-6000

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2 - Deaf Education Support