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Ed Support Level 1 - Range 2 - Teacher Aide

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

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 03/10/2022 - 15/09/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1290177

Reference: 1290177

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Capacity  to undertake routine support tasks across the 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 attendant care to students where necessary.

SC3    Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

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

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.

Role

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.

The commencing salaries for persons employed at level 1 range 2 are set out in clause 18(4) of this agreement.

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.

The duties and responsibilities for the types of education support class work that can be expected at this level are set out below. 

Responsibilities

  • 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 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.
  • Other duties as required by Principal, Assistant Principals and Business Manager.

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

Truganina College places its learners at the centre of all that we do. The College caters for the educational and personal needs of each learner by providing an environment that inspires learning, promotes positive relationships, security, a sense of belonging and a culture of respect and pride.  We have a culture of high expectations and a clear focus on visible learning with strong learning growth for every student.

The College operates using an F-9 Sub school model. The role will see the successful applicant support the achievement of the goals and targets in the College Strategic Plan in an unrelenting manner.

The specifics of the role are detailed below.

Assistant Principal, Christina Arnold would be pleased to discuss this opportunity with interested candidates.

Truganina College places its learners at the centre of all that we do. The College caters for the educational and personal needs of each learner by providing an environment that inspires learning, promotes positive relationships, security, a sense of belonging and a culture of respect and pride. The College motto of; Inspiring Excellence in Learning to Believe, Achieve and Succeed underpins all decisions that are made.

Officially opened in 2015 Truganina College is located within the City of Wyndham on the corner of Clearwood and Brigalow Drives, Truganina, MEL 203 B3. The area is believed to be named after Truganini, a full-blooded Aboriginal Tasmanian woman who spent a short time in the area.

The College is organised around the primary and middle years stages of schooling. The school has a strong focus on effective transition from Early Learning Centres and to Senior Secondary education.

The key components of the teaching curriculum at Truganina College are the effective teaching of literacy and numeracy, using evidence informed, high impact strategies.  The College provides high quality learning experiences ensuring breadth and depth in all curriculum areas. Staff work together to share responsibility for and cater to the individual learning needs of all students.

The design of learning environments reflects the specific requirements of all disciplines and supports a diverse range of active, student centred approaches that are based around the idea of ‘learning to learn’, emphasising such cross-disciplinary skills as critical thinking, problem solving, communication and team work whilst using information technology to support the learning. 

The College culture is one of shared practice, distributed leadership and the development of differentiated learning that are age, stage and ability appropriate. 

The learning environment is developing to allow students to make decisions about their learning. Effective learning environments create these opportunities by making learners responsible for their choices and empowering them with the spaces and options that can make those choices work. Student input into decision making is developing.

Truganina College engages in partnerships which support the learning and wellbeing needs of students at different developmental stages and the needs of families. Partnerships involve maternal health centres, kindergartens, local schools, and tertiary providers. The college is building strong links with the community. The learning process is a joint effort between the college and the families. The language of learning is used in all interactions with the community.

Ed Support Level 1 - Range 2 - Teacher Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 03/10/2022 - 15/09/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Christina Arnold | 03 9368 9800

Ed Support Level 1 - Range 2 - Teacher Aide