Ed Support Level 1-Range 3 - Student Welfare

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

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Timboon

Job type: Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 18/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1335560

Reference: 1335560

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Timboon

Selection Criteria

  1. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  2. Demonstrated awareness and understanding of the issues encountered by young people and families and the ability to work alongside and support those experiencing barriers to education, including mental health issues such as anxiety.
  3. Demonstrated capacity for critical reflection.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of Tier 1 (universal) programs, such as Respectful Relationships, to enable support of classroom teachers.
  5. Demonstrated capacity to liaise with and collaborate withing a team of wellbeing and health professionals.


[Attendance requirement for this position]

Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

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.


  • Early intervention and additional support for cohorts of students who have specific needs or vulnerabilities¿
  • Provide parent support (including communication with parents/carers where relevant)
  • Keep accurate, thorough written records of activities and client contact while maintaining security and confidentiality
  • Provide enhanced supports that build on interventions adopted in Tier 1 (classroom programs) and support programs across the school¿
  • Communication with relevant staff and senior management, particularly with respect to critical cases of student/staff wellbeing
  • Reports to Student Wellbeing Coordinator and Principal class

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 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

Location Profile




Timboon P-12 School is committed to continuous improvement in our learning and teaching that reflects current and future learning needs. The school is striving to develop a culture that provides quality learning opportunities with a focus on ensuring that all members of the school community have the best options for success.


Through the implementation of the Respectful Relationships Program, the school values are RESPECT, COMMITMENT and EMPATHY. Timboon P-12 School is a school where relationships are based on trust and mutual respect: Where the contributions of all are valued and acknowledged. These values are underpinned by the school motto: “Strength through Understanding” and the core belief that everyone can experience success.

Environmental Context

Socio-demographic Composition

The town of Timboon is the focal point of a remote, rural community economically dependent on the dairy industry; the development of a local boutique food producers trail is adding to the town’s tourism appeal created by its proximity to coastal and marine national parks. Timboon P-12 School is close to tourist destinations along the Shipwreck Coast and this provides employment in the hospitality industry. Agribusiness, gas production, education and health services also provide valuable employment.

Curriculum Provision

Timboon P-12 School is committed to continuous improvement in our learning and teaching that reflects current and future learning needs. The School is striving to develop a culture that provides quality learning opportunities with a focus on ensuring that all members of the school community have the best options for success.  Our motto of “Strength Through Understanding” guides our daily business. Success for all and high quality learning are paramount. The school provides a comprehensive curriculum with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy. Instruction is based around Learning Intentions, Success Criteria, Quality of Task and Feedback.  Curriculum initiatives include; a Primary Science curriculum, an Early Years Numeracy program, elective programs in year 7 to 10, and a wide selection of VET subjects. An extensive list of VCE subjects is available to students. An integrated curriculum program and unit system address the domains of Science, Humanities/History, Design and Technology, The Arts, Civics and Citizenship, Health and LOTE which are cross referenced with literacy. Specialist teachers provide targeted instruction. Interdisciplinary, personal and social learning are addressed within the domains and supported by a range of Outdoor Education camps and excursions. Students with special needs are well supported by Educational Support Staff and a Special Needs Coordinator. Individual Learning Plan Snapshots are developed across the school for all students. Individual pathway interviews take place for all students in years 10 to 12.




 In 2012 the innovative Timboon Agriculture Project was created. It is a school/industry partnership initiative through which businesses and community members support and work with Timboon P-12 School’s teaching staff to integrate agriculture and food technology into the curriculum to:

  • Support student learning and increase applied learning opportunities,
  • Increase student awareness of, preparation for and interest in agricultural education pathways and careers,
  • Increase school engagement with the local community,
  • Improve retention of students at secondary level, and retention or return of school leavers to the district

The ‘TAP’ (Timboon Agriculture Project) program is based around the local Agriculture Industry and is well supported by families, local business and community. We also offer the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. This project has been identified as an exemplary example of education excellence in Victorian education.


A comprehensive transition program ensures all students are supported in the transition into, through and from school. Timboon and District Healthcare services provide a range of health and welfare programs and a joint venture with the Corangamite Shire has resulted in a School/Community Library and a shared sporting complex.  The school is an active participant in district sport and encourages students to participate in instrumental music. Leadership roles exist throughout the school, ranging from House Captains, School Captains and SRC members.



Ed Support Level 1-Range 3 - Student Welfare

Job type:

Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 18/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Matthew Dodson | 03 5598 3381

Ed Support Level 1-Range 3 - Student Welfare