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Education Support

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Sunbury

Job type: Part time / From 18/07/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1285013

Reference: 1285013

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Sunbury

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.

Role

Attendance: Mon - Fri, 5.5-6 hours per day negotiable.

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 1.  Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.

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.

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

Other Information

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of three referees who are able to attest to the claims made in your application

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

We anticipate shortlisting will take place in the first week of Term 3. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

 

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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

SCHOOL PROFILE – Gisborne Primary School – Excellence in Education

Gisborne Primary School has a current enrolment of 546 pupils with 50 staff.  Situated in the picturesque country town of Gisborne, 53km from Melbourne, Gisborne Primary School has been serving its rural community for over 150 years.  The school has developed and expanded with the township itself.  The school provides a stimulating and safe learning environment for children where they are supported in their pursuit of excellence and in the realisation of their maximum potential.

There is a mixture of modern and historic buildings on the site.  They feature well equipped technology areas, library, teacher resource and withdrawal areas, a gymnasium, canteen, visual arts room and adventure playground areas.  Our teachers are required to differentiate the curriculum to suit the learning needs of students.  Quality planning, teaching and assessment practices are considered high priority at our school.

Students at Gisborne Primary School are encouraged to share their ‘voice’ in their classes and through the many leadership opportunities offered.  Our School Captains lead school events, assemblies and school tours and represent the school at community events such as Anzac Day.  Other leadership initiatives include House Captains, Arts, Community & Sustainability/Environment Leadership teams, and two Class Captains lead each classroom.

Our specialist programs include Physical Education, STEM, Music, Visual Art and LOTE – Italian.

Our teachers plan together in teams and use data to inform the direction of teaching and monitor every child’s progress. The focus of Professional Development for our staff has resulted in a heightened awareness of the best current teaching practices.  A large component of professional development is undertaken in Professional Learning Communities (PLC), which focus on refinements in teaching, data analysis, goal setting and collegiate support.  The Leadership Team and teachers regularly participate in Learning Walks and Talks and collegiate visits in classrooms and planning meetings. Gisborne Primary School is a PLC Link school leader and supports teachers and leaders across the state to implement PLC in their schools.

Teachers at Gisborne Primary School are committed to the home/school partnership and value input and support from student and parents. Our School Council sets high expectations for student learning and teaching practices.  Our parents are shared partners in student learning; we value their contribution to their child’s learning as well as their contribution to the school in whatever capacity they can.

The school’s motto is ‘Caring’ and this is featured as a logo on the school’s uniform. The school’s values are Respect, Responsibility, Personal Best, Resilience and Caring.

The school’s philosophy is based on the belief that every student has the ability to learn and that this occurs best in a safe, happy and positive environment.

Education Support

Job type:

Part time / From 18/07/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Julie Soutter | +61354282022

Education Support