Education Support

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Lakes Entrance

Job type: Part time / From 22/08/2022 - 29/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289788

Reference: 1289788

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Lakes Entrance

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.


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.


  • 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

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

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

School Vision:

All Children Can and Will Achieve


Lakes Entrance Primary School community values:

                        * Mutual Respect - Always treat others as you would like to be treated

                        * Persistence - Keep on trying and never give up

                        * Success - Always strive to achieve our goals

                        * Belonging - We value and accept each other


Lakes Entrance Primary School has a current student population of 256 and services the coastal township of Lakes Entrance in East Gippsland. It is the only state primary school in the town with five other smaller government primary schools within 20kms. The local Secondary College is within walking distance.

Lakes Entrance is where Australia's largest inland network of waterways, the Gippsland Lakes, meets the Southern Ocean. Living, working and being educated in the beautiful seaside township, snuggled between the mountains and the edge of the Ninety Mile Beach provides inspiration, serenity and a community where strong relationships are forged.

The outlook is picturesque, the climate is "Mediterranean" and the opportunities are without bound.

The town is 320kms east of Melbourne, with Bairnsdale the major "city" thirty minutes to the west.

The school community is diverse and inclusive, acceptance of difference underpins the school community values.

School Facilities:

Modern buildings provide open, spacious and well-resourced learning areas. Each classroom is equipped with new furniture, computers and interactive whiteboards. There is an Art room, STEM, Music room and Cooking room. There is also a large library which houses extensive teaching and learning resources and a large undercover area which provides outdoor shelter and shade. Well maintained large, grassy school grounds provide an attractive setting.

School Programs:

Underlying all school programs is the aim to provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment to meet the needs of all students. The last strategic plan focussed on developing the capacity of all teachers to improve their impact on student learning. Utilising the Highly Reliable Literacy Strategies, Numeracy strategies, developing a more robust Performance and Development Culture, developing our Educational Leadership, adapting Whole School Approaches and creating an orderly learning and social environment for our students were the foci.

The teaching in classroom is underpinned by a strong focus on Effective Teaching and embedding the Highly Reliable Literacy Strategies into our classroom teaching and learning.

Specialist programs are offered in STEM, The Visual Arts, Physical Education, Outdoor Education Program and a Garden and Cooking program. ICT skills are enhanced via use of classroom computers, Interactive Whiteboards and iPads.

Evidence of our commitment to outdoor education can be seen through the highly valued sequential camping program beginning with a grade 2 sleepover, and leading to Environmental camps, High Country experiences, urban camps to Melbourne, and the Corringle experience which involves yachting, canoeing and water sports. Our classroom teaching and learning program is supported by a strong outdoor program based around traditional school sports and water sports. As the school as located in the centre of town, there is ready access to many local sporting facilities including an indoor swimming pool, football, soccer, cricket, netball, basketball, sailing and surf lifesaving. Students participate in special sporting activities throughout the year through School Sports Program.

Community Engagement: 

Our school considers education as a partnership. Student participation in the wider school community is fostered, encouraged, recognised and rewarded in our civic citizenship award ceremonies and through Junior Rotary Community awards.

Student leadership is actively promoted in the school with the "official" student leaders self-nominating and undergoing an extensive process. The school welcomes parent and community participation in all aspects of school operations.

Education Support

Job type:

Part time / From 22/08/2022 - 29/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Simon Prior | 03 5155 1812

Education Support