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Education Support - Integration Aide

Job posted: 29/07/2022
Applications close: 11/08/2022 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 29/08/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1288885

Reference: 1288885

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated skills to undertake a range of support tasks while assisting teachers to implement individual learning programs for students with additional needs.

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

SC3 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.      

SC4 Demonstrated skills in nurturing and promoting the health and wellbeing of all students.

SC5 Demonstrated capacity under teacher direction, to support students with a range of learning and behavioural needs.

Role

Hours 8:50am-2:50pm Monday – Friday.

 

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 attendant 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.

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

Thank you for showing an interest in the advertised position at our school. This provides an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, committed and motivated professional learning community.

 

Newbury Primary School is a government school located in the rapidly growing residential area of Craigieburn. The school opened in 2017 with 279 students and now has a student population of over 1100 students. The school is located at the intersection of Newbury and Grand Boulevard and caters for students in Years Prep to 6.

 

Over 80% of students identify as learners where English is an Additional Language and we provide a range of supports across the school to support them and their families including environmental print, a response to intervention approach to EAL tuition, Arabic Multicultural Education Aides and connections with external support services.

 

Newbury Primary School is a holistic learning community that provides exceptional teaching and learning experiences.  We are guided in our work by the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes and the Timperley Inquiry and Knowledge Building Cycle. Teaching staff work in Professional Learning Communities where they undertake guided inquiries to determine the focus of their work and achieve optimal student learning outcomes. The teaching areas in the main building are divided with quieter small group spaces that complement the connectedness of the classrooms. Flexibility is offered through a variety of diverse spaces, including break out spaces, reading nooks and areas for small group, whole group and individual instruction to better cater to the individual needs of students.

 

The teaching and learning programs are intellectually challenging, engaging, foster creativity, reflect 21st century approaches and have a strong focus on English and Mathematics. Teachers use a range of student data to complete live planning and curriculum design to ensure the needs of students are met through a personalised approach. The school values academic rigour and has high expectations of all members of the school community, both in academic pursuits and social behaviour.

 

Student wellbeing is at the centre of all that we do. A range of wellbeing supports including, social skill development, School Wide Positive Behaviours and Respectful Relationships are incorporated into everyday practice to reflect the school’s holistic approach to learning. We pride ourselves on being a Respectful Relationships Lead School.

 

All teaching and support staff work collaboratively and are committed to having a shared responsibility for the emotional, social and academic development of every student. Teaching staff work in Professional Learning Communities Strong, quality relationships provide a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment where opinions are valued and feedback is provided on a regular basis.

 

Our Vision

 

To provide a dynamic learning community where all students are empowered to learn and achieve personal success.

 

Our Mission

 

At Newbury Primary School we are committed to creating a safe, secure, educationally stimulating, calm and nurturing learning environment underpinned by high expectations and the recognition of effort. We focus on the emotional, social and academic development of every student as an avenue of developing confident, creative, compassionate and informed citizens who are actively engaged in their community.  The strong sense of community is evident in the continuous, honest and open dialogue between all stakeholders. Newbury Primary School has a commitment to zero tolerance of child abuse.

 

The core beliefs we advocate are:

 

•Student wellbeing and engagement is at the centre of all that we do

 

•A positive attitude to academic and social learning is essential

 

•Personal effort is to be recognised and valued

 

Our Values

 

The values that define our school community are:

 

Respect: Demonstrating care and consideration for ourselves and the feelings, opinions, belongings and expectations of others.

 

Integrity: Demonstrating honesty and trust through personal accountability and responsibility for our actions.

 

Effort: Demonstrating a positive attitude and the desire and determination to learn new skills, strive for improvement and be persistent.

 

Community: Demonstrating and promoting a sense of belonging, unity and connection that is strengthened by a clear understanding of the expectations of all members.

 

Joining Newbury Primary School

 

Joining our school provides an exciting opportunity for prospective employees with exemplary interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to working as part of our learning community to establish and embed the school’s values, culture and philosophy.

 

The successful candidate will need to be open to learning and be challenged to accelerate their professional growth. They will also need to be flexible and able to handle the rigours of the work involved in continuing to establish our school in a rapidly growing area.

 

It will be an expectation that the successful candidate possess a strong work ethic and support the work of Principal Class in continuing to provide a positive, nurturing, inclusive and stimulating learning environment in our school.

 

If further information is required, prospective applicants can contact our school's office on 8691 6900 to speak with the Principal, Michelle Nunn.

 

Please ensure you read the key selection criteria carefully so as to address the correct criteria.

 

Applications should include a curriculum vitae detailing relevant qualifications and experience, responses to the key selection criteria, and the names and contact details of three professional referees.

Education Support - Integration Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 29/08/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Michelle Nunn | 03 8691 6900

Education Support - Integration Aide