Equity Aide / Classroom support

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

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Wallan

Job type: Part time / From 24/04/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1337108

Reference: 1337108

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Wallan

Selection Criteria

SC1  Demonstrated capacity to perform duties consistent with established guidelines and frameworks, including coordinating and supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role.

SC2  Demonstrated capacity to work and collaborate with others in a team environment.

SC3  Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in a team environment, including high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4  Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5  Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management and other school staff in respect to the work area.

SC6  A commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


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.

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.


  • Provides routine support for teachers including assisting with planning of student routines
  • Supports communication between teachers and parents
  • Communicates with teachers on routine matters related to students and/or other responsibilities
  • Provides basic physical care and wellbeing support for students such as toileting, meals, and lifting
  • Communicating with student/s to support comprehension of basic tasks and information
  • Addresses immediate behavioural presentations relating to specific students within a classroom setting aligned to school policy and procedure
  • Provides basic support and supervision for individuals or groups of up to 4 students within a classroom setting
  • Supports teachers in the coordination of educational programs independently or under minimal supervision, including rostering and organising the work of a team of aides, providing routine co-ordination, guidance, and support to other student support staff, liaising with external providers of support services about clearly defined support needs and resources, assisting teachers with the communication of student outcomes and educational programs
  • Provides medical intervention support to a student/s, under specific conditions, with appropriate training and guidance
  • Provides specialised communication support for students and teachers in areas such as AUSLAN and braille

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

Other Information

  • 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

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.

Location Profile

**This position is advertised as 30.40hrs per week however, this is negotiable with the right applicant.

Wallan Secondary College (WSC) is a Year 7 – 12 Secondary College situated in Wallan, 50 kilometres north of Melbourne, in the Mitchell Shire one of the fastest growing areas outside of the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD).
Land in Wallan and the surround is continuing to be developed, attracting many families to the area. The College opened in 2006 with 110 students.  There has been strong enrolment growth in the past 12 months.  Numbers steadily increased throughout the 2022 school year, and current student numbers are in excess of 700.
The College currently has 4 Principal Class members, 4 Leading Teachers, 1 Learning Specialist positions, 60 teaching staff and 28 support staff.  Staff include; classroom teachers, Educational Support (ES) administration, ES student support and ancillary staff.
Staff of WSC, along with the community have high expectations of our students.  Staff at all times engage students in their learning and have high academic expectations of their students. 
WSC offers a wide range of programs for all ability levels.  There is a strong emphasis on core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities; complimented by programs in the Arts, Music, Health and Physical Education, Technology subjects and Indonesian. A wide range of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects and a Vocational Major program offered in Year 10 to 12. Tertiary and employment pathways are well established.
WSC offers a range of enrichment opportunities; performing arts, breakfast and homework club, inter school sporting and co-curricular activities.   A Learning for Life Program which includes small group literacy and numeracy intervention. An independent reading program has been integrated into the Pastoral Care curriculum with a focus on reading and comprehension across all other learning areas. Our lecture theatre has allowed us to hold our annual production and concerts in a state of the art facility.
Students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills; opportunities are provided through a range of learning experiences.  All students of WSC should demonstrate and model our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.
Our school is committed to student wellbeing, engagement and achievement through four goals for continuous school improvement:
1.            To provide for all students at WSC a challenging and differentiated curriculum that equips each and every student for successful future pathways and ensures that they are lifelong learners.
•             To improve the learning growth of every student across all domains but particularly in literacy and numeracy.
•             To improve student achievement and completion rates in VCE, VET and VM programs.
2.            To provide a stimulating learning environment so that all students are actively engaged in all learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom and capable of achieving their full individual potential.
3.            To develop a positive, healthy and safe learning environment that enhances student voice and empowers all students to achieve positive pathways in their own community and beyond.
4.            To build the capacity of all staff at WSC in order to develop an equitable, sustainable and high performing teaching and learning environment.
Our College Motto is ‘Learning for life’, this is embodied in the actions of all key stakeholders who are jointly committed to improving the learning outcomes of students.  The College culture of participation and striving to achieve our best; always, is based on mutual respect. 
We believe improving student’s outcomes is achieved through deep learning, outstanding teaching, supportive and authentic relationships

Other Information

**This position is advertised as 30.40hrs per week however, this is negotiable with the right applicant.

Equity Aide / Classroom support

Job type:

Part time / From 24/04/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Carol McLean | 5783 0301

Equity Aide / Classroom support