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ES 1-2 - Inclusion Support Officer (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job posted: 12/02/2024
Applications close: 25/02/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 04/03/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1400930

Reference: 1400930

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

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.

Role

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.

Responsibilities

The position is located within the Inclusion Team at Wellington Secondary College, Police Road Mulgrave.  The successful applicant will be responsible through the Director of Inclusion and to the Principal for a range of Inclusion Support duties.

It is college policy that Inclusion Support Officers may not be attached to an individual student exclusively but may be required to work with a number of students across a range of year levels and subjects.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist students in the class under the direction of, and in consultation with, the classroom teacher in relation to class lessons, homework, student resources, materials etc.
  • Report to the Director of Inclusion and communicate information in relation to the program, progress and general welfare of the student.
  • Assist in the inclusion of all students, including those with additional needs, fostering self-help strategies to encourage independence and self-reliance in the classroom.
  • Implement and sustain flexible, inclusive practices.
  • Identify and develop positive relationships between students and the school community.
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of individual student programs and facilitate baseline and ongoing Literacy/ Numeracy testing as required.
  • As required, become involved in school activities such as excursions, sports days¿, school camps etc.
  • Participate in meetings to provide feedback and information about students as requested.
  • Participate in regular meetings and professional development opportunities to support students needs as directed by the Director of Inclusion.
  • Administrative work related to student management and curriculum needs.
  • Other duties as negotiated.
  • 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

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

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).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@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:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/child-safe-standards/policy

DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/values-department-vps-school-employees/overview

Other Information

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria
  • names and contact numbers of two referees

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.

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

Wellington Secondary College is a large and highly respected co-educational state secondary college located in the City of Monash, approximately 24 kilometres to the south east of the CBD of Melbourne. The College provides an extensive range of programs for secondary school aged students from Years 7-12 in the Mulgrave, Springvale, Noble Park, Dandenong North, Keysborough, Westall (and surrounding) communities.

Located in south east Melbourne, Wellington is surrounded by excellent infrastructure. Nearby is Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre with a medical centre, department stores, post office, banks, chemist and supermarkets and the main Clayton campus of Monash University with many other university campuses and TAFE colleges within fifteen kilometres of the College.

The College has maintained a strong student enrolment with just under 1700 students for 2023. The ethnic mix of its students reflects the multicultural nature of the surrounding area, one of the most diverse in Melbourne.

In addition to the local enrolment, the College has a strong International Student Program, usually accommodating 70 + students, largely from Vietnam, Cambodia and China.

The College employs approximately 160 staff with an effective full-time teaching staff of 125 and a large support staff of 35, including multicultural aides, a college First Aid Officer, full time welfare coordinators and careers counsellors.

Wellington Secondary College provides a safe and inclusive environment to meet the needs of all students. We are committed to the provisions of Ministerial Order 1359 (Child Safety).

The College prides itself on its commitment to literacy and numeracy across the whole school. Retention of students at WSC is very strong. Academic success is expected, and high standards of behaviour are required. Students usually remain enrolled for the duration of their secondary education, except where the family relocates.

Consequently, Wellington Secondary College enjoys a very positive reputation in the local community. We respect well established school traditions - with all students and their families being inducted into the culture of the school's motto, the "Wellington Way" - "Caring Striving Learning".

Originally opening in 1973, the well-maintained and recently redeveloped campus is set amongst landscaped gardens and extensive courtyards.

In 2019, we opened the E.H Blaikie Vanellus Centre - a beautiful two-story Administration, Technology and Library Hub, along with eight 21st century collaboration and learning spaces.

In 2022 the final re-development stage of the campus was completed with a new Senior School Precinct, a Technology area and a Wellbeing Centre.

The campus also features a Performing Arts complex with 288 seat Theatre, well equipped and modern specialist rooms for Visual Arts, Technology and Science, two multi-purpose Gymnasiums, a Wellbeing Centre, an International Centre, a Table Tennis Centre and separate Junior, Middle and Senior School Centres.

In 2022 the College successfully completed a Department of Education and Training Review. This has guided the preparation and writing of our four-year Strategic Plan (2023 - 2026).

ES 1-2 - Inclusion Support Officer (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job type:

Part time / From 04/03/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Contact:

Mr Dan Butler | 9547 6822

ES 1-2 - Inclusion Support Officer (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)