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ES - 2 days per week

Job posted: 04/06/2024
Applications close: 17/06/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 20/12/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1418944

Reference: 1418944

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat

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


SC4   Demonstrated capacity to engage with, and work collaboratively to create an inclusive learning space for neurodiverse students.
 

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

  • 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

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

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

Location Profile

Vision

`To develop academically and socially confident students in an engaging learning environment, where they are inspired to reach their full potential.¿

Values

Respect: Showing care and concern for self, others and property. (Be thoughtful)

Excellence: In the achievement of individual and team goals. (Do your best.)

Integrity: Of individuals in their words, actions and relationships. (Do the right thing.)

Responsibility: For our words and actions. (Be in charge of yourself)

Mission

`To provide support to motivate and stimulate our learners on their life-long learning journey.¿

Context

Waubra Primary School is a picturesque rural school that is located on the Sunraysia Highway, 32km. north of Ballarat in a rural environment. There is a wide diversity of parent occupations. The school has a committed, talented and professional staff with a positive range of skills and abilities. The school has always developed and maintained the well-resourced teaching areas which include the original school building which is comprised of the administration office, principal office, staff room, junior classroom and music room, the new building provided through the Building the Education Revolution program houses three classrooms and an open area, and a multi-purpose learning space for art and indoor physical education.

It has approximately 49 students. The school has been an important part of the community since its opening in 1869 and Waubra Primary School is proud of its history and tradition and looks forward to the future with confidence.

The school is held in high regard within and beyond the community.

The Waubra school community has the expectation that all children will reach their full academic and personal potential with the school providing appropriate curriculum programs and effective teaching practices.

Whilst the key focus of the school is on Literacy and Numeracy, classroom programs provide a broad curriculum across all key learning areas - the Arts, English, Health, Physical Education, Mathematics, Languages Other Than English, Science, Humanities and Technology.
The classroom programs are supported by the Disability Inclusion Model, and specialist teachers of Japanese, STEM, Physical Education and MARC Van support. 
As well as a comprehensive curriculum, students are offered extra curricula enrichment activities which include sport, performing arts, instrumental music tuition, special days, the annual concert, excursions, incursions and camps. Students enjoy opportunities for leadership and values based education. A number of teams compete in school competitions, supported by teachers and parents.

The use of technology to enhance student learning is a feature of the school and high quality facilities, programs, equipment and expertise are provided to support classroom programs. The school has a school funded 1-to-1 laptop program from Foundation ¿ grade 6. The opportunity for the ICT development of student¿s skills and class group work is integrated into key learning areas across the curriculum and is optimised by students accessing networked computers.

Parents and community members are very involved in all aspects of the school environment. We encourage parents and community members to take an active part in their child¿s learning through information evenings and the school¿s open door policy.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

- All applicants must be experienced and highly capable of teaching students of all learning levels.

- Applications MUST address the specified selection criteria.

- Applicants must make every attempt to lodge applications through Recruitment Online.

- In the rare case that applicants are unable to access Recruitment Online, email applications will be accepted at waubra.ps@education.vic.gov.au 

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Should you have further queries to the position, please contact the school on 5343 5358 / 0439 818 078

ES - 2 days per week

Job type:

Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 20/12/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Contact:

Kane Tolliday | 0439 818 078

ES - 2 days per week