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ES Integration Aide

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 26/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 01/06/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1278645

Reference: 1278645

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

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.

Role

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 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

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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary School was established in 1954 and has a tradition of providing a high quality, inclusive, caring school environment. The school enrolment at the beginning of 2022 was 470 students. Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary School has very spacious and well-presented grounds and offers excellent facilities for our children to enjoy. Three adventure playgrounds, an oval and a quieter courtyard area cater for the extensive recreational needs of all children. Lunch time clubs allow students the opportunity to balance their outdoor play with some structured activities, which include Technology Shed, Chess, Library, Italian, Lego, and Drama clubs. We have many students attending instrumental music lessons offered throughout the week through a user-pay system. We have a school band and a choir.

The School Council and sub committees place great importance on maintaining and further developing the school facilities. We have a netball sized gymnasium which was completed in 2018. The BER (Building Education Revolution) centre or now known as the SOL centre was built from Federal Government funding (2011) and provides six classrooms and an open learning space where currently the year 5 and 6 classes are working. This space provides an opportunity for staff and children to work together and learn from and with each other in a shared learning environment. It balances the need for class focused learning with teachers in single classrooms with open learning inquiry opportunities, where the students and staff can collaborate to complete various curriculum activities throughout the week. We have 6 double portables which provides classrooms for the year 1 and 2s. A central facility was built in 1999, which has 7 classrooms (years 3 and 4), a central Library and STEM centre plus LOTE (Italian), Art and Music classrooms. There is a separate facility called ‘Rainbow House’, where students attend the Out of School Hours Program run by ‘TheirCare’ (2022). The school has just completed a Building Project funded by the state government. This project consisted of a new Administration building with staffroom and offices, as well as a central foyer and new front reception. There is a separate 4-classroom building that has a central shared learning space with toilets and a wet area, which our prep classes will be able to enjoy for 2022. Newly created garden beds around the new buildings, allow for further landscaping development into the future. 

Strong leadership from the Principal, School Improvement Team, School Council, Staff, Parents/Carers and Friends Association and the Student Representative Council work in unison to provide a positive school culture and promote a growth mindset for improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all students. Learning and teaching is viewed as an active partnership between children, parents, and the school staff.  A safe, caring, supportive and inclusive educational environment coupled with a positive attitude to learning, are key components of our school culture.

ES Integration Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 01/06/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Robyn Farnell | 03 9557 2044

ES Integration Aide