ES1-2 - Learning Support

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 29/08/2022 - 23/06/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1290243

Reference: 1290243

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment and to develop positive relationships with students, including those with challenging behaviours.

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 such as COMPASS, MS Office.

SC4    Demonstrated capacity to work as a member of a team and with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5    A commitment to professional learning and growth including a completed or in progress Certificate IV in Education Support.


Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy.  This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.  Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards.  Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2.  Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1.  Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role. 

Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated 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.

Performs 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 laboratories would be typical examples.

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.


  • 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



Referees other that those nominated may be contacted.

Position descriptions are reviewed regularly by the Principal and may change, by consultation, to support the School Strategic Plan.

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

Frankston High School is a large multi campus co-educational school situated in South Frankston.  We have a strong sense of tradition with excellent parent involvement and strong links with the local community.  The school has a student population in excess of 1950 students.  The Year 7-10 and Senior campuses occupy nearby sites.

Outstanding facilities are shared by both campuses and include a STEM Centre, 380 seat Performing Arts Theatre as well as a large indoor sporting complex featuring a 2 court basketball stadium, fully equipped gymnasium and a heated 25 metre swimming pool. Additionally, students have access to outdoor basketball/netball courts, an athletics track and a multi-purpose synthetic field. Sporting teams and individual students achieve high levels of excellence at state and national competitions. Students also have the opportunity to participate in our highly regarded Instrumental Music program and annual School Production.

A well-established transition program helps students to adjust from primary to secondary school and the Year 7 and 8 tutorial programs engender a sense of security and belonging to the school.  As students progress through each sub-school they are introduced to increased choice, flexibility and responsibility, culminating in a more adult learning environment in the Senior Campus.  In each sub-school the curriculum aims to promote extension and enhancement of learning for all students.

Students achieve outstanding results in the VCE and in tertiary selection and the school is placing increasing importance on offering VCE programs which maximise tertiary opportunities for all students.  There are a large number of accelerated courses on offer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs are now well established at the senior level. There is a continued focus on assisting students to take increased responsibility for their own learning as they progress through the school.

The school has a strong focus on teaching and learning, with an emphasis on embedding evidence-based strategies to improve student learning across all classes. Central to this focus is teacher professional learning and collaboration.  The school has invested greatly in learning technologies. A successful one-to-one Hybrid device program runs across all Year 7 to 10 classes and the school is a Microsoft Surface Lighthouse School.

We actively seek and respond to student voice across all levels of the school and this combined with invaluable feedback from parents and our staff ensures we continue to develop our exceptional school.

ES1-2 - Learning Support

Job type:

Part time / From 29/08/2022 - 23/06/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Gayle McGinty | 03 9783 7955

ES1-2 - Learning Support