Food Technology Assistant (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job posted: 13/05/2024
Applications close: 26/05/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Healesville

Job type: Part time / From 10/06/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1415296

Reference: 1415296

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Healesville

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.


[Attendance requirement for this position]

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.


    Carry out allocated activities and tasks determined by the school consistent with role description.
   Participate in planning and preparation with teachers on a regular basis.

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:


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:


Other Information

Healesville High School promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children including those with disability, Aboriginal children and/or children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background.  Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with the previous mentioned children.

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

Healesville High School is a small secondary school uniquely positioned in the Yarra Valley, approximately 20kms northeast of Lilydale and 60kms from the Melbourne CBD.  The school opened in 1962 and has a current enrolment of 330 students. The majority of students are from Healesville and the surrounding rural communities.  Approximately 50% of students use bus transport to and from school. The bus network extends throughout the Yarra Valley and services Yarra Glen, Christmas Hills, Toolangi and Coldstream.

The school services the educational needs of students from a diverse range of socio-economic backgrounds, including a small number of Koori students. The school has a strong community focus and is proud of its history in working with the local community. Healesville prides itself as a very caring and safe school where its students can grow and mature to be confident, articulate and focused young men and women.

Ten million dollars was allocated for modernisation of classrooms, administrative buildings, library and specialist facilities. In addition, the school was successful in applying for a $2M Language Centre and a $2.5M Trade Training Centre (Building & Construction and Automotive). The masterplan for the whole site allows for neighbourhoods of learning that are specific to year levels as well as first class specialist facilities throughout. This has added to the already excellent sporting and other school facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, two stadia, gymnasium and music centre. Our jointly operated sporting and recreation facilities provide access for students both within and outside school hours. The school has close links with the community and supports programs that enhance opportunities for students.

Healesville High has an extensive computer network including computer labs, pods and laptop computers. All students in Years 9 and 10 are provided with a portable notebook computer for their exclusive usage throughout the school day.  Students in Years 11 and 12 have access to computers and portable notebooks in the VCE Centre. Year 7 and 8 students are in the Bring Your Own Device program. This is in addition to our already excellent computer resources and ensures that all Healesville High School students have access to innovative and global learning experiences.

Our school has an excellent VCE pass rate and an outstanding record of placing students in tertiary courses. We also offer a VCEVM program for Year 11 & 12 students which works closely with the local community. Healesville is a member of the Yarra Valley VET Cluster which works cooperatively to offer a broad range of VET programs.  All later years students have managed individual pathways which ensure they have access to a full range of educational and vocational options. The Yarra Valley Polytechnic (the new Trade Training Centre in conjunction with Upper Yarra SC and Worawa Aboriginal College) offers senior students the opportunity of completing Certificate II & III in Building and Construction, Automotive Mechanical and Vehicle Body Repair at Healesville, Hospitality and Furniture and Cabinet Making at Upper Yarra and Rural Operations at Worawa. The successful completion of these courses will enable students to enter their post secondary pathway.

The school¿s professional development program ensures that all staff are at the forefront of educational thinking and reforms and there is a genuine commitment to continually improve the standard of teaching and learning across all areas of the curriculum.

School Purpose
To provide engaging and dynamic learning experiences for all students within a caring school community that nurtures individuals and motivates them to reach their full academic and personal potential.

School Values

Care for self, others and the environment
Accept and embrace diversity
Tolerate different opinions


Be accountable for your actions
Make a commitment to all that you do
Act in a fair and reasonable manner

Be trustworthy and honest
Get along with others
Be sensitive to the feelings of others

Cooperate and share
Learn together in a supportive way 
Persist and make a genuine effort

Food Technology Assistant (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job type:

Part time / From 10/06/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2


Allan Rennick | 59624088

Food Technology Assistant (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)