Job posted: 17/03/2023
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023

Organisation: Education

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1337105

Reference: 1337105

Occupation: Facilities Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to maintain gardens and grounds in line with DET and OHS guidelines within a school setting.

SC3    Demonstrated 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 in respect to the work area.

SC6    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

SC7    Outstanding professional and personal attributes including perseverance, humility, collaboration and an improvement focus.


This a full time role consisting 38 hours per week, including 30 minutes of unpaid lunch break.  Hours are from 7:00am to 3:06pm with additional hours as directed by the Principal.  20 additional paid days will be required to be worked by 1 week of each term break and 1 week early at the start of the school year.

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.


  • Work under the direction of the Facilities Manager and the Executive Team
  • Work through a schedule of regular tasks and garden maintenance audits
  • Undertake routine Gardening and Landscaping of the College grounds, including but not limited to: lawn mowing, weeding, pruning, spraying, fertilising, mulching, edging etc
  • Removal and relocation of furniture from room to room as required
  • Assist with manual tasks such as lifting and moving furniture and equipment as assist with setting up for school events.  This may involve heavy lifting in accordance with the OH&S Guideline
  • General support the Administration staff in moving parcels around the school as required
  • Manage the use and maintenance of equipment within the work area
  • Set up major school events such as Open Night and Performances
  • Working with the Facilities Manager to assist in the planning the School Maintenance
  • Assist with the OHS activities calendar of activities
  • Ensure all tools and equipment are used according to safety instructions
  • Ensure all tools and equipment are kept in a safe OHS manner
  • Other duties as required

Beware of OHS regulations when working with tools, and in a school environment.

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

To find out more about Elevation Secondary College, applicants can view our website at https://www.elevationsc.vic.edu.au, view our Careers page at https://www.elevationsc.vic.edu.au/our-school/careers/ or meet or leadership team at https://www.elevationsc.vic.edu.au/our-school/meet-the-team/.

To find out more about the position, applicants can book in a phone appointment with Principal Colin Burke on 8339 8000.

General Enquiries can be directed to 8339 8000 or elevation.sc@education.vic.gov.au

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

Elevation Secondary College is a new 7 – 12  Secondary College in Melbourne’s north.  The school opened its doors to its first cohort of Year 7 students in 2020 to a purpose built, state of the art educational facility. At present, the school has over 700 Year 7 – 10 students and will add an additional year 7 cohort each year until 2025 when it will become a 7 – 12 school. Our senior school VCE planning is well underway.

In 2022, Elevation Secondary College was named #1 best place to work in Australia/New Zealand in the Government, Education and Non for Profit sector by the Australian Financial Review and Inventium!

There has been great excitement in the community about the new school, which has been built with a Science, Technology and Arts Building, as well as a general-purpose learning community, Administration Centre and Library. Our second stage is under construction as we speak and It is expected that once all building stages are complete the school will have a capacity of 1200 students.

The school is situated in Melbourne’s booming northern growth corridor approximately 23 kilometres from Melbourne and services the rapidly growing and aspirational communities of the Aston and Highlands Estates in Craigieburn, Greenvale and further north to Mickleham. The school has had significant demand for enrolments since opening- well beyond current capacity.

School Vision

Elevation Secondary College is an outward facing school that values improving student learning, social emotional outcomes and educational attainment for all students.  The school is known for its academic excellence, orderly learning environments, inclusiveness and the outstanding opportunities it provides its students.

Elevation Secondary College teaches a broad and rigorous academic program that allows students to build skills in the context of a knowledge rich curriculum. Teachers engage students in lessons that challenge their thinking and promote academic effort and rigour. All students are supported in their wellbeing and engagement through a complementary system of high expectations, school wide positive behaviours and trauma informed classroom practices utilising the Berry Street Education Model. The school provides students with a range of extra-curricular programs that enhance learning in the classroom and the ability to engage the wider community, academic and corporate world.

Professional Learning Culture

Elevation Secondary College has a powerful professional learning culture, based on the idea that: “if we create a culture where every teacher believes they need to improve, not because they are not good enough but because they can be even better, there is no limit to what we can achieve”  Dylan Wiliam University of London.  Staff at the school maintain a professional approach to teaching and learning.  The school has developed a culture of professional learning where observations, walkthroughs, coaching, data and academic research are commonly used to improve practice. Consistent with the schools behavioural expectations of Aim High, Work Hard, Be Good, staff will be expected to be aspirational, improvement focused and maintain positive and professional relationships with all members of the community at all times.

Staff will be expected to balance the need for high expectations of all learners with a positive educational and trauma informed approach to engagement and wellbeing inclusion.


Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Lexia Collins | (03) 8339 8000