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Hands On Learning Artisan-Educator (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job posted: 14/05/2024
Applications close: 27/05/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 10/06/2024 - 26/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1415537

Reference: 1415537

Occupation: Teacher

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 supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

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.

Role

Hands on Learning

Hands on Learning (HoL) is an innovative education program that caters to the different ways young people learn. HoL fosters strong, long-term relationships that help young people develop the skills and abilities they need to succeed in work and life, such as collaboration, problem solving, communication, resilience and empathy. HoL is a program committed to preventing disengagement from learning by creating opportunities at school for young people to discover their talents and experience success.

HoL is run by an artisan-educator who works in conjunction with not only their respective school, but also the Save the Children Australia HoL team. The artisan-educator works with small groups of cross-age students on authentic building projects that provide a platform for students to engage, grow confidence and achieve success at school. Each small group of students will be comprised of a range of abilities and behaviours. As such, applicants should be skilled at managing challenging behaviours. While artisan-educators usually have a main area of expertise, it is advantageous to also be skilled in a variety of trades. This allows for flexibility in the facilitation of building projects, as they are designed around student interests and needs.

 

Part time position at 0.6 time fraction (3 days per week).

 

[Attendance requirement for this position]

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.

Responsibilities

  • Provide specialist advice, under supervision of senior personnel, to students in relation to the handling and use of materials and equipment.
  • Advise and assist staff in safety matters relating to a specific functional area, e.g. power tools, carpentry, building
  • Assist with the provision of a reference service to teachers.
  • Develop and implement safety procedures within work and/or teaching areas in accordance with school policy and relevant safety legislation.
  • Advise teachers about technical components of curriculum implementation.
  • Manage experiments/education and/or use of equipment and materials under the supervision of teachers and provide basic instruction where 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 values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

DE 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

Hands on Learning

Hands on Learning (HoL) is an innovative education program that caters to the different ways young people learn. HoL fosters strong, long-term relationships that help young people develop the skills and abilities they need to succeed in work and life, such as collaboration, problem solving, communication, resilience and empathy. HoL is a program committed to preventing disengagement from learning by creating opportunities at school for young people to discover their talents and experience success.

HoL is run by an artisan-educator who works in conjunction with not only their respective school, but also the Save the Children Australia HoL team. The artisan-educator works with small groups of cross-age students on authentic building projects that provide a platform for students to engage, grow confidence and achieve success at school. Each small group of students will be comprised of a range of abilities and behaviours. As such, applicants should be skilled at managing challenging behaviours. While artisan-educators usually have a main area of expertise, it is advantageous to also be skilled in a variety of trades. This allows for flexibility in the facilitation of building projects, as they are designed around student interests and needs.

 

Part time position at 0.6 time fraction (3 days per week).

 

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

We welcome passionate and imaginative educators into our learning community. We commit to supporting and valuing staff in their professional practice and growth through: 

  • Belonging to an inclusive and multicultural community
  • Knowing that together we make a difference
  • Intellectual and practical engagement in our profession
  • Teaching for conceptual understanding.

Our communities of practice are responsive to staff and student experiences and are where we work collaboratively to better understand how to best meet student learning needs. Currently these teams focus on:

  • The literacy and numeracy demands of assessments and ensuring we explicitly teach these
  • Building strong relationships with students and families developing a culture of community.

As a new member of our community, you will be supported through a structured induction program, with embedded and dedicated time release for mentoring and coaching. Being able to quickly build strong and positive relationships between staff, students, and families, is underpinned by our values of belonging and respect, and is front and centre of our practices through form teacher roles, community events and extra-curricular opportunities.

On the lands of the Wurundjeri people, our community is wonderfully diverse with over fifty different language backgrounds being represented through our families and staff. We support and celebrate this diversity with a team of multicultural and integration staff, events, and performances.  A significant proportion of our students experience challenges at home and are supported through breakfast and homework clubs, as well as a dedicated allied health team that includes counsellors, youth workers, mental health practitioners and a speech pathologist. Learning is supported through targeted fluency and tutoring programs, with learning partners ensuring Individual Learning Plans are developed and effectively implemented.

Staff at our school have many opportunities to expand on their teaching practice through leadership responsibilities and positions that promote individual and professional growth. These opportunities are reflective of our commitment to enhancing our students' personal and educational growth in the following ways:

  • Student voice and agency
  • Applied learning
  • Restorative practices
  • Community leadership
  • Inclusive and differentiated teaching and learning
  • Reflective and evaluative practices
  • Enrichment and engagement programs.

2024 will see Craigieburn Secondary College further embed our organisational design model, where Assistant Principals, Leading teachers and key coordination staff move up with their single cohort, embedding the strong relationships formed in 2023. Knowing our students and building relationships between the school and families are the keystones to ensuring that the learning and wellbeing needs of our students are addressed in a holistic way.

College Values:  Belonging | Understanding | Respect | Growth

Hands On Learning Artisan-Educator (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job type:

Part time / From 10/06/2024 - 26/01/2026

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Contact:

Michael Fowles | 03 9308 1144

Hands On Learning Artisan-Educator (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)