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Inclusive Education Support Assistant

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336934

Reference: 1336934

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1  High level organisational skills in prioritising tasks with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage time effectively.

SC2  Highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people.

SC3  Demonstrated capacity in ICT relevant to this role, including effective record keeping and data management.

SC4  Demonstrated capacity to develop guidelines and frameworks, including coordinating and supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role.

SC5  

SC1  High level organisational skills in prioritising tasks with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage time effectively.

SC2  Highly developed communication, networking and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people.

SC3  Demonstrated capacity in ICT relevant to this role, including effective record keeping and data management.

SC4  Demonstrated capacity to develop guidelines and frameworks, including coordinating and supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role.

SC5  Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values.

Role

Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

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

The Inclusive Education Support Assistant will work with the Inclusive Education Leaders to provide Point Cook College community with a coordinated approach to inclusion and learning support.

 

Daily Routines

  • In conjunction with the Inclusive Education Leader oversee and plan timetables, daily changes, and supervision roster for inclusion staff.
  • In conjunctions with Inclusive Education Leader oversee daily routines for staff on inclusion duty.
  • Maintain/update department student register, including the physical and digital filing system.
  • To attend professional development and training required by the school.
  • Previous experience as in inclusion aide
  • To comply with all requirements of the Child Safety Standards

Support Inclusive Education Leaders

  • To provide administration support for Inclusive Education Leaders, Wellbeing Leader, inclusion staff and students.
  • To coordinate weekly department meetings eg: agendas and minutes
  • To coordinate termly SSG meetings for all Tier 3 (funded) students.
  • To attend all termly SSG meetings for Tier 3 (funded) students and take minutes.
  • To assist with data collection for Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on Students with Disabilities (NCCD).
  • To assist with department testing of identified students

 

Support DIP process

  • To assist in completing student profiles on students who have diagnosed disabilities and record on compass.
  • To assist in process of Disability Inclusion Profiles (DIP) – collecting documents and collating data.
  • To attend SSG meetings and take minutes for any students undergoing DIP.
  • To participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement

Collaboration: Strategic focus

  • To attend weekly Disability Inclusion meetings with Wellbeing Assistant Principal, Inclusive Education Leader, Wellbeing Leader and Mental Health Practitioner.
  • To communicate with Inclusive Education Leader about staff and parent feedback.
  • To liaise with Inclusive Education Leader, Wellbeing Leader, Year Level Leaders and Professional Learning Community Leaders on students who have special consideration for School Assessed Coursework (SACs) and Exams and need to use assistive technology or other considerations due to their disability. 
  • To liaise with support agencies including speech pathologist, social workers, NDIS case managers or any other agencies connected to inclusion students.
  • To coordinate and allocate time and space for external professionals to work with inclusion students eg: speech pathologist.
  • To communicate with teachers, parents, students regarding individual programs and inclusion interventions
  • Work cooperatively as part of a team, both independently and under direction

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 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).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@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 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

  • 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

Point Cook College opened in January 2010 as the re-location of Point Cook Primary School. The College is located at 18-50 Ponsford Drive, Point Cook in the City of Wyndham.

As a College, we uphold high expectations of all and provide access to an education that is seamless from Prep right through to Year 9. Our College is divided into two sub schools, Junior School for Prep to Year 4 students, and Senior School for Year 5 to Year 9 students. Inspirational teaching and quality learning are the cornerstones of our school, and we have an outstanding team who support and challenge students to achieve their full potential. Staff provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students and work in collaborative teams to cater for the individual needs of all students. All teachers and support staff work hard to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century designs, including ICT rich environments and personalised learning for all students.

Point Cook College has exemplary programs and is seen as a prominent school in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy, STEM, and sport, together with Indonesian and Japanese languages, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. The curriculum and teaching strategies at our College encourage our students to have high expectations of themselves and their work, and to produce their best.

The Student Leadership systems at Point Cook College provide students from all year levels with leadership training and skill development, and there are many opportunities for students to experience positions of responsibility. Our students relish the opportunity to make decisions, take on responsibility and have an input into the direction of the College.

At Point Cook College we know that all students are different. We know that students thrive when provided with learning opportunities that recognise their needs and special abilities. Our High Achievers Program (HAP), offers Year 7-9 students a more advanced and challenging curriculum, which is closely aligned with their abilities. It emphasises higher-level thinking skills, problem-solving skills and academic achievement. The program allows students to progress through school with their peers, whilst ensuring they are provided with curriculum and extracurricular activities appropriate for their learning style that challenges them to further develop their talents and potential capacity.

The Point Cook College Athlete Development Program (ADP) is offered to students in Years 7-9. It is a complete sport education and training program that further develops students' physical and mental capacity both as athletes and learners. The program's key focus is development that inspires and challenges students to be the best they can be whilst exposing them to the requirements of an elite athlete. 

The wellbeing of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us. We create a positive school climate, applying the philosophies of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) which allows us to respond positively to student behaviour. The high calibre Wellbeing team consists of social workers, counsellors, ES - Integration aides and DET SSSO staff who provide support and guidance for our students, staff and families.

Our state-of-the-art facility provides the very best in contemporary educational design and promotes active student-centered learning through the creation of adaptable, functional spaces. The school operates under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, as such the College has been financed, designed and constructed by the private sector to high contractual standards, allowing Principals and teachers to focus on student learning, rather than asset management.

The College is a designated Community Hub and we encourage community use. We offer programs through a partnership with the YMCA, Community Hub Australia and Cushman & Wakefield. The relationships between the staff, students, parents and the community are a fundamental strength of Point Cook College. Parent involvement and participation in a variety of College activities are a significant feature of our College life which we actively encourage and greatly value. There is a common community interest to work towards the provision of quality education for all students at Point Cook College.

Inclusive Education Support Assistant

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Tracy Peters | 83487100

Inclusive Education Support Assistant