Integration Aide

Job posted: 09/05/2022
Applications close: 22/05/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 30/05/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1277988

Reference: 1277988

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.

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.

SC4    Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5    A commitment to professional learning and growth.


[Attendance requirement for this position]

Undertakes routine tasks that are usually 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.

Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices.  Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction.  Assistance is readily available when problems arise.  An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.

Does not carry responsibility for the work of others.  More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.

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.

Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1.  Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.


  • Assist in the exchange of information between the community and the school.
  • Assist with the liaison and communication between parents, teachers, other staff and members of the wider school community.

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

  • 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

This vacancy is specifically linked to Student Support Funding and is ongoing. If the funding reduces or ceases during the first seven years of employment, employment may cease subject to the provision of at least 12 weeks’ notice.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Huntingdale Primary School is located in South Oakleigh 20km from Melbourne. The school opened in 1954 and has a current enrolment of 370. This is expected to increase over the coming years. The school attracts students from both the local neighbourhood and a wide range of suburbs. 30% are from a Japanese family background and the other 70% of students come from more than 20 different cultural groups.  The Student Family Occupation index indicates that families generally come from middle to high socioeconomic circumstances.

Huntingdale is a proud Bilingual School that focuses on literacy, numeracy, inquiry learning and student wellbeing in two languages:  English and Japanese. In 1997, the school implemented the Japanese Bilingual Program. Over the years, the teaching model has been 70% (English)/30% (Japanese). The Japanese program operates for 8 hours per week and encompasses 2.5 hours of Language study, 2 hours of Inquiry (Humanities and Science) and one hour of Physical Education or eLearning, Visual Art, Music and assembly.

In 2019 we implemented a 50/50 model in the Foundation and year 1 level and this will be rolled out over the next six years into the other year levels. In 2022 this model will be run in the Foundation to Year 4 levels. The 50% of the curriculum taught in Japanese includes reading, writing, speaking and listening, mathematics, dance and drama. The 50% taught in English includes reading, writing, speaking and listening, visual art, physical education and inquiry learning. Wellbeing and assembly are in both languages.  

The teaching staff plan and implement a differentiated curriculum with particular emphasis on the acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills in the bilingual setting.  Students are provided with an education built on solid foundations for future excellence.  Our curriculum encourages students to think outside the box, to challenge the status quo and explore new ideas to reach their full potential.

Teachers implement the Reading Workshop Model using the CAFÉ reading menu as part of the whole class teaching instruction, independent reading and differentiated group activities. The Writer’s Workshop is used throughout the school using the VOICES+P menu to drive teaching. In Numeracy we use the SURF Model to teach a differentiated mathematics curriculum. ICT and multimedia are integrated into all aspects of learning, enabling our students to connect to the broader world. 

Student wellbeing is an important part of the school curriculum. We have implemented ‘Play is the Way’ throughout the whole school and the following virtues are the cornerstone of our school norms:

  • It takes great strength to be sensible
  • Be brave- participate to progress
  • Pursue your personal best no matter who you work with
  • Have reasons for the things you say and do
  • Treat others as you would like them to treat you

Our school values of Kindness, Creativity, Courage and Personal Best are integrated in all aspects of learning. The school also has begun teaching the ‘Zones of Regulation’ to complement our wellbeing program.

The school also has a strong Physical Education program including teacher run activities, sports clinics, camps and interschool sports.  Our Arts Program is renowned with a Taiko Drumming Group, Bilingual Choirs (F-3 and 4-6) and a bilingual school production in even years. The school also provides a range of enrichment opportunities particularly in mathematics and science.

Huntingdale has strong international ties. This includes a sister school relationship with Kuramochi Primary School in the Mie Prefecture of Japan and we take groups of Year 5/6 students on a Japan Trip in odd years. Each year Shioya Junior High School visits our school and this is a long standing partnership.  We have an excellent relationship with our local kindergarten.

In acknowledging that a team of students, staff and parents working together produces the best educational outcomes, the school encourages and values parent participation in many capacities. We have an active Parents Association- ‘Watashi Mo’ (meaning ‘count me in’) and parents are actively involved in a range of educational, environmental, social and fundraising activities. The School Council together with the parent group work enthusiastically to provide a quality educational facility for the Huntingdale community.

Huntingdale Primary's motto ‘Engaging Minds Together’ has been the motivation and will continue to be the motivation for many achievements.

Integration Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 30/05/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Naomi Mori-Hanazono | +10395442318

Integration Aide