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Integration Aide

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 18/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1283871

Reference: 1283871

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern 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.

Role

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.

Responsibilities

  • Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas.
  • Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions.
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Assist with toileting, meals, lifting, and administration of medication to students requiring special care.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils in playgrounds, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities and life skills.
  • Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment.
  • Prepare basic curriculum support resources.
  • Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs.
  • Observe students and draw the attention of the teacher to them where necessary.
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement.
  • Assist with communication between teachers and non-English speaking parents/students.
  • Assist in the translation of documents.
  • Assist students with the preparation and service of meals.
  • Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.
  • Assist in the preparation of equipment and purchasing of materials and supplies as 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 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

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

Pascoe Vale Girls College is a Year 7-12 secondary school located in the northern metropolitan suburb of Pascoe Vale. Students are drawn from a wide geographical area. There is a broad diversity of cultural and language backgrounds.

“Empowering Young Women” is the school’s mission and provides the framework for our learning community. We are committed to providing students with the opportunity to succeed as learners and as competent and confident citizens who can make a valuable contribution to a global society. Our college values of Respect, Diversity and Achievement reflect community expectations and provide a foundation for relationships and actions within the school community.

A new School Strategic plan developed for 2020 – 2023 is centred on building practice excellence and developing a positive climate for learning. As a learning community we will focus on:

  • Optimising learning growth and achievement for every student
  • Enhancing student engagement through developing a culture of high expectations for teaching and learning
  • Increasing teacher capacity to implement evidence based high impact teaching strategies and developing differentiated curriculum to improve student learning outcomes
  • Developing a positive climate for learning where students flourish and are empowered through agency, voice and leadership

The college leadership structure has recently been reviewed to align with new Strategic Plan priorities and lead improvement in student achievement, engagement and wellbeing.  The Principal Team comprises the college Principal and three Assistant Principals all with a collective responsibility to improve student outcomes. Assistant Principals mentor Sub Schools and oversee portfolios across Teaching and Learning, Student Wellbeing and College Operations. Leading Teachers have responsibility for Sub Schools, Literacy, Numeracy, Student Achievement and Engagement and the development of a Positive Climate for Learning. Learning Specialists work across the college to model excellence in teaching and build practice excellence. Professional Learning Teams support regular professional collaboration and are pedagogy-focused.

Pascoe Vale Girls College provides a safe and supportive learning environment that encourages all students to succeed. Our Learning Model is informed by current educational research with teachers and students sharing responsibility to achieve positive learning outcomes. There is a comprehensive curriculum providing core subjects at Years 7 – 10 with an extensive elective program to enhance student learning at Years 9 – 10. The college SEAL program provides stimulating learning experiences that challenge, extend and develop the gifts and talents of students by offering acceleration and enrichment Year 10 students can accelerate their learning with access to VCE and VET studies. The college offers a broad range of VCE subjects and VCAL programs at Intermediate and Senior levels. The percentage of students engaged in further education or training once leaving the school has increased in recent years and is significantly higher than the regional and state average.

Literacy and Numeracy programs operate at Years 7 – 10 with evidence based teaching and learning strategies utilised to engage students and enhance learning. The City Experience Program at Year 9 provides students with a stimulating and challenging learning environment which enhances their learning experience.

The college operates two sub-schools, Years 7-9 (Middle School) and Years 10 -12 (Senior School). A College Wellbeing team works across sub schools to support student achievement, engagement and wellbeing.

An extensive co-curricular program offers students the opportunity to engage with the school community and challenge themselves both personally and academically. Students experience success in the College Student Leadership program, Instrumental music, visual and performing arts, public speaking and debating, interschool sport, camps, STEAM , community based development programs including the St John Youth Ambulance program and through our sister school relationship with Toyota Higashi High School in Japan. These programs and opportunities contribute to student learning success by engaging students and building a sense of connectedness.

The college has committed to improving physical resources with the creation of new spaces for Vocational Education, Student Wellbeing and teacher collaboration. A new College Performing Arts Centre, Food technology and Music facilities provide specialist learning spaces and enhance links to our community.

Commitment to Child Safety

Pascoe Vale Girls College is committed to child safety. Our school actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, including the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities and vulnerable children. 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.

 

For further information regarding the college vision and values, strategic priorities curriculum and instructional framework please visit: www.pvgc.vic.edu.au or contact the college Principal, Kay Peddle.

Thank you for your interest in Pascoe Vale Girls College.

Integration Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 18/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Ms Danielle Bedohazy | 9306 2544

Integration Aide