Integration Aide

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 04/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Warracknabeal

Job type: Full time / From 25/07/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1284251

Reference: 1284251

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Warracknabeal

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.


Nil school holiday attendance required.

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 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

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

Work hard. Be Kind. Dream Big.

Rainbow P-12 College is located in the northwest corner of Victoria. It is located in a predominantly grain and sheep farming region.
In 2020, the school had a student population of 114 students, spread evenly between the junior and senior sections of the school. Our students are from Rainbow and the surrounding districts, including Jeparit, Yaapeet and Kenmare. The school’s socio-economic band value is low-medium. There are no ATSI students.
The school had 20.2 equivalent full time staff comprising of 2 principal class, 2.8 education support staff and 15.4 teaching staff. The school’s Leadership Team consists of the principal, an assistant principal and a leading teacher.
The school offers a broad curriculum from Prep to Year 12. Rainbow P-12 College provides specialist classes for Arts, Music, Food Technology, Digital Technology, German Language, Health and Physical Education and Science for all students from Prep to Year 6.
A comprehensive range of subjects and programs are also provided for students from Years 7 to 10, such as Design and Technology, Digital Technology, Hands on Learning and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards,
The school provides a wide range of senior secondary pathways including the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning), VET (Vocational Education and Training) and School Based Apprenticeships and Work Placement opportunities. These programs were impacted by COVID restrictions and Remote Learning.
Many of the extra-curricular activities, such as Work Experience: inter-school sports and excursions and camps; usually available to our students; were suspended during 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.
Rainbow P-12 College is an active member of the Southern Mallee Lakes Cluster along with Yaapeet Primary School, Jeparit Primary School, Beulah Primary School, St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Hopetoun and Hopetoun P12 College.
There are excellent ties with the community. The school provides fortnightly Shake, Rattle and Read Literacy sessions for preschool families. The students have, through school-related activities, connections with the Lions Club, Parks Victoria, Rainbow Men’s Shed, Rainbow Oasis, Landcare, The Hindmarsh Shire Council, The Wimmera Southern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Networks (WSMLLEN), Skill Invest, Uniting Wimmera, West Wimmera Health Service and Federation University.


Integration Aide

Job type:

Full time / From 25/07/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Colleen Petschel | 03 5395 1063

Integration Aide