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Integration Aide

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 09/07/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1284520

Reference: 1284520

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

[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.

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

In 2015 Coburg High School was re-established as a Years 7 to 12 school with the inaugural group of Year 7 students. Prior to 2015 the school was a senior-only Years 10 to 12 school for several years. In 2021 there are around 1130 students enrolled at CHS and in 2022 we expect this to grow to above 1200 students. The first cohort of Coburg High students that began in year seven graduated in 2020 with a median VCE study score of 27 and a mean study score of 28.1. We are currently running 28 different VCE subjects. Attendance rates have increased from below state average to above state average and student connection to the school is strong. The SFOE was 0.2993 in 2020.

The original Coburg High School was one of the first high schools in Melbourne and we have a long and proud history. Through the involvement of staff and students, in recent years a set of four core values have been established—Excellence, Integrity, Curiosity and Community—and these values underpin expected behaviours, policies, practices, communication and decision-making at the school.

Coburg High School is structured around a sub–school system with the student support team responsible for the engagement and wellbeing of all students. The dedicated wellbeing team has two counsellors, a mental health practitioner, school medical officer and two school based private psychologists. Coburg High School is a School–Wide Positive Behaviours School, Respectful Relationships lead school and adheres to the tenets of restorative justice. The school has undertaken significant work in establishing an online curriculum management system called Coburg Online Google Sites (COGS). Alongside the development of the COGS to establish a guaranteed and viable curriculum, the school has adopted an instructional model with the acronym GANAG. This model has the key components of goal setting (G), accessing prior knowledge (A), introducing new information (N), applying the new information (A) and finally reviewing the goal (G). Our challenge is to continue to embed the application of High-Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) within the instructional model paradigm, underpinned by a comprehensive program of professional learning to ensure that strategies are implemented with rigour and fidelity.

As outlined in the School Strategic Plan, the school’s central purpose is to foster voice and agency and equip students them with skills for lifelong learning. We empower students to thrive in a complex and changing global society. To this end, Coburg High School offers a broad range of subjects, courses and programs for the Victorian Curriculum and the VCE including Food Technology, English and literacy, Humanities, Mathematics and numeracy, Science, STEM, Digital Technologies and Applied Computing, Visual Arts and Design, Digital Technology, Performing Arts, Dance and Music, Spanish and Mandarin, Health, Physical Education and Sport. The school also offers a wide range of electives in Years 9 and 10. In 2020 we are offering for the first time VET Community Services on site.

We offer students a wide range of co-curricular programs including inter-school sport, music, drama, dance, student leadership, debating and public-speaking, science talent searches and fairs, mathematics competitions, art exhibitions, community service, camps, tours and a range of interest-based clubs. 

Coburg High School is an interconnected community hub that serves the diverse needs of our students. The school is situated on expansive grounds with an oval and four recently upgraded netball/basketball courts. The four main buildings incorporate generously sized classrooms and specialist spaces (including a theatrette, performing arts space, gymnasium as well as art studios and laboratories). There are a number of sustainability features including a 99.9kW solar array, several large water storage tanks and a thriving greenhouse for horticulture. The school is located in proximity to Merri Creek, Coburg Olympic Pool, Coburg Athletics Track, and Moreland Library.

Integration Aide

Job type:

Full time / From 25/07/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Brent Houghton | 93531700

Integration Aide