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Integration Aide

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 09/07/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1284608

Reference: 1284608

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in working with students with a disability.  Additionaly, demonstrate the relevant professional development and training completed relevant to this role

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    Demonstrated committment to and experience in inclusive education and a capacity to work with the school community to develop a school culture which celebrates diversity and inclusivity.

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

Education Support Officers (ES’s) make a valuable contribution to the lives and interests of children through their contribution to school administration and operations and through direct support to teachers and students in the delivery of educational programs.

Position Duties for an Integration Aide include:

  • Under the direction of the Learning Support Coordinator, support students with a disability within the classroom setting
  • Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions
  • Liaise with parents when needed (under the direction of the Learning Support Coordinator)
  • Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment
  • If required assist with toileting, meals, lifting, and administration of medication to students requiring special care
  • Provide administrative support to the Learning Support Coordinator as required
  • Under the direction of the Business Manager, provide administrative support to the College when required
  • Other duties as required by the Principal.

An ES Range 1 Integration Aide is expected to learn, apply and maintain an understanding of organisation procedures, guidelines and policies relevant to the work area.  In addition the position requires flexibility and adaptability in meeting the needs of the school across a wide range of support areas. 

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

Wyndham Central College is located in a high growth corridor, approximately 20 minutes west of Melbourne and caters for students in Years 7 to 12 across the Wyndham district. In 2022 Wyndham Central College will be in the first year of a new strategic plan.  Recent data sets in key areas have demonstrated significant improvement in line with the goals and targets identified in the previous Strategic Plan and reflect the dedication and commitment by the staff.

The Staff at Wyndham Central are committed to delivering a rigorous guaranteed and viable curriculum enhanced by the AVID program that aims to prepare students by developing a set of strategies to support their learning and chosen pathway. The college programs are innovative and challenging and include a 7-10  Enrichment and VHAP program, 7-10 Spanish Immersion Program (SIP), the 9-10 STEM Academy and our flagship schoolwide program AVID.  The college is the first school in Australia to achieve certification as an AVID school and are currently recognized as Australia’s first secondary Site of Distinction.

To further complement the academic program all students are provided with a Careers Action Plan (CAP), and a learning plan from Year 7 that requires commitment, reflection and regular consultation between student, teacher and parents/carers. This three-way partnership is crucial to the successful progress of all of the students at Wyndham Central College and is supported by an extensive tutor advocate and pastoral support program.

Underpinning the educational improvement plan the College has modern facilities including a Trade Training Centre, a designated Year 7 Centre, Year 8 & 9 Centre, a Year 10 Community and a Senior Years Centre. Dedicated content learning environments for the performing and visual arts, Science and STEM and Gymnasium and sporting facilities. Complementing the whole school buildings is the extensive active/passive landscaping plan and recreational outdoor plan, a student centered study and student services building.   

The Leadership Team comprises of the Principal Team- Principal and Assistant Principals with dedicated leadership portfolios, Leading Teachers - Year Level Leaders (Engagement & Wellbeing), Literacy Leader, Numeracy Leader, Pathways & Transitions Leader, AVID pedagogy and operational Leaders, Senior Years Program Manager and Campus Management Leader.  The team is complemented by faculty-based Learning Specialists who are our PLC instructional leaders.

Applicants who are short listed for an interview may be invited to discuss their application in an interview  in person or via Microsoft Teams (circumstantial). If an applicant who is shortlisted for an interview requires any adjustments to the process these can be discussed with the Panel Chairperson when the interview is being organised.

Please ensure that you include as part of your application a full employment history and copies of your academic transcripts.

 

Integration Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 25/07/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Connie Faranda | 97414911 OR 0467763093

Integration Aide