Integration Aide

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 24/08/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1289804

Reference: 1289804

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 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

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

School Profile

Cardinia Primary School is on the corner of Ballarto Road and Cardinia Road in the township of Cardinia.  The school is located approximately 10 minutes from the suburbs of Pakenham and Cranbourne and the townships of Tooradin and Koo Wee Rup.

The school has been educating local children since 1911, historically being a small school that served its small rural community.  The school has undergone significant change in the last ten years.  Urban development in the south-east growth corridor, in particular the rapid expansion of Pakenham, has delivered additional enrolments.

 In 2019, we have an enrolment of 290 students who make up 14 classes, two at each level from Foundation to Year 6. Cardinia Primary School has 37 staff including two Principal class, 16 full-time teachers, six part-time teachers and 11 Education Support staff. The School is very conscious of maintaining its rural school ethos and valuing its motto of being a ‘Caring Family School’, both of which are highly attractive to families wishing to enroll their children at the school.  We have a focus on Literacy and Numeracy, with all lessons designed using the Cardinia Primary School Instructional Model. Our intervention programs are Reading Recovery and LLI (Levelled Literacy Intervention).  Specialist teaching areas include Music, Visual Arts, Science and Auslan (LOTE). There are many events firmly cemented in the school’s yearly calendar:  a Whole School Picnic, Easter activities and Easter Bonnet Parade, participation in the Yakkerboo Parade, Show Day, a Whole School Camp and an annual Christmas Concert.  The school also has an extensive Buddy Program, with every student in the school given a ‘buddy’.

Vision and Values

Cardinia Primary School is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all students, staff and members of our community.  Our school recognises the importance of the partnership between our school, parents/carers and the community to support student learning, engagement and wellbeing.  We share a commitment to, and a responsibility for, creating an inclusive and safe school environment for our students that inspires, challenges and supports all students to achieve their personal best. Our School’s values are Resilience, Respect, Working Together, Personal Best and Caring.


Integration Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 24/08/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Susan Wepster | 5998 8323

Integration Aide