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Integration Aide

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 03/10/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1289951

Reference: 1289951

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.

SC6   Demonstrated proficiency in implementing strategies needed to cater for students with behavioural and additional needs.

 

Role

19 hours per week - Hours and day to be negotiated

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.
  • Assist in First Aid on a regular basis

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

Please be advised that as of 25 July 2022 the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2022 came into effect and has moved the previous ES1-1 range into ES1-2. As such, all positions previously advertised as ES1-1 will now be advertised as ES1-2. 

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

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

Mt Eliza Primary School is a vibrant school that strives to provide the best learning opportunities for its students in a friendly, respectful, caring and professional environment.

As you enter our school you will notice the warm and inviting atmosphere. We pride ourselves in the development of a stimulating and engaging learning environment that focuses on our students developing academically, socially and emotionally.

Our vision for education encapsulates an environment that is the nerve-centre for learning; a place that promotes and encourages students, teachers, families and industry to be partners in the learning journey; a place that puts the child at the centre of all decisions. We believe in finding the balance between explicit teaching and guided inquiry to build the capacity of all learners – a culture of collective responsibility.

At Mt Eliza Primary School, we promote a distributive leadership approach and encourage all members of the school community to have a voice. This starts with developing a shared vision with high expectations at the core, where:

  • Relationships are fostered and developed, and collective wellbeing is paramount
  • Collaboration is the culture of being and doing
  • Successes are celebrated and a continual process of improvement is the expectation

Drawing on research, we are committed to creating a culture of innovation and agency, with a view to developing an engaged and high achieving learning community.

Mt Eliza Primary School has a student population of 483 students and this year we are running 21 classrooms with specialist programs in: Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Physical Education. Our Grade 3 and 4 students have cooking classes in our Kitchen Garden Program where they grow their own vegetables and herbs in our Kitchen Garden. They develop global connections through learning Indonesian as an additional language, and sessions that support our STEM focus.

We see our parents as our partners in their child’s education and encourage families to become involved; we welcome the support of our incredible community. Our School Council and PTA meet regularly and work hard to support the staff and students at Mt Eliza Primary School.

In partnership with our community we have developed a culture that reflects our five values:

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Connectedness and Challenge. These values are the cornerstone of what we do, they support our approach to learning and are key in the way in which we develop respectful relationships across the school.

We are extremely proud of our school and invite you to explore our website further to experience more of the wonderful things we do here.

 

Integration Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 03/10/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Kim Wheeler | 03 9787 1385

Integration Aide