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Integration Aide

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Horsham

Job type: Part time / From 05/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1290275

Reference: 1290275

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Horsham

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

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

  • 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

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

Horsham Primary School is committed to providing an environment that ensures students will establish life-long learning skills and develop as confident, responsible and resilient individuals who will make positive contributions to the global community.

The Horsham Primary School staff team is committed to making a difference in the lives of young people.

Values

The qualities we value at Horsham Primary School are:

Respect - Treating others fairly, with consideration for self, others, property and the environment.

Tolerance - Building relationships through a shared culture of cooperation and acceptance of diversity of all community members.

Excellence - Continuously striving to achieve our personal best.

Honesty - Acting in a moral and ethical way in all we say and do.

Responsibility - Taking ownership of our choices, actions and their consequences

Environmental Context

Community and Demographics: The school is a dual campus P-6 Primary School with a combined enrolment of 432 students.

Both campuses are situated in the North Eastern area of Horsham City.

The Student Family Occupation (SFO) is 0.49 at 298 Campus and 0.85 at Rasmussen Campus.

The background of students is diverse with an increasing number of students from families with a language other than English (ESL) and a significant enrolment of aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students.

The school staffing profile includes: 3 Principal Class Officer, 2 Teaching and Learning Leaders, 20 Classroom Level 2 and 11 Classroom Level 1.

There is a high level of parental and community support, with two active Parents & Friends groups who are dedicated to raising additional school funds.

Educational

The school is organized into learning areas which reflect the Victorian Curriculum. A collaborative learning environment is promoted with staff regularly planning together and engaging in professional discussions.

The school offers a comprehensive curriculum which includes the specialist programs Music, Physical Education, Science & Technology and Art. Intervention programs conducted to support students learning are MIP (Maths), STAP (Speech), Levelled Literacy and Tutoring Programs.

A key part of the curriculum at the Prep level is the Australian Developmental Curriculum, which is commonly referred to as Investigations. Fluid Maths Groups play an integral role in the teaching and learning of Mathematics and this process incorporated throughout the school.

The school offers a wide range of extra curricula opportunities with 2 cultural performances being offered each year and a structured camps and excursion program.

On occasion, the campuses combine for different events and this provides an opportunity to celebrate our school community. The Arts program includes two choirs (singing choir and signing choir), a junior concert and school production in alternate years.

Technological

Both campuses have extensive ITC access. Yr. Prep-3 students have access to iPads. Yr. 4-6 participate in the one to one iPad program scheme. The school shares an IT Manager and combines the services of a Local Technician and the ICT technician as part of the DET Trained Services Support Providers (TSSPs).

Environmental

Both campuses are unique to their setting with continuous maintenance and upgrades occurring throughout the years.

The 298 Campus is the larger of the two campuses with an enrolment of 288 and 14 general purpose classrooms. The classrooms are a combination of traditional and open plan learning environments. The multipurpose gymnasium is a fantastic facility which is regularly used for Music and Physical Education sessions but also special events. The grounds provide plenty of space for children’s play with a variety of play equipment available to students.

The Rasmussen Campus has an enrolment of just over 144 and this has grown steadily in recent years. There are 6 general purpose classroom spaces with most promoting open plan learning. The gymnasium recently received an upgrade and is a terrific facility which is regularly used for a range of activities. The grounds at Rasmussen also provide plenty of space for children’s play with a variety of play equipment available to students. The Rasmussen Campus supports two significant DET programs by providing workspaces for the Local Administration Bureau and the Cases Training Centre.   

 

Integration Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 05/08/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Chris Walter | 03 53821534

Integration Aide