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Integration Aide

Job posted: 18/11/2022
Applications close: 01/12/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1316554

Reference: 1316554

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1  Demonstrated capacity to perform duties consistent with established guidelines and frameworks, including coordinating and supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role.

SC2  Demonstrated capacity to work and collaborate with others in a team environment.

SC3  Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in a team environment, including high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4  Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5  Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management and other school staff in respect to the work area.

SC6  A commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

Role

Attendance required for this role is Monday 8.30am - 3.30pm / Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8.45am - 3.30pm and Wednesday 8am - 3.30pm.  

An education support class position at this range will perform tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice, and school policy under supervision and direction. This may include coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students but must not include duties of a teacher as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students can be required individually or in groups up to 4 in controlled circumstances and where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Certification and/or qualifications of up to three years can be required at this level (noting that Registered Nurse is not included at this level, the first level for which is Level 1 range 3).

A role at this range may include:

  • Specific support tasks to achieve outcomes. Typically, this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the co-ordination of a work area under the direction of the principal or a manager.
  • Assisting teachers, within an educational program, by undertaking specific support tasks or the coordination of the support function.
  • Supervised health and wellbeing support tasks, medical intervention support tasks, or other specialised student/teacher support roles (e.g. enrolled nurses performing the role as described in schedule 3). These roles require specific qualifications and/or training, including roles where further training must be undertaken from time to time. The role is for a specific purpose, for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.
  • Technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options. Routine technical support in libraries, science, and information technology would be typical examples.

An education support class position at this range commencing at the base will initially be limited to undertaking routine tasks that are 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. Subject to any specific qualification and/or training requirement, an education support class employee employed in this range may be progressively required to undertake coordination, specialised student/teacher support tasks, or technical tasks as experience in the role is gained.

Responsibilities

  • Provides routine support for teachers including assisting with planning of student routines
  • Supports communication between teachers and parents
  • Communicates with teachers on routine matters related to students and/or other responsibilities
  • Provides basic physical care and wellbeing support for students such as toileting, meals, and lifting
  • Communicating with student/s to support comprehension of basic tasks and information
  • Addresses immediate behavioural presentations relating to specific students within a classroom setting aligned to school policy and procedure
  • Provides basic support and supervision for individuals or groups of up to 4 students within a classroom setting
  • Supports teachers in the coordination of educational programs independently or under minimal supervision, including rostering and organising the work of a team of aides, providing routine co-ordination, guidance, and support to other student support staff, liaising with external providers of support services about clearly defined support needs and resources, assisting teachers with the communication of student outcomes and educational programs
  • Provides medical intervention support to a student/s, under specific conditions, with appropriate training and guidance
  • Provides specialised communication support for students and teachers in areas such as AUSLAN and braille

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

Conditions of Employment

  • 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

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

Reservoir Views Primary School was established in 2009, the result of the merger between Keon Park Primary School and Burbank Primary School. The school is situated in Reservoir, 11kms north of Melbourne's CBD.

The school buildings are designed to promote collaborative learning and teaching, with flexible learning areas enabling teachers and students to work together and separately as needed.  Our school grounds offer a number of opportunities for students to engage with each other in active and passive play areas.  The Vegetable Garden and garden to plate program provides students with the opportunity to learn a range of practical skills whilst the sensory play space is an inclusive play space that promotes both passive, restful areas and accessible active play areas.  Students also have access to 4 playgrounds, a running track, vast sports field and a basketball and netball court.

Our Vision: To provide excellent educational opportunities in a stimulating, safe, nurturing environment and to instil a love of learning, celebrating effort and achievement in the belief that all students can thrive and lead productive and fulfilling lives. 

Our school values are Respect, Resilience and Love of Learning and these provide the framework for our positive learning environment.  Student, parent and staff relationships are highly valued, encouraging all to feel engaged and connected as a community of learners.  Students who feel safe, challenged and supported by a positive school environment are able to aspire to be the best they can.

There are currently 235 students enrolled at the school and this is expected to increase in 2023. The school operates specialist programs in Visual Art, Physical Education and Music. A LOTE program will also be introduced to the school as a fourth specialist program in 2023.

We believe in improving student learning through teacher collaboration and in partnership with parents. All of our teachers collaborate in teams – planning, teaching, moderating and assessing.  We have beautiful, flexible learning spaces that support collaboration for teachers and students alike.

Reservoir Views Primary School embraces diversity and reflects the multicultural and varying socio-economic nature of its local community, with a large cohort of students with a language background other than English.  We look for opportunities to build and strengthen community connections, such as through our annual Welcome Picnic, Harmony Day, School Concert and Assembly Performances, Learning Expos, English Language Learning for parents, and Classroom Helpers Program.

We are committed to providing our students with the skills and attitudes that will be needed in their future. We have a strong focus on developing their literacy and numeracy skills as well as deepening their curiosity, knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

Reservoir Views Primary School is seeking an enthusiastic educationalist who is committed to contributing towards the achievement of high standards in learning (for students and themselves), is a hands-on team-player, is actively involved in developing personal ICT skills, is flexible and adaptable, and is passionate about education.

Integration Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 26/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Stephen Stafford | 03 9460 6995

Integration Aide