Integration Aide

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 24/04/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336985

Reference: 1336985

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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 support the academic and social/emotional needs of students with learning difficulties and those diagnosed with ASD and/or ADHD.

SC4  Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in a team environment, including high level oral and written communication skills.

SC5  Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

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


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.


  • 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 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.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

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

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.

Location Profile

Cheltenham East Primary School, with an enrolment of around 440, is located in the southern suburb of Cheltenham.  Since the school commenced in 1956 it has enjoyed a fine reputation within the local community.  The various programs such as Maths, Science, Art, Library, LOTE, Information Technology and Music have been features for many years.  An experienced, active staff provide the classroom teaching and are supported by specialist teachers and excellent education support staff, with all staff trained in First Aid. 

Cheltenham East is situated on alarge site.  The grounds, including trees and shrubs are well cared for.  The gardens are well planted providing colour and shade for our children.  As well as the oval and grassed areas, special playground equipment complements the grounds.


Cheltenham East Primary School is committed to encouraging each student to strive for excellence in a supportive environment, which recognises individual differences and different rates of learning and plans programs accordingly.

There is a high recognition of the importance of partnership between students, staff and parents.  This is shown by the high parent involvement level in the learning programs and in extra curricula activities, which is appreciated by staff.


The school provides a comprehensive curriculum in the eight learning areas - The Arts, English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Humanities, Health and Physical Education.  LOTE is Italian.

The school's learning program keeps in sharp focus the need for highly developed skills in the traditional areas of literacy and numeracy via an excellent Early Years program which is being extended into later years, as well as Literacy Intervention.

The creative and performing arts program is a special feature of the school's integrated curriculum. The school’s annual concerts are consistently of excellent quality.

Sport and Physical Education are important aspects of the school's curriculum.  Students participate in inter-school sport, swimming instruction and Physical Education lessons.  Junior school students regularly undertake PMP activities.   


The school consists of two major wings as well as a large hall.  One wing contains the administration centre, classrooms, science lab, music room and art room.   The other wing holds purpose built classrooms and a library and adjacent buildings house extra grade classrooms.  Computers and notebooks are available in each classroom, and electronic whiteboards are a wonderful teaching tool.  A separate self-contained building houses our Out of School Hours Care program run by Team Kids. 

The large hall, built and paid for by parental efforts, is used for wet-day assemblies, visiting excursions, Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) and by community groups. 

Other Information

This working hours for this position will be from 9am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday

Integration Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 24/04/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Robert Ridgway | 9583 5746

Integration Aide