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Integration Aide

Job posted: 01/07/2024
Applications close: 14/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 05/08/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1423552

Reference: 1423552

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

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 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 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

DE 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

Coburg North Primary School is located in the northern suburbs, about nine kilometers from Melbourne's CBD. The school currently maintains an enrolment of around 550 students after a period of growth.The school premises include various facilities such as an indoor multi-purpose hall (Booegigat Building) connected to specialised rooms for Art, Italian, Music, STEAM, and PE. There's also an Administration building connected to the school library and 6 flexible classrooms (Wa-Dam-Buk Building), as well as newly renovated permanent classrooms (Ganbu Wilam) that host 6 flexible classrooms and a staff Learning Resource Center. Portable structures are also present with one housing our Wellbeing Hub which provides support to students requiring assistance with their social, emotional and behavioural needs. All teaching spaces have air conditioning and heating and large wall mounted TVs that are wirelessly connected to Apple TV/HDMI for teaching and learning.

Sustainability is a shared priority involving staff, students, and parents. Students are encouraged to bring Nude Food and Community Kitchen Garden operates on the school grounds that student's access. Coburg North students are encouraged to ride to school and the school is a flag ship school for Ride2School and Merr-Bek Council's Open Street initative.The school grounds encompass four new adventure playgrounds, two basketball/netball courts, a large sports oval and a large outdoor covered space.

In the coming year 2024, Coburg North Primary's staff will consist of a Principal, 2 Assistant Principals, 34 teachers, 8.4 full-time equivalent Education Support (ES) staff, one administration personnel, and two business managers (include facilities manager & 2 days IT support). The school will have twenty-five grades along with five specialist programs - Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Italian, and STEAM. The school also provides a personalised iPad program for Year 5 and 6 students and a school-based iPad program for Foundation to Year 4 students with a 1 device : 2 student ratio.  All teaching staff are provided with an iPad upon commencement of employment.

The school's socio-economic profile is relatively high, as indicated by the Student Family Occupation Index. The parent community is actively involved and works collaboratively with the school to enhance the education experience. A Parents and Friends group organises fundraising events and community-building activities.

The school additionally offers an Out of School Hours Care Program through an accredited provider, TheirCare.

School Vision:  To build a community of curious, creative and engaged learners who are empowered to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world.  Collectively we will work with our students to become responsible global citizens who have the skills, knowledge and personal attributes they need for their future.

School Values:  The school's values are rooted in inclusivity, ensuring that all students, teachers, and parents/carers have a safe and conducive learning environment. The core values are respect, responsibility, and resilience, encouraging positive behavior and the ability to overcome challenges.

Our three core values are:

- RESPECT Treat others as you would like them to treat you.
- RESPONSIBILITY: Behaving sensibly and making good choices on your own.
- RESILIENCE: Bouncing back after experiencing difficult situations.

Integration Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 05/08/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Contact:

Patrick Lynch | 03 9354 1660

Integration Aide