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Integration Aide (Part time across 5 days)

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 26/05/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 30/05/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1278636

Reference: 1278636

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.

Role

No attendance required during school holidays.

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

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Cheltenham Secondary College is well reflected in the statement: "Tradition and excellence in a caring, disciplined environment."  

Founded in 1959, Cheltenham Secondary College is a single campus, Year 7 to 12 coeducational college of approximately 900 students. The College motto is 'Health and Learning'. The College is committed to providing comprehensive, relevant and challenging programs that enable all students to work towards achieving their potential and to be responsible and contributing citizens to their community, Australia and the World.  We provide balanced and relevant education in an encouraging and nurturing way.  

VALUES AND ENVIRONMENT

The College’s values are Personal Best, Sense of Community, Respect and Responsibility. These values guide us in everything we do from personal growth and responsibility, inclusion and social justice, lifelong learning (to learn, to know, to be and to live together), experiential learning and eLearning.

How do we define or display these values?

  • Development of personal excellence and willingness to participate is encouraged and acknowledged. 
  • By maintaining traditional values linked to the dress code/uniform, strong discipline and a supportive welfare structure.
  • As a unified environment, we advocate honesty, loyalty, courtesy, consideration for all, tolerance and respect for one another.  
  • By fostering a sense of pride in self and a willingness to excel, which in turn encourages team spirit.

LOCATION AND ZONE

The College is bordered by a residential area, a light industrial zone and a large shopping complex (Westfield Southland), with both Monash University and Holmesglen TAFE Moorabbin Campus in close proximity. The College is well serviced by public transport, including bus services and the Cheltenham, Southland and Moorabbin railway stations.

Many enrolments are from outside the College's designated zone. During the last few years, student enrolments have stabilised at around 900. Enrolments also include a cohort of overseas fee paying students, thus adding further to the multicultural nature of the College. Enrolments of boys exceed enrolments of girls at most year levels. The Student Family Occupation Index is reducing slightly.  

STAFF

Cheltenham Secondary College has a dedicated staff who are committed to the best outcomes for students, who support the ethos of the College and are approachable and receptive. There is low turnover of staff.

CURRICULUM PATHWAYS

Students are grouped horizontally in year levels and managed in three sub-schools: Junior (years 7 and 8), Middle (years 9 and 10) and Senior (years 11 and 12) Schools. The College also runs an Intermediate and a Senior VCAL program.  The Year 12 pass rate is very high and the vast majority of students go on to tertiary study.

The College provides a common and comprehensive program of cross and cocurricular activities to all students across all year levels.  Each sub-school is led by a Director and four Coordinators.

As students move through the school, the opportunities available to sub-school curriculums are:

                Middle School

                Years 9 and 10:

  • Students are provided with the common core curriculum, but are also able to choose elective subjects in their chosen areas, leading to their final choices of a Senior School program that provides them with academic, vocational and traineeship post-secondary needs.

Year 10:

  • Students undertake work placement.
  • Some students take up apprenticeships, traineeships or transfer to a senior campus college after year 10.
  • Students are able to participate in Vocational Education and Training (VETis), in University Enhancement programs.

Senior School

Year 11:

  • Year 11 students undertake work placement.

Years 11 and 12:

  • Students have the option to continue their academic pathway through the VCE and VCAL programs.
  • Students are able to participate in Vocational Education and Training (VETis), in University Enhancement programs.
  • A significant number of students study a Language other than English (LOTE) outside normal school hours with external providers.

 

ADDITIONAL STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • An extensive cocurricular activities program exists which allows students to develop their talents outside of the classroom.
  • The College takes a very high profile in inter-school competitions (especially sport and debating), has an extensive instrumental music program, a Year 12 Leaders program, a Student Representative Council, Form Captains and an invaluable peer support program.  
  • The Avenues, a sister school interstate exchange program which expands the opportunities for students and focuses on competitive and cooperative programs in sport, culture and the arts.  

CHELTENHAM SECONDARY COLLEGE COMMUNITY

  • Parents and Friends: The College welcomes and actively encourages parent participation in their children's schooling through the College Council and its range of subcommittees and the Parents and Friends Association.
  • Local Council, Sporting Groups and other key broader community groups: City of Kingston, Kingston and Districts Netball Association, the Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN), various Rotary Clubs, RSL and welfare organisations.  
Integration Aide (Part time across 5 days)

Job type:

Part time / From 30/05/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Brooke Matthews | 03 9555 5955

Integration Aide (Part time across 5 days)