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Integration Support (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job posted: 09/05/2024
Applications close: 04/06/2024 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 15/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1414853

Reference: 1414853

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern 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

This role is a time fraction of 0.8 (30.4 hours per week) over 5 days

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

 Integration Support

  • Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions.
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
  • Participate in staff and team meetings.
  • Assist with the supervision of students on school grounds, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities and life skills.
  • Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment in certain subject areas
  • Prepare basic curriculum support resources.
  • 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.

  • Support integration staff in developing capacity to work with students who present with challenging behaviours

  • Assist in the preparation of equipment and purchasing of materials and supplies as required.

  • Carry out allocated activities and tasks determined by the school consistent with role description.

  • Participate in planning and preparation with teachers on a regular basis.
  • Participate in professional learning activities provided through this initiative.
  • Participate in the ongoing evaluation of this initiative.
  • Other duties as directed by the Executive team in line with the dimensions of work of ES1-2

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

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

School Profile

Founded in 1961, Bayswater Secondary College is a growing secondary school located in the City of Knox in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, approximately 34 kilometres from the Melbourne Central Business District. The College is a centre of the community and we value our strong relationships with students, parents, carers, local primary schools and the wider community, including tertiary partnerships.

Our core focus is providing a wide variety of options and opportunities to our students in a boutique setting, to ensure that every student at Bayswater Secondary College has every opportunity to succeed throughout and beyond their secondary school years. Bayswater Secondary College currently has an enrolment of 235 students, with growth projected to increase over the coming years with a built capacity of 550 to be reached by 2028. Our staffing profile includes a Principal and 2 Assistant Principals, 2 Leading Teachers, 2 Learning Specialists, 25 teachers and 11 full-time equivalent Education Support (ES) staff.

Our College values of Honesty, Excellence, Acceptance, Respect and Teamwork are at the H.E.A.R.T. of everything we do at Bayswater Secondary College, and underpin the culture of support and inclusivity that we continually work to achieve. We believe in a supportive and inclusive school community where all students, staff and teachers have a right to learn and work in a safe and orderly environment. Respectful learning environments and positive student behaviours are most effectively developed through positive relationships that are based on whole school and classroom practices. The organisational structure for students is one that is arranged into subschools (Junior - Years 7-9; and Senior - Years 10-12) where students are supported by engagement and wellbeing leaders within the College including their Home Group teacher, Sub School Coordinator, Sub School Leader and Assistant Principal.

Further engagement and wellbeing supports are enacted through our College wellbeing team comprising of a Student Wellbeing Coordinator, Mental Health Practitioner, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Chaplain. Regular support from the regional Student Support Services team, in addition to strong links with the Occupational Therapy program of La Trobe University round out the team and ensure the wellbeing and engagement needs of students are met. Our learning community is welcoming and highly diverse and we celebrate and acknowledge the broad range of strengths, skills and attributes that all members of our school community possess.

Bayswater Secondary College currently offer a structured core curriculum (Victorian Curriculum / VCE / VCEVM), as well as Accelerated Learning opportunities for students at all year levels, an Instrumental Music program from Years 7-10 and a wide variety of VCE and Vocational Education and Training in schools (VETis) options for senior students. The College offers a variety of elective choices in Years 8-10, which are vertically grouped to provide students a wide range of options in a small setting.

The College is part of the Bayswater Education Plan, and is currently working with the local Bayswater primary schools to improve educational outcomes for students in the Bayswater area. The College also received $12.4 million to fund the redevelopment of the buildings and grounds, with work now completed in Term 2, 2024.

All students, staff and teachers have a right to learn and work in a safe and orderly environment. Respectful learning environments and positive student behaviours are most effectively developed through positive relationships that are based on whole school and classroom practices.

Vision

To provide high quality learning experiences and pathways that enable all students to achieve excellence.

College Values

H.E.A.R.T: Honesty, Excellence, Acceptance, Respect and Teamwork

Honesty: Being honest with ourselves, and one another in everything we do

Excellence: Striving for excellence and our personal best at all times by always giving our best effort

Acceptance: Accepting one another for who we are, and recognizing that our differences are what make us unique and interesting, and ensuring we treat ourselves, and one another with kindness.

Respect: For ourselves, one another and our surroundings

Teamwork: Working together and supporting one another helps us strive for excellence and achieve successful outcomes

Integration Support (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job type:

Part time / From 15/07/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Contact:

Elizabeth Swan | 87207555

Integration Support (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)