Learning Mentor

Job posted: 24/11/2022
Applications close: 07/12/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1318196

Reference: 1318196

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

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.


This is a 0.8 position worked 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.


  • 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

Location Profile

Newcomb Secondary College was established in 1969 and takes its name from the surrounding suburb named after Caroline Newcomb, one of the area’s earliest settlers.  Our sporting houses are also named after prominent citizens – Harrison, Drysdale, Curlewis and Wills. The College caters for 493 students in 2021 in Years 7 to 12 who come largely from Newcomb, Whittington, St Albans Park, East Geelong, South Geelong, Moolap, Leopold and the rural areas of the Bellarine Peninsula.

Visitors to our College are always impressed with its open, modern and light-filled learning spaces, along with its vibrant and inclusive atmosphere.  In recent years the College has undergone significant redevelopment with the current building program seeing the refurbishment of our math classrooms and music program areas, a state of the art STEM space and a 128 seat auditorium, contributing to an excellent learning and teaching environment.

For over 50 years, Newcomb Secondary College has been creating positive pathways for young people in Geelong. The College offers a future-focused curriculum within an environment which nurtures holistic student wellbeing and engagement. Our teaching and learning structures accommodate a broad range of individualised goals and needs through well-resourced literacy and numeracy supports and an emphasis on student voice and career action plans.

Our College has an outstanding range of VCE, VCAL, VET subjects, as well as offering School Based Apprenticeships that build successful individual pathways for students.  Our students benefit greatly from well-developed and innovative partnerships with our local tertiary institutions, the Gordon and Deakin University, including tutoring, Geelong Tertiary Futures Program and transition programmes.

The College is proud to have been the first Australian-based school to offer a P-Tech Program. This enables students to participate in corporate partner-supported pathways to learning and employment within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related industries. Through a partnership with the Gordon TAFE and key members of the Geelong business community, the College is ensuring that our school leavers are equipped with the skills needed for success in the workforce of the 21st century.

We are also committed to students maximising their personal growth through broad participation in a range of extra-curricular programs. Students develop confidence, teamwork, and leadership through their involvement with our extensive sports program, academic challenges, instrumental music tuition and our renowned Music Program, culminating in a number of celebrated public performances and the annual Band Tour. The annual College Bike Tour is also a chance for students to test their mental and physical resilience, in conditions which often result in the forging of lifelong friendships between the participants of the tour.

We are committed to establishing a school environment that allows our students to grow and thrive intellectually, emotionally and socially. Leadership qualities are provided with valuable opportunities to develop confidence in their leadership ability as they work cooperatively with others.  Community volunteer programs enrich student development and projects that enable students to work in and with their community, helping students to learn, share and develop a strong sense of community pride.

Sport is encouraged at all levels.  Throughout the school year inter-house competitions are held to foster and encourage teamwork and enthusiasm across the College.

It is our belief at Newcomb Secondary College that students who enjoy (and aspire to having) rich and vibrant lifestyles, with access to holistic and proactive personal wellbeing supports, are the most likely to enjoy lasting success with their learning experiences and individual pathway outcomes.

Learning Mentor

Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Amy Boland | 5248 1400

Learning Mentor