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Learning Support

Job posted: 12/05/2022
Applications close: 25/05/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Part time / From 11/07/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1278567

Reference: 1278567

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

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

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

This position description describes in general terms the normal duties which the Integration Aide is expected to undertake. However, the duties described may vary or be amended from time to time without changing the level of responsibility associated with the position.

General duties:

  • Provide routine support for teachers.
  • Communicate with teachers about routine matters.
  • Assist teachers with communication with parents about routine matters.
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students such as toileting, meals and lifting.
  • Communicate with student/s about comprehension of basic tasks and information.
  • Support in the management of immediate and ongoing behaviours of concern relating to specific students within a classroom setting.
  • Assist with coordination and planning of student routines.
  • Accountable for performance of allocated tasks.

 

School Specific Responsibilities:

  • Attend classes as per timetable and remain in the classroom unless directed otherwise by the teacher
  • Help teachers implement inclusive learning practices in the classroom so that children with additional learning needs are not isolated from their peers
  • Participate in team meetings (e.g. Student Wellbeing meetings, Student Support Group meetings or Integration Team meetings) as identified
  • Adhere to, as well as monitor, the specific aims and goals of student Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
  • Assist students on an individual or group basis under the direction of the teacher
  • Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions
  • Observe students and draw the attention of the teacher to them where necessary.
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
  • Assist with the supervision of students in classrooms, playgrounds, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities, life skill programs.
  • Assist with students’ toileting needs, mealtime assistance, lifting and administration of medication to students requiring special care.
  • Produce basic curriculum support resources and equipment.
  • 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..
  • Prepare descriptive lists of material and undertake accessioning procedures, box, label, shelve material and maintain daily records of loans.
  • Assist in the exchange of information between the community and the school.
  • Promote and develop a sense of school pride within the wider school community.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Drive the school buses (provided that licence requirements are satisfied).
  • Undertake other duties relevant to the field of responsibility as requested by the or Principal, Assistant Principal or Business Manager.
  • Comply with the school’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe working environment.

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

Other Information

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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.

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

Armstrong Creek School is a new government school which opened in January 2018 for students in Grades Prep- 6 in Term 1, 2018. In 2019, the Secondary Special School component opened its doors for the first time for students in Years 7-9 with year 10 commencing in 2020,  year 11 in 2021 and year 12 in 2022.

Our school combines both mainstream Prep to Year 6 and Special Education provision from Prep to year 12 under a single governance model. Our school’s inclusive model and flexible approach curriculum provision, allows each learner to access the educational support and experiences they require based on identified need, individual student ability and assessed benefit. It enables a customised approach to education rather than a ‘one size fits all’.

Armstrong Creek School has been designed with state of the art learning and community facilities. These includes a range of adaptable and multi-purpose learning spaces as well as conference, therapy and interview rooms.

The school also has a Community Hub which is managed by the YMCA out of school hours to provide before/ after school care, holiday programs and other community programs that can be accessed by local families and residents. The school also features an indoor gymnasium built to Netball Victoria standards, outdoor hardcourts and sporting fields.

Purpose Statement

At Armstrong Creek School we embrace challenge and celebrate diversity while pursuing an individual journey to personal excellence. Innovative learning and teaching is placed at the centre of all we do.

We design opportunities for students to achieve their personal best in a positive environment where they are inspired to learn, grow and thrive while demonstrating our school values of: Care, Collaboration and Commitment.

Learning Support

Job type:

Part time / From 11/07/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Kathryn Sier | 5218 5100

Learning Support