Learning Support

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 26/05/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 06/06/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1278834

Reference: 1278834

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western 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.


[Attendance requirement for this position]

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.


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

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

Melton Secondary College is a large co-educational government secondary school for students from Years 7 to 12 with a population of approximately 1300 students and 170 staff.

Our vision is for a flourishing learning community achieving high levels of academic growth and bright futures for every student. This vision statement captures the ambition our community shares for educational excellence. It guides our commitment to student achievement, engagement and wellbeing and the impact of our work is evident through steadily improving student outcomes. These results have been achieved through the development of a guaranteed and viable curriculum, rigorous and purposeful pedagogy, the inclusion of genuine student voice, leadership and agency, and a positive learning environment based on our STARR Values of Success, Teamwork, Ambition, Respect and Responsibility. We celebrate the richness of our multi-cultural community and were the 2019 recipient of the Victorian Multicultural Excellence School Award.

The college articulates a strong sense of purpose and a commitment to building cycles of success and confidence for every student. Teachers work collaboratively in Professional Learning Teams, using assessment data to inform planning and the High Impact Teaching Strategies to maximise student learning growth. Professional learning is ongoing, embedded in the core work of practice and remains focused on improving student outcomes. The college has a strong culture of peer-to-peer coaching in the pursuit of continuous improvement, participates regularly in collaborative projects and improvement initiatives with the local community, network schools, tertiary institutions and DET Victoria.

Differentiated learning approaches are available for individual students in every class and through the High Ability Program, Getting Ready in Numeracy (GRIN), Literacy Interventions programs and Flexible Learning Option satellite campus. There is a school wide focus on the development of literacy, numeracy and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) skills. An iPad program has been established in partnership with Apple Education and is being successfully implemented across the curriculum.

A large team of Education Support staff work closely with teachers in a range of settings and functions to support student learning. This includes wrap-around student support teams, such as our Wellbeing, Community Liaison, Learning Support, Interventions and Careers teams.

Learning Support

Job type:

Part time / From 06/06/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Kathryn Sobey | 03 9743 3322

Learning Support