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Learning Support

Job posted: 23/11/2022
Applications close: 06/12/2022 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 07/12/2022 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1317914

Reference: 1317914

Occupation: Teacher

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

The attendance requirements for this position are for 7.6 hours each week, on a Wednesday.

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

  • 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

Other Information

Please ensure that your application:

  • is uploaded as one attachment (e.g. Cover letter/Resume/KSC) in PDF format
  • is named as your own name e.g. JOHN CITIZEN
  • includes your personal details (name, address, email and mobile)
  • includes names and contact details, including mobile and email of three 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.

Location Profile

Mount Pleasant Road staff, students and families work in partnership in a safe, caring and happy environment. Programs from Kindergarten through to Yr. 6 and daily before and after school care are provided. We are committed to excellence in teaching and learning and continuous improvement for our students. Our enthusiastic staff members ensure that students are engaged, responsible for their learning and actions, motivated and proud of their achievements. We continue to maintain high standards in English and Mathematics and provide quality programs in all other areas, catering for the individual needs of students. The School Strategic Plan has a focus on improved student achievement in Reading and Numeracy and improving Student Voice and Agency to support engagement in their learning. Involvement of school families and the wider community is highly valued.

Located in the quiet streets of Nunawading, on spacious grounds, with flexible, evidence-based learning environments Mount Pleasant Road enhances the educational opportunities available for all students, regardless of learning needs.

Teachers work within Professional Learning Teams to plan and implement a sequential, integrated curriculum. Interactive television technology, iPads and robotics are used in every classroom to support student learning and to further engage students in their educational experiences. A BYO 1-1 iPad program operates for students in Years 3-6. Programs for our students in Visual and Performing Arts, L.O.T.E. (Indonesian) and Physical Education are provided by specialist staff. We also offer instrumental music, Kitchen/Garden program, interschool sport, PMP, an extensive transitions program, intervention and enrichment opportunities, and a Buddies Program for all levels.

There are ample opportunities for students to shine in leadership roles. We place a high priority on student well-being, including the development of appropriate social competencies and demonstration of the school values of respect, integrity, inclusion, responsibility and life-long learning. Our wellbeing and values programs are targeted at specific age groups and we are proud to be a Lead School in implementing the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships teaching and learning initiative.


The strengths of the school include the sense of common purpose and direction by staff which sees itself as a true learning community, supportive and strategic leadership, a shared belief that education is a partnership between the school, parents and the students, and a school culture which strives for continuous improvement. There is a very strong team ethos and a focus on teaching and learning to improve student outcomes. Teachers are committed to discovering how best they can meet the needs of 21st century learners.

The school is seeking an Education Support staff member who is passionate about working with both individual and small groups of students, motivated to work in a team and willing to participate in professional learning to improve their practice. Supporting  teachers through maintianing resources including in the library will also be required. All staff members have a collective responsibility for the engagement, wellbeing and improved academic outcomes for all students. It is an expectation that Education Support staff assist students of all abilities to participate in all school activities.

 

WHEN ATTACHING DOCUMENTS THROUGH RECRUITMENT ONLINE PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Upload all documentation as one attachment: Cover letter/Resume/Referees/KSC in PDF format
  • Name the Document as your own name e.g. JOHN CITIZEN

 

Learning Support

Job type:

Part time / From 07/12/2022 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Kim Streitberger | 98781730

Learning Support