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Learning Support Assistant (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job posted: 09/02/2024
Applications close: 22/02/2024 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

Job type: Part time / From 04/03/2024 - 26/01/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1401331

Reference: 1401331

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

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

  • Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas.
  • Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions.
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Assist with toileting, meals, lifting, and administration of medication to students requiring special care.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils in playgrounds, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities and life skills.
  • Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment.
  • Prepare basic curriculum support resources.
  • Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs.
  • 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.
  • Assist with communication between teachers and non-English speaking parents/students.
  • Assist in the translation of documents.
  • Assist students with the preparation and service of meals.
  • 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.

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

Other Information

- All applications must include current names and contact details of a minimum 3 referees

- Application length including covering letter, selection criteria response and curriculum vitae is to be kept to a maximum 10 pages

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

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Bairnsdale Secondary College is sited on Gunai-Kurnai land and has approximately 1170 students enrolled drawing on local communities.  Over 60% of these students travel to school on buses.

The Student Family Occupation Density is currently 0.59 indicating that the college population is classified as low-middle socio-economic when compared to schools across Victoria.  Ten percent of the school population is of indigenous descent.

The Bairnsdale Secondary College embraces their entire school community and the following values:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resilience

Our vision is to create a learning community with a focus on improving teaching practice through ongoing performance development so that students’ outcomes improve.

There are three Learning Hubs at the College. The Hubs are named in the Gunai Kurnai language to symbolise students’ journey through the College:

  • Year 7 – Wargomerrin (Morning)
  • Year 8-9 – Wurrin (Day)
  • Years 10, 11 & 12 – Malgobila (Night)

Each Hub is supported by an Assistant Principal, Leading Teachers, Coordinators, Education Support Staff, Learning Support Assistants and Student Wellbeing team.  The Malgobilia team also integrates VCAL Staff and a Careers team. This ethos enables a holistic approach to the needs of each of our students encompassing our school values and the strong link between education and wellbeing.

The College also has a satellite site providing an alternative VCAL study centre (Ngooloo) for regional youth disengaged from mainstream education provision and potentially at risk.

Learning Support Assistant (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job type:

Part time / From 04/03/2024 - 26/01/2026

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Contact:

bairnsdale.sc@education.vic.gov.au | 03 5150 4800

Learning Support Assistant (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)