Literacy Support Aide

Job posted: 15/03/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 26/04/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336501

Reference: 1336501

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern 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.



The Literacy Support Aide will work under the direction of the Leading Teacher-Student Support Services to improve the learning outcomes of identified students in the areas of Literacy. They will work with small groups of students to implement appropriate Literacy support that has been pre-planned for them. The Literacy Aide will collect assessment information for the Leading Teacher-Student Support Services to use to report on student outcomes. Relevant professional learning and support will be provided to the successful applicant.

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.



The main duties to be performed by a Literacy Support Aide are to:

  1. Assist students on an individual or small group basis in literacy.
  2. Implement literacy support programs that have been planned by a teacher
  3. Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions.
  4. Provide basic physical and emotional care for students and to build positive relationships with students
  5. Participate in team meetings and staff meetings as required.
  6. Collecting data as directed by the Leading Teacher-Student Support Services
  7. Liaising with subject teachers to provide information on progress in the program to enable differentiation.
  8. Participating in relevant professional learning to support the development of skills
  9. Other duties as directed by the Principal or Assistant Principals.


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 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.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

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

A current Working With Children check is required for this position.

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.

Location Profile

Established in 1955, Brighton Secondary College has a tradition of excellence. Students are offered an outstanding program in a structured supportive and caring environment in which they are encouraged to reach their full potential. The school is set in a leafy bayside suburb close to the beach and the city.

A broad curriculum offers student academic studies, creative and performing arts, technology studies, social development and sporting competition. At junior levels there is a comprehensive range of subjects including health, music, drama, languages, food technology, ICT and materials technology. A broad range of VCE studies is offered, as well as vocational studies at senior levels.


Visions and Values


Brighton Secondary College is a safe place where all have the opportunity to achieve personal excellence through collaboration based on respect, empathy and integrity.


Our mission at Brighton Secondary College is to develop future-ready global citizens

We strive to prepare young people to thrive and contribute in the world beyond school. We do this by creating responsible, empathetic citizens who are adaptable, life-long learners and critical thinkers.



  • We strive for personal best in all pursuits
  • We take pride in what we do
  • We make the most of all opportunities we are given.



  • We strive for understanding
  • We encourage learning
  • We question and seek solutions


  • We treat others as they would like to be treated.
  • We take pride and respect in ourselves and our environment
  • We accept and celebrate difference and diversity.


  • We take ownership for our actions and embrace constructive feedback.
  • We follow through on our intentions.
  • We are honest and transparent


  • We are sensitive to the needs of others
  • We try to understand the needs of all min our school community.
  • We listen in order to understand.


  • We share knowledge and harness our collective strengths.
  • We collaborate with others to work towards common goals.
  • We believe everyone has a responsibility to contribute.


Literacy Support Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 26/04/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Richard Minack | 03 9592 7488

Literacy Support Aide