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LMS Editor

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

Location: Various

Job type: Full time / From 14/06/2022 - 09/06/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 1278828

Reference: 1278828

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific IT function in an educational setting or similar.

SC2    Demonstrated high level editing and proofreading skills in an educational, online or other relevant setting

SC3    Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills and the capacity to provide advice and support to teaching and support staff.

SC4    Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

Role

This is a 48/52 position, with up to 15 recall days per annum.

Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy.  This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.  Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards.  Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2.  Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1.  Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role. 

Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated 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.

Performs 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 laboratories would be typical examples.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Edit courses in VSV Online, checking:
  • spelling
  • punctuation
  • grammar
  • formatting
  • clarity
  • instructions are correct
  • images, videos and audios are present and functional
  • hyperlinks and document links are correct
  • Use high level skills in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience in sending emails, using Microsoft Word and the internet
  • Experience in Moodle and Wordpress
  • Work closely with Technical Team and teaching staff
  • Perform other duties as directed

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

VSV employs a hybrid rostering system of remote and onsite work. The successful applicant will be required to work onsite at Virtual School Victoria, 315 Clarendon Street, Thornbury on their rostered onsite day(s).

The hours for this position are flexible and can be negotiated upon successful appointment to the position. Minimum negotiable hours are 0.8 (30.4 hours per week).

Experience in and/or knowledge of working in an online educational environment while not essential would be highly advantageous. The Virtual School Victoria utilises its own Student Database, not CASES21 Administration.

Prospective applicants are advised to visit the Virtual School Victoria website www.vsv.vic.edu.au.

Applications should be prepared in a standard font, preferably Arial or Calibri, at size 11 or 12. Pages should be single sided and have well delineated sections using clear headings.

Applicants are advised to include:

  1. A cover sheet providing the name of the applicant, record number (where applicable), home and email address, telephone number and a telephone number where the applicant can be contacted during business hours.
  2. A specific response to each of the five selection criteria of no more than one page per criterion.
  3. A separate curriculum vitae that is a summary of experience and qualifications.
  4. The names of three referees including contact details, work and mobile phone numbers, email address, current position and relationship to the applicant.

Late applications will not be accepted

 

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

Virtual School Victoria is the state’s leading virtual school, offering around 135 courses online, including VCE subjects. With an annual enrolment in excess of 4000 students from Prep to Year 12, Virtual School Victoria is the largest state government school in Victoria. Around 1500 students are enrolled full time, while around 2500 students, most in years 11 and 12, complete subjects with us while based in other schools.

The Virtual School Victoria student cohort is both diverse and unique. We provide education to:

  • school-based students who do not have access to the courses they need in their own school
  • children and young people with chronic physical and mental health circumstances that make it difficult for them to attend mainstream schooling
  • children and young people involved elite level sports and performing arts
  • children and young people who are travelling  within Victoria, around Australia or overseas
  • young adults wishing to complete their education in a way that they find engaging
  • rural and regional children and young people who, due to distance, cannot attend a local school.

In addition to offering a host of teaching and learning courses approved by the VCAA, our specialist teachers provide students with individualised learning and support. Virtual School Victoria teachers are dedicated to building the confidence and resilience of each and every student. Like any school, our teachers regularly support and interact with students, but they do so in a different way to most schools: they do so virtually.

A Learning Advisor role is undertaken by all teachers as a core element of their teaching position at the Virtual School Victoria. Building positive relationships with students and their support network in overall aim of the role is to connect with and encourage students to belong to the school community in order to optimise their student engagement, learning and wellbeing outcomes.

Virtual School Victoria has recently launched Australia’s first Prep to Year 12 pedagogical model for online learning, strengthening our role as a system leader and building on our goal of consistently providing high-quality and targeted teacher practice. Instantaneous, real-time, interactive learning is a key to teaching at Virtual School Victoria. Teachers develop engaging learning materials and utilise our online Learning Management System to create real time and asynchronous collaborative teaching and learning opportunities for students.

Virtual School Victoria students learn by taking part in online collaborative and interactive activities, communicating and interacting with other students and by receiving personalised support and feedback from their teachers. Students participate in active learning targeted to their needs. Teachers use purposeful ongoing assessment strategies to ensure continuous student progress. Data forms an important component in this process and guides personalisation and changes to student learning programs. 

Virtual School Victoria’s expertise in virtual learning has made us a school of choice for many students and the Victorian families who enrol their children with us annually.

Our vision is to see Virtual School Victoria as a system leader in online, virtual and blended learning: sharing our knowledge and expertise, and leading system conversations around digital learning. Virtual School Victoria wants to lead a community of practice that will evolve and strengthen digital learning in Victoria, and positively influence and support other schools to develop in this space.

Currently Virtual School Victoria is entering the second implementation year of the Government’s Expanding the VCE into Rural and Regional Victoria Initiative. The initiative will see VSV deliver all the VCAA VCE Studies Units 1 – 4 by 2023.

The Virtual School Victoria teachers work mostly in teams.  As such it is important that all staff demonstrate effective teamwork.  In particular, staff must be collaborative, cooperative and recognise the value of others’ contributions with a view to negotiating the best outcomes for teams, students and Virtual School Victoria as a whole. Leading teachers must be able to build and develop these teams.

About the VSV Online Team

We are a creative and supportive team that is passionate about the delivery of accessible and engaging online education. We ensure the relationship between learning outcomes, resources and activities is explicit, aligned and balanced with the application of current web design, design thinking and UX principles. 

 

LMS Editor

Job type:

Full time / From 14/06/2022 - 09/06/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Matthew Aumann | 03 8480 0000

LMS Editor