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Male .6 Overnight Supervisor - Gnurad Gundidj Campus

Job posted: 05/05/2022
Applications close: 25/05/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Omeo

Job type: Part time / From 03/06/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1277563

Reference: 1277563

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Omeo

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3    Demonstrated 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 in respect to the work area.

SC6    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

SC7   Qualifications, demonstrated experience in or empathy for residential education or leadership with young people

 

Role

Visibility

Internal and External

The Overnight Supervision staff members have a considerable level of responsibility relating to the physical, emotional and psychological safety, wellness and security of students at the Gnurad Gundidj campus. 

 The position at least requires but does not exclude the following: 

Subscribing to and acting in accordance with the Policies, Beliefs and Values of the School for Student Leadership as documented and stated in the New & Visiting Staff Manual and in accordance with appropriate DE&T policies as they apply to  Campus situation.

Overnight supervision of students at the Gnurad Gundidj Campus.

Sleep in the staff supervisor’s room, in a gender-specific accommodation wing, to monitor student activity and take appropriate action as required.

Involvement in all aspects of the School for Student Leadership Program as required.

Working in a team environment with all stakeholders in the School for Student Leadership experience.

Providing both:

active, hands-on, “in front of student” and

tacit, moral support to teachers in the delivery of an innovative learning program and in managing the welfare, discipline and safety of students in residence at the School for Student Leadership.

Relating to students utilising a “strength based approach” to ensure appropriate support and relationships are developed.

In collaboration with the teaching staff, prepare and carry out lessons, supervision & activities for the students of the Gnurad Gundidj campus.

Reporting at the morning hand-over meeting in particular, and as required otherwise, on student wellbeing in development of leadership, teaming and enterprise skills within the context of the School for School Leadership Charter, which includes Health and Wellbeing as a priority.

Participating, as required, in the Gnurad Gundidj Campus’ Professional Development Program appropriate to the responsibilities of the position.

In collaboration with the teaching staff, prepare and maintain equipment, building and grounds in good order, to provide a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for the students, contractors, visitors and themselves.

To communicate with all members of the School for Student Leadership community in an honest and respectful manner.

To participate in the School for Student Leadership and DE&T Staff Performance Review Program.

Participate in welcoming, orientating and fare welling of new students and their families to and from the school.

To attend and contribute to staff meetings and in¿services.

Attending work at the Snowy river campus at any time up to the fractional allocation during and outside designated DET terms, as required by the Principal or Head of Campus. This may be outside the student attendance time and include “recall days” in accordance with the ESS’s agreement.

 TYPICAL  TASKS. 

The following tasks are typical, but not exhaustive, of what will be required of the position: 

Observing students at all times, maintaining a high visibility, and being approachable and available.

Ensuring delivery of the evening program as directed by teaching staff

Ensuring the security of the building by securing all external doors by lock or alarm as appropriate.

Appropriate supervision of students during meal and other times.

Ensuring vehicles are parked appropriately, locked and keys kept in the secure location.

Visual checking of student accommodation wings to ensure blinds are drawn and nothing is left outside

Ensuring students are in their own room, in their own bed and appropriate behaviour is being observed.

Checking the laundries and that the washing machines and dryers are shut down each evening.

Ensuring extra lighting around the building, heating and computer equipment are turned off.

Diverting the switch phone through to the supervising staff accommodation rooms.

Turning on and off the computer network system, including the Internet router, at designated times of the evening and morning respectively.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out allocated activities and tasks determined by the school consistent with role description.
  • Participate in planning and preparation with teachers on a regular basis.
  • Participate in professional learning activities provided through this initiative.
  • Participate in the ongoing evaluation of this initiative.

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

In consideration of The Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), Section 25, we seek a Male Overnight Supervisor.

 

Background

 

Applications are invited for  ‘Overnight Supervisor’ for the Gnurad Gundidj Campus of The School for Student Leadership (Trading as the Alpine School). This facility and program represent the latest development of 20 years of excellence in residential year nine education, catering to students in Victorian government schools. The original Alpine School at Dinner Plain was opened in 2000, Snowy River Campus Marlo in 2007, Gnurad-Gundidj Campus Glenormiston in 2009 and Don Valley in 2021. The school began operating international leadership programs in 2014 with a collaboration between the DET International Education Division and Utahloy International School, Guangzhou, Guangdong, PRC. Nearly 9000 students have attended our campuses in Victoria and China in this time.

 Forty-five students live, learn, work, play, recreate and undertake adventures at the schools in a unique (in State Education) highly supported leadership education program. The School has modelled the educational program on an Experiential Education model, and at its core has a project/ enquiry learning and social-enterprise focus.

The roles and responsibilities

As a result of the multi-campus operation and the residential 9-24/7 operation on each campus, the role requires a person with a flexible, enthusiastic and team-oriented approach. All staff work in a close team environment with their colleagues, and a culture of collaboration, sharing and feedback permeates this relationship.

•                     The Principal is the instructional leader in the school, the Ex-Officio member of council, direct line-manager to all staff but delegates this responsibility as required.

•                     The school Principal is primarily based at Gnurad Gundidj Campus and will be often mobile.

•                     The Campus Principals and the Leading Teachers with the Generalists will form the core of the teaching staff.

•                     Leading Teachers should be familiar with aspects of contemporary DET management practices.

•                     The Business Manager has a vital advisory with both the Principal and the Campus Principals in making and supporting resourcing decisions.

•                     The Overnight and Education Support Staff are intrinsically connected to the successful outcomes that the school aims for.

•                     The kitchen and catering model is critical to the success of the learning program and the staff follow a “Common Kitchen” approach to healthy food for growing adolescents.

•                     The school has a Community of Practice approach to ensure high quality outcome for students, to reduce variability between teachers, classes, campuses and days, uses evidence and data and privileging time for inquiry among others.

.            The Office Manager work is overseen by the Business manager but also works independently at the Dinner Plain Campus 

The operational budget of the multi-campus school is in the order of $6-7m per annum. The school generates a large cash income through parent contributions from home schools and grants for the international program.

The governance and leadership model of the School for Student Leadership is unique in the Victorian Education system. The Governance and Leadership models comprise one School Council and a single Principal. The school council, nominated by the Education Minister, consists of high profile members of the Victorian community. There are past student and Koorie community representatives on the school council.

The School Principal, Business Manager, Campus Principals and Leading Teachers form the School Leadership Team.

The Business Manager is the Secretary of the School Council and has a close working relationship with the Principal, School Council President and Finance Committee.

A Campus Principal and Leading Teacher comprise the leadership team at a campus. The LT Curriculum oversees the pedagogical program. There is a Learning Specialist at each campus.

A Digital Technologies Coordinator leads and implements the ICT program across the school.

With this model, a member of the leadership team can be on-site at the school most days as the operation of the organisation is 24/7.

The school, as a co-educational residential school, has two gender specific accommodation wings and has a highly trained team of teacher and non-teacher support staff to maximize the desired educational outcomes.

The school has a particular focus on ensure the safety of students through the Child Safe Standards.

There is provision in the Equal Opportunities Act to select staff based on gender due to the residential nature of the program.

Because of the unique nature of the operation of the school, the delivery of the programs involves a range of evening, overnight, early morning, holiday and weekend duties for all staff. Flexibility in working hours and arrangements is a vital part of this role.

Locking the front gate each night.

Ensuring building alarms are turned on and off at designated times.

Ensuring all students are present, safe and accounted for.

SPECIFIC ARRANGEMENTS RELATING TO THE POSITION.

The part-time position is 0.6 undertaken over the whole term and year.

The position requires attendance at the first day of the term, when students arrive and the last day when students depart. If this equates to exceeding the allocated 120 days per year, ESS will be paid an extra hours allowance for those additional days.

The duties of the position require attendance from 4.30 pm to 9.00 am allowing suitable time for sleep.

The structure of the position is for three consecutive evenings on, followed by three consecutive evenings off, then three on again and so on until the end of term.

Alternate the first nights on with the other pair of overnight supervisors.

The occupant(s) of the position will be required to sleep in the appropriate gender wing of the building.

Male .6 Overnight Supervisor - Gnurad Gundidj Campus

Job type:

Part time / From 03/06/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Bronson Valpied | 0458 989 763

Male .6 Overnight Supervisor - Gnurad Gundidj Campus