Multicultural Aide - Language (Chinese/Mandarin)

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 25/07/2022 - 29/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284769

Reference: 1284769

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

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.


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.


The responsibilities of this position will be:

• Communicate directly with families and support teachers and student welfare coordinators to communicate with families, and link the families with services

 • Support students in the classroom, explain teacher instructions and work requirements

 • Support teachers’ general communication with students

 • Assist students and their families with transition from one educational setting to another, for example, gather enrolment information

 • Translate basic school notices and communications to the local community

 • Assist with the preparation of permission forms and applications, for example, for Youth Allowance or student travel card

 • Act as a resource to develop staff knowledge of the students’ backgrounds and the issues they face

 • Help to involve parents in school activities and programs.

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

Lyndale Secondary College is a large Years 7-12 single campus educational provider with a student population of 850. Serving our local community since 1961, we are extremely proud of our leading-edge educational practice, exceptional pathway management for all students, and our strength through cultural diversity.

As part of our dedication to providing the very best outcomes for all students, we offer VCE, VET and VCAL, as well as English as a Second Language, Integration, Numeracy and Literacy support programs. The College also provides a Select Entry Learning Programs (SEAL and STEM) which allows gifted and talented students to explore their academic potential in a challenging and supportive environment.

Our staff are dedicated to providing our students with the best-practice teaching and learning, and are supported to be their best professionally and personally. Teachers collaborate to create engaging environments for students, including the use of team-teaching, cross-curricular approaches, community projects and peer observation.

Over 40% of the school population was born outside Australia in 47 different countries, and 64 different languages at home, providing our students with a rich experience of cultural awareness and immersion. Our Performing Arts program is second to none and provides our students with opportunities to participate at the very highest level.

Our student’s voices are heard strongly through our student voice program and the many leadership opportunities. At Lyndale we listen to our students to strengthen our College – they are our greatest asset.

The College has nearly completed a comprehensive rebuild program which has seen new state-of-the-art facilities and learning spaces created – including a STEM Centre, Technology/Arts Hub, Aviation and VR Centre, extensively resourced library and our world-class Performing Arts Theatre.

Lyndale has a long and proud history of students achieving professional success in a wide range of careers such as in medicine, law, commerce, business, emergency services, sciences and on the sporting field.

Multicultural Aide - Language (Chinese/Mandarin)

Job type:

Part time / From 25/07/2022 - 29/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Pam Robinson | 03 9795 2366

Multicultural Aide - Language (Chinese/Mandarin)