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Social Worker - 0.5 Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 29/08/2022 - 29/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1289546

Reference: 1289546

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

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.

Role

[Attendance requirement for this position]

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

  • Liaise with and provide information to parents, staff and students about school administration procedures and policy.
  • Provide a document preparation service for the school community.
  • Coordinate the distribution of school newsletters, circulars and other documentation to be provided to the school community.
  • Provide administrative support for specific school programs.
  • Liaise with service providers, welfare agencies and relevant organisations to facilitate student referral.
  • Develop and adapt work methods and organise systems of classification, maintenance and ordering in a school resource centre.

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

  • 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

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

Location Profile

Our Mission

At Roxburgh Homestead Primary School we aim to empower students to make informed decisions, to reach their full potential and contribute within a global society.

Roxburgh Homestead Primary School is situated in Roxburgh Park a suburb located within the City of Hume. The school is well situated with its attractive sandstone buildings and is adjacent to a local historical site.  The school is also close to community facilities such as a family day care centre, kindergarten and a local shopping complex. Roxburgh Homestead enjoys the advantages of a community with wide diversity in the cultural and socio-economic background of its residents.  The school is in its twenty sixth year of operation with a current enrolment of 500 students.

Curriculum Focus and Programs

Literacy and Numeracy are explicitly taught every day, using a school wide teaching model.  This connects students to prior learning and builds learning confidence for growth and extension.  Our 21st Century Design teaching and learning initiative ensures our students are also immersed in STEM ,the Arts, Physical education and wellbeing programs to support deep thinking and problem solving.

Our school wide approach to growing active, informed and healthy children is based on building positive behaviour. We partner with our students and families to build strength of mind and character. Our values of “Respect, Honesty, Pride and Success are embedded in the classroom in the grounds and online and form the expectations of how we learn together academically and socially. It is vital that we build an inclusive mindset and environment where all children can participate, make mistakes and thrive.

A clear focus of the school is on the development of literacy and numeracy through curiosity. Roxburgh Homestead uses a structured approach based on the Early Years model in these two curriculum areas emphasising the development of oral language and vocabulary.  The Australian Curriculum is a framework in which we deliver our curriculum to ensure quality learning programs.  The school has developed learning continuums that enable a clear progression of learning across the school.  The collection of data ensures key competencies are being met and progress is made in all cohorts.

To support learning, students have access to over 500 ICT Devices across the school.  The focus for ICT across the school is on the integration of technology across the curriculum. Together with comprehensive professional development planned for staff and IT education for all students, this approach will ensure that Roxburgh Homestead is able to capably support its students to meet the educational challenges facing them.

The school also provides additional programs that cater for children with special needs as well as specialist programs in the areas of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, LOTE (Italian) and Physical Education.

Student Led Conferences are held twice a year. These are an opportunity for students to share and celebrate their learning with their parents and teachers. Student Led Conferences encourage students to become responsible and accountable for their own learning. They also provide an opportunity for students to self evaluate their learning and set learning goals.

The Roxburgh Homestead staff is an enthusiastic, committed and highly skilled team that works collaboratively to develop and implement innovative policies and programs. These are professionally delivered in a high quality, whole school approach to teaching and learning.

Ethos

Roxburgh Homestead has a strong focus on student welfare and as such is committed to providing a happy, safe and secure environment where individual children are encouraged to reach their full potential. The school values – Respect, Honesty, Pride and Success are emphasised across the school and form the basis for our year 6 leadership conference. The school's policies acknowledge and support the rights of students, teachers, staff and parents and make their responsibilities clear. It is the responsibility of all staff to implement these policies in relation to student management and discipline. The school recognises that student learning is improved when the school community is actively involved in school activities. The establishment of a strong partnership with parents and the attraction of a high level of community support and involvement are part of the school's commitment towards maximising learning outcomes for its students.

An enthusiastic and cohesive School Council is providing strong leadership and parent participation in school decision making. In addition, school based activities such as performances, sport, fundraising and special events are proving an effective means of maintaining informal communication between parents and teachers.

The School Council operates Out of School Hours programs before and after school as well as during holiday periods. The Council's commitment to the provision of these services is a direct response to clearly communicated community needs.

Future Directions

The Roxburgh Homestead Primary School Strategic plan celebrates the gains we have made and provides guidance and direction for the school to make measurable improvements over the next four years. The strategic plan reflects the focus on literacy, numeracy and curiosity.

At Roxburgh Homestead we will continue to focus on developing an attractive environment that promotes excellence for our large student population. We will emphasise high expectations for our students through the provision of quality teaching and a focus on the achievement of learning outcomes.

Social Worker - 0.5 Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job type:

Full time / From 29/08/2022 - 29/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Teresa Stone | 9305-1688

Social Worker - 0.5 Ed Support Level 1-Range 2