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Student Integration Assistant - Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job posted: 14/11/2022
Applications close: 27/11/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: North West Region | Kerang

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1314695

Reference: 1314695

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Kerang

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.

Role

[Attendance requirement for this position]

An education support class position at this range will perform tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice, and school policy under supervision and direction. This may include coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students but must not include duties of a teacher as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students can be required individually or in groups up to 4 in controlled circumstances and where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Certification and/or qualifications of up to three years can be required at this level (noting that Registered Nurse is not included at this level, the first level for which is Level 1 range 3).

A role at this range may include:

  • Specific support tasks to achieve outcomes. Typically, this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the co-ordination of a work area under the direction of the principal or a manager.
  • Assisting teachers, within an educational program, by undertaking specific support tasks or the coordination of the support function.
  • Supervised health and wellbeing support tasks, medical intervention support tasks, or other specialised student/teacher support roles (e.g. enrolled nurses performing the role as described in schedule 3). These roles require specific qualifications and/or training, including roles where further training must be undertaken 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.
  • 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 would be typical examples.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Provides routine support for teachers including assisting with planning of student routines
  • Supports communication between teachers and parents
  • Communicates with teachers on routine matters related to students and/or other responsibilities
  • Provides basic physical care and wellbeing support for students such as toileting, meals, and lifting
  • Communicating with student/s to support comprehension of basic tasks and information
  • Addresses immediate behavioural presentations relating to specific students within a classroom setting aligned to school policy and procedure
  • Provides basic support and supervision for individuals or groups of up to 4 students within a classroom setting
  • Supports teachers in the coordination of educational programs independently or under minimal supervision, including rostering and organising the work of a team of aides, providing routine co-ordination, guidance, and support to other student support staff, liaising with external providers of support services about clearly defined support needs and resources, assisting teachers with the communication of student outcomes and educational programs
  • Provides medical intervention support to a student/s, under specific conditions, with appropriate training and guidance
  • Provides specialised communication support for students and teachers in areas such as AUSLAN and braille

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

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.

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Cohuna Secondary College, with an enrolment of 185, services the rural town of Cohuna and adjacent communities. Cohuna is located on the Murray Valley Highway on the banks of the Gunbower Creek. The area offers the potential for varied recreational activities and is abundant with many natural features. The community has access to a wide range of sporting facilities and offers a relaxed lifestyle. Cohuna is central to a highly productive irrigation and dairying industry and has a range of businesses in town that support such industry.

The College has extensive grounds (10 hectares), which provide both active and passive recreational opportunities with large ovals and an ECA Centre that houses two basketball courts, a facility that is also used by the local community. We have modernised and refurbished several buildings.  We have up-to-date e-Learning resources, including 3D printers, interactive whiteboards, data projectors and other devices to support effective teaching and learning in the 21st Century.

An extensive elective program operates in the Middle School with many Year 10 students choosing to study a VCE or VET subject. We follow the Victorian Curriculum structures at 7 – 10 level. Staff are working on curriculum development through a shared Teaching and Learning Architecture. NAPLAN results have been consistently strong for many years and current NAPLAN growth data reflects very positively on programs delivered at the college.

We offer an expansive program in the senior school with a large number of VCE units, VET options as well as offering School-Based Apprenticeships as a pathway option. We also offer VCAL and tuition through Distance Education and the Victorian Virtual Learning Network to support the broad range of programs offered in the senior school. This ensures students have ready access to tertiary studies and to diverse career opportunities.

Continuing success in formal studies, in sport and extra-curricular activities exemplifies the College's emphasis on quality of life education. Theatre Restaurant musical productions, involvement in the Advance (Future Leaders) program, Cambodia alternative schoolies, regional Youth Council and the growth of music and our Concert Band are all examples of the opportunities provided for our students. Our students enjoy access to an extensive and varied camp and excursions program, a public speaking forum, debating, work experience, special education programs, support for students with disabilities and impairments and inter-school sport. 

Our staff work and learn together in collegiate teams to maximise student potential through implementing highly effective teaching strategies.

We have strong community relationships that foster community respect for our students, building commitment and motivation and providing positive role modelling for all.

We aim to encourage each student to develop positive behaviour based on cooperation and mutual respect, with students taking responsibility for their own decisions.

We are a proud school with a proud history, and strive for excellence in all that we do.

Our Vision:

At Cohuna Secondary College we:

  • Treat all people with respect;
  • Actively engage in diverse learning experiences;
  • Create and utilise opportunities to enhance our capabilities;
  • Care for and support each other within the school and the wider community; and  Strive for excellence in all that we do.

Our motto is ' EXCELLAMUS - Let us Excel'.

Student Integration Assistant - Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Fiona Miller | 03 5456 2555

Student Integration Assistant - Ed Support Level 1-Range 2