Teacher Aide

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

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 06/06/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1278608

Reference: 1278608

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern 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.

SC6    Hold a current first aid certificate


No school holiday attendance is required for this position.

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.


  • Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas.
  • Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions.
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Assist with toileting, meals, lifting, and administration of medication to students requiring special care.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils in playgrounds, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities and life skills.
  • Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment.
  • Prepare basic curriculum support resources.
  • Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs.
  • Observe students and draw the attention of the teacher to them where necessary.
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement.
  • Assist with communication between teachers and non-English speaking parents/students.
  • Assist in the translation of documents.
  • Assist students with the preparation and service of meals.
  • Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.
  • Assist in the preparation of equipment and purchasing of materials and supplies as required.
  • Administer first aid.

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

Fawkner Primary School opened in 1988 at Lorne Street as a result of a merger between Fawkner and Fawkner East Primary Schools. The school is situated on the site of the former Fawkner East Primary School, 12 km. north of the CBD. We are the local school for families living between Major Road, Fawkner North and Bakers Road, North Coburg. Our current enrolment figure is around 280. Our school has a very high multi-cultural clientele, with Urdu being our most prominent home language. We have a high proportion of families from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and many other countries.  

Fawkner P.S. is highly respected within the community due to our emphasis on developing great relationships between the staff, the community and particularly the children. Our decision-making is always based on whatever is best for our children, and our programs and procedures reflect this.

We believe that education is best achieved by having happy children who are challenged, eager to improve and willing to become involved in the learning process. We believe it is vital that we help the children learn critical thinking and problem solving skills to maximise their engagement.

There is a great tone in the school and a great working environment exists throughout the whole community. Our families and children appreciate that we offer a calm, quiet working environment where all children are highly respected, engaged and challenged.

We operate out of three learning centres, the main building which was built in 1960, the BER building which was built in 2010 and has 4 classrooms, and we now have three new portable buildings with 2 classrooms in each.

We have over two hectares of grounds which provide the children with a pleasant and safe environment. The grounds offer a variety of both active and passive play options all within the secure bounds of a high fence.

We operate intensive language and numeracy programs that cater for all children, with all needs and interests. We utilise Little Learners Love Literacy, Soundwaves and other contemporary programs to ensure our children have access to modern curriculum and pedagogical methods.

Our Specialist programs are: Digital Technology, Italian, Phys. Ed. and The Arts. We run camps, swimming program, school-based sports programs and many other activities that ensure children have a variety of experiences.

We have extensive Personal Development programs including involvement in programs such as Buddies, Cyber Bullying prevention, Respectful Relationships and other department initiatives. Our community is extremely supportive and greatly appreciative of the positive learning environment and community awareness that we have developed and maintain.

A high importance is placed on preparing our students for life in the 21st century, and being prepared to live in the technological world of today and tomorrow. We encourage immersion in an ICT rich curriculum, and provide activities including STEM challenges, coding and robotics as well as our normal Digital Technology specialist program. 

We operate an extensive whole school Apple ICT Program and have a dedicated Computer lab which is regularly used by all grades. Students in Grades 3-6 are part of the 1:1 Laptop Program and there are computer banks and iPads available for the junior grades use. All classrooms have large flat screen TV's connected via Apple TV.

We are seeking dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated staff to join our great school.

Teacher Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 06/06/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Roger Pell | 03 9357 3579

Teacher Aide