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Teacher Aide

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

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 11/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1284704

Reference: 1284704

Occupation: Education and Training

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.

Role

[Attendance requirement 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.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the exchange of information between the community and the school.
  • Assist with the liaison and communication between parents, teachers, other staff and members of the wider school community.

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

 

Warburton Primary School is a small school located in the semi-rural township of Warburton at the foot of Mount Donna Buang on the lands of the Wurundjeri people. The school prides itself on creating an environment that allows our students to strive for excellence – in their learning and personal development, and through their relationships with each other. We have a strong focus on academic learning and student wellbeing, working with students to develop individual learning goals. The school undertook an extensive review process during 2021 and used the information gathered to develop our new 4-year Strategic Plan.

School Vision:

We are committed to providing an educational program that equips our students with the knowledge, skills and values needed to make a positive contribution to their community and to become life-long learners. We provide a supportive learning environment that fosters resilience and a love of learning and celebrates diversity.

The school supports all students to embrace learning, to strive for excellence and to become resilient, responsible and caring individuals. We are fortunate to enjoy a community atmosphere and a positive learning environment in beautiful surrounds.

Our values are:

Respect: treating others with kindness and understanding

Bravery: approaching challenges with courage

Personal Best: striving for excellence in all things

Integrity: being truthful and fair

Strength: taking responsibility for your choices

 

Warburton Primary School is set on extensive park-like grounds that feature a range of play equipment, a large oval with a cricket pitch, goal posts and surrounding all weather athletics track, a frog bog and large areas of natural native vegetation.  We ensure our grounds are open and available to the broader community including local community groups on weekends. We actively use, not only our own outdoor space, but also the local environment along the Yarra River as part of our outdoor classroom initiative. The school community has continued to run a highly successful Pre-school Playgroup and after-school Lego club, despite the interruptions caused by various lock-down periods. These activity groups are open to all local families and are aimed at building social engagement and promoting the school within the wider community.

The school is situated in a diverse community that values creativity, connection and sustainability, and many of our students bring these values to their learning. We are committed to providing an environment that challenges and supports students to participate in a wide range of learning activities that are targeted to their personal learning needs. Warburton Primary School provides specialist classes in Art, Physical Education, Kitchen Garden and STEM, Music and AUSLAN. In 2021 we began laying the foundations for a Bush Tucker Garden and Yarning Circle as part of our Harvest Cafe program and to promote greater awareness of local Indigenous culture. Students participate in many engaging community events and activities, and although participation in camps and excursions has been very limited over the past two years due to health restrictions, we are looking forward to being able to re-introduce these activities. Extensive support is provided to all students to ensure smooth transitions into and out of Primary School, as well as between levels. Private instrumental music lessons were suspended due to health restrictions but will be re-introduced as these ease. There is a comprehensive and supportive program for students with diverse learning needs. During remote learning, students were provided with a range of on-line and hard-copy learning materials. On-site support was provided for students of essential workers as well as those who we felt would be significantly disadvantaged by the remote learning format.

The school’s SFOE places it in the low-medium socio-economic band, with some families experiencing significant social disadvantage. Our enrolments for 2021 consisted of 46 students, there were no students with English as an additional language, or with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. A number of our families experienced significant hardship during the extended periods of lockdown and the school community was able to provide a range of support including on-site learning, tailored learning materials, emotional support and food packs.

Our current staffing profile consists of 6.8 equivalent full-time staff comprising of one Principal class officer, six part-time classroom teachers, one Business Manager and two Education Support Staff.

Teacher Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 11/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Barbara Darling | 035/966-2010

Teacher Aide