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Teacher Aide

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 01/08/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1285243

Reference: 1285243

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.

SC3    Demonstrated capacity to provide support and/or attend care to students with behavioural needs.

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

Monday - Friday, 8.45am to 3.15pm

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

  • Provides coordination support to teachers through rostering and the organisation of the work of a team of aides, including supervision and guidance.
  • Conducts routine presentations to parents to assist teachers in communicating objectives and outcomes relating to educational programs and/or students.
  • Liaise with external providers of support services.
  • Provide medical intervention support that involves a specific medical condition approved by the Department, requires specialised training/instruction that requires regular updating and has clearly defined responsibility for the administration of such support.

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

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.

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

Doncaster Primary School has a long and rich history, dating back to 1863. Located in the City of Manningham, it occupies the same 2.63 hectare site, but now with state-of-the-art facilities.  A strong commitment to sustainability and a sense of community.

The school’s overarching statement is;

At Doncaster Primary School we aim to achieve high levels of individual growth while utilising student data to inform teaching and learning. We will build supportive partnerships within DPS and beyond to enhance a strong culture of engagement and wellbeing to the benefit of student learning.

Doncaster Primary school demonstrates a strong belief in and commitment to providing a safe, secure and enriched learning environment for our students and we have a clear focus on catering for a diverse range of students at their point of need.

The student achievement focus is to build upon current practice by refining, implementing and embedding a whole school approach to teaching and learning and curriculum development across the school. We strive for excellence in teaching and learning in all areas of the school.

A current priority is to document the culture, creating binding agreements relating to pedagogical practices in order to improve consistency in planning and practice from Prep to Year 6 while promoting community engagement. Literacy and Numeracy programs are documented to support whole school implementation of programs. Building data and digital literacy underpins this work. While building on previous growth we are develop leadership within the school in a positive, thriving and innovative learning environment.

The school’s values – Determination, Pride and Success are at the centre of all the work within the Doncaster Primary School learning community, ensuring a safe, orderly and inclusive environment for all students. The Living the Values – The Ways We Want to be Treated document and explicitly articulate the expectations of our students, teachers and parents. We are located in Council Street, Doncaster in the City of Manningham. The school still occupies the original site, situated in the midst of the Doncaster Hill development, between the City of Manningham Offices and Westfield Shopping Town. Significant building development completed in recent years has resulted in outstanding modernised facilities. The school has now been totally rebuilt in four stages. The school has developed close links with the City of Manningham, having four usage agreements including an Artists Fence built with a Community Grant, a staff carpark, a bike path and a land swap, which will provide enhanced play areas. Links with the Doncaster Community Church run a Kids Hope Mentoring Program, Food for Families and share facilities.

The current enrolment of 455 students is representative of a wide range of cultural backgrounds. The school embraces an inclusive culture and this culture is enhanced by the regular hosting of overseas students and enrolment of international fee-paying students. We also acknowledge the original custodians of the school on which our school stands the Wiradjuri people and at every assembly, we pay respects to their people both past and present.

The school is structured in single year level classes. Specialist teaching areas include Visual Arts, Performing Arts Programs, Library, Cultural Studies, LOTE (Mandarin) and Physical Education. Program provision is enhanced through the delivery of a wide range of enrichment programs including opportunities for students to develop leadership skills.

The school is very well positioned to enter a new and invigorating period of sustained school improvement. It is expected with an energised focus on building the Doncaster Primary School Instructional Model students will achieve high levels of individual growth into the future. This work will be facilitated through strengthening data and digital literacy and building the capacity of staff to better collate, analyse and use data to inform teaching and learning. Building supportive partnerships within and beyond the community will also enhance the strong culture of engagement and wellbeing to the benefit of student learning.

Doncaster Primary School aims to provide an attractive, well resourced environment conducive to best practice. Our staff are highly professional, committed, caring and effective. We value and work closely with our parents because together we are better.

 

Teacher Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 01/08/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Carly Epskamp | 03 9848 1122

Teacher Aide