Teacher Aide

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

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 22/08/2022 - 21/08/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1289631

Reference: 1289631

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

1. -  A demonstrated ability to manage challenging and unpredictable behaviour.

2.  -  A demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students.

3.  -  The capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.

4.  -  The capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

5.  -  A commitment to professional learning and growth.


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 experience 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 experience 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.


  • 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

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

Vaccination Requirement

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

Springvale Park SDS strives towards providing an innovative, dynamic centre of learning for students with disabilities. The rich educational programs, along with a focus on maximum independence, will prepare students for their future.

Staff working in an atmosphere of trust and co-operation promote a relaxed, healthy learning environment. The team approach will be a result of communication and professional development.

Springvale Park S.D.S. is an information resource centre for the local community including local schools, sharing its expertise.

In turn, the school will look to the parents and the wider community for increased support to enable the quality, well-resourced programs to expand.


Springvale Park Special Developmental School, in partnership with its parents and care givers, works to improve educational outcomes and promote community integration of children and young people with disabilities.

Springvale Park SDS caters for students with moderate to severe intellectual and multiple disabilities. Students are drawn from the Springvale and Dandenong areas. Admission of students to the school is based on meeting a set criteria and the recommendation of a registered psychologist.

Students are grouped according to age and ability. Group sizes range from four to ten students. This enables us to provide a safe, effective and stimulating learning environment to meet individual learning outcomes. There is a structured Early Education Program that provides support for pre school children with developmental delay prior to their entry into school life.

There are approximately 190 school-aged students in 2022, which is expected to increase annually. The school is also funded for 22 full time effective Early Education Program students who are between the ages of 2.8 years and 4.8 years.

The Department of Education & Training (DET) funds bus transport to and from school for students within in our designated zone. Our intake area is bounded by Clayton, Centre, Stud and Cheltenham Roads

Our Victorian curriculum provides opportunity for each student to be part of the community in which they live. To work towards this, educational experiences are provided through VELDF, the Victorian curriculum and the 16+ Independent Living Program.

These are enhanced by:

- Extensive swimming and camping programs.
- Duke of Edinburgh Program (Senior students)
- Therapy programs including: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy (as required), Music Therapy, and Speech Therapy.
- Multi Sensory Programs (Snoezelen and hydrotherapy)
- Recreation and Sporting programs which include: riding for the disabled, bowling, basketball
- Work Education and experiences for senior students
- Community access via the four school buses and Travel Training
- Attractive outdoor active and passive recreation areas including a sensory & edible garden.
- Expanding computer and technology resources.

These programs are implemented by a multi-disciplinary team which includes: -teachers, education support officers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, music therapist, language

Teacher Aide

Job type:

Full time / From 22/08/2022 - 21/08/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Jackie Lowther | 03 9546 7666

Teacher Aide