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Teacher Aide

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 29/08/2022 - 27/01/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1290271

Reference: 1290271

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3    Demonstrated 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 in respect to the work area.

SC6    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

Role

No attendance requirement during school holidays.

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.

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

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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

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

Truganina South Primary School is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) development in the Wyndham network area. The school caters for all year levels from P-6. The school is located on Parkvista Drive and Federation Boulevard Truganina South and the majority of the students are drawn from the local area.

The state of the art facility provides critical infrastructure that brings together the best in contemporary educational design and promotes active student-centred learning through the creation of flexible, functional spaces.

The school is a leading example of ecological sustainability, with a frog bog and a range of other utility conservation measures.

The school structure is organised around the stages of schooling. Grades are arranged in straight Preps and multi-age grades for Years 1-6.

All teachers and students work in Learning Communities to create flexible teaching options in classrooms and to better cater for the individual needs of all students. All teachers adopt a shared responsibility for all students within the Learning Community. The school upholds high expectations of all.

At Truganina South Primary School the child is at the centre and purpose of all that we do. All teachers and support staff work hard to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century designs, including ICT rich environments and Personalised Learning for all students.

This innovative, rich and rigorous curriculum is delivered in a positive, stimulating and challenging learning environment where every child experiences success and develops a love of life-long learning. Our students are encouraged to explore their world through inquiry learning to become thinking, informed, resilient and self-directed learners who are able to be the best they can be and contribute actively to their community. The key components of the teaching programs at Truganina South Primary School are the effective teaching of literacy and numeracy. All staff are responsible for improved student learning outcomes.

Truganina South Primary school provides high quality programs in; Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Science, LOTE (Mandarin) and Physical Education.

The School's Student Leadership system at Truganina South Primary School provide students from all year levels with leadership training and skill developments, and there will be many opportunities to experience positions of responsibility. Our students relish the opportunity to make decisions, take on responsibility and have an input into the direction of the school.

The relationships between the staff, students and parents are a fundamental strength at Truganina South Primary School. The school enjoys formidable Community involvement.

Parent involvement and participation in a variety of school activities are a significant feature of our school life and are actively encouraged and greatly valued. There is common community interest to work towards the provision of quality education for students at Truganina South Primary School.

In partnership with the YMCA, a long day care and a community centre are features of the school site providing community and children's services in the one location where families need them the most.

 Our Vision

At Truganina South Primary School, the child is at the centre of all we do. We collaborate to support student wellbeing and learning, preparing our students for happy and successful futures.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Truganina South Primary School to provide our students with excellence in teaching and learning and to ensure that all students experience success. Through community connectedness, students develop a love of learning allowing them to become self-motivated, curious and tolerant citizens.

 Our Values

Relationships - Developing strong relationships with all community members            

  • I will speak positively to others
  • I will listen to others and accept what they have to say
  • I will support others in need
  • I will include others and embrace their contributions

Excellence - Striving to achieve excellence in all that we do         

  • I will work hard to achieve my goals
  • I will always do my best
  • I will strive to continually improve

Acceptance - Valuing others and accepting the differences and diversities of others         

  • I will show compassion towards others
  • I will have a positive attitude to everyone

Collaboration - Working together to achieve our goals, vision and mission            

  • I will work cooperatively with all members of the community
  • I will value the contributions of others
  • I will provide constructive feedback to other people within our community

Honesty - Being honest with the people within our community

  • I will always tell the truth
  • I will encourage others to tell the truth
  • I will respect others that tell the truth

Truganina South Primary School is seeking applications from educational leaders who are committed to a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century Designs including ICT rich environments and personalized learning for all students. We are looking for educators who are committed to their profession and will contribute to the positive culture of our school.

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Important information to all applicants:

  • Applications should be submitted as PDF with your cover letter / CV and KSC responses contained in the one document.
  • Please ensure you include the details of 3 referees within your application.

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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.
  • Building relationships with, and developing the independence of students
  • 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
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  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students
  • Assist with taking students to the toilet, meals, lifting (if required) and administration of medication to students requiring special care
  • Participate in team meetings
  • 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
  • Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs
  • Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement
Teacher Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 29/08/2022 - 27/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Linda Danese | 039296-1800

Teacher Aide