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Teacher Aide

Job posted: 18/11/2022
Applications close: 01/12/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1316460

Reference: 1316460

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1  Demonstrated capacity to perform duties consistent with established guidelines and frameworks, including coordinating and supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role.

SC2  Demonstrated capacity to work and collaborate with others in a team environment.

SC3  Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in a team environment, including 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 and other school staff in respect to the work area.

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

SC7  A demonstrated commitment to inclusive education in a school which celebrates diversity and inclusivity.

Role

Mon/Tues 8:45am - 4:15pm, Wed- Fri 8:45am - 3:45pm

An education support class position at this range will perform tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice, and school policy under supervision and direction. This may include coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students but must not include duties of a teacher as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students can be required individually or in groups up to 4 in controlled circumstances and where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Certification and/or qualifications of up to three years can be required at this level (noting that Registered Nurse is not included at this level, the first level for which is Level 1 range 3).

A role at this range may include:

  • Specific support tasks to achieve outcomes. Typically, this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the co-ordination of a work area under the direction of the principal or a manager.
  • Assisting teachers, within an educational program, by undertaking specific support tasks or the coordination of the support function.
  • Supervised health and wellbeing support tasks, medical intervention support tasks, or other specialised student/teacher support roles (e.g. enrolled nurses performing the role as described in schedule 3). These roles require specific qualifications and/or training, including roles where further training must be undertaken 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.
  • 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 would be typical examples.

An education support class position at this range commencing at the base will initially be limited to undertaking routine tasks that are 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. Subject to any specific qualification and/or training requirement, an education support class employee employed in this range may be progressively required to undertake coordination, specialised student/teacher support tasks, or technical tasks as experience in the role is gained.

Responsibilities

  • Provides routine support for teachers including assisting with planning of student routines
  • Supports communication between teachers and parents
  • Communicates with teachers on routine matters related to students and/or other responsibilities
  • Provides basic physical care and wellbeing support for students such as toileting, meals, and lifting
  • Communicating with student/s to support comprehension of basic tasks and information
  • Addresses immediate behavioural presentations relating to specific students within a classroom setting aligned to school policy and procedure
  • Provides basic support and supervision for individuals or groups of up to 4 students within a classroom setting
  • Supports teachers in the coordination of educational programs independently or under minimal supervision, including rostering and organising the work of a team of aides, providing routine co-ordination, guidance, and support to other student support staff, liaising with external providers of support services about clearly defined support needs and resources, assisting teachers with the communication of student outcomes and educational programs
  • Provides medical intervention support to a student/s, under specific conditions, with appropriate training and guidance
  • Provides specialised communication support for students and teachers in areas such as AUSLAN and braille

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

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

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

How would you like to be a part of a vibrant, enthusiastic and committed team?

Does working in an environment, where the values of respect, trust and care are demonstrated on a daily basis, appeal to you?

 If the answer is “yes” then please read on.

Keelonith Primary School, is a Supported Inclusion School that opened in Jan 2021. KPS has the motto “Learning Without Limits”. We are a universally designed school located in a rapidly growing residential area in the suburb of Greenvale.

The school is located on the corner of Blossom Drive and Greenvale Gardens Boulevard, Greenvale.

The school works in partnership with the community to provide authentic and engaging learning opportunities and best academic and personal outcomes for all students. KPS is a Supported Inclusion School, which models excellence in inclusive education in its school culture, leadership and teaching practices. Supported Inclusion Schools combine a level of targeted support and purpose built design specifically for students with additional needs, supporting stronger inclusion than is available in a standalone special school. The school can accommodate a higher proportion of students with an intellectual disability than other mainstream schools.

KPS is a school that focusses on providing an environment which is designed for every learner to have every opportunity to lead a successful and fulfilling life.

At KPS everyone is valued and celebrated and has the right to learn, excel and find joy in a safe, accessible and stimulating learning environment in which passion is sparked through authentic experiences, nature, play, and inquiry. Play and interactions with the natural world and purposeful integration of 21st Century technologies  underpin the teaching and learning approach of the school.

Learning is focussed on each child’s zone of proximal development and their interests with student agency being paramount in the learning journey for everyone. Learning is not done to students at KPS, we are building students to have capacity and agency in their learning. Our curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of all students. It is implemented through an integrated approach, team teaching, cross age and peer tutoring.

The school values of:

Compassion- care, kindness, empathy

Honesty- be true to self and others, trust

Equity- each learner has what they need to learn, excel and find joy

Encouragement- work together to support and cheer on our peers

Respect- self, others, the environment and learning, flag that we CHEER for everyone in our community to be the best they can be in all areas of their life.

Finally, do you think you can make a positive difference to the learning of our community?

 If your answer is “yes” to the following statements then we would encourage you to apply:

I believe in the potential of all children to succeed.

I am able to develop positive relationships that foster growth with diverse individuals.

I am able to work well as part of a team.

I demonstrate the values of respect, trust and care.

 There is no doubt being a member in the foundation years of our school will be a huge challenge for all concerned. Initially, the work demands will probably be far greater than you have experienced before and you need to be aware of that. However the benefits to you, personally and professionally, will far outweigh the sacrifices you may have to make as we, together, establish a community learning environment we can all be proud of as we support this our students in a positive and caring way.

 

Teacher Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Loren Peavey | 03 7379 5100

Teacher Aide