Teacher Aide

Job posted: 14/03/2023
Applications close: 27/03/2023 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Bendigo

Job type: Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 28/01/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1336298

Reference: 1336298

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Bendigo

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.


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.


  • 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 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.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

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

Location Profile

Our school is set in attractive, well maintained, spacious grounds in the rural community of Axe Creek, just 7 kms east of Strathfieldsaye. You will find us by driving down Mannes Lane (off Strathfieldsaye Road) and turning at Patons Road, we are not far at all.

The area caters for families who look upon the unique features of a rural school as part of their lifestyle choice. 
Students are in three small multi-age groups supported by dedicated teachers and strong family involvement. Mandarin/AUSLAN is taught from Prep to Grade 6 and children benefit from specialist areas of Drama/Music, Physical Education, MARC library Van as well as our Living Green Sustainability Program and STEM Program.  We also take part in cluster athletics sports with other neighbouring schools, the regional cross country as well as many other sporting days.  We also participate in the annual Energy Breakthrough event at Maryborough each year, entering teams in the pushcart and Innovation events.

Eppalock’s school values include Be Resilient, Be Kind, Be Responsible, Be Respectful . These values were chosen by our school community in 2019 as what we see to be most important to us.  We use the restorative approach across the school to resolve conflict and the school community is currently in the process of implementing SWPB (School Wide Positive Behaviour). As part of the SWPBS framework our school has a matrix of expectations across the school and in each classroom which has been made with input from students, families and staff.  Our school community works hard to live by these values and expectations, at school, home and in the community.

The encouragement of academic rigor is a high priority with the implementation and embedding of a curriculum that supports the development of a differentiated program.  Students have Individual Learning Plans when needed and staff and parents work together in a cooperative and supportive environment. Classroom differentiation and point of need learning is supported by the school tutoring program and extension of students into other class levels where needed.

Our school has two School Captains and three House Captains which form an enthusiastic and positive student leadership group.  Students from all grades are elected as Junior School Councillors and take a leading role in the organisation of community service activities. Classrooms are well resourced and each classroom has a television screen used for displaying digital learning content.  All students across the school have access to two class sets of netbooks and a class set of ipads.

The school has an organised camps program along with incursions and excursions throughout the year. We have strong links with the local community groups such as Land Care, DSE, Axe Creek Fire Brigade and the City of Greater Bendigo. The school runs a social community night each term and many local community members and past school families attend. For example, our ever popular Crazy Bingo night and annual Trivia Night.

The school has a strong environmental focus through our involvement in water saving initiatives, National Tree Planting Day and sustainable energy projects. Our school has recently won an award from the Bendigo Sustainability Group in the Early Education/Primary category for showing commitment to sustainable learning through our Living Green Program. We just won a Bendigo Sustainability Award. The involvement in these activities provides many opportunities for authentic learning to take place.  Eppalock PS is also a 5 star resource smart school.

Eppalock Primary School is an open, friendly and caring school that strives to provide quality education that maximises all student abilities and produces well-adjusted, responsible and self-reliant students.

Teacher Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 28/01/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Andrew King | 5439 6366

Teacher Aide