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Teacher Aide (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job posted: 10/05/2024
Applications close: 23/05/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 03/07/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1415103

Reference: 1415103

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western 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 with members of the school community including students, and the capacity to provide support and or attendant care to students where necessary.

SC3: Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

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.

SC6: Demonstrated experience working with the complex and additional needs of students with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities and exemplary skills consistent with building a collaborative culture within school.

 

Role

 

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

  • Carry out allocated activities and tasks determined by the school consistent with role description.
  • Participate in planning and preparation with teachers on a regular basis.
  • Participate in professional learning activities provided through this initiative.
  • Participate in the ongoing evaluation of this initiative.

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

DE 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

Location Profile

Jennings Street School is located in the South Western Victoria Region at Laverton. JSS is a prep to year 12 autism specific school situated adjacent to the Laverton P-12 College, providing potential opportunities as the school develops for shared educational programming and use of facilities. Officially opening in 2015 with an enrolment of 40 students aged 9-12 years, the school reached its enrolment capacity of 120 students in 2017. Jennings Street School consists of 3 discrete learning communities, specialist work spaces, a café, and play areas enclosed by landscaped surrounds. The school’s location provides potential opportunities for shared programming, and use of community facilities based on Individual learning plans. Jennings Street School aims to equip students with a high quality learning and teaching environment based on current research as it applies to students with ASD. There is a strong focus on student well-being and building effective home school partnerships.  Professional Learning Teams and an integrated service model including Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, and Occupational Therapists, form the basis for building staff instructional capacity, high standards of professional engagement, a strong sense of collegiality, and a culture of excellence underpinned by evidence based differentiated learning. Bright and spacious facilities are designed to meet the needs of 21st century learners, multi modal learning strategies will incorporate technologies to cater to interests and maximise engagement in learning

Teacher Aide (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job type:

Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 03/07/2026

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Contact:

Rosemary Hayes | 03 9369 9322

Teacher Aide (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)