Teacher Aide (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job posted: 14/05/2024
Applications close: 27/05/2024 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 18/12/2026

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1415448

Reference: 1415448

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

KSC 1: Demonstrated capacity to follow direction, use initiative and efficiently carry out tasks to support student learning within a specialist school setting, or the capacity to transfer these skills to a specialist school setting.

KSC 2: Capacity to work within, and contribute to, a structured teaming environment.

KSC 3: Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, therapists, administration, education support, students and parents.

KSC 4: Commitment to ongoing professional learning to improve skills and use this knowledge in their daily work.

 KSC 5: The capacity to support students to access and participate in a variety of academic and practical programs, use student’s communication systems and implement the school approach to Positive Behaviour Support.


[Attendance requirement for this position]

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

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

Other Information

This position is a part- time position which consists of 30.0 hours.

Attendance is required Monday to Friday, 8.45am - 3.15pm 

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

Nepean School, located in Seaford, is an innovative educational choice offering individualised learning for students with physical disabilities and complex health impairments.


Our transdisciplinary teams work collaboratively with families to identify learning priorities, set goals and develop individualised learning plans for every student.


The transdisciplinary teams at Nepean consist of teachers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, registered nurses (RN1), music therapists, psychologist who work together to design and implement engaging learning programs for all students.


These active partnerships ensure every child has the very best opportunity to reach their potential. Our transdisciplinary teams walk beside the student and their family on their learning journey, celebrating each achievement and success.


We provide comprehensive Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) for students at all stages of learning, from level A through to VET programs. Nepean School uses the Victorian Curriculum to develop learning experiences at each student’s stage of learning. The Nepean School Goal Bank is also used to break down learning goals and identify supports the student may need to reach their goal.  Our students have the opportunity to engage in learning across all curriculum areas including English, Mathematics, Information & Communication Technology, History, Geography, Personal & Social Learning, Health & PE, The Arts, Life Skills, Community Skills, Civics & Citizenship, Design Creativity and our newly introduced STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths).


Our school has developed a set of values that guide our practice and affirm our purpose-

  • place the student at the centre of all decision making
  • enable students to be active learners and have fun
  • provide opportunities for all students to be the best they can be
  • share knowledge and skills
  • build positive relationships and celebrate achievements
  • engage in professional learning that reflects current educational and therapeutic best practise

We are connected by a strong belief that our purpose is to make a significant difference within and beyond our community.


Our school has three simple rules, in line with our commitment to the Random Acts of Kindness program. Our rules are-

  • kindness to self
  • kindness to others
  • kindness to the environment

In this way we are focusing on, teaching and celebrating positive behaviour traits, promoting responsibility and awareness of our environment.


Our school motto is –

                        ‘Together we Achieve the Extraordinary’


Our school has evolved into a dynamic learning environment, where every member of our school community is supported to achieve their goals and empowered to embrace life-long learning.



Teacher Aide (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)

Job type:

Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 18/12/2026

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2


Melinda Williams | +61397869111

Teacher Aide (Ed Support Level 1-Range 2)