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Teacher Aide

Job posted: 07/06/2024
Applications close: 20/06/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Colac-Otway

Job type: Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 20/12/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1419671

Reference: 1419671

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Colac-Otway

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions within a school environment.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in a team environment including high level oral and written communication skills.

SC3 Demonstrated successful experience in working with children with additional needs.

SC4 Demonstrated ability to contribute ideas, demonstrate initiative and flexibility when supporting children with additional needs and/or challenging behaviours.

SC5 A commitment to professional learning growth for both self and others.

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.

A role at this range may include:

  • Assisting teachers, within an educational program, by undertaking specific support tasks or the coordination of the support function.

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
  • 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, 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.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

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).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@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:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/child-safe-standards/policy

DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:

 https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/values-department-vps-school-employees/overview

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

Established in 1864, Birregurra Primary School is a unique learning community, situated 20 kilometres east of Colac. The school is nestled in a picturesque rural setting within the township of Birregurra on a 4 hectare site. Over the past number of years our enrolments have slowly increased with more families choosing to embrace the country lifestyle. Construction of a new main building was recently completed providing 3 new modern teaching and learning spaces, new administration areas, first aid room and conference room. In addition to this we have 3 additional classroom spaces, an Arts Centre, a Multipurpose Room, oval, basketball court and numerous playground areas.

Our school's purpose is to be an inclusive community that supports and encourages a love of learning and the skills and mindset to thrive. In order to fulfil this vision, we nurture our students to be independent lifelong learners who are well equipped to meet the challenges of an ever changing world; think and learn through problem solving; achieve personal success and excellence; demonstrate ethical, social and environmental responsibility and be active, happy, engaged and productive citizens. We value:

  • Community - growing positive partnerships between school, home and the broader community
  • Aspire - setting goals and purposefully working towards their achievement
  • Respect - for self, others, learning and our environment
  • Excellence - striving for the highest personal achievement in all aspects of schooling.

We apply these values in our everyday dealings with each other and in the development of our programs and policies.

Birregurra Primary School is a vibrant, innovative and genuinely student-centred school. We have a strong sense of community and care for each other. The school, being central to the community of Birregurra, has built strong partnerships with parents and local community groups. These partnerships maximise learning opportunities for all.

As a Respectful Relationships school, we promote inclusion, acceptance and celebration of difference. We provide the opportunity for all young people to flourish within a supportive and caring environment, with high expectations for learning and behaviour. We want our students and their families to know we are committed to achieving the best outcomes for their child.

Teachers follow evidence based models including the Gradual Release of Responsibility (I do, We do, You Do) teaching and learning model and workshop models to maximise student learning achievement. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria ensure purposeful learning tasks and clear expectations and achievement goals for students. Teachers work collaboratively, participating in dedicated PLC's using the FISO inquiry cycle to ensure a constant focus on student learning outcomes. We have a professional and committed team all working together to provide the best possible education for our students as evidenced by our consistently high Staff Opinion Survey results.

The curriculum design, learning experiences and overall learning environment focus on fostering the skills and mindset of self-directed, lifelong learners. Teachers explicitly plan to give all students the opportunity to be successful learners who have voice and choice in their learning and can apply/integrate new knowledge and skills across learning areas, with 21st century capabilities woven though all learning experiences. Specialist teachers conduct Library, Art, Italian and Physical Education classes. Student learning is further enriched through programs including Social and Emotional Learning (Respectful Relationships, Mindfulness), Junior School Council, Concert, Camping, Sporting Schools and Interschool Sport.

These factors all combine to make Birregurra Primary School a stimulating, flexible and happy environment where all children have the opportunity to develop the key social, academic and emotional competencies to be successful and happy life-long learners.

Teacher Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 15/07/2024 - 20/12/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2

Contact:

Jessica Kattwinkel | 035236 2222

Teacher Aide