Teacher Aide 9am-12.30pm Daily

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Part time / From 20/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1284637

Reference: 1284637

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

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.


Undertakes routine tasks that are usually 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.

Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices.  Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction.  Assistance is readily available when problems arise.  An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.

Does not carry responsibility for the work of others.  More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1.  Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.


  • Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas.
  • Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions.
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Assist with toileting, meals, lifting, and administration of medication to students requiring special care.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils in playgrounds, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities and life skills.
  • Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment.
  • Prepare basic curriculum support resources.
  • Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs.
  • Observe students and draw the attention of the teacher to them where necessary.
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement.
  • Assist with communication between teachers and non-English speaking parents/students.
  • Assist in the translation of documents.
  • Assist students with the preparation and service of meals.
  • Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.
  • Assist in the preparation of equipment and purchasing of materials and supplies as required.

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

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

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Mandama Primary School is located in Grovedale (southern suburban area of Geelong) in an established residential area which has an enrolment of 395 students.  The SFO Index is 0.44 and the SFOE Index at 0.38.  Within our cohort we have 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.   The school has 18 classes with 3 classes at Prep level, 5 at 1/2, 5 at 3/4, and 5 at 5/6.  The school has 35 EFT staff, comprising of the Principal, Assistant Principal, 2 Learning Specialists, 18 classroom teachers, 5 specialist teachers - Visual Arts, Performing Arts/Music, Italian, Physical Education and Digital Technologies. The ESSS comprises of 7 classroom support staff, 1 Library staff member, and 2 full time equivalent administration staff. Mandama families also benefit from the care provided by the Student Welfare Officer including strong partnerships with EMU, Drummond St., CASEA and others. The school has Technical Support Staff, an Out of School Hours Coordinator, and a Maintenance/Gardener. 

The staff work hard to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st century designs including ICT rich environments and personalised learning for every student.  Our curriculum is delivered in a positive, stimulating and challenging environment where every child experiences success and is supported to develop a love of life-long learning, following the Mandama Motto of ‘Learning for Life”.  We operate a 1:1 ipad program to support and extend student learning opportunities through years 3-6, and school based devices for our P-2 students. The students explore their world through inquiry based learning to become thinking, informed, resilient and self-directed learners who can contribute actively to their community.  The effective teaching of English and Mathematics is recognised as the foundation to successful learning and is a key aspect of teaching throughout the day. The establishment of our Food forest, Camping program, Swimming and Student Leadership teams enable students to hone their life skills and knowledge. We have introduced a "Learning for Life" weekly program which incorporates the School Values with the SWPBS and Resilience, Rights, and Respectful Relationships programs as a way of developing social and emotional skills in our students. The provision of lunchtime activities in PE and the Arts, lunchtime library activities, and the Passive Play room also caters for students in non-classroom times.

Mandama Primary School has a supportive School Council and willingly embraces parent/carer helpers volunteering to assist with classroom learning support programs, sports programs and other school events.

Teacher Aide 9am-12.30pm Daily

Job type:

Part time / From 20/07/2022 - 20/12/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Marina Keegan | 03 5243-0820

Teacher Aide 9am-12.30pm Daily