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Teacher Aide - Integration Aide

Job posted: 21/11/2022
Applications close: 04/12/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1316141

Reference: 1316141

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Traralgon

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.

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

  • 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 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

Location Profile

Stockdale Road Primary School is located in the city of Traralgon, the largest city in the Latrobe Valley and is approximately 160km east of Melbourne. The school is one of four government schools in Traralgon and has a steady enrolment of 475-500 students. During this time, the schools Student Family Occupation (SFO) and Student Family and Education (SFOE) indices have remained stable also.

 

The school operates with 4 Foundation grades, 3 grade 1 & 2 grades and 5 composite 3/4 & 5/6 grades and hold specialist classes in Art, PE and Digitech. The school is resourced with a fulltime Principal, two assistant Principals, a full-time Wellbeing Officer and a part time Community Health Nurse. There are 3 Learning Specialists all of who have classroom duties.

 

The physical layout of the school sees the 21 classrooms located in clusters, interwoven with a variety of outdoor play areas, including an oval, mini golf course, play pod and mound. Students and teachers in each learning area have access to either internal or external shared learning areas. The school library is located in the middle of the BER building offering easy access for all. The school also has a dedicated Art room, ICT lab and two dedicated indoor common areas known as the Multi-Purpose room and the Hub.

 

The school has embraced the guiding principles of Professional Learning Communities (PLC), which has involved all staff engaging in extensive professional learning. This professional learning has focused on understanding the guiding principles of Professional Learning Communities, learning by doing to develop an understanding of how to operate as an effective professional learning team, strengthening staff understanding of the curriculum and the development of Essential Learning Standards in the focus area of Mathematics. Developing an understanding of the sequenced development of mathematical concepts has also been a focus and initial exploration has begun into explicit instruction and specific teaching strategies focusing on repetition and spaced practice in mathematics. Teaching staff currently work in Professional Learning Teams (PLT) that are led by team Facilitators. These teams are timetabled to meet weekly and are supported by the Assistant Principal, who has the role of coaching and mentoring the Facilitator.

 

Students also have the opportunity to take on leadership roles within the school community. Student leadership roles include School Captains, Junior School Council and House Captains. Both their peers and staff are involved in the process for electing student leaders, with all elected students participating in a full day leadership program at the beginning of the school year.

 

The school wellbeing officer works in conjunction with network student support services staff, a range of community agencies and allied health professionals to provided individualised support for our students.

Teacher Aide - Integration Aide

Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Adam Downes | 03 5174 1607

Teacher Aide - Integration Aide