Ed Support 1-1 Classroom Learning Support

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • 06/01/2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching

Job Description

Location Profile

Frankston High School is a large multi campus co-educational school situated in South Frankston. We have a strong sense of tradition with excellent parent involvement and strong links with the local community. The school has a population in excess of 1800 students. The Year 7-10 and Senior campuses occupy nearby sites.

A well established transition program helps students to adjust from primary to secondary school and the Year 7 tutorial program engenders a sense of security and belonging to the school. As students progress through each sub-school they are introduced to increased choice, flexibility and responsibility, culminating in a more adult learning environment in the Senior Campus. In each sub-school the curriculum aims to promote extension and enhancement of learning for all students.

Students achieve outstanding results in the VCE and in tertiary selection and the school is placing increasing importance on offering VCE programs which maximise tertiary opportunities for all students. There are a large number of accelerated courses on offer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs are now well established at the senior level. There has been a continued focus on helping students to take increased responsibility for their own learning as they progress through the school.

The school has invested greatly in learning technologies. Tablet computer classes at Years 7 to 10 have proved an outstanding success and the school has continued to give high priority to ongoing and systematic processes of staff professional learning.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment and to develop positive relationships with students, including those with challenging behaviours.

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 such as COMPASS, MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel and team scheduling systems.

SC4 Demonstrated capacity to work as a member of a team and with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5 A commitment to professional learning and growth including a completed or in progress Certificate IV in Education Support.

Role

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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 values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

Other Information

Applicants please note:

APPLICANTS SHOULD PROVIDE CONTACT DETAILS FOR AT LEAST 3 REFEREES INCLUDING EMAIL ADDRESS AND A MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER.

REFEREES OTHER THAN THOSE NOMINATED MAY BE CONTACTED

Applicants should note that this job description will be reviewed annually by the Principal and may change by negotiation as a result of modifications to the school's strategic intent.

Subject

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School Type

Secondary