EE 1-1 Food Technology/Art/Textiles Assistant

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • 07/01/2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching

Job Description

Location Profile

Hume Central Secondary College, located in the City of Hume, serves the Broadmeadows area with a total student enrolment of approximately 1200 students and growing.

The strength of Hume Central Secondary College is our strong commitment as a Learning Community to nurture and develop confident learners who have the knowledge, skills and attributes to shape their futures and contribute positively to society. Our vision is achieved through the commitment of all members of the College Learning Community.

The College has three state-of-the- art recently built Campuses, two Year 7-9 Campuses located at Blair Street and Dimboola Road and a Year 10-12 Campus on the south west corner of the Town Park. The Blair Street Campus also includes the Hume Central English Language Centre, a Year 7-10 facility providing for the language learning needs of newly arrived students to Australia.

The academic success of our students is ensured by a new and updated Year 7-12 curriculum combined with dedicated teachers and support staff to teach and nurture students. The College is committed to staff development. Key features of this include: extensive peer coaching; strong professional learning teams; a coherent literacy approaches across all learning areas; an explicit instructional model. These practices result in keeping all students engaged and interested in their education so they stay on to successfully complete Year 12. Our excellent results in VCE ensure that over 97% of our students secure a tertiary placement in either University or TAFE. This can only be achieved when our students, parents and teachers work together in partnership.

An important focus of our College is to support our students to learn effectively and to develop positive attitudes and behaviours. We endeavour to provide a learning environment that will nurture personal development and establish a strong connectedness to school. All our staff and College Council members share a high regard for the trust which parents/guardians place in us and the College is sensitive to the need for regular and accurate communication with parents. Working together as a learning community is essential to maximise student outcomes and prepare students for successful pathways and lives in the future.

The Careers and Pathways team is a central component of supporting our students to achieve success at school and beyond. Our curriculum and pastoral care programs promote academic rigor and achievement whilst, at the same time, they provide the structure and care to support our students and their families to achieve rewarding personal and academic outcomes. Our results in this area have been outstanding.

Hume Central Secondary College is a vibrant learning Community. We invite you to visit our websites and /or our learning communities during or after school hours.

For further information please contact Sonia Shelton on 9066 3600.

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.

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 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 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.
  • Assist in the areas of Food Technology, Arts and Textiles
  • All other duties as directed by the Principal

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

  • 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

Other Information

Applications should include:

A specific response to all of the key selection criteria and position details.
Application Pro forma:

  • The pro forma is a cover sheet providing the name of the applicant and record number (where appropriate), home address and telephone number, telephone number of the school(s) or location where the applicant can be contacted, the position you are applying for and the vacancy number of the position.
  • A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.
  • The names, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 referees

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is specifically linked to Student Support Funding and is ongoing. If the funding reduces or ceases during the first seven years of employment, employment may cease subject to the provision of at least 12 weeks’ notice.

Subject

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School Type

Secondary