Teacher Aide - Wonthaggi Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Wonthaggi VIC, Australia
  • 23 Nov, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Student Services Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1254602
Location: Wonthaggi Primary School
Department: Wonthaggi Primary School
Role Type: Teacher Aide
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 1
Apply By: 12/05/2021
Other Information  
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/26/2023
Hours: 30.00
Contact Name: Wendy Truett
Phone: 03 5672 1600
School Website: www.wonthaggips.vic.edu.au


Location Profile

Wonthaggi Primary School has an enrolment of 410 students and is located in the coastal South Gippsland town of Wonthaggi, population 7000, which is a service centre for the surrounding rural areas. 

Wonthaggi Primary School was established in 1911 to serve a coal mining community.  The school consists of a red brick school building that incorporates classrooms, administration and an internal quadrangle, a brick Library, outdoor pool and change rooms and a weatherboard building with internal quadrangle, a large indoor sports facility /gymnasium and a new four classroom template building (SLC).

Our school is recognised in the community as having a very caring, family atmosphere where parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in their children's education.  Our learning environment is positive, safe, attractive and caring.

At our school:

  • Students are encouraged to respect the rights of others and accept their own responsibilities.
  • Students are encouraged to achieve their potential by recognising and rewarding their achievements and effort.
  • We assist students to develop appropriate social skills, cooperation, responsibility, communication skills and independence.

Our curriculum programs focus on positive interaction between staff and students, where all children feel they are valued as individuals.  All children are given access to quality education and are encouraged to achieve their potential.  Our school provides a comprehensive curriculum for all students through the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum. 

These curriculum programs are supported through the provision of enrichment programs including:  Bike Education, Camping, Inter/intra-school sport, Specialist Programs: PE/Health, Art & Craft, Music, Student Representative Council, Peer Mediation, Perceptual Motor Program, Water Safety & Swimming Program, cultural performances and performing arts.

The school is planned on four teams: Prep, Junior (1 - 2), Middle (3 - 4) and Senior (5 - 6).  All teachers are encouraged to plan cooperatively and to establish effective classroom management plans and teaching strategies, integrating subject areas where appropriate.  Literacy & Maths initiatives, Professional Learning Teams based on the Patrick Griffin model, coaching, learning walks & teacher observation strategies are used to enhance curriculum program development and implementation.

Wendy Bradley


Phone:    56721600


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.


6 hours per day, 5 days per week during School Terms

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 may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide routine support for teachers;
  • Provide a child safe environment in accordance with the child safe standards;
  • Perform routine administrative activities;
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students;
  • Assist with coordination and planning of student routines;
  • Provide routine customer service tasks such as reception and providing straightforward advice about the school.

Who May Apply

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

Other Information

Student wellbeing is impacted by a number of internal and external factors.

A key element to this role is to:

  • Works closely with our students and teachers to form strong relationships and offer specialised support.
  • Work to support the needs of all students both socially and emotionally
  • Liaise with the Wellbeing team in a case planning approach


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

05 Dec, 2021