Teacher Aide - Underbool Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Underbool Primary School, Cotter Street, Underbool VIC, Australia
  • 14 Jan, 2022
Part time - Permanent Student Services Teaching Aides & Special Needs Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Job ID:  1262362
Location:  Underbool Primary School
Department:  Underbool Primary School
Role Type:  Teacher Aide
Subjects/Duties:  View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time:  Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Ongoing 
Classification:  Ed Support Level 1-Range 1
Apply By:  26/01/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  07/02/2022
End Date:  
Hours:  30.83
Contact Name:  James Rinaldi
Phone:  0448 416 941
School Website:  www.underboolps.vic.edu.au


Location Profile

Underbool Primary School (no. 3819) is located in the Mallee Region of North West Victoria. The school is situated on the Mallee Highway, 50 kilometres from the township of Ouyen and approximately 80 kilometres from the South Australian border.

The surrounding area of Underbool is predominately farming country, which encompasses a strong community network and township of approximately 200 people. Currently, the student population is comprised of 24 students with a teaching and support staff of 6 (full and part time employees).

Underbool Primary School holds a strong vision to meet the personalised learning needs of each student to ensure strong development and growth, particularly in the areas of literacy and numeracy. The school strives to build a positive school community and culture where students are engaged as leaders in the learning process, through maintaining an authentic voice with regards to their education.

The staff value student wellbeing and resilience in a learning community that is built on the core values of: Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement and Persistence (REAP). Such values were selected in consultation with local residents, on the premise that these aforementioned qualities best represent the township and can be seen to be aspirational for the next generation of community members and leaders.

The school continues to maintain a strong and supportive connection between parents, staff and the broader community network with a high level of parent participation on School Council, which includes fundraising activities and social and sporting functions.

Furthermore, the school works in conjunction with other local businesses and affiliations to resource and support volunteer-led efforts and initiatives designed to enhance the emotional, physical and social health and wellbeing of the Underbool Community.

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. (Female Student)
  • 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.


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

26 Jan, 2022