Integration Aide - Old Orchard Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Old Orchard Primary School, Koonung Road, Blackburn North VIC, Australia
  • 14 Jan, 2022
Part time - Permanent Student Services Teaching Aides & Special Needs Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Job ID:  1262246
Location:  Old Orchard Primary School
Department:  Old Orchard Primary School
Role Type:  Integration Aide
Subjects/Duties:  View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time:  Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Ongoing
Classification:  Ed Support Level 1-Range 1
Apply By:  27/01/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  28/02/2022
End Date:  
Hours:  18.00
Contact Name:  Rachel Barnes
Phone:  03 9877 7899
School Website:


Location Profile

Old Orchard Primary School is a highly regarded school with a current enrolment of 480 students. Situated in Blackburn North in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, we provide a nurturing and supportive environment, with high standards and expectations of all students.

Our aim is to deliver an innovative, engaging and rigorous teaching and learning program which continues to evolve as new educational issues confront us.

The acquisition of high-level literacy and numeracy skills is at the centre of our curriculum with a focus on Inquiry Learning. Specialist programs are offered in Music / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Language (Mandarin). Many of our extra-curricular programs are linked to the specialist programs and provide genuine enrichment opportunities for our students.

A culture of mutual trust and respect is embedded in the school, fostering positive relationships between all members of the school community, including staff, students and parents. Values such as courtesy, respect, tolerance, honesty, perseverance, cooperation and compassion are actively encouraged and there is a commitment to promoting resilience and optimism in the students.

A strong emphasis is placed on student welfare, well-being and personal growth and a positive approach to student management is supported and practised by all staff members.

We operate within the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework, with a variety of programs implemented across the school to encourage positive behaviour and social skills. In addition, we provide many and varied opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills, both formal and informal.

We have a 1 to 1 ipad program that operates at Years 4, 5 Year 6 with iPads and other devices used extensively throughout the school. We have an active STEAM program in addition to classroom-based Inquiry Units.

Our school is located on spacious, well-presented grounds with outstanding facilities including a gymnasium, a multipurpose hall and extensive play areas. Classrooms are spacious, with our Year 5 & 6 classes housed in the BER building, providing an engaging and flexible learning environment. Staff work closely in teams to plan for student learning and have a strong commitment to personal and professional growth.

We are fortunate to have a very active and supportive parent community who contribute to the school through involvement in School Council, classroom programs, working bees, fundraising, sports activities, camps and excursions, the library and numerous other activities.

Old Orchard is a school with an outstanding reputation, where students, staff and parents are valued and respected as individuals. We aim to:

  • prepare students to be positive and productive individuals with the skills to enable them to participate fully and successfully in society
  • support our staff in developing their skills and expertise where they are trusted and supported to fulfil their professional responsibilities
  • genuinely engage parents in their child’s education

Old Orchard has an outstanding Program for Students with Disabilities. Our Student Support team are committed to providing the greatest level of care and support to those students with additional needs and they work closely with each other and class teachers, under the guidance of our PSD Team Leader.

Please visit our website at for further information about our school or contact the Assistant Principal, Rachel Barnes at 9877-7899 or for specific information about the role

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.
  • 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

27 Jan, 2022