Teacher Aide - Lysterfield Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Lysterfield Primary School, Bellfield Drive, Lysterfield VIC, Australia
  • 14 Jan, 2022
Part time - Fixed Term Student Services Teaching Aides & Special Needs Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Job ID:  1260160
Location:  Lysterfield Primary School
Department:  Lysterfield Primary School
Role Type:  Integration 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:  27/01/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  28/01/2022
End Date:  20/12/2022
Hours:  20.00
Contact Name:  Adam Wight
Phone:  039/752-7953
School Website:  lysterps.vic.edu.au


Location Profile

Lysterfield Primary School develops students who are curious about the world around them and confident in their knowledge and skills to be successful in the future.

We are guided by the following principles:

Children are at the centre of everything we do

Curiosity and a growth mindset fosters lifelong learning

Social and emotional learning are important to develop the whole child

The pursuit of excellence drives personal success

Lysterfield PS is located in a relatively quiet residential area on the outskirts of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs between Rowville and Ferntree Gully. Our enrolment is currently 536. We offer a comprehensive curriculum driven by Curiosity and Powerful Learning.

There is a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy as well as effective development of the ‘Whole Child’ which includes curiosity, inquiry and creativity. Our programs include:

  • 21st Century Curriculum
  • Whole school English and Maths programs
  • Inquiry learning using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Chinese
  • Intercultural and Ethical Capability
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Quality Beginnings program
  • Sustainability and Kitchen garden program
  • Maker Space
  • Extra-curricular Programs

Sister School: Yangzhou Jiangdu Experimental Primary School of Jiangsu Province, China

  • Circles—wellbeing program
  • Restorative Practices
  • Dance Club, Art Club, Choir, Rubric Cube Club, Robotics Club, Rock Band
  • Sports training and events
  • Challengers Program
  • Literacy Intervention Program
  • Prep Buddies
  • “I Sea, I Care” Marine Ambassadors program
  • John Monash Mini Mathematicians & Junior Scientist Programs
  • Student leadership program and Student Voice Council
  • School Counsellor
  • Visiting psychologist

Our school values of Curiosity, Acceptance, Respect, Resilience and Integrity are embedded across the school.

There is a wide range of interesting outdoor spaces with shade for students in grounds that have been designed with active and passive areas to cater for the needs of all students. We also have a synthetic turf play area and a soccer ground. The school has the use of the adjacent Lakesfield Reserve for lunchtime and sport activities.

We have developed a Kitchen Garden area which is utilised by students across all year levels. We promote student wellbeing through programmes such as: Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships, Values, Restorative Practices, Student Leadership and lunchtime Clubs. Our student leaders across the school have a strong sense of community and take responsibility for assemblies, Circles groups and many more leadership opportunities.

We offer specialist classes in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Mandarin and Physical Education. We also have literacy support and intervention teachers for Junior, Middle and Senior school students. We currently have 36 teaching staff and 15 non-teaching staff, including administration, integration aides/first aid assistants and canteen staff.

Our staff are committed to improving student outcomes through working in cohesive and collaborative level teams and ensuring our students are fully engaged with their learning.

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.

[Attendance requirement for this position]

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