|Location:||Belgrave South Primary School|
|Department:||Belgrave South Primary School|
|Role Type:||Teacher Aide|
|Ongoing/Fixed Term:||Fixed Term|
|Classification:||Ed Support Level 1-Range 3|
|Contact Name:||Stuart Boyle - Principal|
Belgrave South Primary School is located in the Dandenong Ranges, 37 km east of Melbourne. The area enjoys the benefits of living on the rural fringe of the suburbs, yet near main arterials and the rail network. Environmental planning restrictions limit the areas for future residential development in the area.
The location of the school in the centre of the township helps the school maintain a very high profile with all local residents. The majority of the students live within walking distance of the school; however some students travel from surrounding areas such as Kallista, Cockatoo, Selby and Ferntree Gully.
The student population of 330 students will be catered for in fourteen classroom groups with enhancement from specialist programs in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education and LOTE Japanese is offered at all levels of the school with support from DE&T.
Explicit teaching with differentiated learning opportunities are expected practices at Belgrave South Primary. Curriculum planning and implementation utilising the backward design framework is critical at all levels.
Teachers constantly endeavour to incorporate a range of teaching strategies and learning activities based on student learning data to cater for the diversity of student learning styles and needs. The school has a well-developed program to support students who have a disability or impairment.
Literacy and Numeracy programs are the foundations for curriculum development and implementation, with the support of trained personnel. The School Wide Positive Behaviours program provides the basis of our student wellbeing programs and our students are supported by our Chaplain and Social Workers.
The school is actively involved in the ‘Kids Hope’ mentoring program, involving members of the local community, and encourages the use of local experts at all levels of the school curriculum.
The school provides a wide range of activities to enrich and support the curriculum at all levels. Camps, excursions, school visits, sporting events, school wide swimming, arts, production, and instrumental groups are examples of opportunities offered to students to broaden their learning, and encourage their involvement in the school community.
A major building refurbishment was completed in 2011 providing 6 new learning areas with central shared space. The school is about to embark on the construction of the community learning space and the kitchen garden precinct.
The school’s technology network enables students and staff access to process information from both local and global sources. The addition of Smartboards and School iPads into Grade 5 & 6, and a Computer Lab that all grades access has enriched learning across the school.
Strong links have been established with local pre-schools. A six week transition program conducted by the school has been used as a model throughout the state. The teachers of students in Years 5 and 6 work closely with local secondary colleges to pave the way for a smooth transition, for their students, into the next phase of education.
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 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.
SC4 A commitment to professional learning and growth.
Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.
Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy. Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.The
provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3. Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility. Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.
Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.
This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years. Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.
Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.
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.
Who May Apply
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.
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