|Location:||Pakenham Consolidated School|
|Department:||Pakenham Consolidated School|
|Role Type:||Teacher Aide|
|Ongoing/Fixed Term:||Fixed Term|
|Classification:||Ed Support Level 1-Range 1|
|Contact Name:||Katrina Stewart|
Pakenham Consolidated School is a Foundation to Year 6 school with a current enrolment of approximately 600 students. It has played a significant role in the history of Pakenham and its surrounding districts.
The school first opened with an enrolment of 22 students on a site next to Toomuc Valley Creek approximately 125 years ago. In May 1951, a number of smaller schools in the area were consolidated onto one site in Main Street and became known as Pakenham Consolidated School.
In 1997, the school relocated from Main Street to the present site in Rundell Way, which provides a modern and vibrant teaching environment. Specialist areas are Physical Education, Performing Arts, Science, Visual Arts and Information Technology, all of which are conducted in well resourced facilities.
At Pakenham Consolidated School the aim is to create a learning community where children become confident and socially skilled, knowledgeable young people who are literate and numerate and have a sense of connection to their world.
Through the learning and teaching program, children are encouraged to recognise and develop their interests and talents, which will carry beyond school.
The role of Pakenham Consolidated School is to facilitate these aims by offering a comprehensive range of excellent best practice learning programs within a safe and supportive learning environment, which is accessible to all students.
Teachers, parents and students share a joint responsibility to achieve these aims as stakeholders in achieving a learning community.
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.
This position requires attendance from 9:00am to 3:30pm five days a week.
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.
This position requires the applicant to assist our Foundation teachers with classroom organisation and administrative tasks.
It may include creating displays, assisting with kindergarten transition, communicating with families, general administration, classroom assistance and other tasks to assist the Foundation classroom teachers.
Who May Apply
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.
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