|Location:||Eastern Ranges School|
|Department:||Eastern Ranges School|
|Role Type:||Teacher Aide|
|Ongoing/Fixed Term:||Fixed Term|
|Classification:||Ed Support Level 1-Range 2|
|Contact Name:||Trevor Hodsdon|
03 9758 3772
Eastern Ranges School is an F-12 specialist school for students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability located in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.
The school currently has an enrolment of 195 students. There are currently 110 staff at the school comprising of teachers, educational support staff and multi-disciplinary team. The staff reflect a diverse, capable and committed team who strive to support the needs of our students and are the foundation of our engaging and positive community.
Facilities include age appropriate classrooms and playgrounds, therapy rooms, library, a gymnasium, sports court and pool.
We also have the Depot (to develop and build work ethics and employability skills), a primary school kitchen and industry standard kitchen, Eastern Ranges Coffee Beans Café run by our barista trained students, a contemporary living centre that develops functional living skills, and a professional learning centre which supports our commitment to lifelong learning for our school and wider community.
Our school is a safe, nurturing place where students can thrive within a community bound by our values of teamwork, respect, inclusion, responsibility, achievement and optimism and driven by our shared commitment to create safe, respectful and responsible learners.
These School Wide Positive Behaviour Support values underpin all aspects of school life and are evident in our interactions and practices.
Individualised programs of learning in line with the Victorian Curriculum are carefully planned and delivered to our F-10 students, with Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at Foundation and Intermediate levels and Functional Applied Learning (FAL) pathways available at year 11 and 12.
Structured teaching is used to provide routine and predictability and to assist our students to make sense of the expectations placed upon them.
We set high expectations for all and review evidenced based practices ensuring our students receive the very best educational opportunities. Specialist teaching programs are in the curriculum areas of Visual Art, Performing Arts, Health and Physical Education, Swimming and Music.
Teachers work in collaboration with education support staff to deliver personalised programs that meet student’s needs. Access to learning is supported through strategies developed in collaboration with parents through a multi-disciplinary approach.
The team includes a Psychologist, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Music Therapist.
The School is further supported by a committed and informed School Council and governing body. Collectively we work together to reach aspirational goals that define Eastern Ranges as a centre for exemplar ASD practice within the 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.
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.
Who May Apply
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.
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