Ed Support Level 1-Range 2 - Coimadai Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Coimadai Primary School, Bennetts Lane, Coimadai VIC, Australia
  • 03 Aug, 2022
Part time - Fixed Term Student Services Teaching Aides & Special Needs Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1289646
Location: Coimadai Primary School
Department: Coimadai Primary School
Role Type: Teacher Aide
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 2
Apply By: 15/08/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date: 22/08/2022
End Date: 20/12/2022
Hours: 8.00
Contact Name: Moira Ross - Principal
Phone: (03) 5367 2907
School Website:  


Coimadai Primary School is situated in a unique rural setting surrounded by open space and farmland with a magnificent view of Lake Merrimu. Our purpose is to provide, in a nurturing environment, a quality education that challenges all students to attain their highest potential academically, socially and emotionally, creatively and physically.

Coimadai Primary School is proudly a safe and welcoming school for everyone. We promote success and aim to develop students who are happy, optimistic and confident in their community.

We are committed to the overall  development of our learners through an inquiry pedagogy. Our students have access to a wide range of specialist programs including, Art, PE, Music, Chinese, ICT and STEM. The school is strongly supported by parents and enjoys co-operation between parents, staff and students.

Students are taught in an atmosphere that fosters a responsibility to learn, succeed, co-operate and practise self-discipline. The core values of responsibility, fairness, honesty, self-discipline, co-operation and respect of others are embedded into our school culture.  

Our key curriculum emphasis is on the development of literacy and numeracy. Class groupings allow for small home groups and maximum interaction between teacher and student, ensuring an excellent grounding in English and Mathematics.

Enrolments have increased over the past two years with 76 students attending the school in 2022. The school has a total of 11 on staff which includes 1 principal, 4 classroom teachers, 3 specialist teachers ~ Chinese, Physical Education, Music and welfare officer, a Business Manager and  Educational Support Staff

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.


An additional 30 days leave (pro rata for part time employees) are attached to 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 in the exchange of information between the community and the school.
  • Assist with the liaison and communication between parents, teachers, other staff and members of the wider school community.


  • 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

15 Aug, 2022