Teacher Aide - Monash Special Development School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Monash Special Developmental School, Academy Avenue, Wheelers Hill VIC, Australia
  • 05 Aug, 2022
Part time - Fixed Term Student Services Teaching Aides & Special Needs Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1290151
Location: Monash Special Development Sch
Department: Monash Special Development Sch
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: 01/09/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date: 03/10/2022
End Date: 20/12/2022
Hours: 33.50
Contact Name: Jodie Rasmussen / Renee Cole
Phone: 03 92397400
School Website: www.monashsds.vic.edu.au

 

Monash Special Developmental School is a government school located in the North Eastern Victorian Region in the City of Monash. Monash SDS provides an educational program for children with a moderate to profound intellectual disability and multiple disabilities including autism spectrum disorder from the age of 2.8 to 18 years old.  

Currently student enrolments numbers are around 155. It has been on the current site for 11 years in a well-resourced purpose built facility. In addition to the general classrooms the school also features specialist areas, outdoor learning environments, a multi-purpose gym, a hydrotherapy complex, a bike path and specialised indoor and outdoor sensory areas.

Monash SDS is gold accredited in School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS), AMAZE accredited and e-Smart accredited.        

Students across the school at Monash SDS are taught using the Victorian Curriculum. Curriculum based individual learning plans are developed for each student and are taught using a variety of high impact teaching strategies and specialised curriculum supports including the STAR (Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research) and Links Program.  

The STAR and Links Program is research and evidence based and uses the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis.  It provides a framework and the necessary tools to teach the Victorian Curriculum through the implementation of Discrete Trial Training (DT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT) and Functional Routines instruction.  

A school wide Structured Teaching Framework provides every student with a highly visually based structured environment that promotes an understanding of schedules, activities and expectations.

Our school’s philosophy is reflected in its programs and based on the belief of “Enriching Individual Potential”.  To do this, we require a committed principal, who is able to see the special characteristics of all our students and will strive to ensure each individual feels safe, is confident and valued as a person.

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.

Role

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 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.

Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.

Responsibilities

  • Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas.
  • Assist with the communication between students and teachers.
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Assist with toileting, meals, lifting of students requiring special care.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils in playgrounds, and actively participate in school swimming programs, camps and sporting activities, therapy and school events.
  • Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment.
  • Prepare basic curriculum support services.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

Subject

Not Applicable

School Type

Others

Job Closing Date

01 Sep, 2022