General Admin Assistant - Warringa Park School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Warringa Park School, Warringa Crescent, Hoppers Crossing VIC, Australia
  • 19 Mar, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Contact Name: Sharon Veale
Phone: 97495774
School Website:www.warringapark.vic.edu.au

Location Profile

Warringa Park School is a specialist school located in Hoppers Crossing. The school population is drawn from the City of Wyndham and caters for students aged 5 to18 years who have a diagnosed intellectual disability ranging from mild to profound. Warringa Park is a P-12 school organised around the three stages of learning - the early, middle and later years. The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is offered in the later years. An alternative year 11 and 12 vocational training program is offered at a rural campus in Cayleys Rd Werribee South. A year 7 to 12 campus is situated on the grounds of The Grange P-12 College in Bethany Rd. The school currently has an enrolment of 552. Warringa Park School promotes and values excellence in education for students with additional learning needs. There is collective efficacy amongst teaching staff that all students in our school can learn and want to learn and by working together we can make a difference to their learning achievements. The school provides a balanced and personalised curriculum where improved learning outcomes in English, Mathematics and Science are seen as integral to the achievement of successful post school options. The learning growth of students is charted using ABLES and The Victorian Curriculum. A high level of student engagement and improved student learning is being achieved by integrating eLearning into teaching and learning practice. The school is a science and technology specialism. Warringa Park School is a 1:1 iPad school and is one of 24 schools selected nationwide as an Apple Distinguished School. Our purpose is to provide a stimulating, safe, challenging and flexible learning environment where student achievement is acknowledged and celebrated. The school provides facilities and centres of learning which are spacious, bright and well resourced to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. There is a strong focus on student well- being and building effective home school partnerships

Selection Criteria

SC1 Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment as relevant to the position.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide 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

Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy. This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program. Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards. Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2. Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1. Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role.

Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated from time to time. The role is for a specific purpose for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.

Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options. Routine technical support in libraries, science and information technology laboratories would be typical examples.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the delivery of administrative services within the school.
  • In consultation with the Business Manager, determine and manage work priorities within the school office.
  • Liaise with school staff about support requirements.
  • Exercise total discretion in handling sensitive information
  • To be competent and willing to undertake training with computerised student, staff and school records in DET Cases21 Student Administration and Compass
  • The ability to work unsupervised with initiative to complete tasks at hand
  • Undertake clerical and keyboard duties and support with the parent newletters and bulletin
  • Provide document preparation support for School Council meetings
  • Ability to navigate the DET Cases21 Finance system and willing to undertake training
  • Prepare straightforward correspondence according to school procedures (e.g. sending out forms and letters)
  • Ability to undertake responsibility of the school website

Who May Apply

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

Subject

Not Applicable

School Type

Secondary

Job Closing Date

15 Apr, 2021