Integration Aide - Point Cook P-9 College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Point Cook VIC, Australia
  • 15 Apr, 2021
Part time - Permanent Student Services Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1223336
Location: Point Cook P-9 College
Department: Point Cook P-9 College
Role Type: Integration Aide
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 1
Apply By: 04/25/2021
Contact Name: Nicki Sarandoglou
Phone: 03 8348 7100
School Website: www.pcc.edu.vic.gov.au

Location Profile

Point Cook College opened in January 2010 as the re-location of Point Cook Primary school.

Point Cook Primary School was established in 1923 and is unique in that it was situated on Commonwealth land within an active RAAF base. The school was initially developed to provide education for the children of RAAF families living on the base but also accepted enrolments from local Werribee South residents.

Point Cook Primary school continued to have very close ties with the RAAF throughout its time at RAAF Williams Point Cook Base yet was under the jurisdiction and funding of the Victorian Education Department. The school enrolment numbers fluctuated over the years depending on the RAAF units deployed on the base and the cycle of RAAF postings. By 1994 the pupil numbers had dropped to 43 students and two staff and the school was considered for closure. At that stage Point Cook was basically a rural community with a population of approximately 580, of whom 552 lived on the RAAF base. By 2001, Point Cook’s population increased to 1,737, and by August 2006 the population was 14,162. During this time the pupil numbers at Point Cook Primary school continued to increase peaking at 350 in 2009. This continued growth was the driving force in the decision to re-locate into a new facility within the Point Cook community.

In 2010 Point Cook Prep - Year College opened its door for the first time to approximately 800 pupils in a newly designed state of the art 21st century facility.

Point Cook P-9 College was constructed under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project. Under the PPP model, the college was financed, designed and constructed by the private sector to high contractual standards. The college will be maintained by Cushman and Wakefield until 2035.

Our College provides access to an education that is seamless from Prep right through to Year 9 and is divided in to three sub schools, Junior School for Prep to Year 2 students, Middle School for Year 3 to Year 6 Students and Senior School for Year 7 to Year 9 students. The College provides access to an education of the highest quality for the young people of Point Cook. The students are at the centre of all that we do. They are engaged through stimulating, relevant and inspiring educational experiences that ignite a life-long passion for learning and a strong community connectedness.

The wellbeing of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us. The high calibre Student Wellbeing team, consists of speech therapists, social workers, counsellors, ESO- Integration aides and DET SSSO staff provide support and guidance for our students, staff and families. 

The College upholds high expectations of all. Inspirational teaching and quality learning are the cornerstones of our school, and we are an outstanding team who support and challenge students to achieve their full potential. Staff provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students. Teachers and students work in Multi-age Groupings (MAGs) to create flexible teaching options and to better cater for the individual needs of all students. All teachers and support staff work hard to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century designs, including ICT rich environments and Personalised Learning for all students. Point Cook P-9 College has exemplary programs and are seen as a prominent college in the areas of STEM, Sport, Literacy and Numeracy, together with Visual arts and Music performance. The curriculum and teaching strategies encourage our students to have high expectations of themselves and their work, and to produce their best.

The college has been designed as a community hub and we encourage community use and additional community facilities and programs through a partnership with the YMCA and Cushman & Wakefield. The relationships between the staff, students, parents and the community is a fundamental strength of Point Cook College. Parent involvement and participation in a variety of college activities are a significant feature of our college life and we actively encouraged and greatly valued. There is a common community interest to work towards the provision of quality education for students at Point Cook P-9 College.

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 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Subject

Not Applicable

School Type

Others

Job Closing Date

25 Apr, 2021