Integration Aide - Coburg North Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Coburg North Primary School, Ohea Street, Coburg VIC, Australia
  • 05 Apr, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching Aides & Special Needs

Job Description

Job ID: 1222941

Location Profile

Coburg North Primary School is situated in the northern suburbs approximately nine kilometers from the CBD of Melbourne. The school's enrolment is currently at 580 students and is expected to reach 650 by 2025. The school is dedicated to providing a quality education for its students so that they will be effective members of the community. Currently there are twenty-six generalist classroom and four specialist programs (STEM, Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Italian).

The school places a high priority on developing skills required for the future workforce based around the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, with a particular focus on developing the 6C’s (Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communication, Citizenship and Character Education). The school has TVs in all classrooms with a range of technical devices such as BeeBots, OzoBots, Spheros, Jump Racers and other robotic technologies. The school currently has a 1-1 iPad program in Years 5-6.

The school has a high socio-economic profile based on the school's Student Family Occupation Index. The parent community is a well-informed group with the vision and skill to work with the school to enrich and improve the educational experience for their children. The school has an active Parents and Friends group who organise events not only to fund raise but to bring the parent community together.

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

This is a part time position, 20 hours/week, Monday to Friday.

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

Early Learning and Child Care

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

14 Apr, 2021