Learning Support - Yarra Hills Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Yarra Hills Secondary College, Reay Road, Mooroolbark VIC, Australia
  • 05 Apr, 2021
Part time - Permanent Teaching Aides & Special Needs

Job Description

Job ID: 1222943

Location Profile

Yarra Hills Secondary College is a multi-campus college of approximately 850 students across two campuses in the Mooroolbark/Kilsyth and Mount Evelyn districts of outer eastern Melbourne and is part of the North East Victoria Region of DET. Yarra Hills’ Mooroolbark Campus houses both junior (7-10) and senior (11 & 12) educational precincts on a single site, while the Mt Evelyn campus is years 7-10 only. All Year 7-10 students progress to the Mooroolbark site for their senior studies.

Having increased year 7 enrolments in recent years, as well as strong community interest, we anticipate continued growth over coming years. Our programs build strong foundations which provide a solid basis for future success by emphasising literacy, numeracy and the embedding of information and communication technologies across all subjects within the curriculum. A solid core curriculum is supported by an extensive elective program that recognises the different needs and talents of students and supports individual learning and career pathways. All year 10 students have access to participation in an extension program into VCE studies, assisting in maximising tertiary entrance scores. A broad and engaging curriculum has led to a high proportion of our students achieving successful academic pathways to university or TAFE through VCE or alternately into vocational pathways through VET and VCAL school-based apprenticeships, as well as the new DET Headstart Program. The college co-curricular program also includes outstanding sport, camps, performing arts, visual arts and outdoor education programs, as well as a very highly regarded instrumental music program.

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.


Attendance is required during the school term.

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 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.


Other Subjects

School Type

College or Tertiary

Job Closing Date

14 Apr, 2021