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Department of Education & Training VIC - Moorabbin VIC

Location Profile


Moorabbin Primary School No. 1111 dates back to 1872, making it the oldest school in the district. The school is set in a residential area with attractive, well maintained grounds bordering Dane and Worthing Roads. Currently 310 students are enrolled at the school, and we have 12 classes.

The school has recently benefitted from a new Junior Learning Centre and a flexible learning area for our senior students providing modern learning facilities.

The school offers a wide range of specialist classes including PE, Language (Mandarin), Music and Art. The school is computer networked and most classrooms are air-conditioned.

All staff members are expected to be involved in school activities and contribute to the continuous improvement of the teaching and learning at the school. Prospective staff wanting to work at Moorabbin should be well versed in all aspects of use of technology with students including the use of Interactive Whiteboards.

The school has recently undergone a review and is focussed on better communication right across its community including maintaining the high achievement its students have in English and Mathematics with its new for year strategic plan. The school is well supported by an active School Council and Parent and Friends group.

We have a highly regarded pastoral care program. In addition, Our own `Moorabbin Kids are Terrific Kids' program is well thought of and children from Moorabbin PS are often complimented by community members for their caring and polite natures.

Our motto is 'The Place to Excel'. Excel means to outclass, to stand out, to surpass and this is what we strive for by positively encouraging every child to exceed even their own dreams. We value a learning community where all children can flourish and be challenged, learning to problem solve and pursue excellence in all that they do. This is epitomised by the high standards our students achieve.

Moorabbin Primary School has consistently achieved excellent academic results as measured by National testing programs for a number of years. This is due to the extremely dedicated staff who work so hard for the good of the school and the children they care for.


We are seeking passionate staff who are willing to learn and contribute to our vibrant school.


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


The responsibilities of this position will be:

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.


EEO AND OHS Commitment


The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.


Child Safe Standards


Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx


DET Values


The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx


Other Information


Moorabbin Primary School promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with disabilities. We encourage applications from people with culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applicants will be encouraged to elaborate on experiences they may have had working with children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background and/or children with disabilities.


Conditions of Employment


This vacancy is specifically linked to Student Support Funding and is ongoing. If the funding reduces or ceases during the first seven years of employment, employment may cease subject to the provision of at least 12 weeks’ notice.


Please note that all applications must go through the application steps described on the original position description.
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