Student Support

Victorian Government - Melbourne VIC

Melbourne VICPart-timeReference: 1190254

Location Profile

Ashley Park Primary School is located at 105 Orchard Road, Doreen and situated beside the Orchard Road Community and Early Learning Centre. We are a brand new school that opened in January 2019. We have a current enrolment of 173 students Foundation – Year 6 and this is expected to increase over the coming years to our maximum capacity of 475. Our staffing profile consists of Principal, Assistant Principal, Business Manager, eight Community teachers, a .32 PE specialist, a .32 Creative Arts Specialist, .12 STEAM specialist and three ES who supports students, first aid and the office.

The school design is state of the art consisting of our Silver Gum Centre – admin, library and staff facilities and two open plan, flexible and adaptive learning spaces that share an outdoor learning street. Our Ironbark Sports and Arts Centre includes a full size competition grade basketball stadium and performing arts space. The school site is large with ample play areas for the students including an AFL oval, outdoor multi courts, nature play area and a brand new P-2 playground. Our local community utilise these schools facilities outside of school hours.

The vision for Ashley Park Primary School is to be ‘all we can be’, a collaborative school community formed through strong partnerships that contribute to the engagement, wellbeing and achievement of all students. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive education that empowers our students to contribute to their world, shape their desired future and develop the understandings, skills, capabilities and dispositions that will enable them to be the best they can be.

Our school values are Be kind. Be responsible. Be all we can be.

The school will eventually be organised into four learning communities – Foundation, Junior - Year 1/2, Middle - Year 3/4, and Senior - Year 5/6, however the structure and organisation continues to be flexible while our numbers in each year level grow. Our teachers work in collaborative teams to plan, implement and evaluate a highly effective literacy, numeracy and inquiry focussed, teaching and learning program for the cohort of learners in their learning community. Each community teacher has a group of students for which they are the contact teacher, for parents and families. They also begin and end the day with this group while working with many students across the cohort utilising our like needs grouping’s approach, throughout the school day.

The hours required for this position will be:- Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm, with an unapid 30 minute break, totalling 3 hours per day, 15 hours per week.

For more information please contact Keren Barro (Principal) on:

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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.

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.
  • Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.

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

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.

  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.

  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.

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