Overview

Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 Job in Kilmore VIC at Victorian Government

Job Description

Reference: 1188363

Location Profile

Kilmore Primary School is located in Lancefield Road, Kilmore; an historic rural town 58km north of Melbourne. Kilmore is a semi-rural area comprising of small farm holdings, new housing estates and a well established older town centre. There are approximately 520 students enrolled at the school this year. Our school has 38.39 equivalent full-time staff. We have 25 classrooms operating in the school.

A team of highly motivated, professional, and dedicated staff provide a safe and caring environment, where the goal is to optimise the learning outcomes and personal growth of all students. Kilmore Primary School aims to establish a happy, safe and supportive learning environment where the welfare of all children is a high priority and is maintained as a shared responsibility of the school and the community. In accordance with Ministerial Order No 870 – Child Safety Standards, we have embedded an organisational culture of child safety critical to protecting the basic rights of children to feel safe and be safe at all times.

Our modern facilities include a number of double and triple learning studios all equipped with 21st Century Learning technologies, art room, library, hall, ICT centre, separate playground areas for Foundation-Grade 2 and Grade 3-6 students, an outdoor fitness circuit, two outdoor basketball courts, and a BER Stadium Complex comprising a full size indoor basketball court, music room, meeting room and kitchen. Before and After School Care operates on the school site 5 days a week during school terms and school holidays.

 

Policies and programs ensure a current and relevant curriculum, professionally delivered with modern pedagogies in a high quality, whole school approach to teaching and learning. We are dedicated to ensuring that we meet the needs of the 21st Century Learner and provide a personalised learning environment for our students. We strive to provide a well-rounded education which values and supports the intellectual, creative, physical and emotional development of each child. We have a commitment to ensure that quality learning and teaching are the central focus of our learning environments.

We provide Art, Physical Education and Electives. Additional programs and activities such as Junior Leadership Team, Choir, Music Groups, Buddies, Clubs, Gardening Club, Active After-School Program, Swimming, Lunchtime Sports, Homework Club, lunchtime activities, camps, excursions, and incursions encourage student participation and opportunities for Student Leadership.

Our ongoing commitment to Student Wellbeing is supported by a dedicated Student Wellbeing Assistant Principal, and our involvement the Kids Matter Mental Health Initiative. This has been a major focus over the past 3 years and has provided many benefits across the whole school community, including a stronger parent presence in the school. Our comprehensive School Wide Positive Behaviour Management Program links well with the 4R’s and focuses on our school values, the explicit teaching of positive behaviours and learning routines, restorative justice and developing resilience and responsibility in our students.

Kilmore Primary School promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including Aboriginal children, those with a disability and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experiences they may have working with Aboriginal children, children with a disability and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds

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.

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.

About the Company

Company: Victorian Government

Company Location:  Kilmore VIC

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