Education Support - Sale & District Specialist School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Sale VIC 3850, Australia
  • 05 May, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1225280

Location: Sale & District Specialist Sch

Department: Sale & District Specialist Sch

Role Type: Teacher Aide

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term

Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 1

Apply By: 05/18/2021

Contact Name: Jamie Gay

Phone: 03 5144 5644

Location Profile

Sale & District Specialist School is a new, purpose built school with attractive secure grounds, well-equipped teaching and learning spaces, state of the art facilities and a staff team committed to ensuring each student has the opportunity to succeed in all areas of their school life. The new school opened at the start of the 2018 school year, consolidating three campuses onto one site.

The school is a specialist school with teachers and ancillary staff catering for the needs of students with an intellectual disability and many additional needs. Students are aged from 4 years 8 months to 18 years. Students may be enrolled full-time or on a dual enrolment basis with a mainstream school. Students travel from within the Wellington Shire and there is some access to transport provided by the Department of Education & Training.

Dedicated teachers provide excellent learning opportunities for all students through quality programs based on outstanding teaching and learning practices. The school follows the Victorian Curriculum making full use of ABLEs resources and the Towards Foundation Curriculum, we also offer VCAL - Foundation Certificate.

Individual Education Plans are developed in consultation with parents/ carers and allied professionals. Plans are designed and implemented to meet the needs of and challenge individual students while building on their abilities. Programs are developed in conjunction with the allied health staff are implemented by all staff across the school. Communication programs aim to further develop the functional communication, language and literacy skills of all students. Assisted, Augmentative Communication techniques and tools are utilised to give non-verbal students the opportunity to make choices, make their wants and needs known and communicate with others.

The school has an open door policy and welcomes parents and volunteers into the classrooms and values their assistance in a variety of school based and community programs. With a committed staff, small class groupings and a network of enthusiastic volunteers we are able to offer students a wide variety of enrichment programs.

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.