Teacher Aide - Alberton Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Alberton VIC 3971, Australia
  • 23 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1254664 Location: Alberton Primary School Department: Alberton Primary School Role Type: Teacher Aide Full/Part Time: Full-Time Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 Apply By: 12/05/2021 Other Information   Begin Date: 01/29/2021 End Date: 12/20/2022 Hours: 32.50 Contact Name:   Phone:   School Website:  

 

Location Profile

Alberton Primary School is a small rural school with a current enrolment of 75 students. The school is situated in the centre of the township of Alberton, six kilometres south of Yarram on the South Gippsland Highway and is approximately 225 km South East of Melbourne. It is set on approximately four acres of land that features an oval, a hard court playing area and a children’s playground. The school has been completely rebuilt under the auspices of the Building Futures Program.  There is also a new Science/Art building and a mod-5 building that is used for Music. The school has provided education to the children of Alberton and surrounding areas for 160 years and is Primary School No. 1 on the Victorian Roll.

Alberton Primary School is a learning community where inspiration, team work and respect support the pursuit of excellence. 

As members of this learning community we are working to improve all student outcomes, promote respectful relationships and develop connections to the school.

The values and beliefs we hold guide our relationships and our core work – learning and teaching.  They motivate us to improve student outcomes in every area. The values and beliefs that form the framework for our actions are:

  • Pride in our school and everything we do
  • Empathy for everyone in our school community and beyond
  • Effort in everything we do
  • Respect for people and property

Our program provides a strong focus on English and Maths and includes specialist teaching and learning in Music, Arts, Science, Technology, H&PE & ICT. All programs are well resourced.  The specialist subjects form part of the school’s rotational approach to learning, ensuring that all teachers have contact with all students during the week.

The school has professional staff members that work to differentiate the learning and engage students at a high level. Staff at Alberton Primary School show a great willingness to improve their professional practise through undertaking regular professional learning. Our school offers a current, motivating and challenging curriculum.  The learning takes place in a safe, secure and friendly atmosphere where students, staff and parents work cooperatively to support each other and achieve excellence.  Our students are encouraged and taught to become responsible and effective members of their community.  They develop the skills and confidence to keep learning independently in a continually evolving society.

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 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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.