Teacher Aide - Hazelwood North Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Hazelwood North VIC 3840, Australia
  • 23 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1254516 Location: Hazelwood North Primary School Department: Hazelwood North Primary School Role Type: Teacher Aide Full/Part Time: Part-Time Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 Apply By: 12/05/2021 Other Information   Begin Date: 01/28/2022 End Date: 01/26/2023 Hours: 30.40 Contact Name: Gillian Connolly Phone: 03 5166 1267 School Website: www.haznthps.vic.edu.au

 

Location Profile

Hazelwood North Primary School is located in a rural setting, central to the three neighbouring towns of Morwell, Churchill and Traralgon. The majority of students are from the local area and are either bussed or driven by parents to the school.

In 2022 specialist programs being offered are Visual Arts, Physical Education and STEAM. Students are taught Mandarin and also have weekly access to Library. Extra curricula activities usually include visiting performances and shows, excursions to support curriculum areas, participation in a variety of sporting activities and our Camping Program.

The school has a Parents’ & Friends Club and School Council, with P & F Club being the main fundraising body for the school. Parent participation is encouraged in class programs, specialist areas, sports, camps and excursions and this is always well received.

Currently the school has 157 students and seven classes with students receiving additional support from our Education Support staff and programs.

Last year we successfully undertook our school review and developed a new vision statement and values in collaboration with students, parents and staff.

Our vision is: At Hazelwood North Primary School we are a community of life-long learners who are inclusive, kind and curious. We are problem solvers who work together with confidence to strive for growth and excellence.

Our three values are: Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

This year we have also been reviewing our approach to literacy and are adopting practices that address the Big 6 Elements of reading and are research based. We are excited to be moving in this direction and will be introducing Heggerty to target our phonemic awareness and Sounds Write to target the teaching of phonics.

The other major area of work this year has been the introduction of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support, which we call Positive Behaviour for Learning (or PB4L). This is to promote and safe and supportive environment to enable our students to learn the social, emotional and academic skills they need to be successful. We are only in the beginning phase of this and it will be a major focus for 2022.

Also, in 2022 the school will commence State funded new building works, including a Student Toilet Block and Administration Building.

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

[Attendance requirement for this position]

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.

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.