Teacher Aide - Newcomb Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Newcomb VIC 3219, Australia
  • 12 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1262265 Location:  Newcomb Primary School Department:  Newcomb Primary School Role Type:  Teacher Aide Subjects/Duties:  View Subject/Duties Full/Part Time:  Part-Time Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Fixed Term Classification:  Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 Apply By:  31/01/2022 Other Information:   Begin Date:  14/02/2022 End Date:  20/12/2022 Hours:  30.40 Contact Name:  Rachael Buck Phone:  52484176 School Website:  www.newcombparkps.vic.edu.au


Location Profile

Newcomb Primary School is situated five kilometres from the city of Geelong at the approach to the Bellarine Peninsula with an enrolment of 101 students. The school has extensive grounds which offer a range of active and passive play areas.

All classrooms are extremely well resourced with class sets of ipads and laptops.

There are interactive televisions as well as large screened televisions to support the teaching and learning and there is air conditioning and heating in all classrooms to ensure an optimum climate for learning.

Newcomb Primary provides a comprehensive curriculum which is individualised to the needs of each student and is delivered by enthusiastic, collaborative and highly capable staff. It is purposeful, timely and provides focused feedback to the students for regular goal setting.

We offer programs that have high expectations in English and Maths and encourage students to experience success and do their personal best.

The school implements the Respectful Relationships Program, teachers work in Professional Learning Communities and we implement a School Wide Positive Behaviour framework.

Both life skills and social skills are paramount to the success of each child and are incorporated into our programs. Our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience are embedded across the school and form the basis upon which Our School Wide Positive Behaviour framework and behaviour management system operates.

The Specialist Programs at the school are Art, Indonesian and STEM, we have a number of additional programs and incursions/excursions that happen throughout the year to complement our Inquiry curriculum. Our Mission is to provide a calm, safe, cooperative and vibrant learning environment in which students strive to achieve their personal best and encourage others to do the same.

Our Vision is for all children to reach their full potential where they will be equipped with the academic and life skills to reach their full potential and be responsible citizens who are lifelong learners.

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.


This position will be over 5 days.

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.


  • 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.