Established in 1980, Billanook Primary School is located 35 km east of the city of Melbourne in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. Billanook Primary School has attractive air conditioned classrooms situated in a natural environment. It is well equipped with a German Language Room, Literacy Support Centre, Art Room, Library, Computer Lab, Hall, Canteen, Gym and Performing Arts Centre.
A school run Out of School Hours Care program caters for the needs of children before and after school. The grounds are well maintained with students actively involved in planting and caring for the environment. Sustainability through a range of measures such as tank water and recycling is a feature of the school.
Playground equipment, shaded sandpit and seating areas, art installations, large open play spaces and a natural gully provide an attractive school environment for learning.
The school has a Student Family Occupation of 0.39, placing the school in the mid-high overall socio-economic profile. The current enrolment is 450. We have a relatively low number of students from non-English speaking homes. Students travel from Montrose and surrounding suburbs to attend the school.
The staff profile reflects a gender mix and a balance of experienced teachers and recent graduates. Team ethos is strongly supported by all staff and is a key feature of the school.
A Professional Learning Plan for all staff is linked to the goals in our Annual Implementation Plan. Classroom programs are enhanced and supported by specialist teachers in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, German Language and Physical Education. Students are supported through our Chaplaincy program, Tribes Groups and visiting professionals.
At Billanook Primary School we aim to provide a safe, nurturing, dynamic learning community that caters for the uniqueness of each student. We provide an environment and curriculum that challenges students to achieve to their highest potential and that develops knowledge, skills and resilience to be successful global citizens.
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.
SC6 Capacity to implement intervention programs within the intervention team.
Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.
Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy. Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.
The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3. Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility. Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.
Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.
This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years. Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.
Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.
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.
Who May Apply
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.