Integration Aide - Narre Warren South P-12 College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Narre Warren South VIC 3805, Australia
  • 13 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1262317 Location:  Narre Warren South P-12 Colleg Department:  Narre Warren South P-12 Colleg Role Type:  Integration 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:  26/01/2022 Other Information:   Begin Date:  31/01/2022 End Date:  10/04/2022 Hours:  30.40 Contact Name:  Ursula Guerin Phone:  03 9704 3383 School Website:  www.nwsc.vic.edu.au

 

Location Profile

Narre Warren South P-12 College strives to develop young people so they can become fulfilled, positive members and leaders of our society. By recognising and celebrating diversity, high aspirations and positive relations, we create a harmonious school that has a positive sense of purpose and a commitment to each and every person.

Narre Warren South P-12 College is on one campus consisting of two sub schools - Prep to Year 6 and Year 7 to 12. The school has 288 staff, principal class, 200 teachers and 88 education support staff, including administration, student support and integration staff. The school is a welcoming place where students from many cultures learn together in excellent facilities.

The College is categorized as “low” compared to other State schools in socio-economic terms.

The school family occupation and education (SFOE) index is 0.5954
Many students have not attended Kindergarten or day care prior to commencing school.

Nearly all our students from Year 6 stay on to do their secondary education.
The College experiences significant change over of students over the 13 years of schooling.

Cultural diversity is a feature of the College community with at least 50 ethnic groups being represented speaking 64 languages.

Approximately 50% of the Year 7 enrolments originate from the primary school.

Approximately 40% of our senior students undertake a VCAL pathway (trade/vocational focus)

More than half of the College’s student population comes from families where the language background is other than English, and around 50% qualify for the EAL program.

Attendance rates at both Primary and Secondary levels are better than the state benchmarks.

Wellbeing support is provided across the College with two counsellors, a number of youth workers, Psychologists and other professionals available
‘Compass’ is the main communication system for the College.

Compass is available to parents and students to assist with attendance, learning tasks, payments, permissions, reporting etc.

Careers

Many community groups access a variety of the College’s facilities for sport and the College is a central facility within the community.

We take great pride in all our students working hard at school and getting excellent results. Our VCE median study score has been stable at 30- 31 for the past seven years, placing us well above the state average. Coupled with our outstanding VCAL and VET results, we are a College that meets the pathway needs of all of our students.

This is an outstanding achievement and has gained the school recognition far and wide, including 20 State Awards since 2006 for staff and students in our VCAL program and two Premiers Awards for VCE (perfect study scores). Further to this, we were recognised at the Victorian Education Excellence Awards in 2018 with the team award for Outstanding School Improvement, as well as the overall Lindsay Thompson Award.

In 2020 our efforts were recognised in the Age Schools That Excel awards. The foundations for these results are found in our exemplary programs in the Primary and early Secondary sections of the College, where our focus on academic achievement and strong civic participation are evident. Student Attitudes to School reflect a strong sense of connectedness to school in both the Primary and Secondary areas of the College. Parent opinion well above state benchmarks is also indicative of a happy and harmonious College community.

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.