Integration Aide - Albany Rise Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Mulgrave VIC 3170, Australia
  • 05 May, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1276895
Location:  Albany Rise Primary School
Department:  Albany Rise Primary School
Role Type:  Teacher Aide
Subjects/Duties:  View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time:  Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Ongoing
Classification:  Ed Support Level 1-Range 1
Apply By:  16/05/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  23/05/2022
End Date:  
Hours:  6.08
Contact Name:  Judith Drew
Phone:  0429 148 617
School Website:  www.albanyrise-ps.vic.edu.au

 

Albany Rise Primary School is located in the City of Monash within the boundaries of Wellington, Springvale and Police Roads, Mulgrave. Our student enrolment numbers average around 220 students each year.

The school is a central focus for the local community, with the large gymnasium, new oval, running track and facilities regularly utilized by local community groups.

At Albany Rise, our school motto “Education is our Future” highlights the importance we place on ensuring every student has the best future prospects from quality teaching and learning. Our school community works together to focus on ongoing improvements in educational opportunities, practices and facilities for all students.

Albany Rise Primary School offers high quality educational programs through a cohesive curriculum integrating all aspects of the Victorian Curriculum (https://victoriancurriculum.vcaa.vic.edu.au/).

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates and reflects much of the Australian Curriculum F–10, but differs in some important respects, most notably the representation of the curriculum as a continuum of learning.

Our teaching staff develop explicit teaching programs for Literacy, Numeracy and Inquiry teaching based on this continuum of learning, along with embedding the teaching of key learning areas and capabilities.

Our Specialist programs in Physical Education, Language (Chinese Mandarin), Visual and Performing Arts provide opportunities for all students to broaden their learning experiences, engagement and interests.

At Albany Rise Primary School, staff provide multiple extra curricula and student leadership programs and opportunities. Maths Olympiads, Choir & State School Spectacular, Garden Club, and UNSW assessments are just a few of the many opportunities provided for student enrichment.

Further learning enrichment opportunities such as; Musical Production, Talent Quest, Annual Spelling Bee, Market Day, Swimming program, Bike Education and sports carnivals are all highlights of student life at our school.

Our Year 6 students take on the role of ‘Better Buddies’ each year to support our Foundation students.

Selected senior student leaders also take on the role of ‘Peer Mediators’, and (after training) act as role models and support in the yard for our junior students.

At Albany Rise, Staff plan core learning tasks along with a range of extra-curricular opportunities including; inquiry based excursions, year 2-6 camping program, daily lunchtime activities and targeted sporting opportunities.

Staff and parents work closely together at the school, creating a strong sense of community. The school aims to continually foster positive relationships across our school community, through our ‘School Wide Positive Behaviour’ approach (https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/management/improvement/Pages/swpbs.aspx).

School-wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS) is a framework that brings together school communities to develop positive, safe, supportive learning cultures. Our Student wellbeing programs provide a strong and ongoing focus on building relationships, supporting and building a cooperative learning environment.

At Albany Rise primary School, we promote a positive, caring environment where all students are able to achieve. The staff are highly motivated, professional and caring, focusing on the differentiated needs and learning goals of all students.

Staff work in teams to plan and implement quality teaching and learning programs based upon our understandings of students’ needs, skills, interests and their preferred learning style.

Staff, students and parents are committed to achieving excellence and continued improvement in student outcomes. Our School has continued to have a priority focus on improving student performance in Literacy and Numeracy.

Improved approaches to the explicit teaching of reading strategies, professional learning for teachers in planning for real life, challenging mathematics experiences and the development of a rigorous whole school assessment schedule have been some of our recent achievements.

Our school and community are focused on ensuring the best possible learning outcomes, evidence based learning approaches and high levels of student engagement and student voice in all aspects of teaching, learning and curriculum development.

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.