Integration Aide - Mount Eliza Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Mount Eliza VIC 3930, Australia
  • 12 May, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1278367
Location:  Mount Eliza Secondary College
Department:  Mount Eliza Secondary College
Role Type:  Integration Aide
Subjects/Duties:  View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time:  Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Ongoing
Classification:  Ed Support Level 1-Range 1
Apply By:  24/05/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  30/05/2022
End Date:  
Hours:  24.32
Contact Name:  Heather Hiam
Phone:  97876288
School Website:  www.mesc.vic.edu.au

 

Mount Eliza Secondary is a medium sized secondary college with three principal class officers, sixty teachers and twenty education support staff members. It has long been known for its caring and dedicated approach to its students, the calibre of young people who attend, and the support of its parent community.

These factors remain as strengths of the college as does our desire for continuous improvement, and a commitment to remain as one of the highest performing government colleges in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas.

We are an authorised school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program making us the only government provider of this rigorous program outside of Melbourne.

The major focus for our work in recent years has been to:

  • Enhance teacher capacity
  • Rigorously implement a culture of high expectations
  • Provide authentic opportunities for learning in local and global contexts
  • Provide a respectful learning environment where student voice is a key element.

The significant shift in the college culture in recent years has been underpinned by a whole of college focus on accountability and consistency. During that period, our belief in genuine improvement and meeting the needs of our highly capable students resulted in numerous developments.

These included the embedding of year level based teams and the use of weekly two hour staff professional learning sessions to enable our workforce to develop our skills together and with common purpose, the use of Compass to facilitate parent communication and involvement, and the focus on the work of our high quality leaders to lead each of the year level teams.

We also further developed Hands on Learning to support students at risk and to enable the development of a truly personalized and relevant approach to learning.

With the developments that also occurred in our VCAL and PACE programs, our connections to the local community have increased enormously, enabling our students to learn in an environment whereby they are truly making a difference to the lives of others.

At Mount Eliza Secondary College we believe that we have an obligation to our students. This informs our work on an ongoing basis and makes us confident that we can provide a learning environment of the highest quality. We also know that as a smaller college, we can offer a degree of personalization not possible in larger settings and we are genuinely excited about our future.

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 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.