|Location:||Dromana Secondary College|
|Department:||Dromana Secondary College|
|Role Type:||Integration Aide|
|Ongoing/Fixed Term:||Fixed Term|
|Classification:||Ed Support Level 1-Range 1|
|Contact Name:||Alan Marr|
Dromana College is located on the Mornington Peninsula, approximately 85km south of Melbourne. The college has a student population of 1900. Students are bussed in from all parts of the Mornington Peninsula with more than 20 primary schools providing Year 7 students each year.
The college has a Student Family Occupation index (SFOE) of 0.46 and an SFO of 0.54, which reflects a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds within the student population. Almost all students come from families of an English speaking background.
Dromana College has worked extremely hard to establish itself as an educator of choice within the local area. Our College is committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all our students.
We pride ourselves on providing a safe and orderly environment and on maintaining a culture where students willingly embrace our clearly defined values of respect, responsibility, integrity and personal best.
Building an outstanding learning and teaching program upon these foundations has then become the ongoing focus of the college.
Literacy and Numeracy skills are whole school priorities and our commitment to developing these skills within all Learning Domains and subjects are shared by all staff members across the college.
Dromana College is also committed to ensuring that all students are able to access ICT on a 1:1 basis, through our Notebook program.
The Year 7/8 program focusses on building students core skills and providing them with broad access to all eight Learning Domains.
Year 7/8 also has a strong Pastoral Care program that focusses on developing strong positive relationships between students and their peers, between teachers and students and between our teaching staff and the parent and wider school community.
Year 7 students and their team of teachers make use of an exclusive Year 7 area that ensures the transition into the college is student focussed, supportive and positive.
In Year 9 the program is focussed both on continuing to develop students’ core skills and on providing students with choice over their learning. The Year 9 program includes single gender English and Maths classes that have proven to be very successful.
The Year 9 program includes a combination of core and elective subjects that align strongly with Senior Schools Pathways and also builds links with the local community.
Within the Senior School students are able to access a broad range of Year 10 and VCE electives. Year 10 students are strongly encouraged to access VCE Unit 1 and 2 electives, whilst the Year 11 and 12 VCE and VCAL Programs cater to a broad range of pathways to ensure the individual needs of all students are met.
VET Programs are available for students to access in Year 10, 11 and 12.
In recent years the College infrastructure has undergone significant development to cater to the increasing student population.
The development of a state of the art Design Centre and Language Centre as well as the installation of multipurpose courts, playground equipment and the upgrading of the college environment has had a positive impact on our ability to meet student learning needs and on the culture of the college.
Dromana College also prides itself on our relationships with external stakeholders and the extra curricula opportunities we afford our students.
Partnerships with local organisations such as Monash University and feeder Primary Schools and the opportunities for students to participate in enhancement programs are integral to our success as an educational provider.
The College has a thriving Arts Program that gives students the opportunity to participate in various productions, College Musicals, Art and Fashion Exhibitions and Music and Dance Programs.
Likewise the Sport Program offers all of the traditional inter-school sport options as well as specialised offerings in the areas of Basketball (in partnership with the Southern Peninsula Basketball Association), Cycling, Sailing and Athletics.
An extensive camp and excursion program including: Space Camp to NASA, Japanese and Indonesian homestays and language tours, European cultural tours and trips to Cambodia where students volunteer are further complemented by a wide range of Year Level, Outdoor Education and subject specific camps that further enhance the educational experience and the holistic development of our students.
Of course quality teaching and education support staff is the most important factor in any classroom. Dromana College has an excellent reputation for attracting and retaining motivated and committed staff and for developing staff and facilitating collaborative work practices to ensure that the needs of all Dromana College students are fully met.
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.
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.
Who May Apply
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.