Integration Aide - Frankston East Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Frankston VIC 3199, Australia
  • 16 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1283313
Location:  Frankston East Primary School
Department:  Frankston East Primary School
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:  28/06/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  18/07/2022
End Date:  20/12/2022
Hours:  30.00
Contact Name:  Brian McFall
Phone:  9789 9552
School Website:  frankston.east.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

Frankston East Primary School was established in 1952 and is located in Ashleigh Avenue Frankston in a residential area with a small shopping centre close by.

Our current enrolment is 138 and is drawn mainly from the local area.

School Ethos:

The school promotes an atmosphere where excellence is valued and where the children are encouraged to develop to their maximum potential. The school provides a secure and happy environment, where the focus is the child and where children share the responsibility of their own learning.

Facilities

Frankston East Primary School has eight buildings consisting of permanent classrooms, art room, library, music room, science room and a school hall. The school is set in spacious grounds with a number of playing areas, two basketball courts, cricket nets, quiet areas and an oval.

The community are proud of their grounds and have worked collaboratively to keep them looking attractive and to make improvements whenever possible.

Curriculum Program:

A broad curriculum is offered with well-developed programs in the eight Key Learning Areas. The school is proud of its music program which is valued by students, parents, and staff alike.

The Frankston East Annual Student Theatre (FEAST) has the school working together in a great example of teamwork with the production taking place at the George Jenkins Theatre each year. Our Carols night also attracts a large crowd each year.

We also offer specialist classes in Art, LOTE, Music, Physical Education and Science. Our well-resourced Science Centre is enjoyed by students across the school.

The school also offers a variety of programs designed to extend and enrich our students. These include Camps, Water Safety, Swimming, Inter school and Intra School sporting opportunities.

Frankston East Primary School belongs to the Central Peninsula Network of schools with close ties to Ballam Park Primary School, Karingal Primary School, Karingal Heights Primary School and McClelland College.

Student Welfare:

Our community encourages high standards of behaviour based on co-operation, respect, mutual responsibility, self-discipline and actively promotes harmonious student relationships.

Staff have undergone professional development and we have a setting where internal networks and structures support the students and the teachers.

A Welfare Team consisting of the Principal, Welfare Manager and the appropriate Classroom Teacher provides the supportive staffing personnel required to address issues of concern.

Parents are kept fully informed of changes and progress in this area. To ensure a consistency of procedure, all matters pertaining to welfare concerns are directed initially through the Welfare Manager.

Parent Involvement:

We have an active School Council and a Parents and Friends Association. The parents work hard to promote our school and to raise local funds.

The school has an open approach to parent connectedness and openly encourages parent involvement in areas like reading and general room assistance etc.

Brian McFall
PRINCIPAL

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.