Learning Support Aide - Melton Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Melton VIC, Australia
  • 17 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1283374
Location:  Melton Secondary College [Multiple Location Campus]
Department:  Melton Secondary College
Role Type:  Teacher 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:  11/07/2022
End Date:  09/01/2023
Hours:  30.40
Contact Name:  Bryan Cook
Phone:  03 9743 3322
School Website:  www.meltonsc.vic.edu.au


Melton Secondary College is a large co-educational government secondary school for students from Years 7 to 12 with a population of approximately 1300 students and 170 staff.

Our vision is for a flourishing learning community achieving high levels of academic growth and bright futures for every student. This vision statement captures the ambition our community shares for educational excellence.

It guides our commitment to student achievement, engagement and wellbeing and the impact of our work is evident through steadily improving student outcomes.

These results have been achieved through the development of a guaranteed and viable curriculum, rigorous and purposeful pedagogy, the inclusion of genuine student voice, leadership and agency, and a positive learning environment based on our STARR Values of Success, Teamwork, Ambition, Respect and Responsibility.

We celebrate the richness of our multi-cultural community and were the 2019 recipient of the Victorian Multicultural Excellence School Award.

The college articulates a strong sense of purpose and a commitment to building cycles of success and confidence for every student.

Teachers work collaboratively in Professional Learning Teams, using assessment data to inform planning and the High Impact Teaching Strategies to maximise student learning growth.

Professional learning is ongoing, embedded in the core work of practice and remains focused on improving student outcomes.

The college has a strong culture of peer-to-peer coaching in the pursuit of continuous improvement, participates regularly in collaborative projects and improvement initiatives with the local community, network schools, tertiary institutions and DET Victoria.

Differentiated learning approaches are available for individual students in every class and through the High Ability Program, Getting Ready in Numeracy (GRIN), Literacy Interventions programs and Flexible Learning Option satellite campus. There is a school wide focus on the development of literacy, numeracy and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) skills.

An iPad program has been established in partnership with Apple Education and is being successfully implemented across the curriculum.

A large team of Education Support staff work closely with teachers in a range of settings and functions to support student learning. This includes wrap-around student support teams, such as our Wellbeing, Community Liaison, Learning Support, Interventions and Careers teams.

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.


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.


  • To be able to take direction from Teachers and Therapists.
  • The Learning Support Aide has the opportunity to understand the total school policy and programs, to gain the confidence and trust of teachers, students and parents’ guardians.
  • The Learning Support Aide has the responsibility to both share expertise and to gain form the experiences of teachers and parents/ guardians.
  • Required to maintain a confidentiality of information to ensure the rights of the student and parents/ guardians are protected.
  • Assist in the development of appropriate social skills.
  • Foster appropriate social interaction with peers.
  • Work towards developing understanding on part of peers as to particular behavioural/ social responses and consequences of disability/ challenge.
  • Assist student to communicate their needs.
  • Assist classroom teacher.
  • Modify classroom program for individual child (in consultation with the teacher).
  • Plan and/or prepare appropriate work/ activities.
  • Encourage independence.
  • Act as a clarifier for students.
  • Engage the students in learning tasks.
  • Deliver intervention programs under the supervision of the Learning Support Teacher.
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
  • Assist with supervision of students in the yard as required.
  • Assist with special programmes, such as Lunch Time Activities, Assemblies,
  • Activities Week, Incursions, Excursions and the like.
  • Attend excursions and camps retreats if required to attend.
  • Attend SSG meetings if required and support the development of IEPs.
  • Maintain the resource room.
  • Maintain and update administrative records of students.
  • Attend team meetings and staff meetings as required

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.