Teacher Aide - Diggers Rest Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Diggers Rest VIC 3427, Australia
  • 17 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1283590
Location:  Diggers Rest Primary School
Department:  Diggers Rest Primary School
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:  06/07/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  01/08/2022
End Date:  20/12/2022
Hours:  18.00
Contact Name:  Sheridan Thomas
Phone:  03 9740 1391
School Website:  www.diggersrestps.vic.edu.au/


Diggers Rest Primary School – Where Individuals Matter

Our purpose is to empower all students to excel through a culture of high expectations, purposeful relationships, challenge and support.

Our spirit is learning together to make a difference.

Our character is to be supportive, understanding, flexible, positive, compassionate, dedicated, professional, proactive, inclusive and forgiving.

We believe:

Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of a connection, and insists they become the best they can possibly be.

Meaningful learning is achieved through effort and challenge.

Exemplary practice is informed by research and inquiry.

Strong relationships need to be fostered and cultivated.

Collaboration makes a difference.

High expectations set strong standards and encourage all to be the best they can be.

Academic, social and emotional development is strengthened through a commitment to community.

We value learning, collaboration, pride and respect.

Our challenge is to inspire our learners with the understandings and capabilities needed to engage and thrive in an ever changing world.

Diggers Rest Primary School is located within a rapidly growing suburb, approximately 35 kilometres north west of Melbourne.

Originally opened in 1882, the school was rebuilt in a new location in 1990. In 2022 there are approximately 400 students enrolled with considerable growth expected.

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.


  • 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.