Teacher Aide - Rangebank Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Cranbourne VIC 3977, Australia
  • 20 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1283742
Location:  Rangebank Primary School
Department:  Rangebank 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:  30/06/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  13/07/2022
End Date:  20/12/2022
Hours:  30.00
Contact Name:  Cameron Macnab
Phone:  035/996-8900
School Website:  rangebank.ps@education.vic.gov.au

 

Rangebank is a medium sized school of 390 students, located in Cranbourne in the Southeast of Melbourne. Our school community is proud to be home to many cultures. We are the first state primary school in Australia to teach Hindi from foundation to grade 6.

Further to this, Rangebank has a strong connection to India and a sister school in Delhi that we visit once every 2 years, and they visit us bi-annually.

Following a review in 2019, Rangebank has set a clear plan for continued growth and improvement. This focus on growth and improvement encompasses all parts of the school; academic excellence, supporting student wellbeing, creating a beautiful environment and strong community relationships.

Underpinning all of these are the shared values we have developed with our community:

  • Be Respectful - look after people and property
  • Be Safe - protect yourself and others
  • Be Kind - be friendly and considerate to others
  • Be a Learner - be motivated and try your best

At Rangebank, we focus on positive behaviours and celebrate those who display our values. We do this because we know when we are respectful, safe, kind and learning, we are being the best we can be as individuals and a whole school community. Our whole school agreed values are visible, lived and celebrated.

Rangebank has worked hard in the last 18 months to invest in our staff. Research has continually shown, one of the most important factors to improving student outcomes is the teacher.

Therefore, we want our teachers to be the most effective they can be and to be focused on growth - put simply, getting better each year.

We have invested in professional development but also invested in developing strong teams across the school to ensure we are providing a quality, consistent and differentiated curriculum for all.

Our teaching and learning team are led by an Assistant Principal and includes two Learning Specialists who are continually focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning in our school.

We take great pride in our school, and in the warm and welcoming environment we have all worked hard to create. We welcome you to take a VIRTUAL TOUR OF RANGEBANK and hope to see you soon.

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
[Attendance requirement for this position]

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.