Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 - Pakenham Consolidated School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Pakenham VIC 3810, Australia
  • 21 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1283743
Location:  Pakenham Consolidated School
Department:  Pakenham Consolidated 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:  30/06/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  11/07/2022
End Date:  23/06/2023
Hours:  24.00
Contact Name:  Katrina Stewart
Phone:  59411511
School Website:  www.pakconps.vic.edu.au

 

Pakenham Consolidated School is a Foundation to Year 6 school with a current enrolment of approximately 600 students. It has played a significant role in the history of Pakenham and its surrounding districts.

The school first opened with an enrolment of 22 students on a site next to Toomuc Valley Creek approximately 125 years ago. In May 1951, a number of smaller schools in the area were consolidated onto one site in Main Street and became known as Pakenham Consolidated School.

In 1997, the school relocated from Main Street to the present site in Rundell Way, which provides a modern and vibrant teaching environment. Specialist areas are Physical Education, Performing Arts, Science, Visual Arts and Information Technology, all of which are conducted in well resourced facilities.

At Pakenham Consolidated School the aim is to create a learning community where children become confident and socially skilled, knowledgeable young people who are literate and numerate and have a sense of connection to their world.

Through the learning and teaching program, children are encouraged to recognise and develop their interests and talents, which will carry beyond school.

The role of Pakenham Consolidated School is to facilitate these aims by offering a comprehensive range of excellent best practice learning programs within a safe and supportive learning environment, which is accessible to all students.

Teachers, parents and students share a joint responsibility to achieve these aims as stakeholders in achieving a learning community.

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 ability to refocus students who may be overwhelmed by daily activities.

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

This position is from 9:00am-3:30pm four days a week.

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.