Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 - Geelong South Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
  • 21 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1283712
Location:  Geelong South Primary School
Department:  Geelong South 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:  30/06/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  25/07/2022
End Date:  29/12/2022
Hours:  16.50
Contact Name:  Michaela Bird
Phone:  03 5221 4047
School Website:  https://gsps.vic.edu.au/


South Geelong Primary School is located within the inner city of Geelong and within walking distance of the City's arts and cultural faculties. Established in 1879, the school has excellent staff, programs and facilities to support teaching and learning.

South Geelong Primary School has an enrolment of 350 students who mainly come from the immediate neighbourhood of South and East Geelong.

South Geelong Primary School is committed to providing high quality programs to enable all students to achieve personal success. Topics studied are engaging and actively involve students in their own learning. Units of work are challenging and extend students' knowledge and experiences.

We aim to provide opportunities for all students to reach their potential academically, socially, emotionally and physically. We encourage students to become socially competent, responsible citizens and lifelong learners.


Quality, sequential programs are offered from Foundation to Year Six in The Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, LOTE, Science, Studies of Society and the Environment, and Technology.

Students are supported and challenged through the provision of suitable classroom activities and specialist programs: Music, Art and Physical Education. Special intervention and support programs are available for students with special needs and students on the disabilities and impairments program.

There is a high level of parental support and participation.

The school community follows our values of ‘Respect, Responsibility and Relationships”, using a Positive Behaviours program so students, teachers and parents can work and learn together in a safe, caring and positive learning environment.


The partnership of a supportive School Council, dedicated professional staff and an informed and caring school community, focused on continuous learning and improvement to attain the best possible education for South Geelong students.

South Geelong PS implements The Victorian Curriculum and innovative teaching and learning practices to support student learning outcomes through enhanced teaching and learning strategies for all. Inquiry based units of study and professional learning communities are used to support quality learning experiences.

The expansion of our learning technologies program through effective use of ICT in classrooms, including the expansion of the STEM and a Library/Resource Centre.

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.