Integration Aide - Carrum Downs Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Carrum Downs VIC 3201, Australia
  • 23 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID: 1284730
Location: Carrum Downs Secondary College
Department: Carrum Downs Secondary College
Role Type: Integration Aide
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 1
Apply By: 09/07/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date: 18/07/2022
End Date: 18/07/2029
Hours: 30.40
Contact Name: Julie Westwood
Phone: 03 9788 9100
School Website:


2004 saw the establishment of Carrum Downs Secondary College with its inaugural group of students graduating year 12 in 2009. Situated in a vibrant and rapidly growing community 42km southeast of Melbourne, the College currently has an enrolment of 900 students with 68 teaching staff and 25 support staff.

CDSC fosters a supportive learning environment where every young person is empowered to grow as responsible and creative members of our community, valuing Respect, Effort and Integrity.

Staff and Students operate in one of four houses from Year 7 -12, providing a framework for the development of positive relationships to optimise learning outcomes, wellbeing and pathways. Students are encouraged to have a voice and identity, and the College boasts an extensive Student Leadership Program.

Students in Year 7-10 study the CORE subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education, and can access Visual and Performing Arts, Technology and LOTE (Spanish & Japanese).

The Senior School program includes an extensive range of curriculum options offering students VCE, VCAL, VET and School Based Apprenticeship opportunities.

Recent key improvements seen in Curriculum and Assessment development have enabled the spotlight to focus on Excellence in Teaching and Learning, with specific introduction of a whole-school lesson schema.

Year 7, 8 and 9 students engage in the Targeted Teaching Program in English and Maths which allows students to be supported at their point of need.

CDSC has introduced Professional Learning Communities this year which has seen a focus on teams using data to drive teaching and learning and student learning growth.

Our college is currently in the process of building a new STEAM Centre and introduced STEAM as a subject in 2022.

Engaging teaching, strong student relationships and continually improving facilities makes teaching at Carrum Downs Secondary College an exciting place to be.  

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 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.
  • Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.

Who May Apply

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