Ed Support Level 1-Range 1, Integration Aide - Keilor Downs Secondary College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Keilor Downs VIC 3038, Australia
  • 23 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID: 1284518
Location: Keilor Downs Secondary College
Department: Keilor Downs Secondary College
Role Type: Integration Aide
Subjects/Duties:  
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 1
Apply By: 11/07/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date: 25/07/2022
End Date: 20/12/2022
Hours: 28.35
Contact Name: Susan Pascoe
Phone: 9365 8000
School Website: www.kdc.vic.edu.au

 

Keilor Downs College is a large single campus secondary school of approximately 1400 students, situated on the north-western edge of suburban Melbourne.  

Students and staff reflect the many different cultural backgrounds present within the local community, with over 50 different languages spoken as a first language at home.

The School’s Strategic Plan (SSP) 2020 -2023 prioritises “Maximising the achievement and learning growth of every student, particularly in literacy and numeracy”, “Improving student learning engagement and learner agency” and  “Improving the social and emotional engagement and wellbeing of every student”.

Keilor Downs College has a strong record of achievement in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and provides a broad range of VCE subjects.  

The numbers of students achieving ATAR scores over 90 has increased strongly in recent years along with the percentage of students accessing University.

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is delivered at both the Intermediate and Senior level, with a strong Pathways counselling and an applied learning option from Year 10.

The college also participates in a local Vocational Education & Training (VET) cluster, to enhance the choices available to students by sharing VET classes and provides Cert II Hospitality, Cert II Sport & Recreation, and Cert II Building & Construction on site.  

The latter in a specifically constructed Trade Training Centre (TTC), which is one of three facilities built as a joint project across colleges in the Brimbank VET Cluster.  

Recent enrolment levels have demonstrated excellent growth and additional classes have been introduced to cover a growing demand for VET Cert II Building & Construction.

Year 10 is treated as an introductory year to VCE, with the timetable aligned with Years 11 and 12 and with many of the processes and terminology of VCE introduced.  

A significant number of Year 10 students have early access to VCE subjects. There is a specialist pathways support program for Year 10 students who are academically at risk, leading to a VCAL course of study at Year 11.

An emphasis of the college is its strong student support structure with each individual student being known and supported academically and personally.

This is achieved by both a House and a Home Group structure.  

Student engagement and management is based on four vertically structured Houses of Year 7-12 students. Each House has a unique identity and each is resourced with a Principal Class member, House Leader (Leading Teacher), three Student Coordinators and a Secondary Teacher Assistant. Home Group teachers are assigned to each new Year 7 Home Group and follow them through to Year 12.

Two Student Wellbeing Co-ordinators, a School Nurse, two psychologists, the Doctors in Schools Program, a Careers teacher and MIPs Officer, onsite HeadStart staff and an Industry Engagement Priority Cohorts Coordinator also provide a range of additional supports to students.

Student Leadership is a strong element of the House structure with an extremely active student leadership group, consisting of House Captains, Year Level Leaders, Key Learning Area and Co-curricular Program Ambassadors and Peer Leaders.

The college is an original DET accredited provider of the Select Entry & Accelerated Learning Program (SEAL), with a highly successful program for gifted students. The College operates an International Students Program (ISP) and these students have enjoyed considerable success at VCE.  

We also have a strong relationship with the Shiroi district in Japan, with reciprocal school visits each year, with a correspondingly strong LOTE program in Japanese (and Italian) to Year 12.

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Keilor Downs College actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment in accordance with their legal obligations including the Child Safe Standards. The school’s Child Safety Code of Conduct is available on the school’s website.

For further information please refer to the College website at www.kdc.vic.edu.au

School Vision: To provide a learning community which creates a wide range of opportunities for student growth and development by:

Building positive relationships of mutual respect based on fair learning and fair treatment within a safe and secure environment

Embracing individuality, diversity and developing independent life-long learners

Establishing a challenging and engaging learning environment which encourages the development of all students to their full potential
 

College Values: In our college we value:

  • Positive relationships based on mutual respect, within an inclusive and supportive environment
  • A stimulating learning environment which encourages all students to work towards their full potential
  • A strong focus on student well-being and engagement, supported by a motivated staff who provide care, encouragement and positive role models
  • A curriculum which enables and celebrates success, appreciates diversity, maximizes individual growth and incorporates essential life skills
     

Selection Criteria

  • Aptitude for working with students with a range of disabilities which may be physical, intellectual, behavioural or other in nature
  • Aptitude for working in a secondary school setting
  • Literacy and numeracy skills along with computer competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to and work in a team environment
  • High level time-management skills and demonstrated initiative

Role

The Integration Aide will perform a number of duties, under direction within the Integration team at Keilor Downs College.

The Integration Aide is required to:

  • provide friendly and helpful assistance to students, parents, staff and visitors to the college
  • prioritise and manage work demands
  • communicate effectively with a range of people
  • work as part of the Integration team to ensure tasks are completed in a timely and professional manner
  • maintain confidentiality in respect to college records and in dealings with members of the college community
  • undertake training as required to attend to specific medical/health needs of individual students on the Integration program

An Education Support 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.
 

Responsibilities

Duties

Under the direction of the Integration Coordinator, this position will:

  • Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas
  • Assist with the supervision of students in the playground, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities, life skill activities and other school-based activities, as required
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care to students
  • Manage medical/health needs of individual students in accordance with training provided
  • Assist in the administration of medication to students requiring special care
  • Provide feedback on aided students to the Integration Coordinator
  • Utilise platforms including Compass, Teams, Outlook and written communication books to communicate as required with the Integration team, teachers, parents and students
  • Assist in the preparation of student / classroom resources and equipment
  • Perform administrative tasks as required eg. wordprocessing, photocopying
  • Perform other duties appropriate to the classification to assist in the effective delivery of services

Who May Apply

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