Integration Aide - Garfield Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Garfield VIC 3814, Australia
  • 24 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID: 1284714
Location: Garfield Primary School
Department: Garfield Primary School
Role Type: Integration Aide
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 1
Apply By: 06/07/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date: 18/07/2022
End Date:  
Hours: 15.50
Contact Name: Daniel Forster
Phone: 0356 292 2274
School Website:


Garfield Primary School is a semi-rural primary school located on the fringe of the South Eastern growth corridor. The school has a current enrolment of 147 students. The school is composed of three Learning Centres, a multipurpose facility and an Art / LOTE facility.

Each learning centre is facilitated by a team of teachers and is based on providing students with an engaging curriculum at their specific level of learning. The school has seven full-time and three part-time teaching staff, a Business Manager and 2 part-time Education Support Staff.

Students at Garfield PS are mostly from the local township in alignment with school zoning regulations, with some students travelling from surrounding areas, including Bunyip, Tynong, Nar Nar Goon and Pakenham.

The school is under the management of a positive, co-operative, and supportive School Council and is ably supported by an active Parents' and Friends' Club and will continue to extend the links between the school, parents, and the wider community.

Garfield Primary School serves a community of diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Currently Garfield PS has a Student Family Occupation and Education (SFOE) index of 0.4296.

Mission Statement

Garfield Primary School will strive to ensure all students learn the necessary academic, social and emotional skills to become positive members of our community and society.

School wide Expectations

  • I am SAFE
  • I am a LEARNER

Teaching and Learning

At Garfield Primary School, we are working towards becoming a Professional Learning Community (PLC). Our school is focused on ensuring all students are provided with targeted and supported learning programs that directly meet their individual needs throughout the curriculum.

Teachers work in collaborative teams to regularly analyse learning data and reflect on their own teaching practice to ensure students experience a high-quality education, every day.


Garfield Primary School has undergone major physical changes over the past ten years with the demolition of the original school building and the addition of a new school that includes three learning studios, shared spaces, and a new administration area.

Our school boasts expansive grounds for our students to enjoy, with a rural feel due to beautiful natural surrounds. Our Visual Arts and LOTE facility has also recently undergone an upgrade, with future enhancements in facilities and resources scheduled later this year.


Garfield Primary School offers programs from Foundation to Year 6 in covering the Victorian Curriculum. Specialist programs currently consist of Physical Education, LOTE (Japanese) and Visual Arts.

Other school programs include sport, a school camp program and swimming. The individual needs of all students are met through the development of differentiated teaching and learning programs, Individual Education Plans (IEP’S) for identified students where required and through targeted Intervention programs.

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 Student Support Group, Team and other meetings as required.
  • 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.
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement.
  • Assist and implement student behaviour management plans.
  • Organise and keep documentation confidential.

Who May Apply

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