Integration Aide - Karingal Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Frankston VIC 3199, Australia
  • 24 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID: 1284725
Location: Karingal Primary School
Department: Karingal Primary School
Role Type: Integration Aide
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 1
Apply By: 10/07/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date: 01/08/2022
End Date:  
Hours: 18.00
Contact Name: Jocelyn McMillan
Phone: 9788 4800
School Website: www.karingalps.vic.edu.au

 

School Vision

Karingal Primary School is committed in providing a friendly, dynamic and secure learning environment that strives to develop respectful, resilient, lifelong learners. It supports students to achieve their personal best in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation.

School Values

At Karingal Primary School a clearly defined set of core values underpin everything we do:

  • Respect is defined by Fairness, Strength, Consideration, and Sincerity
  • Integrity is defined by Truth, Honesty, Responsibility, Loyalty and Safety
  • Persistence is defined by Control, Hard work, Commitment, Learning,
  • Purposefulness and Success
  • Resilience is defined by Humour, Initiative, Flexibility and Courage
  • Relationships are defined by Empathy, Collaboration, Support and Trust 

Environmental Context

Karingal Primary School opened in 1966. It is located on a large, picturesque site in a well-established residential suburb, close to the City of Frankston, 53 km south-east of Melbourne.

The school’s attractive site, with established native trees, contrasts with the local urban environment and the comprehensive shopping complex nearby. Karingal Primary School is part of the local network of four other primary schools and a secondary college within walking distance of the school.

A strong partnership exists between the School Council, the highly professional staff and a dedicated core of supportive parents, with an active Parents and Friends Sub Committee working for the benefit of the children and school community.

Educational

The school’s policies and programs support a learning environment which places the student at the centre of the school. They encompass a comprehensive curriculum with a strong focus placed on literacy, numeracy and science and the areas of personalised learning and oral language are emphasised.

Learning outcomes for students are maximised by team and whole school planning, professional development for staff, appropriate resource provision, effective assessment and reporting practices, and regular evaluation of programs.

Student Wellbeing and Engagement will have an increased and systematic focus over the next four years and we will see an increased focus on student engagement, attendance and personalised learning for all students in a safe and stimulating environment.

The expectation is that everyone will work to ensure that each student is individually nurtured and that colleagues are successfully managing the requirements of their professional roles and responsibilities.

Karingal Primary School is a smaller school and therefore staff need to work as a cohesive and supportive professional team to provide a range of quality teaching and learning experiences the school offers to students.

Teachers are asked to ensure that classrooms are stimulating, organised, tidy, accessible, safe and well-maintained. Students are expected to take an active part in keeping their personal property and school property well organised and tidy.

‘Karingal Primary School promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability. Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with children with a disability.’

‘Karingal Primary School promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and/or communities.’

‘Karingal Primary School promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and encourages applications from people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background. Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background.’

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 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC4 A commitment to professional learning and growth.

SC5. Demonstrated knowledge of programs and practices relevant to students with disabilities and the ability to work effectively with students who have a disability or impairment.

Role

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.