|Location:||Mont Albert Primary School|
|Department:||Mont Albert Primary School|
|Role Type:||Integration Aide|
|Classification:||Ed Support Level 1-Range 1|
|Contact Name:||Mr Jason Walker|
Mont Albert Primary School serves the educational needs of families in a pleasant residential area of Balwyn, Mont Albert and Mont Albert North. The school was established in 1917 and celebrated a centenary in 2017. As a result of the school's continuing strong standing reputation, a Department approved enrolment boundary is strictly enforced. The school has a current enrolment of approximately 550 students.
A culture of high expectations permeates the school, and the staff operate as a collaborative and dynamic community of learners with a shared commitment to improving student outcomes and ensuring that teaching reflects best practice.
The level of staff engagement is commendable with leadership supporting and empowering staff to do their job effectively and build a sense of ownership and commitment to the goals and values of the school.
Mont Albert Primary School students are safe, engaged and challenged in the classroom. Student Attitude to School Survey data reveals very positive perceptions held by students in relation to Wellbeing, Teaching and Learning and Student Relationships.
A restorative practices approach and involvement in The Resilience Project reflect in the school’s focus on student wellbeing and relationships, with a high parent positive response for General Satisfaction on the annual Parent Opinion Survey, and a higher positive response for Collective Focus on Student Learning and Collective Efficacy on the Staff Survey.
The school is structured in straight grade levels and is guided by the Victorian Curriculum in all areas including the specialist subjects of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Science, and Languages (Italian P-6 ), with EAL support acknowledging the rapid change in local demographics.
The school offers many extra-curricular activities including an instrumental music program, choir, orchestra, Chess Club, Science Club, Lego Club, GATEWAYS and Maths Olympiad. There are various formal student leadership opportunities across the school such as School Captains, House Captains, Curriculum Captains, Junior School Council, and the Environmental Action Group.
A range of digital technologies are utilised within each classroom to support learning in all areas of the curriculum, with interactive displays, laptops, iPads and beebots used to facilitate engaging learning opportunities. Technology is a learning tool that teachers leverage to engage and meet the learning needs of whole classes, small groups or individuals.
Teachers are regularly developing their own digital technology skills, and the financial commitment to this area is significant in providing new and varied technology, with improved infrastructure and continued integration of learning tools into classrooms - including a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program in Years 5 and 6 to prepare them for secondary schooling.
Home-school partnerships are valued, with all key stake holders working together to achieve the best possible learning outcomes for all students. Parents are welcomed into all aspects of school life, including School Council (and subcommittees), Parents' Club, classroom assistance, working bees, and attendance at excursions.
Several special events are held each year which community members are welcomed to attend and support their children. The school leadership actively advocate an open-door policy where parents are very welcome to discuss questions, ideas, issues or concerns as they arise.
Compass (an online whole-school management system) has been implemented to further promote communication.
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.
Who May Apply
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.