Ed Support Level 1-Range 2 - Peninsula Specialist College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Dromana VIC 3936, Australia
  • 05 Aug, 2022

Job Description

Job ID: 1290033
Location: Peninsula Specialist College
Department: Peninsula Specialist College
Role Type: Teacher Aide
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 2
Apply By: 18/08/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date: 22/08/2022
End Date: 20/12/2022
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Vernon Cribb
Phone: 03 5987 2649
School Website: peninsula.specialist.co@education.vic.gov.au


Peninsula Specialist College is a dual mode setting for students with a diagnosed intellectual disability. The school caters for students 5-18 years of age in its primary and secondary departments.

We offer comprehensive curriculum programs using the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and Foundation VCAL to ensure that all students achieve personal success. Every year an Individual Learning Plan is designed for each student providing a personalised and differentiated approach to learning.

Peninsula Specialist College believes that every child has the ability to learn in an environment of dignity and respect. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and become successful learners, capable of building positive relationships across the school and wider community.

All staff at Peninsula Specialist College work within multidisciplinary teams focusing on students’ academic, social and emotional goals.

Therapeutic interventions are the foundation of the educational programs at Peninsula Specialist College. Occupational Therapy based programs assist in the regulation of students’ nervous systems, ensuring they are ready to learn.

Every student has a functional communication modality ensuring their voice in their learning. An embedded Physiotherapy program assists students with their strength, conditioning and mobility.

Peninsula Specialist College is a School Wide Positive Behaviour School. Understanding student behaviour is a key to helping our students achieve the best possible outcomes at the school, home and in the community.

All staff participate in training which builds their capacity to prevent and respond to behaviour in a positive and consistent way across the school.

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.

[Attendance requirement for this position]

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 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.