Integration Aide- ES Level 1-1 - Wodonga Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Wodonga VIC 3690, Australia
  • 06 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1222830

Location Profile

Wodonga Primary School is located in North East Victoria on the New South Wales border and is a member of the Wodonga Federation of Government Schools. We currently have an enrolment of 945 students from Foundation to Year 6. We have over 71 teaching and non-teaching staff. Wodonga Primary is a proud Visible Learning school with staff, students and parents embracing the high effect elements of teaching and learning. Education at Wodonga Primary School strives to Engage Learning and Expand Minds. Our school community believes that by providing a stimulating and engaging culture, we foster inquisitive learning and generate a 'desire to learn' in all stakeholders.

There are five vision principles that guide our learning focus:

Collaboration – working together to achieve more
Challenge – high expectations and ambition to achieve
Curiosity – wondering about the world and seeking to discover
Community – a sense of belonging, commitment and shared responsibility
Culture – shared vision to achieve success

A school day at Wodonga Primary school is a dynamic learning experience for all students. Our flexible learning spaces enable students to learn in a wide variety of situations. Through a systemic instructional model, students learn from each other and build independence and collaborative behaviours. Students are challenged to expand their minds in learning and to be aware of their learning progress. Teachers are challenged and supported to be the best teacher they can be through the guidance of a year level Learning specialist. Classes are structured into year level groups with students using our learning pods interactively in a multitude of ways. Learning continues in specialist areas of Art, Physical Education, Music, STEM, Languages (Japanese) and Computer Studies.

Keeping learning visible supports the development of our learning culture. Students use the five learner qualities of: Connect, Question, Persist, Reflect and Self-Aware to monitor their learning and to approach challenges with confidence. Our school promotes strong social and emotional skills which are vital for the development of a positive climate for learning. Staff engage in a range of community events to build strong partnerships between home and school. We have an Educational Support dog, called Barkley who is pivotal in engaging students, providing much needed support to students who are in need. Our focus on Wellbeing is enhanced through our large Wellbeing team which consists of an Engagement Support leader, Welfare leader, Psychologist and Guidance counsellor.

Applicants should be aware that Wodonga Primary School values a collaborative teaching and learning culture which is supported by dynamic teachers. Professional Learning Communities (PLC) drive our collaborative practices, with a consistent focus on implementing PLC Inquiry Cycles. It is the school’s expectation that teachers regularly embrace change of year levels across the school and consider specialist role to continually develop an environment of strong healthy teams.

Building Practise Excellence through professional dialogue and discussion is valued in our school with staff encouraged to participate in a range of forums to share their expertise and teaching philosophies. Staff reflect upon their teaching practice and continue to strive to provide an enjoyable, engaging and relevant learning environment for all students. Collaborative planning is expected to support teachers and to enhance curriculum delivery. Teachers aim to provide a structured curriculum that enables all students to experience success as well as being challenged to extend their thinking and understandings. Student progress and development is reported to parents via Compass. Wodonga Primary commenced a new Strategic Plan in 2018 with priorities in Maths / Reading and Intellectual Engagement/ Self Awareness.

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.

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.
  • Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.
  • Assist in the preparation of equipment as required.

Who May Apply

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