Classroom Support - Northern Bay P-12 College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Corio VIC 3214, Australia
  • 06 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1222598

Location Profile

Northern Bay P-12 College is a unique multi-campus school located in the Northern Suburbs of Geelong. It is made up of four junior campuses (four P-8 campuses), one senior campus (years 9-12) a Family Centre, an Early Learning Centre and a Trade Training Centre.

NBC moved to a three sub-school structure in 2020 to further develop the ‘One School – One Team’ ethos; which emphasises the core business of Student Learning as a focus underpinned by a strong consistent well-being framework.

Across the college staff work in teams focussed around four Professional Learning Communities; Year P-2, Year 3-6 and Year 6-9 & Year 10-12. These teams meet regularly in Campus based groups and also as college wide groups to implement data informed strategies to support continued improvement of learning outcomes for all students.

Organisationally the college has been arranged into three sub schools for 2021 with each sub school led by a College Assistant Principal. For 2021 these sub-schools will be – Hendy P-8 Campus and Peacock P-8 Campus Sub School; Wexford P-8 Campus and Tallis P-8 Campus Sub School; Goldsworthy Year 9-12 Sub School. Additionally the College Assistant Principal – Student Enrichment Programs will lead a portfolio that includes oversight of programs that connect students with external agencies and further educational opportunities as well as providing executive leadership to NBC facilities including the NBC Family Learning Centre and the Geelong Industry Trade Training Centre.

The vision of Northern Bay College is to instil community commitment, confidence and high expectations in lifelong learning by:

  • Constructing curriculum, pedagogy and teacher professionalism to achieve above expected outcomes for all students at each stage of learning
  • Developing students who are highly employable with values of resilience, optimism, self-respect and who strive for personal best
  • Developing young people who are engaged, motivated and challenged to fulfil their potential
  • Maximising educational opportunities and creating purposeful and diverse pathways for all students
    Developing partnerships with other schools, community organisations and business

The College embraces a growing cultural diversity that includes Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students from non-English speaking backgrounds and a significant indigenous population. The College supports the needs of these students through a structured EAL (English as an Additional Language) and the Marrung Strategy.

Northern Bay College is characterised by its core values:

Collaboration
The responsibility to actively work, plan and learn together in a flexible learning environment and to share our resources and learning with others.

Outcomes
To provide Corio Norlane communities with the highest quality educational programs in the best possible, world class facilities with a vision to instil community commitment, confidence and high expectations in lifelong learning.

Respect
The staff and students at Northern Bay College respect the College CORE Values without discrimination abiding by the basic principles of Freedom, Respect, Equality and Dignity.

Equity
At Northern Bay College we believe that our students have a right to quality at all times – quality teachers, quality resources, quality leaders, quality tasks, quality relationships, quality learning environments, quality facilities, quality outcomes and quality experiences.

In Summary
We want a college where learning is visible and where students feel safe, respected by staff, believed in by staff, listened to by staff and taught by knowledgeable, capable and enthusiastic teachers.

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.
  • 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.