Ed Support Integration Aide - Berwick Fields Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Berwick VIC 3806, Australia
  • 08 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1223117
Location: Berwick Fields Primary School
Department: Berwick Fields Primary School
Role Type: Integration Aide
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 1
Apply By: 04/19/2021
Contact Name: Amanda Ellaby
Phone:03 8786 9988
School Website: www.berwickfieldsps.vic.edu.au

Location Profile
Berwick Fields Primary School is situated in the southeast growth corridor of Melbourne in the very fast growing municipality of the City of Casey. Berwick Fields is part of the Casey Central network, within the South East Metropolitan Region. In 2021 we have 932 enrolled students. Students come from within, and outside the local area, attracted by the school’s positive culture and reputation.

Our vision statement is “Berwick Fields Primary School is striving to build an involved community. One that fosters the achievement of personal best. One that makes a difference to others”. To achieve this we aim to “engage members in innovative and meaningful learning experiences. Within, a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and where care for the environment is demonstrated”.

Berwick Fields also strives to foster dispositions, skills and deep understandings, enabling students to adapt to change and become effective members of the community. Great emphasis is placed on caring for the students, staff and parents by providing an environment that is safe and secure; recognizing and rewarding achievement and personal effort, in line with the School Wide Positive Behavior program. To foster this environment we promote our school basics as being safe, respectful and responsible.

Our foundation students, staff and parents collaboratively identified the values of respect, cooperation, friendliness and enthusiasm which continue to be an integral to fostering a positive and inclusive relationships. Respect has been defined by community members as being ‘caring and thoughtful of others and the environment around us’. Cooperation is seen as ‘working together as a community to achieve a desired outcome, under all circumstances’. Friendliness is to ‘look out for each other, learn about each other and make sure everyone is ‘ok’. Enthusiasm is to be ‘excited and passionate, day to day’.

Our school community has defined what learning and teaching should look like at Berwick Fields. Through a considerable amount of collaborative research and professional conversations, our Philosophy of Learning has been defined as:

'Learn for Life

Discover your passion.

Take responsibility.

Inspire each other to grow.

Find your place in the world'.

Operating in Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) our staff collaboratively plan learning in conjunction with our identified best practices, enabling learning that is well structured, deep in design and true to our philosophy.

The school offers a wide range of stimulating learning experiences including a physical education program, environmental education (incorporating the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen/Garden program), visual arts, performing arts, design technology and Mandarin. An intervention program also supported students from years Prep – 6 to improve their literacy and numeracy capabilities.

The school community is seen to be highly involved with the participation of parents strongly encouraged. Parents assist in classroom and specialist programs, School Council, fundraising and the maintenance of the facilities and grounds.

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

The position is based on the incumbent working 5.75 hours, two days a week. 

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.