Literacy Support Coordinator


Euroa Secondary College is the only state secondary school in the Shire of Strathbogie, located 90 minutes north of Melbourne on the Hume Highway. Our SFO (Student Family Occupation index) is 0.6657.

Our students attend the college from a radius of 60km with the support of eight school buses of which two are privately operated. In 2019 the college has 320 students with 52 staff that includes 36 teaching staff and 16 education support. Every student, staff member and family is valued as an individual at the college. Every community member has a role to play and the College believes strongly in the connection between school, family and community.

The College’s mission statement is “A united community where everybody has responsibility in preparing youth for their future”. The College core values are Challenge, Empowerment, Resilience and Respect. Studies such as Music, Languages other than English (Japanese), VET, VCE and VCAL are taught along with traditional subjects at years 7 to 10. A wide variety of extra-curricular programs are provided for students. Intervention programs operate in Literacy in years 7-9.

Classes are set in English and Mathematics, supporting and extending individual skills. Students in Year 9 participate in “The Year with a Difference” program. The Year 10 program provides students with numerous elective choices so they the opportunity to commence VET studies and have a solid foundation for Year 11 and 12. Students in years 10-12 have the opportunity to accelerate their studies to suit their talents and pathways to life beyond school.


Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated capacity to coordinate and implement a College Literacy Support Program.


SC2 Demonstrated high level of organisational and planning skills with an ability to meet challenges and display initiative in achieving College goals.


SC3 Possess the technical knowledge and expertise to implement the testing in order to select students who need to participate in the program and provide accurate data on student improvement.


SC4 Demonstrated ability to provide evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively as a member of the College Literacy Team and constructively liaise with members of the College Community in particular students and teachers.


SC5 Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


Role

This position requires attendance for 19 hours per week on days and at times to be determined.

The Literacy Support Coordinator will operate under the direction of the Teaching and Learning Leader and will have the following responsibilities:

Work with the Teaching and Learning Leader and Assistant Principal to implement the College Literacy Support Program.

Work as an effective member of the College Literacy Team as well as liaising with English Teachers where appropriate.

Timetable students in the College Literacy Support Program.

Work with small groups of students invloved in the College Literacy Support Program.

Track and record student achievements in accordance with the College Assessment/Reporting Process.

Write and maintain brief progress reports.

Refer problems of student attendance and behaviour to the appropriate Year Leval Co-ordinator and/or Sub-School Leader.

Provide administrative assistance when needed, including pre-testng students using PAT-R, organising celebratory events for achieved milestones, and reporting progress to teachers.

Attend all professional learning associated with College Literacy relevant to Literacy/English programs.

Maintain the resources required to implement the College Literacy Support Program.

Any other duties as directed by the Business Manager, Assistant Principal and Principal.


Responsibilities

  • Oversee the coordination and implementation of the College Literacy Support Program.
  • Collate and analyse data from testing and provide recommendations to Teaching and Learning.
  • Liaise with parents/carers of student involvement and improvement in the College Literacy Support Program.


Who May Apply

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


EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.


Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx


DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx