CLASSROOM SUPPORT - FOOD TECHNOLOGY


LAVERTON P-12 COLLEGE

Laverton P-12 College is in the suburb of Laverton, 21 kilometres west of Melbourne, and for many years served members of the Laverton RAAF base. Laverton P-12 College commenced in 2008 as a merger of three local schools. The school buildings and grounds are modern, well- resourced and inviting, which compliments the rigorous teaching and learning opportunities we provide. The school’s current enrolment is 730 students across Foundation to Year 12. The school has a Student Family Occupation and Education (SFOE) of 0.6525. The SFOE is an indicator of circumstances known to make a difference in student learning. The school has a diverse multicultural student population, with a significant number of our students coming from the Karen and Pacific Islander Communities.

As we progress with the work within our 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, our goals are aligned to continue building the capacity of all of our staff to deliver high quality teaching and learning programs. This goal also prioritises a sharp focus on meeting the learning needs of all of our students, particularly in relation to Reading, Writing and Numeracy. Goal One in our Strategic Plan is to improve student learning outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy for all students across the P-12 College. Goal Two is to build a learning culture of high expectations that empowers both students and staff. Goal Three is to improve student voice, agency, engagement and leadership, in an environment of high expectations and challenge, across the college.

The successes achieved to date at Laverton P-12 College can be attributed to the significant contributions and commitment from our staff and support from the school community. Laverton P-12 College is a very dynamic school community where the energy and positivity of our students is something that we are all very proud of and that is celebrated. We recognise the need to establish whole school inclusive collaborative practices and a whole school focus on Literacy and Numeracy. This is being achieved through building highly effective Professional Learning Teams in all areas across the college. Our students need to be challenged at their point of need and we support them to monitor their own learning growth so that we improve their intellectual engagement as well as responsibility for their own learning. Our focus is on prioritizing building a culture of high expectations for all key stakeholders, particularly our students and staff.

We aim to apply a relentless focus on growth for students and teachers over the course of our new strategic plan, and we will engage with the school community to support us in this key work. Our intention is to further develop a growth mindset in relation to all learning, with our students at the center of all that we do. We believe that if teachers collaborate on effective pedagogy and instructional practices, build their capacity in differentiation to the point of need for our students, then student learning growth will be enhanced.

Our school values of Learning, Belonging and Succeeding underpin all that we do at Laverton P-12 College. We continually connect these values to the teaching and learning programs and they are relevant across all stages of the learning continuum. Our values underpin a cohesive coordinated structure that enhances the wellbeing and learning opportunities for every student. In particular, our Values connect to our School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPS) approach, and this supports our students in achieving their learning potential.


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 HOURS AND FUNCTIONS FOR THIS POSITION ARE REVIEWED AS PART OF WORKFORCE PLANNING

ROLE - The duties for this porsition include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare food, equipment and trays, tea towels, oven mitts, dishcloths for the commencement of classes.
  • Use and maintain equipment and facilities in accordance with school procedures and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Clearing away equipment and materials after use and check that they are maintained in a safe, clean and ready to use condition.
  • Clean stores, benches of food as soon as possible.
  • Support staff and students by supplying required equipment.
  • Ensure work areas, materials and equipment are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.
  • Undertake administrative tasks associated with the ordering of food.
  • Collate staff orders, check, receive and store all food on its arrival.
  • Follow correct hygiene and safety procedures when handling food.
  • Support Food Technology Teachers with any extra food preparation the school may require.
  • Wash and dry laundry as required.
  • Ensure adequate cleaning supplies are available.
  • Undertake daily cleaning of kitchens, dining room and prep area.
  • Participate in team meetings when required

End of Term and Annual duties:

  • Clean and clear refrigerator and freezers as far as possible.
  • Check all items from cupboards and drawers for cleanliness. Clean cupboards and drawers if necessary.
  • Check stoves for cleanliness.
  • Food storerooms, clean all shelves and cupboards, sweeping and mopping floors.
  • Make adequate provision against dust, insects and rodents.
  • Conduct annual stock take and cleaning procedures.
  • Other duties as directed by the Principal

This position description describes in general terms the normal duties which the Food Technology Assistant is expected to undertake. However, the duties described may vary or be amended from time to time without changing timetables and the level of responsibility associated with the position.


Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • To support the delivery of relevant curriculum programs within the Food Technology area.
  • To work under the direction of the Food and Technology Teacher/Manager, using established routines, methods and procedures.
  • To solve work problems by reference to established procedures and practices through liaison with supervisory staff. Refer problems of a more complex nature to appropriate personnel, (Business Manager, Technology Area Manager, Administration team).
  • To assist colleagues, both teaching and non-teaching in the tasks being undertaken in the Food Technology area and provide assistance to students as directed.
  • The Food Technology Assistant requires a broad knowledge of safe food handling DET and associated health regulations.
  • To maintain confidentiality, ie able to be trusted with private and sensitive information and be accountable for quality, accuracy and timelines of tasks undertaken, using initiative and effective and efficient work practices.
  • Assist teaching staff with enforcement of appropriate safety procedures.
  • Assist students in relation to their equipment and materials needs in the classroom
  • Assist with security of equipment and buildings.
  • Support College activities requiring the use of food and the food department resources.
  • Liaise with Business Manager to undertake relevant staff professional development and training.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe working environment.


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


Other Information

Other Information for Education Support

All applicants must have a personal profile on Recruitment Online and ensure that it is up to date including WWC registration status. Applications should also be lodged on Recruitment Online to ensure that notification of outcomes is delivered to a current email address. To commence work at Laverton P-12 College the successful applicant must have current registration with WWC.

Applications must include:

  • A specific response to each of the key selection criteria and position details. It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 6 pages.
  • A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.
  • The names and contact details of up to three referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the key selection criteria.

The panel reserves the right to request additional referees other than those listed.


Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Program Benefits

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