Integration Aide/Medical Intervention Support
Mernda Park Primary School has been constructed under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project. Under the PPP model, the school will be financed, designed, constructed and maintained by the private sector to high contractual standards over 25 years, allowing Principals and teachers to focus on student learning, rather than asset management.
Mernda Park Primary School is located on Riverdale Boulevard, Mernda in the City of Whittlesea, MPPS commenced operation in January 2017. Programs cater for students in Years Prep to 6.
The state of the art facility provides the very best in contemporary educational design and promote active student-centred learning through the creation of adaptable, functional spaces.
MPPS provides access to an education of the highest quality for the young people of Mernda. The students are at the centre of all that we do. They are engaged through stimulating, relevant and inspiring educational experiences that ignite a life-long passion for learning and a strong community connectedness. MPPS upholds high expectations of all.
Inspirational teaching and quality learning is at the cornerstones of our school, and we have an outstanding team who support and challenge students to achieve their full potential. Staff provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students.
Teachers and students work in Learning Communities to create flexible teaching options and to better cater for the individual needs of all students. All teachers adopt a shared responsibility for all students within the Learning Community. All teachers and support staff work hard to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century designs, including ICT rich environments and Personalised Learning for all students.
MPPS has exemplary programs and features outstanding programs in the areas of STEAM, sport, literacy and numeracy, together with the arts. The curriculum and teaching strategies encourage our students to have high expectations of themselves and their work, and to produce their best.
The school has been designed as a community hub and encourage community use and additional community facilities and programs through a partnership with the YMCA, CERES and Spotless. The relationships between the staff, students, parents and the community will be a fundamental strength of the school.
The student will be at the centre and purpose of all that we do. We prepare students to pursue their chosen pathways, interests and aspirations. All teachers and support staff work to provide a teaching pedagogy reflective of 21st Century designs including ICT rich environments and Personalised Learning for all students. Teachers and students work collaboratively in Learning Communities, to create flexible teaching options to cater for the individual needs of all students. All teachers commit to having a shared responsibility of the academic success and general well-being of all students within the Learning Community.
It is the mission of this school to provide our students with a safe and supportive learning environment that motivates and challenges students to achieve their full potential.
Be a school with student achievement, engagement and well being as it’s moral purpose.
Be a vibrant high performing school with outstanding student outcome data.
Have engaged, creative, happy and resilient students.
Have a staff dedicated to high quality teaching and learning.
Have consistent, relevant and documented curriculum reflecting best practice for the 21st century.
Have well developed and active community and parent partnerships in place.
SC1 Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.
SC2 Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.
SC3 Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.
SC4 Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.
SC5 Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.
SC6 Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.
Mernda Park PS is looking for a kind, caring and enthusiastic ES staff member to join our team. The successful candidate will require a good level of personal fitness and be dedicated to assisting each and every one of our students to live a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion.
With the necessary training, the successful candidate will be expected to undertake physical duties that include:
- Transferring students to and from buses/cars, generally pushing wheelchairs or supporting students walking
- Pushing children in wheelchairs including engaging and disengaging brakes
- Lifting and hoisting students according to established profiles
- Transferring students into standing frames and/or walking frames
- Physically supporting students in walking activities
- Dressing and undressing students
- Supporting student communication including using specialised equipment
- Physically supporting and working with students in Learning Communities
- General educational support including coactive assistance to access programs
- Preparation of teaching aides and equipment
- Set up of large equipment for specialised programs
- Mealtime assistance
- After appropriate training 1:1 care of students with high medical needs following procedures determined by Royal Children’s Hospital Home and Community Care team
- Supporting students on excursions and camps including all aspects of personal care
- Maintaining personal hygiene and personal care of students
- Playground duty including supporting students in recreational activities
- First Aid Duties
Who May Apply
- Provides coordination support to teachers through rostering and the organisation of the work of a team of aides, including supervision and guidance.
- Conducts routine presentations to parents to assist teachers in communicating objectives and outcomes relating to educational programs and/or students.
- Liaise with external providers of support services.
- Provide medical intervention support that involves a specific medical condition approved by the Department, requires specialised training/instruction that requires regular updating and has clearly defined responsibility for the administration of such support.
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
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
Conditions of Employment
This vacancy is specifically linked to Student Support Funding and is ongoing. If the funding reduces or ceases during the first seven years of employment, employment may cease subject to the provision of at least 12 weeks’ notice.