Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 - Integration Aide - Cranbourne W...


Reference: 1197457

Location Profile

Cranbourne West Secondary College (interim name) abuts rapidly growing residential areas in the suburb of Cranbourne. The school is located at the intersection of Hall Rd and Bessie Drive, Cranbourne West. The school will work in partnership with the community to provide authentic
learning opportunities and best academic and personal outcomes for all students.

Cranbourne West Secondary College (interim name) is the latest addition of a new secondary school in the rapidly growing suburb of Cranbourne. Neighbouring schools are relatively large and Cranbourne West SC is expected to grow quickly to meet residents’ demand for excellence in education, consistent with the vision for the Education State.

Cranbourne West SC (interim name) is a Supported Inclusion School, which will model excellence in inclusive education in its school culture, leadership and teaching practices. Supported Inclusion Schools combine a level of targeted support and built design specifically for students with additional needs, supporting stronger integration than is available in a standalone special school.

The school will seek registration as a mainstream school, but will accommodate a higher proportion of students with a disability than other mainstream schools. The school will have a fully integrated specialist provision that has capacity for 100 students with a disability, with its own enrolment criteria. Students with disabilities will be provided enhanced support to attend mainstream education classes to the greatest extent possible in a safe, accessible and supportive environment.

It is proposed the new school will establish a set of guiding principles to inform and guide future community use of both school and community facilities.


Commitment to excellence and inclusion

As a new school in a rapidly growing suburb, Cranbourne West SC (interim name) must deliver the highest quality of education for all learners. As a Supported Inclusion School, Cranbourne West Secondary College (interim name) must set a strong culture of inclusion at a whole-of-school level.
The innovative and evidence-based schools design is flexible and allows schools to have students with special needs in the classroom with their peers, utilise smaller spaces and/or run stand-alone classes depending on the cohort of students.
Cranbourne West Secondary College (interim name) is expected to build the capabilities of staff to deliver excellence by responding to the diverse needs of their students. Cranbourne West Secondary College (interim name) will provide access to a suite of Department educational resources and programs that support exemplary inclusive practice.

Contact Name: Rob Duncan
Phone: 0458 994 080
School

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.


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

  • 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.