Overview

Seymour College Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 – Integration Aide – mainstream 0.625 Part Time in Seymour VIC

Seymour College

Branch Seymour VIC AU

Position:
Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 – Integration Aide – mainstream 0.625
Location:
Seymour VIC

The new Trade Training Centre operates through a consortium of nine schools and provides programs in automotive, welding and engineering….

Seymour College caters for students from Foundation to Year 12 in the mainstream sector and ungraded students in our Inclusive Education Sector. The College draws on the feeder schools of Tallarook, Puckapunyal, Avenel, Heathcote, Tooborac, Pyalong and Nagambie as well as the township of Seymour. The current staffing profile includes 66.15 EFT teachers and 24.48 EFT support staff. The leadership profile is: Executive Class Principal, Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning/Human Resources, Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning/ Wellbeing, Assistant Principal – Inclusive Education, Leading Teachers – Literacy, Leading Teacher – Numeracy, Leading Teacher – VCE, Leading Teacher Science, Leading Teacher Curriculum, Leading Teacher F-6 and Leading Teacher 7-12. The School Family Occupation index is in the low to mid-range.
The College has evolved from a merger of four schools in the past seven years. The first stage of the building program has been completed which included a new Junior Learning Community, Administration Centre, a high needs Special Education building and Resource Centre. Three Building Education Revolution projects were completed in 2011. These were a new Science building, a Junior Games Hall and Hydrotherapy Pool. The remaining stages for the Years 5-12 learning communities are currently under collaboration with the community and the Department’s architects.
Our College offers a range of technology subjects which are critical in engaging students and assisting them to attend school. These subjects also allow for the real life application of numeracy and literacy skills and educate students in the many pathways which lead from these courses.
The College offers enhanced and accelerated classes at Years 9 and 10 which has the expectation of preparing students for academic pathways in Years 11 and 12.
The College houses a Community Arts Centre and a Trade Training Centre. These assist in catering for the diverse needs of our student and community populations. An annual ‘Seymour College Has Talent’ production engages students from Foundation to Year 12. In 2017 we will have a team entry in the State Schools Spectacular. The College has close links with cluster schools and community groups who regularly use these facilities. The College participates in active teacher networks – Foundation to Year 12 – and at times these meetings are held at the College.
Further to these facilities the College has a well-equipped Technology wing with a full range of technology subjects available. The College attracts a large number of students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) programs. The College also acts as a major VET provider to the cluster. The new Trade Training Centre operates through a consortium of nine schools and provides programs in automotive, welding and engineering. In 2017 a VET Equine course has been included in the VCAL curriculum.
The staffing profile of the school is diverse and we are able to offer a range of subjects at VCE level, run a VCAL class and offer VET to students from our own College. We also offer VET to students from surrounding schools. Students from Foundation to Year 10 participate in the Victorian Curriculum and students with Special Needs are included in the Victorian Curriculum, with the appropriate adjustments.
Students are supported by two Wellbeing Officers, a School Nurse, a Defence Transition Mentor, a part-time Secondary Nurse and Student Support Officers. We purchase psychology, speech and occupational therapy services to ensure students and their families have the best start and are supported through their school years. The College is dedicated to the Reading Recovery Program and offers literacy support at all year levels.
The College’s values of Respect, Inspire and Excel are a focus of School Wide Positive Behaviour lessons. Full college student assemblies are held each term and expectations in regards to behaviour, college values, attendance and high learning expectations are explicitly discussed. Student leaders also have a voice at assemblies and School Council. The 5/6 learning community and the Inclusive Education learning community also induct student leaders and are part of the wider student leadership team.
Exit student destination data indicates that a pleasingly high proportion of Seymour College students are proceeding to further tertiary studies; in 2016, 88% of exiting students went on to further education or training. The College offers comprehensive Careers/Pathways planning, which ensures that each year relatively few students, compared to regional data, are listed as ‘seeking work’. In 2016 over 86% of Seymour College students with a VTAC application received an offer.
Seymour College has active involvement and success in inter- school sports and performs very well in many outside activities such as the RACV Energy Breakthrough and School Debating. The College has an active environmental focus incorporating an Indigenous garden.

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.
SC6 Demonstrated commitment to establishing and maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment through positive teaching and modelling of the school values and School Wide Positive Behaviours Support Program.

Role

[Attendance requirement for this position]

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

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.
  • 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

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is specifically linked to Student Support Funding and is for a period of seven years or until the funding reduces or ceases.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Seymour, VIC, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-21
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