Victorian College For The Deaf Interpreter Part Time in Victoria

Victorian College For The Deaf

Branch VIC AU


Routine technical support in libraries, science and information technology laboratories would be typical examples….

The Victorian College for the Deaf is located on the corner St Kilda Road and High St in a magnificent heritage setting. The history of Deaf Education on this site dates back to 1860. The Deaf community is extremely proud of this history and the outstanding job the college has done in educating deaf children over this time. Our college is the only Deaf school in Australia to offer a Prep to Year 12 school for children who are deaf or hearing impaired. The College shares the building with the Victorian Deaf Educational Institute who provide professional learning for teachers of the deaf, conduct research into Deaf Education and support the Deaf Education in Victoria. The College has excellent resources and uses the latest technology to facilitate communication and learning. The staff comprises both hearing and deaf teachers and Educational Support personnel creating a diverse, supportive and engaging school environment. There are currently 72 students and 27 staff at the College. The College is supported by the parent community and the wider deaf community providing their resources to enable participation with the school grounded in the true principles of a community partnership. The College also partners with Wesley College (which borders the College) to provide access for our students to VCE subjects, extra-curricular activities including camps and sporting programs.

The Victorian College for the Deaf has a curriculum that develops the growth of the whole child. The learning and teaching program encompasses linguistic, social, emotional, cognitive and physical developmental areas. Students’ priority is to develop effective communication skills in order to live rich and fulfilling lives in both the hearing and deaf communities. VCD is a bilingual school, Auslan; the visually expressive (sign) language of the Deaf Community and English; ( reading, writing and speaking). Language fluency, literacy, numeracy and critical thinking are the core learning areas at VCD. Individual Learning Plans are developed for each student in consultation with families.

A student focused curriculum drawn from PreVELS, AusVels and Year 11 and 12 Pathways (VCE, VET, VCAL) frameworks accommodates all students from Prep through to the end of Year 12. The student population spans across all Melbourne metropolitan areas as well as from rural and remote areas of Victoria and interstate and represents a diversity of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. In 2013 we implemented Year 3 of our Strategic Plan (2016-19) with focus on Auslan proficiency, Literacy and Numeracy. Resilience is the Student Wellbeing focus area and the whole school is implementing a more efficient student management process working in partnership with neighboring and collegiate Deaf organisations enables us to provide effective pathways to better prepare students’ for pathways through and beyond school.

Selection Criteria

  • Capacity to undertake support tasks across a range of functions in one or more areas within the school environment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in English and Auslan supporting teachers and students in the classroom with the learning program.
  • Capacity to provide and or attendant care to students where necessary.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.
  • Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.
  • A commitment to professional learning and growth.
  • Demonstrated commitment and capacity to contribute to a broad range of school and extra-curricular activities
  • Role

    Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy. This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program. Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards. Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

    Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2. Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

    Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1. Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role.

    Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated from time to time. The role is for a specific purpose for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.

    Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options. Routine technical support in libraries, science and information technology laboratories would be typical examples.

    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.


    – Liaise with and provide information to parents, staff and students about school administration procedures and policy.
    – Provide a document preparation service for the school community.
    – Coordinate the distribution of school newsletters, circulars and other documentation to be provided to the school community.
    – Provide administrative support for specific school programs.
    – Liaise with service providers, welfare agencies and relevant organisations to facilitate student referral.
    – Develop and adapt work methods and organise systems of classification, maintenance and ordering in a school resource centre.

    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

    Applicants should contact the school for any addtional informal regarding the position and for a school tour.

    Conditions of Employment

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    Program Benefits

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    Employment Type: Part Time
    Location: Victoria, TX, US
    Posted on: 2017-04-23
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