15 May

Out School Care Coordinator Jobs Vacancy in Jackson School

Position
Out School Care Coordinator
Company
Jackson School
Location
VIC
Opening
15 May, 2018 30+ days ago

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Out School Care Coordinator Jobs Vacancy in Jackson School Jobs Details:

Jackson School is located in St Albans in Melbourne's Western suburbs. It offers an engaging and innovative learning environment for 270 students with mild intellectual disabilities.

Some of our students have a secondary disability such as Autism, Downs Syndrome. Our school has a wide range of students from various nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

Our educational programs are tailored to meet the needs of students through an Individual Education Plan. We place an emphasis on developing independence through learning opportunities that develop safety, respect and responsibility. We transition students into and through the school by creating opportunities to inspire their potential and develop their future.

Students develop skills in the wider community at TAFEs, mainstream VET training courses, work providers and with Travel Training. Project Based Learning guides the preparation of our secondary students building skills for senior secondary programs with courses in Hospitality, Warehousing, Horticulture, Automotive, Hair and Beauty. These courses support a seamless transition to post school options.

Learning is delivered in line with the Victorian Curriculum with an emphasis on communication, literacy and numeracy, within an inquiry-based structure. Students participate in additional Programs, to provide appropriate enrichment and stimulation. These include Visual Arts, Performing Arts (Music, Drama & Dance), Physical Education, Food Technology and Design Technology. Also offered are HOL-Hands On Learning, PMP-Perceptual Motor Performance, Swimming, structured Play Based programs, Interschool Sport and an extensive Camps program.

Our Early Years program is inspired by Reggio Emilia with students learning through a play based curriculum. Year 2 to 8 Focus on developing the foundations of Literacy and Numeracy to support the breadth of secondary programs. Our PBIS (Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports) program supports the development of appropriate behaviours and social skills. Students are encouraged to participate in all programs to optimise the opportunities offered and become valued members within their local community.

The school's team, of Allied Health Professionals, form a vital part of the support for all students. The team includes Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Allied Health Assistants.

Jackson School is committed to fostering a meaningful relationship with our parent community to build a strong partnership of trust. We encourage and welcome families to our school community through involvement in School Council, Learning Showcases, Student Support Group Meetings, Spring Fete, Trivia Night, Jackson Day, School Sports Day and Carols in the Courtyard.

The school is committed to child safety. Students learn best when they are safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all students, our staff and volunteers.

We are committed to our legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are concerned about the safety of a student. Our policies, procedures and training support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.

Our school profile supports our learning community vision and values of:

Vision

‘Developing Futures-Creating Opportunities- Inspiring Potential’

Values

  • Learning
  • Independence
  • Safety
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

About the Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Demonstration Program

Effective OSHC programs bring a wide range of benefits to children, families and communities. OSHC programs can boost academic performance, reduce risky behaviours, promote physical health and provide a safe, structured environment for the children of working parents.

Although OSHC services are an Australian Government funding responsibility, there is a clear gap in care services for students with disabilities in Victoria that needs to be addressed. In the absence of Australian Government supports operating effectively, there is an opportunity for the State to provide temporary assistance to develop appropriate supports for parents and carers who are looking for greater workforce participation.

The OSHC Demonstration Program has been funded to pilot an approach to addressing the gap in OSHC services for students with disabilities. Four specialist schools and one mainstream school, in partnership with two specialist schools, have been selected to host the Program:
  • Officer Specialist School, Officer
  • Kalianna Special School, Bendigo
  • Yarrabah Special Development School, Aspendale
  • Jackson School, St Albans
  • Laurimar Primary School, Doreen in partnership with Diamond Valley Special Development School and Concord School, (note: Laurimar Primary School will receive a direct grant to expand their current OSHC service)
A nationally approved education and care provider will deliver OSHC services (after hours care and holiday programs) at the nominated schools during Term 3 and Term 4, 2018 and throughout 2019. The Demonstration Program will be evaluated to assess the effectiveness of the operating model and inform further market engagement to ensure sustainable delivery and a report will be provided to the Australian Government outlining the challenges and lessons learned.

Selection Criteria

SC1: Formal qualifications in childcare, education, disability support

SC2: First Aid Certificate, CPR, Anaphylaxis & Asthma Training (ACECQA approved)

SC3: Experience working with students with disabilities and/or special needs and their families

SC4: Excellent stakeholder management skills including the ability to form positive relationships with staff, students, parents and community organisations

SC5: Well-developed communication skills

SC6: Proven project management experience

SC7: Excellent time management and organisational skills

SC8: Ability to work within a team and embrace collaborative learning practices

SC9: Computer skills and knowledge of relevant school-based software programs

Role

The OSHC Coordinator will apply a depth of knowledge and a broad range of skills which facilitate the development and implementation of the OSHC Demonstration Program. This position reports directly to the school Principal. Key relationships also include OSHC provider, school staff, students and their families and the Department of Education and Training (DET).

Range 4 is distinguished by broader management responsibility, particularly in the areas of finance, human resource and other support functions. Range 4 is responsible for managing a range of functions under a wide range of conditions, subject to the size and complexity of school operations.

Objectives will, generally, be clearly defined; guidelines will be broad and day-to-day direction minimal. Management responsibility extends to ensuring appropriate support levels are maintained across the school. Range 4 generally provides key support and timely advice to the leadership team and school council and liaises with the general school community, the Department and other government agencies and service providers.

Specialised professional roles will carry a high level of independence and accountability where suitable scope is provided to achieve objectives.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Act as the liaison between the OSHC provider and the school
  • Work with the OSHC provider to ensure the OSHC Demonstration Program services:
    • leverage from and are consistent with the school’s processes and procedures (especially in relation to behaviour management) to provide a familiar, positive and safe learning environment for students;
    • are designed to meet the needs of the target population; and
    • are developed to support student’s learning, achievement, engagement and wellbeing
  • Oversee the delivery of the OSHC Demonstration Program services, including the development of policy and operational practices where required to guide the work of the OSHC provider.
  • Manage the maintenance of confidentiality in respect to all school records and communication systems
  • Manage feedback/complaints from families to ensure consistent communication between the family, school and OSHC provider
  • Facilitate connections between the school, OSHC provider and the local community to develop a sustainable service model
  • Maintain regular communication with DET on the progress of the OSHC Demonstration Program


  • 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.

    - 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 position requires the success applicant to be available and work over all school holiday periods and work 5 days a week between 2:00pm - 6:30pm.


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