14 May

Teacher Aide Support Level Range Jobs Vacancy in Victorian Government Melbourne

Position
Teacher Aide Support Level Range
Company
Victorian Government
Location
Melbourne VIC
Opening
14 May, 2019 10 days ago

Victorian Government Melbourne urgently required following position for Teacher Aide Support Level Range. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Teacher Aide Support Level Range Jobs Vacancy in Victorian Government Melbourne Jobs Details:

Melbourne VIC
Job posted:

15/05/2019

Applications close:

27/05/2019 (Midnight)

5 days remaining

Today

Job Description


Location Profile


Seaford Park Primary School is nestled between a residential and green wedge between the Peninsula Link to the west and Frankston-Dandenong Road to the east. Most students are from the local area but also come from Carrum Downs. The 2019 enrolment is 161 and Student Family Occupation is 0.61.

The school is a completely new permanent building with a unique architecturally designed layout, set in appealing and spacious grounds that complement the indoor-outdoor learning spaces. All learning areas flow from a spacious central community space, and have been purpose built to support teachers to work in a collaborative fashion in order to best meet the needs of our children.

Teachers at Seaford Park Primary School work as a collaborative team. They work in Professional Learning Teams. Staff have collective responsibility for all our students and work together to analyse data, plan and implement challenging learning opportunities for our children. Our children are valued as individuals and take part in learning tasks that are carefully targeted at their point of need.

A whole school approach exists for the teaching of Literacy and Numeracy. This allows students to acquire key knowledge and skills no matter the configuration of our class structure. Teaching priorities include the implementation of the CAFE Reading program and Daily Five. The school also has a structured Writing Program with a host of resources, enabling the nine genres of writing to be explicitly taught throughout the school. The timetable is structured to prioritise the morning sessions for Literacy (two hours) and Numeracy (one hour) learning. Most Specialist classes are therefore scheduled in the afternoon.

During 2018, teachers worked with a Numeracy consultant to develop a comprehensive, whole school Mathematical program that is tailored to address our children’s needs.

Students participate weekly in Music/Drama, Visual Arts/Media, Physical Education and Indonesian lessons. A variety of school events further support children’s learning in Specialist classes, such as Seaford Park Has Got Talent, Concerts, Kilometre Club (lunchtimes), Senior Sport, Lightning Premierships and the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP).

A two-year scope and sequence outlines when other Learning Areas will be taught ensuring that students are able to build on sequential skills and knowledge. The skills and knowledge outlined in the Learning Areas of Digital Technologies, Personal & Social, Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical and Intercultural Capabilities are explicitly taught in all curriculum areas.

Seaford Park Primary School has identified the need to focus on social competencies to develop the whole individual. We have implemented the Zones of Regulation as a whole school initiative. Explicitly teaching children the tools that they need to assist them to be ready to learn.

We have close links with local kindergartens and provide a Preschool to Foundation transition program to welcome and prepare students for their primary school life. The school develops partnerships with a range of organisations and businesses. Our positive partnership with the Ardoch Foundation provides us with volunteers and program support. We value our local community whom provides us with support in a range of key areas.

Seaford Park Primary School believes that each student has the ability to learn and this is fostered in a positive, caring and engaging environment. Seaford Park Primary School has high expectations of our students and we strive for continual improvement.



Selection Criteria


SC1 Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.

SC 2 Demonstrated understanding of the principles of effective behaviour management for students who exhibit challenging behaviours.

SC 3 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.

SC 4 Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

SC 5 Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team focussed environment, working with colleagues, teachers and other professionals.

SC 6 Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and application to a work environment.



Role


Seaford Park Primary School is seeking an Teacher’s Aide who can fulfil the following roles:

  • Contribute to the effectiveness of learning programs by assisting the teacher in the implementation and assessment of educational and behaviour management programs devised by the classroom teacher.
  • Participate in the care and supervisory activities for all-aged students with disabilities.
  • Assist with the provision of learning resources, and the maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment.
  • To perform other duties, which the Principal may allocate, which are consistent with the conditions as outlined in the current Education Support Agreement. Duties are complementary to those allocated to other staff members and contribute to the smooth functioning of the school.


Responsibilities


  • Assisting in preparation of the classroom materials for the daily programs.
  • Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs.
  • Assisting with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions.
  • Providing basic physical and emotional care for students.
  • Participate in Student Support Group meetings.
  • Assist with the supervision of students in the classroom, playgrounds, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities focusing on building life skills.
  • Reporting observations of student behaviour to the teacher and assisting with the implementation of behaviour
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement.
  • Assisting with the preparation and supervision of the students’ during Breakfast Club and making lunches for children if they have not brought anything to school.
  • Utilisation of specialised skills where appropriate and acceptable to the Teacher Assistant.
  • Under the direction of the classroom teacher to supervise students on excursions or classroom activities for short periods of time.
  • To have knowledge of the schools operations and to exercise sound judgment within defined guidelines.
  • To carry out other duties as allocated by the Principal or Assistant Principal which contribute to the wider school environment.
  • To exercise warmth, discretion and tact in any interactions with parents.
  • Commitment to building knowledge and understanding as it relates to the relevant students at the school.
  • To have a knowledge and awareness of the current School Strategic Plan or equivalent, support the school’s Vision and espouse the school values.


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



Conditions of Employment


  • 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


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