14 May

Challenging Behaviours Special School Teacher Aide Support Level Range Jobs Vacancy in Victorian Government Melbourne

Victorian Government Melbourne urgently required following position for Challenging Behaviours Special School 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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Challenging Behaviours Special School 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


Katandra School is located in Ormond, taking enrolments for children within the local government areas of Kingston, Glen Eira, Monash, Bayside and some parts of Stonnington.

Katandra School provides individualised learning for all primary aged students with a mild Intellectual disability.

Katandra provides a caring and friendly environment, which is safe, calm, orderly and positive, allowing our students to thrive.

Special Education Teachers plan an individual educational program for every students. To provide an individual, positive experience, student strengths and interests are the basis for program planning.

Staffing

To ensure our students are fully supported, our staff work as a team in all aspects of student learning. We allow for small class groups and employ a Speech Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist to support teaching and learning.

The Victorian Curriculum is used throughout the school. Our experienced staff use their expertise and knowledge of student development and the various modes of learning to modify the curriculum to fully engage students. This can be the catalyst to maximizing our students learning potential.

Katandra implements a School Wide Positive Behaviour Support program (SWPBS).

There are three key expectations taught and valued throughout the school:

Be SAFE

Be RESPONSIBLE

Be RESPECTFUL

Appropriate behaviours are explicitly taught, using video modelling, a common language and positive reinforcement throughout the school.

Students are offered a range of additional activities to build on the regular program.

Activities are varied to suit the student needs and interests, but can include swimming, dance, drama, gymnastics, horse-riding, gardening, bike education, Inter-school competitions, camps and excursions and a range of lunchtime activities.



Selection Criteria


SC 1. Demonstrated capacity to undertake routine and specialised teacher assistant support tasks across a range of work areas within a Special School environment.


SC 2. Demonstrated capacity to work co-operatively and communicate effectively within a team environment with a wide range of individuals including teachers, other support staff, therapists, parents and students.


SC 3. Demonstrated understanding of the principles of effective behaviour management for students with an intellectual disability who might exhibit severe challenging behaviours.


SC4. To have experience / willingness to give physical assistance with personal care/ self -care responsibilities.


SC 5. Demonstrated ability to contribute to school projects and support small groups of students following a range of educational programs as set by staff.



Role



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


1. Assisting in preparation of the classroom materials for the daily programs.

2. Tidying the classroom and materials at the conclusion of each session.

3. Participate in the maintenance of the change/toilet/classroom/play areas to ensure a clean, tidy and safe environment.

4. Assisting with the supervision of the students both in the classroom and the playground.

5. Reporting observations of student behaviour to the teacher and assisting with the implementation of behaviour management programs.

6. Toileting the students, including cleaning and changing soiled students.

7. Assisting with the loading and unloading of students from their daily school transport.

8. Assisting with preparation and supervision of the students¿ morning teas and lunches plus cleaning up after meals.

9. To carry out other duties as allocated by the Principal which contribute to the wider safe and attractive school environment.


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


CLOSING OF APPLICATIONS - IMPORTANT

The applicants Curriculum Vitae and responses to Key Selection Criteria should be entered through recruitment-on-line. To ensure that all documents are received, applicants are asked to provide a hard copy, together with the names and contact numbers of three referees. The application should be marked CONFIDENTIAL, and addressed to:

The Panel Chairperson
Katandra School
PO Box 298
ORMOND VIC 3204
E: katandra.sch@edumail.vic.gov.au


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