10 Oct

Reception Support Level Range Jobs Vacancy in Victorian Government Melbourne

Reception Support Level Range
Victorian Government
Melbourne VIC
10 Oct, 2018 30+ days ago

Victorian Government Melbourne urgently required following position for Reception 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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Job Description

Location Profile

John Henry Primary School will be located in Henry Road, Pakenham, in close proximity to Pakenham Lakeside Primary School, Pakenham Springs Primary School, and Pakenham Consolidated School which have all been experiencing enrolment growth.

John Henry Primary School is an exciting social infrastructure hub for the growing community. An early learning centre, delivering integrated long day care services, will be delivered on the school site and be operated by YMCA through the New Schools PPP Project. The school will also include a Community Hub space which will be managed by the YMCA after school hours to provide Outside School Hours Care services and other community programs to local families and residents.

Provision for future government secondary education exists on land adjacent to the John Henry Primary School site. The Henry Family and Children’s Centre is also in operation adjacent to the school site. This facility is an integrated hub comprising kindergarten, early childhood education, multi-use community rooms and maternal health services. Master planning for the new school, including location of the school entrance, will ensure smooth transitions between primary and secondary education and the Henry Family and Children’s Centre.


LCV brings together significant educational design and PPP expertise, including Amber as sponsor, ClarkeHopkinsClarke as architect, Watpac as builder, Spotless…

About the New Schools Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project

The John Henry Primary School is one of 15 government schools being delivered across some of Victoria’s fastest growing metropolitan and regional communities in 2017 and 2018 through the New Schools PPP Project.

In line with Government’s education agenda, the Project seeks to:

  • Provide improved access to and greater choice of quality school services in growing communities by delivering new school facilities that are exemplary with respect to design and quality. This includes providing flexible, evidence-based learning environments and enhancing the educational opportunities available for all students, regardless of learning needs;
  • facilitate community use of school infrastructure and the co-location of additional community facilities and services wherever possible;
  • improve maintenance of school facilities and grounds and free up time for teachers and principals to focus on improving student outcomes; and
  • Deliver the Project within the specified timeframe and in a manner that maximises value for money to the State, including through designing environmentally and ecologically sustainable facilities that reduce whole of life costs.

Learning Communities Victoria (LCV) has been appointed by Government as the successful consortium to finance, design, construct and maintain the new schools to high contractual standards over 25 years. LCV brings together significant educational design and PPP expertise, including Amber as sponsor, ClarkeHopkinsClarke as architect, and Watpac as builder, Spotless as facilities manager and YMCA and CERES as community partners. Construction will commence on 2017 schools in late 2015.

The facilities have been designed to:

  • provide contemporary Learning Communities that facilitate a learning and learner-centred approach and enhance the educational opportunities for all students, regardless of learning needs, through a diverse and flexible range of learning settings;
  • support collaborative learning and teaching for professionals;
  • support a sense of community and belonging within the school and within the wider community;
  • promote and support enhanced inclusion, access and choice for all learners; and
  • Be aesthetically pleasing, welcoming and support the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of the students and staff.

Maximising community amenity of school facilities is a priority for Government. Consistent with this, the school gymnasium and other multi-purpose spaces will be utilised by the YMCA to deliver a range of community and recreational programs after hours, including Out of School Hours Care and vacation care. A Community Development Officer will also be provided by YMCA at each school to promote and coordinate community use of the school facilities.

Under the PPP model, LCV will be responsible for maintenance of the facilities to high standards for 25 years, meaning Principals and teachers will be relieved from the day-to-day maintenance of school facilities and grounds to focus on student learning. An on-site maintenance officer will also be provided by LCV to work collaboratively with the school to manage and maintain the facilities to high contractual standards for 25 years.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate for this position will be expected to support the work of the Principal in establishing a strong and positive culture in the early stages of our developing school. Further, there is an expectation of all newly employed staff at John Henry Primary School that significant work may be required during the vacation break in January to ensure successful induction.

Teaching staff at John Henry Primary School regardless of classification or experience, are expected to possess four central and inter-related attributes:

  • Participate in the leading of learning
  • Preparedness to work within a culture of sharing and collaboration
  • Capacity to assist in building a sense of community
  • Strive for continual improvement in professional effectiveness

The successful candidate will lead, support and work within this environment.

All staff must be prepared to share and collaborate. This includes a commitment to contribute to professional learning teams – beginning with, but not limited to, the unit team in which the staff members work. Teachers at John Henry Primary School lead, share and reflect upon teaching and learning strategies and their own professional practice. They collaborate to implement innovative curriculum programs and share best practice. The alignment of curriculum, teaching and learning strategies, assessment and reporting underpins planning and preparation for all teachers.

Essential capabilities

Teacher capabilities impact directly upon the school’s level of performance. Teachers and leaders at John Henry Primary School need to bring the capabilities listed below to our school community:

  • Possess high levels of energy and enthusiasm
  • Be an effective facilitator
  • Value and respect difference and diversity
  • Have an unwavering commitment to educational excellence
  • Demonstrate and model resilience and optimism
  • Have well developed listening skills
  • Generate feedback and suggestions for improvement
  • Be a visionary thinker – think creatively and ‘big picture’.
  • Students are challenged and supported to develop deep levels of thinking and application
  • Assessment practices are an integral component of teaching and learning
  • Learning connects strongly with communities and practices beyond the classroom.

Important information for applicants

  • Applications MUST address the specified selection criteria. A limit of one page of standard 12 point text is suggested for each selection criterion.
  • Personal and other information should not exceed 2-3 pages.
  • Applicants must make every attempt to lodge applications through Recruitment Online.
  • In the rare case that applicants are unable to access Recruitment Online, e-mail applications will be accepted

Hard copy applications are not required or encouraged.

  • The applicant’s name, contact details and the position number for which they are applying should be clearly displayed on the front page of any attachment.
  • Application attachments are preferred in PDF format.
  • Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format is also acceptable.
  • Compressed files such as .zip files are not compatible with the Recruitment Online system.
  • Graphics and artwork are not encouraged and should be kept to a minimum.
  • Multiple attachments should not be used. Cover letters, references and other items, if included, should be incorporated into the one application attachment.
  • The names and contact details of up to three referees must be provided with the application.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Capacity to undertake routine Reception tasks such as answering telephone and first point of contact for the community when the enter the school

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, such as CASES21, COMPASS, SEESAW, GOOGLE DOCS software and 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.


This position is for a Receptionist. The position is 5 days a week 8.00am - 4.00pm 5 days a week.

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.


  • Undertake clerical and keyboard duties in support of the school administration function.
  • Provide document preparation support.
  • Maintain, enter and retrieve data from the schools computer system.
  • Perform reception duties, including the screening of visitors to the school, and arrange interviews as required.
  • Prepare straightforward correspondence according to school procedures (e.g. sending out form letters).
  • Prepare inventories, requisitions and uncomplicated documents.
  • Maintain and update basic written records.
  • Obtain basic data or factual information from given sources, e.g. books, reports, manuals, catalogues, tables, forms, etc.
  • Check for simple inaccuracies in forms and correspondence such as spelling, punctuation and spacing.
  • Make less complex routine entries in records, e.g. stock movement; file movement, accounts, leave.
  • Make appointments and maintain diary records.
  • Select and use equipment in accordance with school procedures and manufacturer's instructions.
  • Receive enrolment documentation and record data.

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

No job description available

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

Program Benefits

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