Integration Aide - Auslan (Ed Support Level 1-range 1)

Schools (Government)

East Point, NT

Posted 10/21/2019

Location Profile

Baranduda Primary is a "neighbourhood school" in a tight-knit community, drawing students from the Baranduda residential area and the broader surrounding district adjacent to the city of Wodonga. Due to growth in the local residential market, the school has seen steady enrolment growth over the past 4 years culminating with an enrolment of 264 students in 2019.

The school is set within a secure, developing population and is strongly supported by its community who share the goal of accessing high quality education for their children. Locally, families have alternative non-government schools that directly compete for the enrolments of young people within our community.

Baranduda is a satellite suburb of Wodonga (located approximately 10kms from the CBD), consequently a group of students travel from the town of Wodonga to attend our school, presenting with a more diversified background to the immediate local community. The majority of our families have English as their first language and are mainly employed in professional and semi-professional positions in Albury/Wodonga, with a significant number (approximately 10%) being members of the Defence Forces.

Baranduda Primary identifies its purpose as striving to deliver innovative and personalised learning in a supportive and safe environment, which is inclusive of all community members.

The school operates 12 multi-age classes that are committed to student progress in literacy and numeracy within an engaging learning environment that is focused on delivering a curriculum based on student interests, problem solving and creativity. Classes operate in three Learning Teams, each working to meet the specific learning needs of students at stages across our school.

Specialist programs in Science, Physical Education, Digi Tech and a commitment to Auslan as a language other than English, enhance the diversity of quality learning experiences. As this position will be attached to a student requiring high level AUSLAN skills, please ensure your responses to the selection criteria emphasise your experience in this area. Any qualifications in AUSLAN will be advantageous.

All members of staff work as a professional team in the provision of student centred educational services. The school actively seeks to develop the professional capacity of its staff and the quality of its curriculum, while fostering relationships and team work both within the school and beyond.

The school community is committed to the values of being our best, learning, responsibility and respect, which is now embedded within our positive, inclusive school culture. Along with a strong academic focus, the learning environment promotes the social and emotional aspects of every child.

If you see yourself as highly skilled in this area, with experience in working collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes for our students, we look forward to receiving your application for this exciting position.

Allyson Dixon
Principal
Baranduda Primary School
02 60 208 531


Baranduda Primary is a "neighbourhood school" in a tight-knit community, drawing students from the Baranduda residential area and the broader surrounding district adjacent to the city of Wodonga. Due to growth in the local residential market, the school has seen steady enrolment growth over the past 4 years culminating with an enrolment of 264 students in 2019.

The school is set within a secure, developing population and is strongly supported by its community who share the goal of accessing high quality education for their children. Locally, families have alternative non-government schools that directly compete for the enrolments of young people within our community.

Baranduda is a satellite suburb of Wodonga (located approximately 10kms from the CBD), consequently a group of students travel from the town of Wodonga to attend our school, presenting with a more diversified background to the immediate local community. The majority of our families have English as their first language and are mainly employed in professional and semi-professional positions in Albury/Wodonga, with a significant number (approximately 10%) being members of the Defence Forces.

Baranduda Primary identifies its purpose as striving to deliver innovative and personalised learning in a supportive and safe environment, which is inclusive of all community members.

The school operates 12 multi-age classes that are committed to student progress in literacy and numeracy within an engaging learning environment that is focused on delivering a curriculum based on student interests, problem solving and creativity. Classes operate in three Learning Teams, each working to meet the specific learning needs of students at stages across our school.

Specialist programs in Science, Physical Education, Digi Tech and a commitment to Auslan as a language other than English, enhance the diversity of quality learning experiences. As this position will be attached to a student requiring high level AUSLAN skills, please ensure your responses to the selection criteria emphasise your experience in this area. Any qualifications in AUSLAN will be advantageous.

All members of staff work as a professional team in the provision of student centred educational services. The school actively seeks to develop the professional capacity of its staff and the quality of its curriculum, while fostering relationships and team work both within the school and beyond.

The school community is committed to the values of being our best, learning, responsibility and respect, which is now embedded within our positive, inclusive school culture. Along with a strong academic focus, the learning environment promotes the social and emotional aspects of every child.

If you see yourself as highly skilled in this area, with experience in working collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes for our students, we look forward to receiving your application for this exciting position.

Allyson Dixon
Principal
Baranduda Primary School
02 60 208 531

Selection Criteria

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

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, software 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.


Role

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.


Responsibilities

- Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas.
- Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions.
- Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
- Participate in team meetings.
- Assist with toileting, meals, lifting, and administration of medication to students requiring special care.
- Assist with the supervision of pupils in playgrounds, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities and life skills.
- Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment.
- Prepare basic curriculum support resources.
- Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs.
- Observe students and draw the attention of the teacher to them where necessary.
- Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement.
- Assist with communication between teachers and non-English speaking parents/students.
- Assist in the translation of documents.
- Assist students with the preparation and service of meals.
- Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.
- Assist in the preparation of equipment and purchasing of materials and supplies as required.


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 vacancy is specifically linked to Student Support Funding and is ongoing. If the funding reduces or ceases during the first seven years of employment, employment may cease subject to the provision of at least 12 weeks’ notice.


To view and apply for this job on the web visit:

http://www.defenceindustryjobs.com.au/job/12887131