Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 - Integration Aide -18 hours O637

Ed Support Level 1-Range 1 - Integration Aide -18 hours O637

16 Aug
Victorian Government

16 Aug

Victorian Government


Melbourne VIC


Reference: 1163130

Location Profile

Laburnum Primary School was established in 1964 and is set in an attractive bushland setting which flows naturally into the parkland of Blacks Walk, part of Blackburn Creek. The grounds are approximately 2.8 hectares in area. As a result of the 2018 School Review, and with community input, the school's vision and values were renewed. Our vision is Learn - Thrive - Contribute and the school's values are Respect, Integrity, Resilience and Curiosity.

Laburnum P.S. is a child safe school and all staff are expected to play an important role in ensuring a child safe environment. The school’s child safety practices, including the child safety code of conduct,

can be found on the school website under Our School/Planning and Policies, or by contacting our office. The selection process will involve a rigorous background check and staff are required to have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) and/or current VIT registration. Applicants are advised to include relevant registration numbers in their applications.

The current enrolment is 742, organised into 32 classes, with 41 teaching staff, 3 principal class and 8.82 education support staff. The staff profile is well-balanced, with a mix of experienced and newer-to-the-profession teachers in each team. Due to ongoing enrolment pressure, enrolment restrictions are in place. The proportion of students with a language background other than English (LBOTE) has been increasing over recent years. Currently, 40% of students have English as an Additional Language (EAL) and speak another language at home, and more than half of these were born in Australia. The backgrounds of students reflect the cultural and social diversity of the local community.

Our students enjoy outstanding facilities, including air-conditioned classrooms with wireless technology. The school is well-maintained and core buildings have been extended and modernised. Some relocatable classrooms assist us to manage enrolments, and these are well-blended into the existing provision. School facilities include a stadium sized hall, a modern community centre, a contemporary resource centre, a heritage listed performing arts centre, Visual Arts room, Out of School Hours Care Centre, a new school-funded STEM Centre and extensive play areas. Playgrounds include a synthetic grass oval, shaded areas and marked court areas. Many of the school improvements are due to the ongoing support of the community, through active fundraising.

Laburnum P.S. has worked to develop rigorous expectations and support structures to provide consistent high quality teaching and learning practices. The 2018 - 2021 school strategic plan is the foundation of the staff professional learning plan. Laburnum became a Victorian Professional Learning Communities (PLC) school in 2018, and teachers plan and work collaboratively to assess, monitor and track student achievement. Teachers participate in Peer Observation and established mentoring and induction programs.

The school has an established leadership team that supports our three School Improvement Teams, focusing on the strategic priorities of English, PLC Leadership and Engagement and Wellbeing. These teams of teachers work together to support and emphasise school-wide consistent approaches to wellbeing and academic learning.

The school’s curriculum framework incorporates the Victorian Curriculum, with a strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. Specialist programs include Literacy Intervention, Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Library and Languages (Spanish). The eLearning program is designed to equip students with the essential competencies for learning in the 21st century using a range of devices. These include iPads, netbooks, 3D printers and large screen technologies.

A broad enrichment program includes a range of extra-curricular offerings, including an extensive music tuition program and Science-based activities. Year 4, 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to participate in school camps. The student leadership program includes Junior School Council and captaincy positions for Year 6 students. A formal student leadership program is taught in Years 5 and 6. Across the school, we operate a Buddies program and cross-age teams.

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.

APPLICANTS: Please include your name in the title of your attachment/s. If possible, please combine your application responses into one document.


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.


- 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

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.


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