Teacher Aide [E-368]

Teacher Aide [E-368]

14 Sep
Victorian Government

14 Sep

Victorian Government


Melbourne VIC

Reference: 1167058

Location Profile

The Basin Primary School, situated in the City of Knox is located at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges and was established in 1880. Originally a one teacher rural school, its present enrolment is 576 and has been slowly increasing over the last few years due to an improved socio economic situation where local houses are purchased by young families, our effective transition program, our sound Naplan trend data, a major classroom refurbishment program, a new multipurpose room and BER classroom building, our successful and reputable specialist programs incorporating PE & Sport, Visual Art, Music Performing Arts, Science and German program.

The Basin Primary School is recognised for our focus on the whole child balancing the academic, social and personal development of our students. Our school aims to provide a challenging environment that develops individual differences and encourages and motivates students through their positive actions to become independent learners in a global society. Our curriculum has been designed to maximise opportunities for all students to experience learning success and to cater for a range of student interests.

In the area of Student support QuickSmart Numeracy provides additional support for students in Years 4-6 and a Language Support program across the school complements the range of early intervention programs and services we offer including Reading Recovery, Speech Therapy services, a Guidance Officer and our highly effective Chaplaincy Program.

Parent survey responses indicate General Satisfaction rates in the top of the fourth quartile well above the state mean. Equally the Student survey results indicate that teaching and learning variables are also ranked high in the fourth quartile with little difference in gender responses with both males and females ranking all variables in the fourth quartile.

English and Maths consultants have work beside our classroom staff each term building the knowledge and teaching strategies of our teachers. At each level Expert teachers work alongside youger staff members as mentors sharing their expertise. A peer coaching program was established where teachers learn from each other. Another major change was our school’s move into the Dandenong Ranges Network. This Network has been exemplary in many ways including high quality PD opportunities for all staff members.

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.

SC6 Demonstrated experience in working with a child diagnosed with ADHD and ODD.


[Attendance requirement for this position]

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

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

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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.

Program Benefits

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