Statewide Vision Resource Centre (SVRC)
The Statewide Vision Resource Centre (SVRC) supports Victorian children and young people who are blind or partially sighted to access and engage with school-based learning. We do this by providing students with specialised teaching, support, materials and technologies. We also equip school staff, Visiting Teachers and families across Victoria by providing personalised advice, training and resources. Our mission is to provide leadership in blind and low vision education, enabling access, inclusion and lifelong learning.
SVRC was established in 1983 by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.
We are a leading centre of expertise in blindness and low vision education services, supporting eligible students in Government, Catholic and Independent schools. Our staff are committed to providing specialised and professional assistance, information and resources for students, schools, Visiting Teachers and family members. SVRC’s facilities are based at 370 Springvale Road in Donvale, on the grounds of the Heatherwood School, a government secondary school.
Support Skills Program
The SVRC Support Skills Program is a specialised educational program for students who are blind or partially sighted, held at the SVRC’s Donvale facility on Fridays during school terms. Eligible students enrolled in Years 4 to 10 from Government, Independent or Catholic schools are welcome to attend.
Currently six groups of students attend this program either once or twice per term. The focus of each day is around providing targeted support for students in the Expanded Core Curriculum, complementing the work done by Visiting Teachers and school staff. This program also provides an opportunity for students to meet and learn from other people their age who are blind or partially sighted, developing their social skills and self-confidence.
Demonstrated highly developed understanding of a range of different assistive technologies, which can support the learning and engagement of students who are blind or partially sighted.
Demonstrated highly developed knowledge of the specific assistive technology needs of students who are blind or have low vision.
Demonstrated highly developed organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, utilise effective time management strategies, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including the capacity to establish and maintain positive and constructive relationships, focused on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional learning to enable further development of skills, expertise and professional capacity to self and others.
A vacancy exists for a capable and enthusiastic assistive technology trainer to join the SVRC team for a part-time position in our Support Skills Program. The successful applicant will be involved in the student program at Support Skills each week, with a specific focus around providing one-on-one and small group training for students in a variety of specialist assistive technologies. The successful candidate will work effectively and collaboratively with other staff, be highly responsive to SVRC’s changing needs and willing to lend a helping hand wherever required.
Responsibilities for this position include:
- Providing technology training for individuals and small groups of students, under teacher supervision, at SVRC’s Support Skills Program each Friday during school Term.
- Providing a written summary of training sessions, for review by the SVRC Student Programs Coordinator.
- Modelling exemplary practice and providing practical advice and direction for visiting school staff who are involved with supporting students using assistive technologies in their schools.
- Assessing and analysing feedback, in order to continually adapt and improve technology training approaches.
- Working collaboratively with other staff to plan and prepare for future training opportunities.
Other duties as required.
Who May Apply
Individuals who apply must have:
- A current Working with Children Check, valid in the state of Victoria
The aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfil 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
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
Applicants are asked to ensure their application contains a response to the selection criteria, an up to date CV and list of at list 3 current referees, including their contact details.
The position is for Fridays only.
1137 jobs are currently listed for Schools (Government)
Part time / 07/10/2019 - 20/12/2019
Ed Support Level 1-Range 3
Matt Trotter [email protected] (03) 9841 0242
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