Teacher Aide - Special Education Support (Ed Support Level 1-range 1)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 10/22/2019

Location Profile

Roxburgh College – The Gateway School Campus

Campus Management covering Curriculum, Student Wellbeing, Intake and Outreach Services.

School Profile

Roxburgh College, The Gateway School Campus caters for students who have disengaged from or been excluded by schools or education providers. At the Gateway School Campus, students work in small groups and participate in an academic program that adheres to standards set by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Characterised by a calm and therapeutic environment and approach, The Gateway School provides a positive educational experience for all students.

Teaching staff at the Gateway School Campus develop themed units of integrated work that are matched to outcomes of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning at Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels. Teaching staff teach across Literacy, Numeracy, Work Related Skills and Personal Development subjects. The teaching is innovative and staff have a proven ability to work with high-risk youth and experience in dealing with students with a complex range of personal issues. The Gateway School Campus staff members follow a shared theoretical approach, along with its practical application, so that the successful implementation of the Gateway School Campus model can be maintained and enhanced.

We know that education helps overcome social disadvantage. We commit to an inclusive partnership between staff, students, parents/carers and key community stakeholders to meet the educational needs of our young people. We are committed to developing literate, numerate and curious learners. We use an evidence based approach to teaching and learning, utilising student data and a commitment to targeted professional development to support our ongoing professional development, which delivers improvements in student outcomes.


Selection Criteria

SC1 Outstanding knowledge and understanding of, and experience in, supporting vulnerable adolescents who have serious emotional and/or behavioural challenges

SC2 Demonstrated knowledge of and capacity to co-develop and evaluate educational and behavioural management programs, and experience supporting such program implementation in the classroom

SC3 Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others,

SC4 Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with students, colleagues, parents, referring schools and the broader school community focused on student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated ability to reflect upon their own, others and whole-school practice, and implement positive behaviour support, unconditional positive regard and trauma informed practices.


Role

Assist students on an individual basis in all VCAL learning areas.

Monitor student sensory arousal levels, wellbeing concerns and general daily engagement, then proactively discuss and de-brief this with the classroom team

Participate in the development and evaluation of programs and the evaluation of individual student engagement and wellbeing, in regards to class participation, task completion and ILP goal progress and achievement.

Embed elements of positive behaviour support, unconditional positive regard and other trauma informed practices in every way and at every moment with students

Implement individual programs and behaviour plans consistently, use specifically developed behaviour change scripts, sensory strategies or co-regulation techniques to support student wellbeing and engagement

Respond to incidents with appropriate calm and focussed proactive reactions to ensure constructive and safe experiences for self, students and staff

Highly desired: Individual working towards completion of Bachelor of Education (Special Education) or equivalent


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

Roxburgh College Initial Base - Gateway Campus

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

  • 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

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

http://www.australianeducationjobs.com.au/job/12891276