Library Technician (Ed Support Level 1-range 2)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 3/27/2020

Location Profile

Ivanhoe East Primary School was established in 1930 and strives for excellence in teaching and learning. It is a vibrant school which prides itself on a strong sense of community, student engagement, learning and growth.

There are currently 534 students enrolled at the school in 23 classes. Our students enjoy outstanding facilities including well-appointed learning spaces, a full sized stadium, music room and performing arts centre in the SPACE Centre. The grounds at IEPS are well-cared for and include the provision of shaded areas, landscaped gardens, play equipment and basketball and netball courts. A new synthetic oval development was completed in 2017.

Students are at the centre of all decisions and are supported in their academic and social and emotional needs. They are treated with respect and care and within an environment based on high expectations. Students are encouraged to be active, co-operative, independent learners who are able to accept increasing responsibility for their own learning. They are encouraged and motivated to develop critical and higher order thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Our teachers work in collaborative teaching teams and plan their learning program according to the Victorian Curriculum, student needs and interests. While the development of strong literacy and numeracy skills are core to our programs, we recognise the importance of purposeful and engaging learning programs that capitalise on students’ prior experience and their broader social, emotional and academic needs.

There is a comprehensive learning program beyond the classroom including the camping program for students in Years 4-6, excursions, interschool sport, swimming, student leadership programs and the performing arts. The Specialist Program includes Art, Physical Education, Music and Mandarin.

All members of the school community work within an environment founded on high expectations, respect and concern for others and for the school. The IEPS community is based on strong and healthy partnerships of parents, students, staff and the broader community. We work together to ensure that there is a focus on respecting traditions while preparing our students for the future. Many parents are committed to involvement in classroom programs, canteen support, fund-raising, Class Representatives program and governance through membership of School Council and/or one of Councils’ sub-committees.

Ivanhoe East Primary School also shows a significant commitment to building relationships with the wider community which includes local pre-school centres, Government and non-government primary and post-primary schools, tertiary institutions, municipal council bodies as well as our local traders.

As a highly effective school, we seek continuous improvement through reflective and evaluative practices, monitoring of performance, participative decision-making and high levels of accountability. The staff are valued for their professional contribution to strengthening and enriching the learning community. There is a significant commitment to professional learning to support the growth of teachers for whole school improvement. Staff regularly update their knowledge, skills and expertise through a wide range of professional development activities to ensure that curriculum reflects best practice in learning and teaching.

The school’s has an unwavering commitment to the school values of RESPECT for self, others and diversity, LEARNING and curiosity, behaving with INTEGRITY at all times, actively and responsibly showing CARING for self, others and the environment, gaining FUN from learning and play and showing COOPERATION by working together with a positive and enthusiastic approach.

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Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3 Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4 Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5 Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC6 Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

SC7 Demonstrated experience in managing a primary school library to ensure students and teachers have access to appropriate and engaging reading materials.


Role

Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy. This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program. Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards. Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2. Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1. Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role.

Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated from time to time. The role is for a specific purpose for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.

Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options. Routine technical support in libraries, science and information technology laboratories would be typical examples.

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.


Responsibilities

- Manage the use and maintenance of equipment within a work area.
- Ensure security is maintained within a work area.
- Manage procedures relating to the hiring of school buildings and equipment in accordance with school policy.
- Manage procedures relating to the maintenance of specialist collections, e.g. library resource material and collections.
- Evaluate and select equipment and materials and make recommendations to senior management.
- Develop procedures relating to the use and maintenance of equipment and materials.
- Coordinate the purchase of equipment and materials.


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

  • 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

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