Ed Support Level 1-range 1 (Ed Support Level 1-range 1)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 5/24/2020

Location Profile

Footscray North Primary School is located in the municipal area of Maribyrnong. Currently we have 510 students enrolled. In 2015, the school’s Student Family Occupation (SFO) density was 0.7061 which indicated a high English as an Additional Language group of students, as well as a predominately low socio-economic status. In our latest results the rate is 0.5542 validating predictions that our school profile is changing as the demographic of the City of Maribyrnong changes.  

Our vision at Footscray North Primary School is to foster a community of life-long learners. We strive to develop articulate, socially responsible and resilient individuals who are working towards achieving their full potential. Footscray North Primary School’s central purpose is giving students a comprehensive education enabling all students to become literate, numerate and curious learners who have the capacity to contribute to society now and in the future as global citizens. 

FNPS is a school that prides itself on the multicultural diversity of its students. We have developed a rich curriculum that takes on a global perspective and fosters our school values of excellence, responsibility, respect and inclusion. The school has successfully introduced a BYOB personal device program for students in Years 3-6 and has increased the use of IT in all classes across the school. This will ensure that our students have access to 21st Century learning and will enable further development of skills with digital technology. The school offered specialist programs in PE, Performing Arts, Visual Art and Spanish. 

We pride ourselves on being a well-organized and well managed school that is strategic in its thinking, planning and implementation of curriculum programs. The school has a composite grade structure (excluding Prep Year) comprising of the following workforce composition: 2 Principal Class, 2 Leading Teachers (Teaching and Learning Coaches), 18 Classroom teachers and 6 Education Support (ES) staff.  

We have a small number of students on the Program for Students with Disability, who are all supported by an individual learning plan. Student support meetings are held every term whereby goals are reviewed and written to meet the individual student needs. We have 5 Koori students who have an individual learning plan.

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.


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

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.

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