Victoria Road Primary School is situated in the outer-eastern suburb of Lilydale and has a current enrolment of 254 students. Specialist areas are; Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Indonesian Language. Students have access to comprehensive ICT facilities. Our specialist programs are highly regarded and produce some outstanding results. The school is committed to the development of strong Professional Learning Teams and the building of teacher capacity within a supportive environment.
At Victoria Road Primary School it is our philosophy that when provided with supportive, inclusive and challenging environments,
all children can develop their academic, social, emotional and personal ability. We believe it is crucial to offer all children the opportunity to develop a love for learning through nurturing curiosity, creativity and courage through taking part in rich and diverse educational experiences.
"WORKING TOGETHER FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE"
The Victoria Road Primary School community aims to provide a safe, supportive and productive learning environment for all students by:
- developing each child’s learning through explicit and personalised teaching
- providing a broad range of quality teaching and learning experiences
- engaging students in their learning and their community
- developing social competencies
- promoting sustainable practices
Our core school values are: Be Respectful to Yourself, Be Respectful Towards Others, Be Respectful Towards your Learning.
The school learning program involves planning and teaching in professional learning teams to meet the needs of individual students. Key improvement areas in our school’s Strategic Plan (2017-2020) are to:
- To improve growth for each student.
- To enhance student engagement and agency in learning.
- To enhance student wellbeing and building partnerships with parents/carers and the wider community.
- To build a framework to enable effective instructional leadership.
Teachers at Victoria Road PS place a significant emphasis on the development of positive relationships with all students, strong, collegiate professional learning teams (PLCs) and the provision of a range of learning opportunities for students, both in and beyond the classroom. The school community is proud of the friendliness and inclusiveness of its students. Numerous extra-curricular activities are offered including: a wide range of sporting events, student leadership, instrumental music lessons, choir, an environmental sustainability program and a well-structured camping program.
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 all members of the school community.
SC3 Demonstrated capacity to support students with a range of disabilities and additional needs.
SC4 Experience in support of students with challenging behaviours, trauma and other wellbeing needs.
SC5 Demonstrated knowledge of school wide positive behaviour support program
SC6 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.
SC7 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
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
When responding to the Selection Criteria, please provide as much details as possible regarding your skills, training and experience across Selection Criteria 3 and 4.
This position is 3 days per week, 9.00am - 3.30pm, total of 18 hours.
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.