Teacher Aide (Ed Support Level 1-range 1)
Garfield Primary School is a semi-rural primary school located on the fringe of the South Eastern growth corridor. The school has a current enrolment of 137 students. The school is composed of three Learning Centres, a Multipurpose facility and an Art / LOTE facility. Each learning centre is facilitated by a team of teachers and is based on providing students with an engaging curriculum at their specific level of learning. The school has 6 full-time and 3 part-time teaching staff, a Business Manager and 4 part-time Education Support Staff.
Students at Garfield PS are mostly from the local township in alignment with school zoning regulations, with some students travelling from surrounding areas, including Bunyip, Tynong, Nar Nar Goon and Pakenham.
The school is under the management of a positive, co-operative and supportive School Council and is ably supported by an active Parents' and Friends' Club and will continue to extend the links between the school, parents and the wider community.
Garfield Primary School serves a community of diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Currently Garfield PS has a Student Family Occupation and Education (SFOE) index of 0.4433.
Garfield Primary School will strive to ensure all students learn the necessary academic, social and emotional skills to become positive members of our community and society.
- I am SAFE
- I am RESPECTFUL
- I am a LEARNER
Teaching and Learning
At Garfield Primary School we are working towards becoming a Professional Learning Community (PLC). Our school is focused on ensuring all students are provided with targeted and supported learning programs that directly meet their individual needs throughout the curriculum. Teachers work in collaborative teams to regularly analyse learning data and reflect on their own teaching practice to ensure students experience a high quality education, every day.
Garfield Primary School has undergone major physical changes over the past five years with the demolition of the original school building and the addition of a new school that includes three learning studios, shared spaces and a new administration area. Our school boasts expansive grounds for our students to enjoy, with a country feel due to our beautiful natural environment. Our Visual Arts and LOTE facility has also recently undergone an upgrade, with future enhancements in facilities and resources still to come.
Garfield Primary School offers programs from Foundation to Year 6 in covering the Victorian Curriculum. Specialist programs currently consist of Physical Education, LOTE (Japanese) and Visual Arts. Other school programs include sport, a school camp program, Human Powered Vehicle and swimming. Individual needs are met through the development of Individual Education Plans (IEP’S) for identified students. Literacy Support, Specialist Speech Therapy, and intervention programs are provided to further support our students as required.
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.
SC6 Demonstrated capacity to support students with disabilities in their academic and social development.
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.
The responsibilities of this position will be:
- Working alongside a range of students funded under the Program for Students with a Disability
- Following direction from classroom teachers in relation to student learning programs and Individual Learning Plan goals
- Performing routine administrative tasks
- Attending weekly Education Support meetings
- Performing tasks as defined by the Principal
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.
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