Ict And Resource Support (Es Class Level 1, Range 2) (Ed Support Level 1-range 2)
Located in the Inner Gippsland Area of DET’s South East Victoria Region, Wonthaggi Secondary College is a Year 7-12 dual campus school of around 1390 students. The Dudley Campus (Years 7 to 9) and the McBride Campus (Years 10 to 12) are situated three kilometres apart.
The College draws its students from nine feeder schools located in the Bass Coast Shire. The Shire encompasses a large rural and coastal area centred around Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Grantville/Corinella, Coronet Bay and Phillip Island. Over half of the student population travel to the school by bus. There is one major private school in the area and no other Government secondary schools.
Wonthaggi was a coal-mining town but is now the busy hub of a thriving tourist area. The College is located in the rapidly growing Bass Coast Shire.
The current staffing levels comprise approximately 115 teachers and 40 non-teaching staff.
Wonthaggi Secondary College recognises that students have different needs, abilities, interests and ambitions and that its students are drawn from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. These differences are catered for through the development of a comprehensive curriculum that extends and challenges students to realize their full potential. Sequential courses of study are provided for Years 7 to 10 in each of the Key Learning Areas. This is achieved using core units at Year 7 and a mixture of core and elective subjects at Years 8, 9 and 10. With a large Year 11 and Year 12 student population, the College is able to offer a broad range of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) units and has a strong commitment to Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs. A successful Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program operates, as well as an off-campus Community VCAL program. Additionally there is an Outreach program that supports approximately 15 students each year who have extreme mental health conditions that place them “at risk” of non-participation. We also work with the two Wonthaggi primary schools to supply an intervention/transition program for chronically absent students in Years 5 to 9 (the Wonthaggi Pathways and Transition Setting). In 2019 we introduced a Pre-CAL program to accommodate a small number of ‘at-risk’ students in Years 9 and 10.
The College continues to develop its enrichment and consolidation programs. Students in Years 10 and 11 have the opportunity to accelerate through the VCE by taking higher-level units than is the norm for their age cohort. A very successful select entry (SEAL) program operates on the Dudley Campus.
College staff conduct a range of quality curriculum and co-curricular programs across both campuses. The College has a tradition of student participation and success in the Performing Arts. The College is a member school of the South Gippsland Schools Music Program and currently has around 100 students involved in the program. Wonthaggi Secondary College regularly enjoys sporting success at local, state and national levels. An ADVANCE program (based on surf lifesaving) also operates in the College.
Participation in Human Powered Vehicle events is also an established part of the College’s co-curricular program. An annual Human Powered Vehicle Grand Prix is a major feature of the local community calendar.
The College is committed to the welfare of its students. To this end, a Student Welfare Coordinator is attached to each campus, along with Careers counselling available at both the McBride and Dudley campus. The staff at Wonthaggi Secondary College are dedicated professional educators who place importance on quality teaching and professional development. The College provides a caring, supportive environment whilst also encouraging teamwork, leadership and a sense of belonging. Students are encouraged to develop leadership skills through the Peer Support Program, the Student Representative Council and as elected student leaders.
Extensive recreational, sporting and educational facilities are available. These include a gymnasium (2 at the Dudley campus), library, canteen, computer centres, theatrette/drama room, courts and oval or playing fields at each campus. The College also enjoys access to extensive community recreational facilities, local beaches and coastal reserves.
The extensive grounds and buildings are well maintained and attractive. The College continues to focus on upgrading facilities and grounds.
In 2018, the College, with the support of the Victorian School Building Authority, saw construction commence on its new Senior Campus in McKenzie Street (Wonthaggi). This project also includes an extended three-court highball facility with extensive community facilities. The community facility is coordinated with our key partner, the Bass Coast Shire.
We believe all students can learn and that all students can be successful.
We believe that individual well-being stems from a sense of accomplishment and belonging.
We believe there are different forms of success.
Wonthaggi Secondary College seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through instruction that caters for individual differences and learning styles. Creativity and care are pillars of our learning environment.
Achieving success in a caring and creative environment.
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.
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.
- Provide specialist advice, under supervision of senior personnel, to students in relation to the handling and use of materials and equipment.
- Advise and assist staff in safety matters relating to a specific functional area, e.g. handling of chemicals in a science laboratory.
- Assist with the provision of a reference service to teachers.
- Develop and implement safety procedures within work and/or teaching areas in accordance with school policy and relevant safety legislation.
- Advise teachers about technical components of curriculum implementation.
- Manage experiments and/or use of equipment and materials under the supervision of teachers and provide basic instruction where required.
- Initiate, design and develop basic computer systems and undertake routine software design.
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.
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.
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
ICT / Resource Support - Job Description
In conjunction with the ICT Support Team:
- Support the College’s BYOD Program by assisting students with connectivity and program installation
- Work with the College’s preferred supplier to coordinate the distribution of laptops/netbooks
- Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
- Ensure network connectivity of all workstations
- Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions, and access rights to Network resources, e-mail systems and internet access. In a Windows Dual (Curriculum and Administration) Network environment
- Perform system backups and recovery.
- Manage all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs, and UPSs.
- Manage servers, including e-mail, print, backup, virtual servers and their associated operating systems and software.
- Manage security solutions, including firewall and anti-virus.
- Expand network design and capacity planning.
- Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to procure network products and services.
- Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and associated plans for network resource administration, appropriate use, and disaster recovery.
- Monitor and test network performance
- Evaluate and/or recommend purchases of computers, network hardware, peripheral equipment, and software
- Investigate user problems, identify their source, determine possible solutions, test and implement solutions at a dual campus school
- Install, configure, and maintain personal computers, file servers, Ethernet networks, network cabling, and other related equipment, add upgrade and configure disk drives, CD ROM units, printers, scanners, and related equipment.
- Assist with maintaining the school’s web page and associated java scripts
- Manage small to medium sized projects according to agreed budgets
- Support Staff Laptops
- Maintain schools wireless network and access
- Maintain and monitor schools campus to campus wireless network
- Support other AV associated products and use
- Other duties as required by the Principal
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