Ballarat High School - DETBallarat High School
POSITION DESCRIPTION: LEARNING ENHANCEMENT AIDE
TIME FRACTION: Part time, 18 hours/week
CLASSIFICATION: ES Level 1, Range 1
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 22 February 2021- ongoing
JOB OPENING ID: 1215991
APPLY BY: 14th February 2021
Ballarat High School has a long history and tradition of providing a quality education to the youth of Ballarat. While the school has changed physically over its hundred-year history, what has not changed is the significant contribution it makes to many young lives.
A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
Our learning culture is supported by our Ballarat High School Learning Dispositions and the values of Pride, Respect and Responsibility. As a learning community, we are committed to educating the individual learner and focus on developing a growth mindset within our community. Our tradition of academic excellence combined with a long history of outstanding extracurricular programs and a supportive mentor program ensures the development of the whole student.
As a large school, we have a small team structure in place:
• Years 7 and 8 learning teams
• Year 9 ARCH Program
• Years 10 to 12 learning teams
This structure supports every student in a safe and positive learning environment enabling all students to feel connected to their school. Every student is connected to a Learning Mentor, a teacher who will support them with their learning. We have high expectations of our students and teachers. We believe that high expectations encourage students to be responsible for their own learning and behaviour. We value and encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s learning. We have a number of parent groups (Boat Club and Performing Arts Support) that make a significant contribution to our school.
Please visit www.ballaraths.vic.edu.au for additional information.
Learning Enhancement Aides are part of the schools Student Services Team, working with students with disabilities and impairments, in particular those with DET funding to support their education. Direct supervision and support will be provided by the Learning Enhancement Co-ordinator and Assistant Principals.
The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate a calm, caring and respectful manner and model the schools core values to a high standard.
Integration Aides generally work from 8.50am to 3.20pm, but this is subject to timetable requirements and negotiation. This position requires work across 3 days per week, to a total of 18 hours.
As an ES staff member, the range of duties may be expanded in the future in accordance with the ES Range 1 General Duties.
No additional attendance during school holidays is required for this position.
To support the implementation of a Learning Enhancement program for students with DET funding for a disability and/or impairment, as set out by the Student Support Group.
Specific tasks will include;
· To work in association with the classroom teacher to implement the program as set out by the SSG.
· Assist students on an individual or small group basis in specific learning areas.
· Assist and support the implementation of instructional programs.
· Assist with communication between students & teachers particularly the interpretation of instructions.
· Observe students and bring them to the attention of the teacher where necessary.
· Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
· Participate in the monitoring & evaluation of programs & evaluation of individual students achievements.
· Assist with the liaison & communication between parents, teachers and other staff & members of the wider community.
· Prepare basic curriculum resources/aides/materials as directed.
Use of CASES21, Compass, Google Suite, MS Office, iPads, email and internet applications may be required to efficiently undertake duties.
Active participation and liaison with Student Services Team members and other staff.
Participate in an annual performance review process.
Applicants are requested to present a written response to the key selection criteria below:
1. A demonstrated interest in working with young people and an ability to relate to young people in a positive, respectful and supportive manner, upholding the values of pride, respect and responsibility.
2. Completion (or partial completion) of a Certificate IV in Education Support and a knowledge of DET policies and guidelines in relation to integration and an ability to contribute to their implementation.
3. Demonstrated high level communication skills with a range of individuals and well developed emotional intelligence.
4. ICT experience and skill in using CASES 21, Compass, Google Suite, MS Office, iPad’s etc.
5. Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Student Support Positions (SSP)
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.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.
All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
Appointment of the successful applicant will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check. The successful applicant will be required to hold a Working with Children Card.
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.
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
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
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.
Enquiries regarding the position can be directed to Mrs. Lesley Thorpe 03 5338 9000.
Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted via Recruitment Online www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/careers/Pages/advacsSch.aspx or forwarded to Mrs Katie Gannon, Personnel Manager marked “Confidential – Learning Enhancement Aide”
A CV including the names of three referees, contact numbers and email addresses should be included in the application.