Ed Support Level 1-range 2 - Junior School Attendance Officer (Ed Support Level 1-range 2)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 3/16/2019

Location Profile

Hoppers Crossing Secondary College opened in 1984 and is a single campus,

Co-educational school with an enrolment of approximately 1,500 students.

Situated in an urban growth corridor, approximately 20 minutes west of Melbourne, the College welcomes students from Years 7 to 12, from Hoppers Crossing and the surrounding district.

Innovative and challenging educational programs

The College places great importance on developing innovative and challenging educational

programs, through which young people recognise the value of growth through learning. This is

being achieved through a close working partnership of staff, students, parents and the wider

community. Hoppers Crossing Secondary College aims to achieve the extra-ordinary by providing an

education which has a focus on each individual student and developing their potential. Academic

rigour is valued at all stages of learning and the classroom focus is on challenge, engagement and

achievement. All staff focus on the delivery of a Common Instructional Teaching Model centred on the 9 High Yield Teaching Strategies that produce significant learning gains for every student. The time and effort that teachers put into their classes ensures the best educational outcomes for our students

which has most recently been reflected in our improved VCE Results.

We take pride in offering our students guided support throughout their chosen pathway of VCE,

VCAL or VET studies and prepare them for post-secondary options, including tertiary entry and

further training or employment. In recent years our rate of Year 12 students entering further

education, training or full time employment has been maintained at over 90%.

Co-curricular & Enrichment Programs

Hoppers Crossing Secondary College offers a diverse range of innovative educational co-curricula

and enrichment programs across Years 7 to 12. These programs include international exchange

programs such as: Estancia High School California Cultural Exchange Program, Chinese Overseas Learning Experience and Italy Language Immersion Program. Other co-curricula programs include

- High Resolves Student Leadership Program, Year 9 High Achievers Preparation Program, Year 7 &

8 Numeracy and Literacy Support Programs, School For Student Leadership, Wakakirri Secondary

Schools Challenge, Inter-House & Inter-School Sports, Year 7 and 10 Scholarship Programs, Student

Representative Council, Junior and Senior Music Programs and Group Performances, Work

Experience Programs, Managed Individual Pathways for all students from Years 10 — 12 and Parent

Information Sessions across all levels. Through University Enhancement Studies and TAFE articulation pathway programs, it is possible to incorporate TAFE certificates and University degree studies within the students’ VCE/VCAL years.

ICT facilities

The College prioritises ICT across the curriculum with the inclusion of interactive whiteboards

in selected classrooms and media projectors in every classroom, as well as two Apple Mac

laboratories and two Microsoft laboratories as well as a BYOD/1 to 1 Netbook Program, aimed toward preparing students with the skills required for them to take their place as 21st century learners and citizens.

Selection Criteria

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.


[Attendance requirement for this position]

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.


- Assist in the exchange of information between the community and the school.
- Assist with the liaison and communication between parents, teachers, other staff and members of the wider school community.

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

Other Information

-Specific information in relation to this position can be found on the College website under the ‘contact’ link. (www.hopcross.vic.edu.au)

-The Selection Panel reserves the right to seek referees other than those nominated on your application.

- All applicants need to be aware that with regard to the Child Safety Standards, information may be collected in order to establish their suitability for child-connected work.

- All staff employed by the Department of Education and Training and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.

- Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to the satisfaction of pre-employment conditions.

- 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 online at the Department's Human Resources website at:-


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