at River Gum Primary School
Location Melbourne, Australia
Date Posted May 25, 2023
Category Admin and Clerical
Job Type Full-time
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Reception River Gum Primary School location Melbourne. $53,834 per year.

Please ensure that your application includes a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home). Names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees. Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action. A section addressing the selection criteria below and the requirements for application under the who may apply section.

Please respond to the following Selection Criteria in your application demonstrated capacity to perform duties consistent with established guidelines and frameworks, including coordinating and supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role. Demonstrated capacity to work and collaborate with others in a team environment. Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in a team environment, including high level oral and written communication skills.

Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position. Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management and other school staff in respect to the work area. A commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.

Responsibilities provide routine clerical or other administrative support responsibilities including general telephone, front office enquiries, mail deliveries, assisting with stock control, supporting organisation of meetings, receiving and initial processing of standard paperwork. Maintain, enter and retrieve data from the schools IT systems, such as the school's records system, including computerised student, staff and school records.

Maintain and update office records, enrolment data, diary records, and basic written records. Support or coordinate the preparation of standard routine internal and external communication according to school procedures (e.g. form letters, newsletters). Source basic data or factual information from given sources to support school administrative functions, e.g. books, reports, manuals, catalogues, tables, forms, etc.

Coordinate the delivery of administrative services within the school. In consultation with the principal, determine and manage work priorities within the school office. Develop and implement strategies to ensure effective administration procedures. Coordinate the implementation of requisitioning, purchasing and issuing procedures.

Manage client reception and office operations. Liaise with school staff in regard to support requirements. Attendance monitor student attendance coding and send daily student absence messages. Other duties as requested by the Principal or Business Manager.

First Aid officer administer First Aid to students provide support in the organisation of first aid training for staff including Anaphylaxis and Asthma training. Maintain record keeping and documentation of student medical plans in line with DET policy, eg. Anaphylaxis, Diabetes, Asthma and Epilepsy etc. Liaise with families to see student management plans and medication, ensure registration of medications if required.

Attend to parent and staff enquiries and provide support in the areas of first aid matters and compliance. Communicate to all staff the students with medical conditions. Liaise with colleagues to support the efficient operation of day-today activities, excursions/camps, and events in relation to first aid requirements and provide support in preparation of kits and medical requirements.

Ensure audit and update of First Aid Kits and the First Aid Room in line with OH&S requirements, including ensuring kits and rooms are adequately stocked. Ensuring school meets compliance requirements, keeping updated to any relevant first aid DET policy and guideline changes. Other duties as requested by the Principal or Business Manager.

Role this position includes 10 weeks of annual and additional paid leave which is taken during school vacation periods. This position may require attendance of up to 6 days during school vacation periods. The successful applicant will be paid a leave purchase allowance for that attendance.

An education support class position at this range will perform tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice, and school policy under supervision and direction. This may include coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program. An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students but must not include duties of a teacher as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.

Supervision of students can be required individually or in groups up to 4 in controlled circumstances and where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher. Certification and/or qualifications of up to three years can be required at this level (noting that Registered Nurse is not included at this level, the first level for which is Level 1 range 3).

A role at this range may include specific support tasks to achieve outcomes. Typically, this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the co-ordination of a work area under the direction of the principal or a manager. Assisting teachers, within an educational program, by undertaking specific support tasks or the coordination of the support function.

Supervised health and wellbeing support tasks, medical intervention support tasks, or other specialised student/teacher support roles (e.g. enrolled nurses performing the role as described in schedule 3). These roles require specific qualifications and/or training, including roles where further training must be undertaken 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.

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 would be typical examples.

An education support class position at this range commencing at the base will initially be limited to undertaking routine tasks that are 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. Subject to any specific qualification and/or training requirement, an education support class employee employed in this range may be progressively required to undertake coordination, specialised student/teacher support tasks, or technical tasks as experience in the role is gained.

School profile at River Gum Primary School our school vision is that students own their learning and our teachers use their pedagogical knowledge to personalise learning. We value community, relationship and reflection. Our core values are Respect, Equality, Inclusion and Excellence and our school motto is “Together we can For every child, every day in every classroom”.

We believe our school provides a supportive and productive learning environment where all students can access success by fostering positive relationships and knowing each student. Our school is located in Hampton Park, a suburb in the City of Casey and Melbourne’s south-east growth corridor.

We are proud of our school community, and with a history of over 30 years our school caters for a wide range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds. At River Gum, emphasis is placed on professional growth, individual accountability and collective efficacy through regular coaching and professional development linked to school priorities.

Professional Learning Communities work together to collectively impact student growth, through the use of the improvement cycle. Our school recognises the importance of research based frameworks for the design and delivery of quality whole school agreed curriculum learning approaches. All lessons are delivered through an Instructional Model as an entry point for establishing consistency and accountability in teacher practice and high expectations for all students. Whole school approaches are used in both English and Mathematics.

In English students participate in a Readers and Writers Workshop daily and Fluency lessons. Mathematics is based upon The Big Ideas in Number. Our belief in a guaranteed and viable curriculum frames all learning in Mathematics and English supported by a documented curriculum. Learning is differentiated, and we use a tiered model of intervention to support learners. We offer a variety of experiences to engage our students through Specialist subjects including Music, Science & Technology, Physical Education & Visual Arts.