Highvale Secondary College is a year 7 to 10 College located in Glen Waverley with an enrolment of 1002 students.
Highvale Secondary College has a culture which aims to empower students to be active, motivated and independent learners working co-operatively and individually in order to prepare them for a digital and changing society.
The College has five values that underpin policies, programs and codes of practices: Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Excellence and Integrity.
Our educational philosophy is that students are individuals with differing learning needs. This philosophy is reflected by the student centred vertical curriculum structure, where individual student placement into classes is based on previous experience, ability, interest rather than chronological age. We actively promote academic excellence with an emphasis on acceleration, enrichment, student leadership and promotion of positive self esteem.
Music is an important feature of the College and we maintain vibrant junior and senior bands. The College provides opportunities such as music ensembles, major music, dance and drama productions. Instrumental Music is offered to students in all year levels up to and including year 12. However, younger students, from the local primary school, are often included in ensembles.
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.
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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.
- Undertake clerical and keyboard duties in support of the school administration function.
- Provide document preparation support.
- Maintain, enter and retrieve data from the schools computer system.
- Perform reception duties, including the screening of visitors to the school, and arrange interviews as required.
- Prepare straightforward correspondence according to school procedures (e.g. sending out form letters).
- Prepare inventories, requisitions and uncomplicated documents.
- Maintain and update basic written records.
- Obtain basic data or factual information from given sources, e.g. books, reports, manuals, catalogues, tables, forms, etc.
- Check for simple inaccuracies in forms and correspondence such as spelling, punctuation and spacing.
- Make less complex routine entries in records, e.g. stock movement; file movement, accounts, leave.
- Make appointments and maintain diary records.
- Select and use equipment in accordance with school procedures and manufacturer's instructions.
- Receive enrolment documentation and record data.
- CASES 21 Administration
Maintenance of student records on CASES21 including student enrolments
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
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
Highvale Secondary College is a medium sized, single campus, coeducational Year 7-12 College. It has a population of approximately 1000 students, drawn from a wide geographic area. The College serves the areas of Glen Waverley, Nunawading and Knox with a specific bus service providing ready access for students. Highvale’s spacious, well maintained grounds are set in a peaceful residential neighbourhood. The modern single storey buildings are well designed and are easily accessible. The school is currently undertaking planning for its $10 million classroom redevelopment.
The College is a registered provider of the International Student programs with around 50 international students coming from a number of countries. This diversity adds cultural richness and a global perspective to the students learning and the learning environment.
The teaching staff, working with school support officers, provides high quality education in a safe, supportive environment. Our educational philosophy is that students are individuals with differing learning needs. This philosophy is reflected by the student centred vertical curriculum structure, where individual student placement into classes is based on previous experience, ability, interest rather than chronological age. We actively promote academic excellence with an emphasis on acceleration, enrichment, student leadership and promotion of positive self esteem.
Highvale is a high performing school with very strong VCE scores and excellent retention and attendance rates compared to State benchmarks.
Conditions of Employment
- All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
- Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
- 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
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