Northcote High School - Northcote, VIC
Education, Childcare & Training
Northcote High is a large, vibrant co-educational school in the inner north of Melbourne. The school has a rich intellectual culture that promotes connection with the community and with learning.
Join our dedicated and professional team of 150 teachers and education support staff to experience our tradition of innovation and excellence.
Key documents for applicants such as our Teaching and Learning Framework can be viewed on our school website.
Our explicit focus on classroom instruction and on knowing students as learners is fundamental to maintaining outstanding outcomes for students. Commitment to shared practice, reflective and collegial work and implementing our agreed frameworks is critical for any applicant.
To ensure Northcote High School is a community growing together through learning and collaboration, a comprehensive internal professional learning and enrichment program is provided for all staff.
Northcote High School combines a powerfully strong academic program with a vast range of co-curricular programs in a caring, community environment. The expertise and dedication of the staff is undoubtedly a key strength of the school.
For more information visit www.nhs.vic.edu.au
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.
Receive and respond to enquiries made to the library.
Catalogue and process new and existing resources within suitable timeframes.
In consultation with the library manager withdraw, mend, discard or replace resources as needed.
As part of the library team: assist in collection development, support use of catalogue and shelves by students and staff, assist in monitoring overdues and borrowing, operate the circulation desk and collect petty cash.
Stocktake of the collection.
From time-to-time provide minor training or advice to staff.
Shelving, shelf reading and maintenance of library materials and workspaces.
Assist students as needed in their use of the library and its resources.
Supervise students’ use of the library space and assist other team members in their supervision of students as needed.
Assist in maintenance of the library on-line presence and library-relevant information and communication technologies.
Update and maintain library signage, information, handouts and so on as required.
Administrative tasks as directed by the Principal or their delegate.
Liase with external stakeholders including relevant libraries, suppliers and the DEECD as required to support staff and families.
Fulfill duties assigned by the Principal or delegate within the relevant dimensions of work (http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Documents/Dimensions_of_Work_descriptors.pdf).
Maintaining currency of professional knowledge and skills
Ensure personal and office compliance with relevant government regulations and policies.
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
Advice to Applicants
Prospective applicants are advised to refer to the school website in order to access the information package relevant to this position www.nhs.vic.edu.au
All prospective applicants, including those external to the Education Department, need to be aware that they must visit the Recruitment Online website to register their CV and to address the Key Selection Criteria http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/careers/Pages/advacsSCH.aspx
Applicants are free to structure applications in any manner they choose, but must ensure that the following are included:
A specific response to all of the Key Selection Criteria and position details. It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 1 per page per section criteria.
A Cover Letter introducing yourself and providing your name, record number (if currently employed by DET), home address, telephone numbers (home, work and mobile) and the vacancy number of the position.
A summary of experience and qualifications.
The names and contact details of three referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the Key Selection Criteria.
Please note: The selection panel may contact referees other than those listed.
Further, applicants for Teacher and Education Support vacancies:
Applicants must register and apply on Recruitment Online prior to midnight on the closing date. Recruitment Online will provide you with the Job Description, Key Selection Criteria and other advice.
Applications cannot be accepted if they are not lodged on Recruitment Online http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/careers/Pages/advacsSCH.aspx
Please ensure all information including your Working With Children and Visa/Citizenship details are entered and correct.
Submit 4 hard copies of your response to Key Selection Criteria, cover letter, Resume/CV, list of referees and any other documentation. These can be submitted in person at the school or by mail to: Ms Kate Challis Northcote High School, St Georges Rd, Northcote, Victoria, 3070.
The Selection Process will involve the following steps:
Receipt of application by the closing date
Short listing of applicants
Interview process (applicants may be invited back for a second interview)
Referee Checks (these may occur prior and /or after the interviews).
Note: The panel reserves the right to contact others outside of the list of referees provided by the applicant.
On making a decision to appoint, a job offer will be made to the successful applicant.