Bilingual French Classroom Assistant (Ed Support Level 1-Range 1)
Schools (Government)
Melbourne, AU
2d ago
source : State Government of Victoria

Job Description

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  • Caulfield Junior College (CJC) is a Victorian State Government school and was established as Balaclava Road Primary School in 1914.

    Caulfield Junior College is located 11 km southeast from the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD).

    Caulfield Junior College is a bi-national school accredited to deliver both the Australian and French curriculum in accordance with the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the French Ministry of Education’s standards and practices.

    The school enrolment includes students undertaking the accredited French program within the French Binational Program. The FBP program is overseen by the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE).

    The outdoor sporting facilities include an excellent synthetic football, basketball and running track area, and covered play equipment.

    The school has a range of buildings dating from different eras. The Building Education Revolution Program (BER Program) facility provides classroom and multi-use spaces, including a computer section.

    Additional Information

    Our school currently has 524 students, 334 of whom access both the Victorian and French Curriculum in our French Binational Program’.

    Additionally, 88 of our students participate in the Hebrew Immersion Program’ (HIP) before school, three mornings per week.

    Many of those students participate in an additional after school activity once per week, run by the United Jewish Education Board (UJEB).

    We are proud of the diversity of our school; currently our student body includes students from 28 countries, who speak 24 different languages.

    Our daily school program includes :

  • Structured literacy, numeracy and units of inquiry’ blocks to ensure consistent delivery of the Victorian and French Curricula.
  • Specialist classes including Art, LOTE (French), Music and Physical Education.
  • Outside of each school day, our school engages a variety of external providers, including :

  • After School Activities’ programs particularly delivered for the purpose of building the French language in our school.
  • Sporting and Music Programs
  • Australian Girls’ Choir.
  • Selection Criteria

    SC1 Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.

    SC2 Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills, in both English and French, including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and other staff.

    SC3 Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

    SC4 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

    SC5 A commitment to professional learning and growth.

    Role

    There is a 6 day attendance (during the school holidays) requirement for this position.

    Undertakes routine tasks that are usually 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.

    Work has little scope for deviation. Problems can usually be solved by reference to well documented procedures and instructions and clearly established practices.

    Deviation from established procedures will require reference to others for guidance and direction. Assistance is readily available when problems arise.

    An experienced employee at range 1 will exercise limited judgement within clearly defined guidelines and well established practices that relate specifically to the tasks performed.

    Does not carry responsibility for the work of others. More experienced employees will provide basic guidance and advice to others relating to tasks within the work area.

    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.

    Qualification requirements do not operate at range 1. Certification requirements may be required to legally perform specific tasks - e.

    g. driver's licence, first aid, safe food handling.

    Responsibilities

  • Assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning areas.
  • Assist with the communication between students and teachers, particularly the interpretation of instructions.
  • Provide basic physical and emotional care for students.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Assist with toileting, meals, lifting, and administration of medication to students requiring special care.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils in playgrounds, at camps, on excursions, in sporting activities, therapy activities and life skills.
  • Assist in the preparation of student resources and equipment.
  • Prepare basic curriculum support resources.
  • Set up and put away equipment and materials in support of teaching programs.
  • Observe students and draw the attention of the teacher to them where necessary.
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and evaluation of individual student involvement and achievement.
  • Assist with communication between teachers and non-English speaking parents / students.
  • Assist in the translation of documents.
  • Assist students with the preparation and service of meals.
  • Ensure work areas and materials, equipment and appliances are maintained in a clean and ready to use condition.
  • Assist in the preparation of equipment and purchasing of materials and supplies as required.
  • 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

    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

    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
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