Sub-school Support (Ed Support Level 1-range 2)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 7/24/2019

Location Profile

Bentleigh Secondary College is a co-educational secondary school of choice.

Bentleigh Secondary College has a core belief in promoting leadership at all levels. The College is internationally recognised for innovation through sustainability.

College Vision

We strive to make a difference by recognising that young people need strategies to help them successfully deal with an ever-changing world. Our purpose is to prepare all students to be active and engaged global citizens.

College Values

We embrace a progressive culture that champions student innovation, leadership and creative thinking through student engagement and socially inclusive activities. Open communication and respect for positive change are always encouraged. The school community works together to challenge its members to exceed expectations for achievement in all areas. This is reflected in our core values:

  • Excellence – being the best you can be.
  • Responsibility – the right to learn.
  • Respect – the right to be treated with respect.
  • Inclusiveness – the right to feel safe.
  • Engagement and Progress

The College uses data from the student voice and feedback to personalise the educational experience of each student, thus creating positive change in the lives of students, staff and those in the community. Our students consistently achieve excellent academic results, and the majority of graduates successfully enrol in tertiary studies.

We believe that quality teaching is the main driver of successful student learning outcomes. We have well-established, rigorous review processes. Our staff are regularly recognised for excellence in their fields of work and study. It is a core aim to provide our staff with leadership opportunities.

The College is committed to providing stimulating and engaging learning. This commitment is articulated through a whole-school focus on the explicit instructional model. Students are encouraged to progress at their own rate, exploring their interests to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. Students are provided with high-quality feedback and are encouraged to reflect on their learning progress.

In the Wider Community

On a broader scale, we share our vision of a sustainable future and our belief in the importance of mindfulness meditation and the science of positive psychology with other learning institutions, community groups and industry. Our school and staff continue to win various awards, including the Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year 2011, the Premier’s Sustainability Award in the Education category 2013 and finalist in the Victorian Outstanding Curriculum Innovation Award 2014.

Student Opportunities

Student leadership is promoted at all levels through the following activities and leadership programs: Student Representative Council; School for Student Leadership; Green Machine; Respect Committee; Drama, Music and Visual Arts programs; camps; debating; chess; debutante ball; and various sports and outdoor education programs.

Our students have the opportunity to forge global connections through our Sister School agreement with Yamada Senior High School in Osaka, Japan, which results in regular student exchange visits; our student sponsorship program with Letsibogo Girls High in Soweto, South Africa; and our International Students program.

History and Facilities

Bentleigh Secondary College was opened in 1956 and is a vibrant single-site campus with a current enrolment of more than 900 students. Our campus is located on 6.5 hectares in Bentleigh East, close to public transport. The College is organised into two sub-schools: junior (Years 7 to 9) and senior (Years 10 to 12). Each sub-school has an Assistant Principal and a Head of School.

College facilities include: a double basketball stadium; a gymnasium; an administration and hospitality wing; a Performing Arts Centre for music, drama and dance with a theatre of 250 seats; a Learning Centre incorporating open-plan spaces, four science laboratories, three multimedia spaces, a library and five flexible classrooms. We are soon to undertake redevelopment of our facilities, with the announcement of funding of $9.6 million in the 2015 State budget.

What the Future Holds

This is an exciting time for Bentleigh Secondary College. We have developed an environment where leadership capacity and the voices of both staff and students are allowed to flourish. We value the strong relationships that have developed between parents, teachers, students, friends, local organisations, businesses and community groups. We are looking forward to the development and implementation of our next four-year strategic plan. We are planning for the further development and modernisation of our infrastructure. We are continually integrating new teaching and learning technologies into our learning environment. We continue to encourage a dynamic and innovative environment that allows our staff and students to shine.

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.


- 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.
- Maintain school's records system, including computerised student, staff and school records.
- Coordinate the implementation of requisitioning, purchasing and issuing procedures.
- Manage client reception.
- Liaise with school staff in regard to support requirements.
- Coordinate staff timetabling.


The responsibilities of this position will be but are not limited to:

The incumbent has line management responsibilities to the Principal and Business Manager but on a day to day basis is accountable to the Sub School Head.

Classification Context and task level

  • Support the co-ordination of and organise and determine work priorities
  • Support the co-ordination of events and activities in line with DET guidelines
  • Have a competent ability in and knowledge of programs used in secondary colleges and strong decision and time management abilities
  • Provides routine information, guidance and support
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the work area
  • Obtain cooperation amongst staff within the work area
  • Supervise the performance of tasks
  • Obtain cooperation of other school staff for the purpose of achieving the objectives of the work area
  • Ensure confidentiality of records are maintained
  • Support other administrative areas of the college
  • Accountability relates directly to performance of allocated tasks

Typical Duties

The incumbent’s key duties will be but are not limited to:

  • VASS management from enrolment to results
  • Event organisation via Try booking.
  • Compass knowledge of function to support college operations
  • Edval knowledge to support Middle and Senior school
  • GAT and VCE exam seating arrangements including exam supervisor rosters and forms
  • Attendance support
  • Parent teacher interviews set up
  • Daily organisation knowledge
  • General Office support
  • Undertake other duties relevant to the classification level as requested by the Business Manager or Principal

This position description describes in general terms the normal duties which the Educational Support Officer is expected to undertake. However, the duties described may vary or be amended from time to time without changing the level of responsibility associated with the position.

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

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