Community Liaison (Ed Support Level 1-range 1)

Schools (Government)

Sunbury, VIC

Posted 3/16/2019

Location Profile

Sunbury Primary School is proud to be a school driven by a strong ethos and shared values, a place where learning is valued, focussed on the belief that every child can learn. The school’s vision is for all students to become successful learners; confident, creative and curious individuals who are active and informed citizens.

School enrolment in 2019 is 389. The school is organised to provide low class sizes across the school in composite class arrangements. Specialist programs operate to support school priorities and to take advantage of the teaching capital available to the school. To further support student learning the school is involved in various networks with a focus on teaching excellence. The community is ethnically, culturally and socio-economically relatively homogeneous. The School Family Occupation index of the school is 0.31.

Sunbury Primary School can trace its origins to 1869 as the first school in the local area. It was relocated in 1999 to Jacksons Hill on the southern boundary of the township of Sunbury, located approximately 35 kilometres northwest of Melbourne, within the city of Hume.

The school is housed in refurbished, heritage-listed bluestone and weatherboard buildings. Children enjoy school facilities which include modern classrooms, specialist art and music facilities, library and hall. Landscaped grounds feature historically significant trees and a horticulture centre. The playground facilities include an oval, soccer field, basketball court, tennis courts, passive recreation areas and play equipment including an industrial playground matched to the different physical and social stages of development.

Sunbury Primary School:

  • Emphasis on the development of literate, numerate, articulate children who have a capacity, passion and curiosity for learning
  • Develops a shared sense of purpose
  • Provides a safe, inclusive environment where children are challenged to achieve their potential
  • Maintains up to date Information and Communications Technologies to enhance student outcomes and engagement through collaborative learning
  • Employs high quality strategic planning practices that promote and facilitate school effectiveness
  • Provides a welcoming environment where students, parents and staff are valued

At Sunbury Primary School we believe that relationships are fundamental to the educational and social development of children and young people and that school improvement can be further supported and achieved with a genuine commitment to structure and support community conversations to develop our capacity. Partnerships with parents are highly valued with parental participation in school programs and through consultation, in order to create the best possible learning opportunities for our students. The school values of respect, honesty, cooperation, caring and responsibility underpin the school’s core belief that every child will learn.

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 capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.

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.

SC6 Capacity to liaise with the community to establish strong home-school partnerships.


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.


- Communicate through social media and school newsletter

- Prepare regular communication ie. newsletters and instant messaging posts

- Manage the school website

- Communication via phone calls to parents

- Coordinate whole school community and fundraising events

- Liaise with various community organisations

- Undertake clerical and keyboard duties in support of the school administration function

- 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)

- 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.

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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