A paraprofessional employed in response to a classroom teacher vacancy will be offered employment at either salary range 1 or 2. A paraprofessional employed in response to a leading teacher vacancy will be offered employment at either salary range 3 or 4 having regard to the role and responsibilities the paraprofessional will undertake.
Principals are to determine the roles and responsibilities of a paraprofessional consistent with any specific limitations, restrictions or conditions determined by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) in granting that person permission to teach. Unless the VIT has determined otherwise a paraprofessional with permission to teach must be under the general supervision of a registered teacher. General supervision includes oversight of the planning and implementation of class programs, and professional support with regard to:
- teaching methods or practices
- student welfare, and
- assessment procedures and related matters
Paraprofessionals must provide a child safe environment in accordance with the Child Safe Standards.
Reviewed 26 March 2020