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Roles and Responsibilities — Teaching Service

Paraprofessionals

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.

Roles and Responsibilities for Teaching Service for Paraprofessionals

Reviewed 26 March 2020

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