Teacher Aide - Learning Support (2022)

Albury Wodonga Community College
Devonport & North West
Education & Training
Teaching Aides & Special Needs
$50,000 - $54,999
Full time
Posted 21d ago

Indie School staff are committed to changing the lives of young people. 

The greatest difference between Indie School and many other alternative education settings is that our foundations lay in Adult Education philosophies. Indie School Salisbury have the core pillars: Wellbeing, Agency and Learning.

Smaller class sizes allow students greater opportunity to identify their strengths and work to improve areas in which they lack confidence.

Indie School provides students the opportunity to learn in a supportive environment that uses individual plans, tailored to each student's own education / life circumstances. In return for higher levels of self responsibility, the students can enjoy some greater freedoms. 

 

Position Description 

The full-time position works across the School (working closely with the Assistant Head of School classroom teachers), being an employee whose main duties are to provide support to teachers and students in a secondary classroom or to individual students or group of students. 

Position is for 37.5 hours across 5 days per week. 

Applications close 3pm Friday 3rd December, 2021

 

Key accountabilities:

This role includes a high variety of tasks including assisting teachers in the classroom and other educational activities, providing assistance to students,  general support roles, administrative support, and providing small group or one-to-one tutoring. 

  • follow directions from and report to the Assistant Head of School;
  • provide classroom support and liaise with teachers and students;
  • general administration and resource management when necessary;
  • assist to conduct excursions and supervision of students;
  • highly developed organisational abilities
  • the ability to prioritise tasks and work quickly and accurately;
  • demonstrated computer skills and experience in working with Microsoft office (including Excel spreadsheets, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook) email and the internet;
  • ability to tailor learning resources or lesson instructions to the appropriate ability and interest level to ensure relatability and student engagement;
  • demonstrated ability to work as part of a small team;
  • strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • strong attention to detail and excellent presentation skills;
  • an ability to ensure their own and co-workers safety by adopting safe working practices and compliance with WH&S policies and procedures.

General Expectations for Indie School Staff: 

  • Support for the culture of a trauma responsive school site.
  • Support student development in the areas of wellbeing, agency and learning.
  • Take an active interest in the general life of the School and promote a high quality of education within the School.
  • Ensure all students and parents are provided with a quality service
  • Maintain professional confidentiality.
  • Act as a member of a team, developing and supporting the philosophy and ethos of the School.

Essential

  1. Qualifications in Education Support or equivalent, with experience working with “at-risk youth”, exhibiting a diverse range of needs.
  2. Energy, enthusiasm and a passion for assisting students with learning.
  3. Effective time management skills with good oral and written communication skills.
  4. Collaborative and willing to work with and support teaching staff.
  5. An understanding of key child protection regulations, WH&S issues and relevant discrimination legislation.
  6. Understanding of key issues affecting students with learning challenges including privacy laws, socio-emotional needs such as anxiety and self-esteem, and understands the role of parents and key health professionals as significant stakeholders.
  7. An understanding and/or experience dealing with a range of additional student learning needs including intellectual and physical disability, behavioural disturbances, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, poor literacy/numeracy skills, and mental health issues.
  8. Hold or willing to obtain a current National Police check and Working with Children Check (WA).
  9. Willingness to carry out administrative and other duties, as required.
  10. Maintain confidentiality with private and sensitive student/parent information

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?

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