School Learning Support Officer - Junee High School

$31.93 - $37.10 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Junee NSW 2663, Australia
  • 05 May, 2021

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: School Administrative and Support
Job Category: Schools | SASS
Job Location: Regional NSW
Job Reference Number: 000088S2
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: The salary range for this position is $31.93 - $37.10 per hour. The total salary package will include employer's contribution to superannuation and leave loading
Contact: 02 6924 1666 - Mr Scott Frazier
Closing Date: 19/05/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Gundagai
Staffing Area: Wagga Wagga
School Name: Junee High School
FTE: 1.000

Position Information

The NSW Department of Education provides, funds and regulates education services for NSW students from early childhood to secondary school, delivering world-class education through its public schools and providing funding support to non-government schools. We employ, develop and support teachers, leaders and other staff to deliver the best outcomes for students and to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

About the Role

School Learning Support Officers provides support for students with identified diverse learning needs including disability in classrooms and other learning environments under the direction and supervision of a teacher to support the achievement of educational outcomes. This support includes student welfare, health and wellbeing activities as required. In addition School Learning Support Officers may provide specific support for students in the following streams or settings: pre-school, vision support, hearing support, and bilingual. Student Learning Support Officers working in these streams/settings have specific additional duties, in addition to the general duties for School Learning Support Officers that are required to be performed.

Essential Requirements

  • Working with Children Check Clearance
  • Completion of mandatory training required by the Department of Education and a willingness to undertake first aid training relevant to the School Learning Support Officer role.
  • Administration of Medications – training to be provided based on student needs.
  • Health support training to be provided based on student needs (subject to transition provisions).

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  2. Ability to work with students with emotional, physical or intellectual disabilities.
  3. Awareness of the needs of students with emotional, physical or intellectual disabilities.
  4. Effective communication skills.

Additional School Information (Optional)

Junee High School is a rural comprehensive secondary school which draws students from the township and surrounding farms and villages. The current student enrolment is 259 students (19% identify as Aboriginal). The school enjoys high levels of community support from local businesses and farms.

Junee High School has strong links with its partner primary schools through the successful Ngumba-Dal Learning Community. The schools share professional learning, staff and student visits and combine for a number of community events., in conjunction with a strong transition program for students into Year 7. Effective transition programs for Year 10, 11 & 12 students also support their movement into further study, work opportunities or a combination of them.

The preparedness of the staff of Junee High School to embrace innovative teaching and learning practices provides opportunities for all of our students to achieve their best in a supportive environment. Teachers have professional learning groups embedded in their timetables, allowing time to collaborate, reflect and prepare for improved teaching & learning. The school's staffing entitlement in 2021 is 30.2 teaching staff and 9 non-teaching staff with a number of temporary staff also employed to support learning. The school employs a Head Teacher Administration and additional School Learning Support Officers from school funds. Our executive staff is stable with the majority being here for more than five years. There is a 15% turnover of staff each year.

There is a range of student subject options, with Stage 5 & 6 electives at school in conjunction with options for study with TAFE, Aurora College and distance education providers. We are a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) school with the addition of all students are provided an electronic device. A number of students undertake work

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role, please apply online and attach your resume and covering letter, which clearly details how your skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of this role. It is a requirement that you include the name and contact details of two referees. The statement of duties can be accessed here

If there are targeted questions, you must respond to these (maximum 300 words) and include in your covering letter.

Note: It is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via iworkfor.nsw.gov.au.

No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.