School Learning Support Officer - Helensburgh Public School

$31.93 - $37.10 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • 05 May, 2021

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: School Administrative and Support
Job Category: Schools | SASS
Job Location: Illawarra & South Coast
Job Reference Number: 000089N1
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: 42941332 - Ewen Neild
Closing Date: 19/05/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Wollongong North
Staffing Area: Wollongong
School Name: Helensburgh Public 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.

Special Notes

This role is for a School Learning Support Officer who will be working in a Mult-Categorical Special Eduation Support Class.The role will involve supporting students with Autism and emotional and intellectual disabiilties.

Additional School Information (Optional)

Helensburgh Public School is a positive,collaborative school community with strong partnerships between students, parents and staff. It currently has 17 mainstream classes and 2 Multi- Categorical support classes with 446 students enrollled.The school has excellent learning support teachers who coordinate personalised learning for students with a variety of learning needs. Integration funds are used to employ additional School Learning Support Officers to support students with disabilities in mainstream classes and a permanent SLSO works in one of the Multi-Categorical classes. This advertisement is for a permanent SLSO for the newly established Multi Categorical class which was established at the beginning of this year. All of the School Learning Support officers have excellent commmunication skills, display outstanding team work and initiative and work closely with dedicated classroom teachers. Helensburgh Public School is constantly evaluating how to strengthen an inclusive curriculum and improve the implementation of Individual Education Plans.

The 2021-24 School Improvement Plan strives for excellence and is focused on using assessment to plan teaching at point of need for reading and numeracy.The plan will also evaluate student wellbeing intiatives to ensure students continue to connect, succeed and thrive. The school offers a range of curricular and extra curricular activities to build a positive school culture, and runs a successful Kitchen Garden program.

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

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