Full Time Ongoing School Learning Support Officer, Shoalhaven High School

$32.58 - $37.85 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Nowra NSW 2541, Australia
  • 22 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: School Administrative and Support Job category:

Schools | SASS

Job location:

Illawarra & South Coast

Job reference number: 00008MO5 Number of positions: 1 Total remuneration package: The salary range for this position is $32.58 - $37.85 per hour. The total salary package will include employer's contribution to superannuation and leave loading Contact: 44218022 - Gregory Patricks Closing date: 03/12/2021 - 04:00 PM Principal network: Connected Communities Team 1 Staffing area: Shellharbour School name: Shoalhaven High School FTE: 1.000


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

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


From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalizing the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

Additional School Information (Optional)

Shoalhaven High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Nowra on the south coast of New South Wales. The school has 649 students supported by 97 teaching and non-teaching staff. Key initiatives include a strong focus on literacy and teaching and learning strategies based on trauma-informed practice for academic engagement and wellbeing.

The school offers extension and enrichment, transition and literacy support classes to promote the academic advancement of students, while strong wellbeing, sports, arts and student representative programs contribute to the holistic educational experiences of students at Shoalhaven High School.

The school has a Support Unit of 9 classes catering for students with a variety of diagnoses, including IM, IO, ED and AU. With 26% of students identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Shoalhaven High School has 2 AEO's who are an integral part in supporting our students.

Programs such as Girls Mentoring and the Clontarf Academy are also accessible to students as additional support. A substantial proportion of students are from low socio-economic backgrounds (FOEI 149).

Shoalhaven High School is a Connected Communities School, for further information please visit the following link https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/connected-communities/connected-communities-strategy For further information regarding the school please see the school website https://shoalhaven-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. You will need to attach a covering letter (max. 3 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages), in either Word or PDF format, that demonstrates how your skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of this role in accordance with the Selection Criteria as outlined in the Statement of Duties. It is a requirement that you include the name and contact details of two referees.

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 applicants submit their applications online on iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.