Full Time Ongoing School Learning Support Officer, Pre School - Kegworth Public School

$32.58 - $37.85 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia
  • 23 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: School Administrative and Support Job category:

Schools | SASS

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008LGS 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: 9569 7320 - Carole GREEN Closing date: 06/12/2021 - 04:00 PM Principal network: Iron Cove Staffing area: Port Jackson School name: Kegworth Public 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

  • On appointment must be working towards or hold an Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) approved Certificate III in Children’s Services or Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • 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. Ability to work with young children.
  4. Awareness of the needs of young children.
  5. 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 finalising 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)

Kegworth Public School services students from the local community and beyond. Located in the Inner West, Kegworth acknowledges the Cadigal and Wangal people, who are the traditional owners of the land and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Kegworth is a vibrant P – 6 school, fostering a culture that enables students to develop as active, responsible learners in an ever changing and technologically demanding society. Our P – 6 students come from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander (2.9%) and LBOTE (26%) The school staff comprises of recently accredited and experienced teaching and non-teaching staff who are committed to ongoing professional learning and delivering high quality teaching and learning programs, with a strong focus to improving student learning outcomes. Students can participate in a range of learning programs and extra-curricular activities including specialist music, community language (Italian), environment and sustainability, Indigenous knowledge through collaboration with community. Kegworth Public School is recognised locally for its genuine partnership with students and supportive parent and school community. The school prides itself on its friendly and welcoming atmosphere both in the classroom and across the entire school community. KEGWORTH PRESCHOOL: Kegworth Preschool aims to provide all children with a warm, inclusive and secure environment conducive to developing a strong sense of identity and individual growth. Children are encouraged to develop their own individual learning goals, allowing for choice about their own learning in a safe and supportive environment. To facilitate learning, develop skills and understandings and positive learning dispositions for all children, a wide variety of enjoyable and challenging learning experiences are created in line with the Early Years Learning Framework, in rich, engaging indoor and outdoor learning spaces. Preschool educators encourage and value parents and carers as partners in their child’s learning journey. Mutual trust, open communication and the development of positive relationships is paramount in ensuring each child’s overall wellbeing, development and learning.

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.