Multiple positions, Ongoing School Learning Support Officer - Canobolas Rural Technology High School

$32.58 - $37.85 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Orange NSW 2800, Australia
  • 26 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: School Administrative and Support Job category:

Schools | SASS

Job location:

Regional NSW

Job reference number: 00008NK4 Number of positions: 3 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: 02 6362 1677 - Carmen Dederer Closing date: 09/12/2021 - 04:00 PM Principal network: Orange Staffing area: Orange School name: Canobolas Rural Technology 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. 


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

Special Notes

This advertisement is for 3 Full time 1.00FTE School Learning Support Officer positions.

Additional School Information (Optional)

Canobolas Rural Technology High School is a comprehensive high school located in Orange with an enrolment of 654 students, including 45% Aboriginal students. The Family Occupation and Employment Index (FOEI) is 150. The school has recently undertaken a school development review with specific focus on school-based initiatives, community engagement, quality teaching and school-wide processes and practices. The findings, conclusions, recommendations and strategies developed from that process have driven the new Strategic Improvement Plan and provided a clear roadmap of priorities for the school in the coming years.  

The school provides core academic subjects in all stages of learning along with a broad range of elective courses which are proven to engage students positively in their learning. A strong student wellbeing structure exists within the school and this is managed by a committed Learning and Support Team. The school has nine support classes across multiple classifications with students working towards mainstream and life skills outcomes.  

Staff are working to enhance links with the Western Institute of TAFE and Charles Sturt University and is supported by industry in the delivery of a range of accredited vocational education and training programs. The school has an emerging transition program with its local primary schools and is keen to progress improved ways of forming productive partnerships with parents and the wider community. Further information regarding Canobolas Rural Technology High School is available on the school website: 

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