Casual Disability Assistants – Notetakers, Readers & Writers

  • NSW Department of Education
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • 10 May, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: TAFE NSW
Job category:

Education And/Or Training

Job location:

Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Port Macquarie & Mid-North Coast

Job reference number: 00008V4I
Work type: Flexibility available
Total remuneration package: $44.91 per hour
Contact: 02 6591 3645 - Rhonda Ebeling
Closing date: 23/05/2022 - 11:59 PM


  • Support our students with disabilities with their studies
  • Choose to work from 5 great locations on the Mid North Coast
  • Casual opportunities for the perfect work life balance

The Opportunity

With TAFE NSW you will have the opportunity to grow your professional career in a dynamic and collaborative environment, where you can innovate, create value and proudly play a meaningful role in Australia’s largest skills and training provider!

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of TAFE NSW vocational education team. Disability Teacher /Consultants require a group of casual Note Takers, Readers & Writers to support students with disabilities to access education and training by assisting with the implementation of reasonable adjustment strategies.

Support may include reading, notetaking/writing and explaining course material. It may also include assisting with organisational skills/tasks, time management, computing skills, completing practical tasks and other reasonable tasks related to supporting students’ meaningful participation in courses and educational settings.

Teacher Consultants require a cohort of suitable staff to ensure flexibility and to provide reasonable adjustment for students. The hours are varied and dependent on the number of students with a disability enrolled and the nature of their support needs.

About You

You will thrive in a small and dynamic team that inspires our students to grow and succeed in their skills training. Strong communication and relationship building skills are one of your strengths, as you assist students to participate, engage in tasks and maintain progress in theoretical learning settings.

You are confident in your ability to take comprehensive, legible, well-organised notes in a format customised to meet the specific learning needs of the student.

You will have demonstrated experience working with individuals with disabilities and enjoy working in a busy educational environment that supports and advocates for students.

Crucially, you are someone who shares the TAFE NSW Values of Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence and Customer First.

The ideal applicant will also possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Literacy and numeracy skills at Certificate IV level or equivalent
  • Highly developed listening, reading, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to use relevant technology (e.g. laptops, iPads, a range of software applications or trade related equipment and technology)
  • Ability to summarise relevant information presented in the class
    Awareness of the needs of people with a disability undertaking vocational education and training.

For full details about the role review the Position Description and the Information Package