Full Time Ongoing, School Learning Support Officer - Bega High School

$32.58 - $37.85 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Bega NSW 2550, Australia
  • 01 Aug, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: School Administrative and Support
Job category:

Schools | SASS

Job location:

Illawarra & South Coast

Job reference number: 000090YY
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: 02 64929000 - David Britton
Closing date: 15/08/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Batemans Bay
Staffing area: Batemans Bay
School name: Bega 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.

Special Notes
About the NSW Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team (dandi@det.nsw.edu.au) or visit NSW Department of Education Diversity and Inclusion

Additional School Information (Optional)

Established in 1952, in the heart of Bega's commercial and residential precinct, Bega High School is a comprehensive rural high school that draws students from all parts of the Bega Valley Shire.

The closest government secondary school is 50 kilometres away and the school’s geographical drawing area ranges from Tathra (15 kilometres to the east), Cobargo (40 kilometres to the north), through to Wolumla (20 kilometres to the south) and Bemboka (40 kilometres to the west).

Enrolments have decreased from 925 in 2011 to a maximum of 770 in 2018. The current enrolment is 645 students, including 12% Aboriginal students. The Special Education faculty comprises 10 classes including multi–categorical, emotional disturbance, mild intellectual disability and severe intellectual disability classes.

The wide-ranging curriculum includes school-based and TAFE-based vocational education, and students follow various learning pathways exemplified by the range of school-based traineeships and apprenticeships for Stage 5 and 6 students.

Bega High School is committed to providing excellence in education which prepares all students to contribute positively to society.

The school community values achievement through:

  • Responsibility for learning, behaviour and our environment
  • Respect for oneself, others and property
  • Effort through being positive, resourceful and persistent.

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.