Teacher Aide - South East Region Learning Colleges, Varsity Lakes Campus

$27,433 - $29,383 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Varsity Lakes QLD 4227, Australia
  • 07 Apr, 2021

Job Description

South East Region, State Schools Division

Applications are invited for the position of Teacher Aide at our Varsity Lakes campus. As the Teacher Aide you will contribute to the provision of a quality educational service by assisting and supporting teachers with the preparation and enhancement of learning materials and associated activities. While this position is based at the Varsity Lakes Campus, you may also be required to occasionally work at the Eagleby and Helensvale campuses.

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification TAOO2
Workplace Location Gold Coast
Job ad reference QLD/SER369128/21T
Closing date 21-Apr-2021
Yearly salary $27433 - $29383
Fortnightly salary $1051.54 - $1126.28
Job duration 27 April 2021 until 10 December 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Elizabeth Coyer
Contact details (07) 3380 7430
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About South East Region Learning Colleges - Varsity Lakes Campus

The Varsity Lakes Learning Campus (VLC) was opened in July 2015 and is the second campus of the South East Learning College (SERLC) to be opened. It is modelled on Eagleby Learning College (ELC) and has experienced rapid growth during this time.

This campus offers a full range of subjects for year 10 through to year 12. VLC is a campus of the SERLC so it is eligible for mature aged students.

VLC campus offers selected year 10 - 12 curriculum as well as:

  • Certificates II and III in Business
  • Certificate II in Health Support Services
  • Certificate II in Logistics
  • Certificate III Visual Arts

These programs are unique in their condensed delivery and their accessibility to all learners, especially those ineligible or disengaged from mainstream education.

Your Role

As the Teacher Aide you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Assisting teachers and students with sporting activities and with school excursions.
  • Assisting with the management and stocktaking of equipment and resources.
  • Communicating effectively and displaying high level of interpersonal skills to function as an effective team member.
  • Maintaining anecdotal records on students for use in reviewing student's development.
  • Displaying respect and empathy for students with high level needs.
  • Displaying confidentiality, tact, reliability and sensitively to students and their families.
  • The compiling and supervising of class rolls.
  • Clerical assistance duties including typing teachers' notes and work programs, duplicating and photocopying teaching materials, checking bus lists, collation and duplication of exam papers, recording of examination results, compiling students results records, assisting in organising off site activities etc.
  • Assisting in the supervision of education activities, under the direction of a teacher.
  • Assisting in preparing, storing, making available and clearing away teaching equipment and materials.
  • Assisting teaching staff with playground and bus supervision.
  • Collecting money from students for various school activities as required.
  • Contributing to the welfare, health and safety of students including the delivery of first aid. Where the teacher aide is required to administer first aid, the teacher aide would be required to be formally trained in the administration of first aid, and keep such qualifications current. All costs associated with obtaining and maintaining qualifications would be met from school funds.
  • Assist students with special needs, this may in certain circumstances extend to moving disabled pupils, assisting with positioning, assisting with meals, toileting and dressing of pupils unable to care for themselves. Suitable training is essential.
  • Listening to students' reading.
  • Reading aloud and storytelling.
  • Assisting with science demonstrations, textile and cooking classes; e.g. collation of food lists, purchasing, preparation and storage of materials.
  • Laundering linens.
  • Care of equipment.
  • Assisting students to find reference materials.
  • Specific Literacy and Numeracy duties may include:
    • support for teachers in providing learning materials for students at risk
    • working with small groups as well as individual students
    • use of computers when working with students.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.