Teacher Aide - Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre

$41,179 - $44,106 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • 20 Jul, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Student Services Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic Teacher Aide to join the Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre. As the Teacher Aide, you will contribute to the provision of quality educational service by assisting and supporting teachers with the preparation and enhancement of learning materials and associated activities. The Teacher Aide reports to the Principal or nominated delegate as appropriate. The reporting relationship to teachers may be changed by the Principal on a regular basis to fulfil specific needs within the school. When supporting students with specific health procedures, a Teacher Aide will be under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse or medical practitioner.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Flexible part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification TAOO2
Workplace Location Brisbane - West
Job ad reference QLD/MER380109/21T
Closing date 02-Aug-2021
Yearly salary $41179 - $44106
Fortnightly salary $1578.42 - $1690.60
Job duration until 10 December 2021, unless otherwise determined
Contact person Neil Lloyd
Contact details (07) 3271 0771

About Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre:
The Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre (BYETC) is a co-educational school that delivers educational programs for up to 162 remanded and sentenced young people at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre. Students from BYETC have diverse learning needs and come from a range of cultural backgrounds. Our staff are passionate about helping improve the knowledge, skills and abilities of our students, many of whom have had disrupted or negative experiences of schooling. We seek to educate the whole person by providing opportunities for growth, development and learning which will prepare young people for a balanced worthwhile future.

About You:
We are looking for a competent all-rounder who can work across multiple disciplines. The successful applicant will work under the direction of the teacher, to assist in the classroom and support and encourage students in their learning.

The ideal applicant will be motivated and have a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of young people.

About the Role:
The role of a teacher aide is incredibly varied and includes but is not limited to general classroom support, especially in the areas of literacy and numeracy; preparation of resources (including technology) and administrative duties such as photocopying and filing.

As the teacher aide, you may be asked to provide specialist support in areas such as:

  • Language and culture for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students
  • Specific learning needs
  • Students with a disability
  • Behaviour
  • English as a second language
  • Health and Physical education
  • Secondary school subjects such as hospitality, science and technology, manual arts

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.

Please view the Role Description for a full list of responsibilities.

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.


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School Type


Job Closing Date

02 Aug, 2021