Learning Support Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Eaton WA, Australia
  • 21 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Eaton Community College
Teacher - Learning Support
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH693860

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021

Interested in enabling school communities to educate students with high support needs?

Eaton Community College (CC) is seeking to appoint an innovative and dedicated Teacher – Learning Support who is engaging and can motivate staff and students, whilst supporting the School’s priorities and business plan. Ideally, the successful applicant would possess qualifications and/or experience in supporting students with barriers to learning either identified disabilities and/or imputed challenges to learning. Supporting our students and striving to learn more about quality and evidence based teaching and learning is a priority in this role, including transition from primary to secondary.

The successful applicant would possess knowledge and understandings of contemporary, evidence-based practices related to learning support services and would provide advice, information and support to the school and network on the learning support needs of our students. Experience in improving students’ outcomes, understanding disability resourcing and the capacity to access additional support from the State-wide Services Resource Centre, Schools of Special Education Needs (SSENB and or D) teams is highly desirable.

The successful applicant will assist teaching staff in the delivery of planned education programs and in promoting a supportive and inclusive learning environment. They will work under general supervision or autonomously and would be required to contribute advice and expertise, collaborating with school community members to support student achievement.

The Teacher – Learning Support would show a commitment to enhancing students’ learning opportunities through ongoing reflective classroom practices as well as commitment to planning, case management of students and liaising with external agencies are also key to the role. It will be important to continue to engage in professional learning opportunities, including positive and effective collaboration with colleagues. You will show a willingness to contribute and maintain a team environment.

Eaton CC is a medium-sized school catering for approximately 580 students from Year 7 to Year 12 and is an Independent Public School. We offer a wide range of courses from VET, General and ATAR subjects. We are a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school prioritising whole school collaboration, engaging staff, students and parents in the development and evolution of shared expectations.

This year we have embraced Professional Learning Communities focusing on two major areas: Quality Teaching and Social and Emotional Learning. These communities are a significant part of our whole school development and on-going improvements, engaging all staff in the process. We are highly supported by an internal Specialist Literacy Teacher and support personnel, with a current focus on reading, and a proactive PBS team.

Eaton CC is committed to providing students with the best educational opportunities and we are proud of our achievements and the contributions our students make to the College and wider community. The College site is adjacent to the Glen Huon Primary School and close to community facilities such as the Eaton Fair Shopping Centre, Dardanup Shire Offices and a community oval, placing it in the heart of the Eaton community. The site contains significant wetlands of two hectares that form the focal point of the buildings, as well as spacious, landscaped gardens and lawns that provide a beautiful outlook for active, growing students.

The school values of “Encouraging, Caring and Challenging” are about being dedicated to providing wrap around support for each student so that they embrace their learning opportunities and are able to activate their learning to become life-long learners. As a PBS school we value quality teaching and know that we must and can provide highly effective emotional and social support to improve the academic outcomes of all students. Our staff demonstrate care for our students as individuals so that they are fully prepared for success in a rapidly changing world.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Eaton Community College can be found by visiting www.eatoncc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition for Teachers - Prior Service and Qualifications

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Krisha Banks, Program Coordinator, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Eaton, by telephoning (08) 9796 7000 or emailing Krisha.banks@education.wa.edu.au

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position.

(Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or trb.wa.gov.au


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 3 August 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-03 4:30 PM


Not Applicable

School Type

College or Tertiary

Job Closing Date

03 Aug, 2021