School Learning Support Officer, Hearing Support, Full Time Ongoing - Camden Public School

$32.58 - $37.85 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Camden NSW, Australia
  • 06 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Student Services

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: School Administrative and Support
Job Category: Schools | SASS
Job Location: Sydney Region
Job Reference Number: 00008DM8
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: 46558049 - Jason Hawker
Closing Date: 20/10/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Camden
Staffing Area: Campbelltown
School Name: Camden Public School
FTE: 1.000

Position Information
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 who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Awareness of the needs of students who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Willingness to engage with Auslan or assistive technology based on the needs of the student

Special Notes
The successful School Learning and Support Officer (Hearing) will be working in a Support Unit Hearing class where a number of students are solely dependent on Auslan to communicate. The successful applicant will be expected to have fluent Auslan skills to support the learning and wellbeing needs of students within this class.

Additional School Information (Optional)
Camden Public School (CPS) has 313 students, including an inclusive support unit, consisting of IM, Hearing and Autism classes. Camden continues to serve the township that bears its name as well as the surrounding semi-rural community. The school community has a vision where students are empowered to discover their strengths and strive for excellence: academically, socially and emotionally.

Our students have a history of strong academic, sporting and cultural involvement. The school provides students with a range of extra-curricula activities including: band, debating, choir, dance, Auslan Group and Superior Scientists. A strong and proactive approach to student wellbeing exists in a safe, respectful and supportive environment.

At CPS professional learning has a strong focus on student outcomes and building a school-wide consistency of quality teaching practice. There is a learning culture amongst staff where teachers and school learning support officers are committed to their professional learning and that of their colleagues and collaboratively evaluate the effect of their teaching on their students’ achievement.

A key focus at CPS is involving students in the learning process, where they: monitor their own learning, use self-assessment and teacher feedback to reflect on their learning and work towards learning goals. CPS fosters a Growth Mindset, students: embrace challenges, are inspired by others, see effort as a pathway to achievement and are open to feedback.

CPS prides itself on active community participation within all facets of school life. There is a strong partnership between students, parents and staff. A large percentage of parent volunteers and community members regularly participate in school-based activities.

Further information, including the Annual School Report and the School Plan are available on the school website at

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 No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.

Targeted Question 1
Describe your experience and success when working with students to improve their educational outcomes.

Targeted Question 2
Student wellbeing is a vital part of supporting all students to develop as they engage in school life. How have you positively impacted on the wellbeing of students?


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

20 Oct, 2021