Full Time Ongoing School Learning Support Officer, Melville High School

$32.58 - $37.85 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Melville High School, Nicholson Street, South Kempsey NSW, Australia
  • 14 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: School Administrative and Support
Job Category:
  • Schools | SASS
Job Location:
  • Regional NSW
Job Reference Number: 00008IXU
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: 65627511 - Leanne Weatherhead
Closing Date: 27/10/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Connected Communities Team 1
Staffing Area: Port Macquarie
School Name: Melville High 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 with emotional, physical or intellectual disabilities.
  • Awareness of the needs of students with emotional, physical or intellectual disabilities.
  • Effective communication skills.

Additional School Information (Optional)

Melville High School is located on Dunghutti land in the Macleay Valley serving approximately 600 students with a student Aboriginal population of over 30%.

It is a comprehensive, coeducational school, with a strong focus on student growth and achievement, quality teaching, restorative practices and wellbeing.

Opportunities are provided in academic, sporting, cultural, creative and technological learning areas and programs to develop social and employment skills are a focus.

In 2021 Melville High School joined the Connected Communities Strategy which aims to improve outcomes for Aboriginal students and therefore all students.


Special Needs

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Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021