Full Time Ongoing School Learning Support Officer, Tirriwirri School

$32.58 - $37.85 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Tirriwirri School, Alanbar Street, Karabar NSW, Australia
  • 15 Nov, 2021
Full time - Permanent Student Services Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: School Administrative and Support
Job category:

Schools | SASS

Job location:

Illawarra & South Coast

Job reference number: 00008M4U
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: 0262062500 - Gabrielle Sheather
Closing date: 29/11/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Queanbeyan
Staffing area: Queanbeyan
School name: Tirriwirri School
FTE: 1.000


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.


From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalising the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

Additional School Information (Optional)

Tirriwirri School for Specific Purposes (Years K-12) is a new school that opened in 2021 with an anticipated enrolment of 55 students. The school will operate with seven classes in the first stage of development with additional learning spaces possible to support future growth. The school is located between Karabar High School and Queanbeyan South Public School.

Tirriwirri School is the only SSP located in the Queanbeyan and surrounding areas. It is located on the border of NSW and the ACT, near Canberra. The school is located in a highly desirable location, 10kms from Canberra International Airport and is only a short drive to the Snowy Mountains or to the South Coast. The classroom teacher position will commence from Term 1 2022, week 1.

Tirriwirri will prepare students with special needs (moderate or severe intellectual disability and complex needs) to meet the challenges of the future. A strong focus is on developing attitudes of willing participation and co-operation and providing a comprehensive quality education.

Students will be supported to move forward in their independence and reach their full potential. Positive partnerships between families and the wider community are highly valued and play a vital role in enriching student outcomes.

In collaboration with parents and carers, Tirriwirri School aims to foster close relationships with NDIS service providers to ensure students are well supported in learning and have a seamless transition between home, school and community life.

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 iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

29 Nov, 2021