Full Time Ongoing School Learning Support Officer, Student Health Support - Five Islands School

$39.15 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Five Islands School, Marmong St, Booragul 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:

Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley

Job reference number: 00008LPE
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: The hourly rate for this position is $39.15. The total salary package will include employer's contribution to superannuation and leave loading.
Contact: 49530145 - Darlene Jones
Closing date: 29/11/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Lake Macquarie West
Staffing area: Lake Macquarie
School name: Five Islands 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 (Student Health Support) provide 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.

The main focus of the School Learning Support Officers (Student Health Support) is the performance of health support as required so that students can participate in and access educational programs.

Essential Requirements

  • Working with Children Check Clearance
  • Completion of mandatory training required by the Department of Education to undertake first aid, administration of medications and health care procedures training.

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.

Conditions

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)

Five Islands School is a special school located in Lake Macquarie West. The school is located within a diverse educational precinct including Lake Macquarie High School and Booragul Public School.

The school offers educational programs for 45 students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, physical and associated disabilities who are aged between four and eighteen years.

We have 7 classes each supported by a specialist teacher and a school learning support officer. Many students are transported through Assisted School Transport, and students come from a variety of cultural and socio-economic groups within the wider community.

Enrolments are determined by a regional placement process where applicants have been clinically assessed for their disability status and suitability to the school.

The school has a strong community reputation for quality programs and provision of outstanding education services.

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.

Subject

Not Applicable

School Type

Others

Job Closing Date

29 Nov, 2021