Full Time Ongoing School Learning Support Officer, Wentworthville Public School

$32.58 - $37.85 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Wentworthville Public School, Fullagar Road, Wentworthville NSW, Australia
  • 23 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:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008MB1
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: 9631 8529 - Tareena Eastwood
Closing date: 02/12/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Girraween
Staffing area: Parramatta
School name: Wentworthville Public 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

  1. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  2. Ability to work with students with emotional, physical or intellectual disabilities.
  3. Awareness of the needs of students with emotional, physical or intellectual disabilities.
  4. 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 finalizing 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.

Special Notes

This position begins in 2022.

Additional School Information (Optional)

Wentworthville Public School has an enrolment of 750 students, including 96% from a Non-English speaking background with a high intake of students who are newly arrived to the country. The school caters for students from a diverse range of backgrounds and abilities with three well established Multi Categorical classes in the support unit.

The school community has high expectations for student achievement where students are challenged through explicit quality teaching and future focused learning programs where individual learning needs are catered for.

Student Wellbeing is supported by Positive Behaviour for Learning, KidsMatter and 8 ways pedagogy. Wentworthville Public School is growing as a community and is identified as one of the new school’s upgrade of facilities as part of the School Infrastructure NSW Planning initiative.

This redevelopment will see the establishment of a new future focused development of the school site along with the refurbishment of a number of current learning spaces including a new support unit setting.

The school is supported by an engaged and active P&C Association as well as the broader community. The school values and celebrates its diverse and inclusive community.

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

02 Dec, 2021