School Officer - Assisting Student Learning

$28.19 - $28.86 hourly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • Southern Cross Catholic College, Gartrell Drive, Annandale QLD, Australia
  • 23 Jun, 2022
Part time - Fixed Term Student Services

Job Description

Position: School Officer - Assisting Student Learning
Commencing Date: 
Term 3, 2022

 Time, Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 26.67 hours a week across 5 days
Salary Range: 
$28.19 - $28.86 per hour pending experience
Closing Date: Monday, 4 July 2022

Southern Cross Catholic College, Annandale is a co-educational college that offers classes from Prep to Year 12. The college values effort, commitment and support and challenges students to become their best selves. In doing so, a college environment is provided in which students can grow holistically. The college promotes activities, processes and structures that enhance a love of life.

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual is an important part of our ethos.  We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission.

About the role

Southern Cross Catholic College, Annandale is seeking an experienced and dedicated School Officer - Assisting Student Learning to commence in Term 3, 2022. This is a Term Time, 6 Month Fixed Term position completing 26.67 hours a week across 5 days for the remainder of the 2022 Teaching Year.

The primary purpose of the School Officer - Assisting Student Learning is to contribute to the provision of a quality educational service by collaborating with teachers and student support services to provide support and guidance which assists students in their learning and development. The School Officer - Assisting Student Learning provides efficient and high-quality support to teachers with the preparation and/or enhancement of learning materials for learning and teaching and ensure all duties are completed to an acceptable standing as determined by the classroom teacher, student support services and Principal.

Key Accountabilities

Assisting the student's learning and participation in the College

  • Assist teachers in preparing, implementing and supervising learning programs
  • Be aware of the teacher’s expectations of the students in the class and work with the teacher, actively participating in activities, intervening and encouraging students where appropriate
  • Assist individuals or small groups, with activities as part of inclusive teaching and learning practices, supporting the teacher with behaviour management and the development of social skills and classroom skills development
  • Assist students with their personal organisation when required
  • Respond to all students in the classroom in a warm and encouraging manner and build collaborative relationships with the students and respond to individual learning needs
  • Participate in meetings, both internal and external as required

Learning and Teaching

  • Provide support to teachers in the classroom
  • Assist the teaching team with classroom resources
  • Work in partnership with teachers to support student learning which may include:
    • General support to a group of students while the teacher is engaged in focussed teaching
    • Provision of personalised support e.g. mobility or communication support, where required
    • Assisting students to complete tasks designed by the teacher
    • Preparation of support materials and resources
  • Support identified students with learning barriers, to engage in a range of learning activities
  • Collect data for analysis by the teacher - anecdotal notes on performance of task, work habits, behaviour etc., provided to the teacher

Small Group and Personalised Support

  • Communicate with teachers about student progress and areas of need
  • Inform the Principal on any welfare issues that may arise with students
  • Develop professional relationships with students based on trust and respect, which utilises a strengths-based approach
  • Provide general formative feedback to student on performance during the teaching session
  • Role model behaviour in line with the school’s mission
  • Work in partnership with teachers to implement aspects of learning plans, as identified by the teacher, for groups of students including:
    • Work with the student, under the direction of a teacher, to support the implementation of particular learning goals as identified in the Student’s Learning Plan.

Pastoral Care

  • Proactively monitor and support student wellbeing issues under the guidance of the pastoral care team
  • Work to promote self-esteem and assist with student social interactions by teaching them social skills and discussing with them their social behaviours as required
  • Provide assistance with personal care as required which may also include mobility and personal hygiene
  • Provide assistance with communication – including notetaking, taping material and using ICT to optimise the student’s learning experiences.

Professional Development

  • Support collegiate learning by sharing learnings with colleagues
  • Proactively seek opportunities to extend own professional learning via internal and external training

Mandatory Criteria

  • Current Working with Children Suitability Card - The successful candidate will require a paid Blue Card before commencement as per the No Card, No Start policy developed by Queensland Government.
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to travel from time to time within the Catholic Diocese of Townsville
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the role in a safe manner.
    It is a requirement of this role that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A proof of vaccination will be required as a pre-commencement document. DO NOT ATTACH A VACCINATION CERTIFICATE WITH YOUR APPLICATION

Desirable Criteria

  • Cert III in Education Support or a commitment towards completing this qualification
  • First aid qualification or a willingness to complete.

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary Range: $28.19 - $28.86 per hour pending experience
  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise employee benefits and salary 
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Access to corporate health schemes
  • Induction processes and professional learning programs
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellbeing programs and initiatives

How to apply

  • Complete the application form
  • Upload a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience to support the key accountabilities of the role identified in the position description
  • Upload a current resume including contact details (phone and email) of at least two professional referees

For more information, please refer to the Position Description.

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential. 

Applications close 5pm Monday, 4 July 2022.

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Job Closing Date

04 Jul, 2022