Full Time Ongoing, School Learning Support Officer - Niagara Park Public School

$33 - $38 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Niagara Park Public School, Narara Valley Dr, Niagara Park NSW, Australia
  • 01 Aug, 2022
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: 000091RW
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: 43283488 - Lyndal Coleman
Closing date: 15/08/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Central Coast
Staffing area: Central Coast
School name: Niagara Park 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

  • 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.

Special Notes
About the NSW Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team (dandi@det.nsw.edu.au) or visit NSW Department of Education Diversity and Inclusion

Additional School Information (Optional)

Niagara Park Public School is located on the picturesque Central Coast of New South Wales and is a proud member of the Valley Schools Learning Community. Niagara Park Public School has a longstanding reputation of excellence within the community and beyond.

The school values encourage all students to 'Be Safe', 'Be Responsible', 'Be Respectful' and ' Proud'. Niagara Park Public School provides an inclusive curriculum, catering for a variety of learning styles and abilities.

We currently have an enrolment of 521 students. Currently, there are 23 classes which includes three multi-categorical support classes. Student enrolment includes 7% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and 10% EALD.

The school has a highly supportive community and P&C and we work closely to ensure positive educational, social and emotional outcomes are achieved for our students.

The school promotes cultural identity and caters to the needs of a growing multicultural demographic. Niagara Park Public School has a strong alliance with the Cooinda Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and works in partnership to provide personalised support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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

15 Aug, 2022