Learning Support Assistant (Primary School)

Orana Steiner School


Learning Support / Teacher's Aide

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time (0.45 FTE)

Applications Close: 1 December 2021

Part-time Learning Support Assistant to work in a primary class in 2022 and possibly onwards

<p><b>The School</b><br /></p><p>Orana Steiner School (Orana) is an independent, co-educational and non-denominational school set in 16 hectares of unique, natural landscape in Weston, an inner south suburb of Canberra. The school was founded in 1981 and currently has enrolments from pre-preschool to Year 12. </p><p>Our educational philosophy focuses on the growth and development of the whole child. Our students are provided with an age-appropriate curriculum that meets their developmental needs. As well as providing a stimulating environment for the study of a broad range of subjects, we strive to nourish the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual development of our students. </p><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>Learning Support Model at Orana </b></p><p>At Orana, student diversity is recognized and valued through a curriculum that is responsive to the developmental phases of childhood and encourages creativity and free-thinking and by fostering inclusive learning environments. </p><p>The key aim of the Learning Support model at Orana is to provide an approach to meet the diversity of student needs in classes that is inclusive, effective and efficient. </p><p>Collaboration between Student Support Staff, Teachers including Specialist Teachers, and Parents is an essential element of such an approach. </p><p><br /></p><p><b>The Role </b></p><p>We are seeking a qualified and passionate Learning Support Assistant to work in a primary class in 2022 and possibly onwards. </p><p>This is initially a 6-month contracted position with the likely prospect of an extended appointment. Working hours will be 9:00am-12:15pm 5 days a week with a likely extension to 3:10pm for 1 day a week. These hours may increase during Term 2. </p><p>Experience in Steiner education is not essential however a genuine interest and willingness to undertake professional learning in Steiner education is important for your success in the role. </p><p>Essential Criteria: </p><ul><li>Minimum Certificate III in Education Support or other relevant qualification.</li><li>Experience in supporting students with disability preferably in primary years.</li><li>Current or eligible for ACT Working with Vulnerable People registration.</li><li>Positive attitude towards children.</li><li>Demonstrate a broad knowledge of curriculum and the strategies to assist learning that students require to reach their potential.</li><li>Strategies for improving the learning outcomes for students.</li><li>Excellent organisational and administrative skills.</li><li>Interpersonal and communication skills of high standard.</li><li>Ability to respond to boundaries with student behaviour and be adaptable.</li><li>Interest in learning about Steiner education.</li></ul><p><br /></p><p><b>How to Apply </b></p><p>Apply in writing by emailing your current resumé and a covering letter. Please ensure your application details your qualifications, registrations and three referees. </p><p><b>Please send your application to: hr&#64;oranaschool.com</b>. </p><p>For further information, please email <b>leone.jansen&#64;oranaschool.com</b> or phone <b>02</b> <b>6288 4283</b> and ask to speak with Leone Jansen. </p><p><b>Applications close Wednesday, 1st December 2021 </b></p><p><i><br /></i></p><p><i>Visit Orana’s website https://www.oranaschool.com for further details about our school and philosophy. </i></p><p><br /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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