Learning Support Officer

Edmund Rice College


Learning Support / Teacher's Aide

Teaching Subject: Diverse Learning / Special Needs

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Part Time (0.63 FTE)

Applications Close: 3 April 2023

Edmund Rice College is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and highly motivated Learning Support Officer to join the team.

<p><b>Part-time - 4 days/week (averaged conditions - school terms)</b><br /></p><p><b>About Us</b></p><p>Edmund Rice College is an Independent Catholic secondary boys&#39; school (Years 7 - 12), centrally located in the heart of the Illawarra and within walking distance of the University of Wollongong. One of over 50 schools across Australia in the Edmund Rice Education Australia network, the College is located on 9 magnificent hectares in Mt Keira. The College is a regional comprehensive school for boys drawing students from all regions of the Illawarra. The College offers substantial modern facilities set in a picturesque setting. With a broad curriculum and an extensive extracurricular program, Edmund Rice College caters for interests, skills and abilities across a wide spectrum in a contemporary technologically rich educational setting. Strongly inclusive, the College prides itself on its diversity as it welcomes students from all backgrounds and cultures.</p><p>For further information about Edmund Rice College, please visit our website - www.edmundricecollege.nsw.edu.au</p><p><b>The Role</b></p><p>Edmund Rice College is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Learning Support Officer to join the team.</p><p>Reporting to the Head of Department: Learning Support. Learning Support Officers work in collaboration with and under the direction of classroom teachers to support both the learning and teaching of students and the Mission of the College. </p><p>The mission of Edmund Rice College is to be an authentic Catholic community grounded in Gospel values and inspired by the tradition of Edmund Rice. Through quality learning and teaching experiences, the College seeks to challenge each person to be critical and reflective thinkers who engage with the world in a context of service and solidarity.</p><p>The key responsibilities of Learning Support Officers includes but are not limited to the following: </p><ul><li>Working directly with students with learning needs to provide support in classrooms across all Departments</li><li>Providing assistance to the classroom teacher by working with students in small groups</li><li>Working with individual students</li><li>Assisting with preparation of aids &amp; resources for classroom use when requested by teaching staff</li><li>Taking notes and scribing for students when required</li><li>Assisting students with computer management skills – e.g. setting up folders, saving work</li><li>Assisting teachers with locating resources to implement a modified curriculum program</li><li>Assisting with task modification in consultation with teachers</li><li>Assisting in practical classes e.g. Science practicals, especially for safety reasons</li><li>Providing support for students on work placements</li><li>Accompanying students on excursions or camps as required</li><li>Supervising small groups of students</li><li>Assisting students with mobility, physical or sensory needs</li><li>Assisting students with travel training programs as required</li><li>Assisting with exam supervision to ensure implementation of disability provisions arrangements</li><li>Supervising students with needs in the playground when required</li><li>Providing administrative support for the Head of Department: Learning Support, Learning Support Operations Manager; or classroom teachers when necessary</li><li>Keeping a record of support strategies and curriculum adjustments in accordance with Individual Plan requirements and maintaining these records for use in reviewing students’ development</li><li>Maintaining records of Learning Support Officer classroom support</li><li>Attending parent meetings with the Head of Department: Learning Support when required</li><li>Attending professional development and training as required by the College</li><li>Abiding by the College policies, guidelines and directives in all areas of student well being</li><li>Undertaking any other duties as directed by the Principal or Head of Department: Learning Support</li></ul><p><b>About You</b></p><p>To be considered for this position, you must meet the following criteria:</p><ul><li>Ability to work both as part of a small team and independently</li><li>Relevant qualifications and/or experience with supporting students (desirable)</li><li>Ability to communicate effectively with staff and students</li><li>Ability to demonstrate flexibility to multitask and respond quickly to changing priorities</li><li>High ethical standards, confidentiality and integrity</li><li>Commitment to the Edmund Rice values and ethos of the College</li><li>Willingness to support the Catholic ethos and learning culture of the College</li><li>Possess a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC)</li><li>A commitment to the child safeguarding principles</li></ul><p><b>The Process</b></p><p>Applications (including CV, covering letter and completed ERC application form) can be emailed to Jamon Thomas, Human Resources Manager, via jthomas&#64;erc.nsw.edu.au by Monday 3 April 2023.</p><p>The appointment of a successful candidate is conditional and based on the successful completion of all pre-employment screening, including child-related employment and reference checks.</p>
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Applications (including CV, covering letter and completed ERC application form) can be emailed to Jamon Thomas, Human Resources Manager, via jthomas&#64;erc.nsw.edu.au


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