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Learning Enrichment Aide Yr 6-12
Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Part Time
Applications Close: 29 March 2023
Pacific Lutheran College is looking for Learning Enrichment Aides.
- Mathematics Intervention for Middle and Senior College (10 hours)
- English Intervention for Middle and Senior College (10 hours)
<p><b>Title of Position: Learning Enrichment Aide Yr 6-12
</b></p><p><b> Mathematics Intervention for Middle and Senior College (10 hours)
</b></p><p><b> English Intervention for Middle and Senior College (10 hours)</b></p><p><br /></p><p>
</p><p><b>Type of Appointment: Permanent Position, Term Time
</b></p><p><b> 2 Positions 10 hours or 1 Combined Position 20 hours, depending on skills</b></p><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>1. Context
</b></p><p>Established in 2001 in a picturesque setting in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, Pacific Lutheran College is a leading K-12 learning community that is innovative, dynamic, and progressive. Firmly underpinned by the values and traditions of excellence of Lutheran Education in Australia, students have achieved outstanding success in the academic, sporting, and cultural dimensions of their lives. Enrichment programs in all three areas have enabled students to explore their potential.
</p><p>Pacific has established a strong academic culture, which promotes thinking, deep understandings and creativity based on the learnings of Harvard’s Teaching for Understanding and Visible Thinking frameworks. The synergy of these programs, with the research of positive psychology and Lutheran theology, provides for a rich whole of life learning culture.
</p><p>Unique experiences provided through the College’s excellent outdoor education, pastoral care and personal development programs, and the opportunities provided through academic, sporting and cultural learning, support an enriching whole of life education. Active involvement in local and international community service projects broaden young people’s world view and sense of efficacy.
</p><p>Our staff take advantage of flexibility in physical and virtual spaces to support an increasingly personalised approach to learning for our young people. Pacific has a seamless curriculum across Kindergarten to Year 12 with teams of teachers working across the four subgroups of the College. Staff are expected to learn collaboratively to contribute to a whole school approach as they lead learning in the Foundation College (Kindergarten-Year 2), Junior College (Years 3-5), Middle College (Years 6-9) and Senior College (Years 10-12).
</p><p>Salary and related conditions are as per the Teachers’ (Non-Government Schools) Award in conjunction with the Lutheran Schools’ Enterprise Agreement 2020.</p><p><br /></p><p>
</p><p><b>2. Role Description
</b></p><p>The Learning Enrichment Aide will contribute as part of a team to the efficient and effective operation of the classroom environment working closely with classroom teachers under the direction of the Heads of Learning Enrichment.
</p><p>The Learning Enrichment Aide reports directly to the Heads of Learning Enrichment and the Heads of Learning.
</p><p>The Learning Enrichment Aide is expected to:
</p><p>2.1 Strengthening Lutheran Identity
</p><p>2.1.1 Support the Lutheran ethos of the College. This would include involvement in staff devotions and retreats.
</p><p>2.2 Enhancing Excellence in Teaching and Learning
</p><p>2.2.1 Provide learning support to individual and groups of students as directed by the classroom teacher and the Heads of Learning Enrichment. This would include support of student attainment of goals within support plans including those related to social emotional development and the preparation of resources to pre-teach and reinforce course content.
</p><p>2.2.2 Maintain class and student notes as directed including those that inform the NCCD process.
</p><p>2.2.3 Support 1 on 1 and in groups for assignment, homework, organisation, social and emotional support / skills and any other required needs and maintain records of these sessions.
</p><p>2.2.4 Be aware of the conditions around learning and assessment to ensure the integrity of assessment is preserved including that related to Vocational Education and Training.
</p><p>2.2.5 Maintain records and support communication between aides of the same year and subject level to support student development.
</p><p>2.2.6 Support students’ organisational skills and safe practices within the learning spaces and in play spaces.
</p><p>2.2.7 Organise and/or assist with organisation for assessment including ensuring adequate equipment is taken into the room, the supervision of students during exams and rest breaks and supporting the collation, collection and distribution of materials within the classroom and to appropriate teachers on the completion of the task.
</p><p>2.3 Engage in Ongoing Improvement and Innovation
</p><p>2.3.1 Engage in ongoing professional learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and College priorities.
</p><p>2.3.2 Contribute to professional discussion with colleagues in a range of forums to evaluate practice directed at improving professional knowledge and practice and the educational outcomes for students.
</p><p>2.3.3 Engage in reflection, collaborative planning, monitoring and review.
</p><p>2.4 Community Building
</p><p>The Learning Enrichment Aide has an important role in the building of community through the following:
</p><p>2.4.1 Foster effective learning partnerships with students and staff.
</p><p>2.4.2 Adhere to the College Code of Conduct and act professionally at all times in dealing with students, staff, parents and members of the community. Maintaining high levels of confidentiality and being considerate of boundaries involved when communicating as a Learning Enrichment Aide. Ensuring that communication is appropriate and accurate.
</p><p>2.4.3 Maintain a positive work environment and support the building of professional teamwork within the Learning Enrichment centre to support teaching staff, students and parents, flexibly adjusting to changing demands of the work environment. This would include the sharing of tasks.
</p><p>2.4.4 Supervise and support students as directed for outside of class activities including sports carnivals, excursions and at breaks.
</p><p>2.5 Leading Effective Organisation and Management
</p><p>The Learning Enrichment Aide is expected to:
</p><p>2.5.1 Supervise and provide support of students under the direction of the teacher and the Heads of Learning Enrichment. This would include the organisation of the student’s daily routine and their entry and exit from the College.
</p><p>2.5.2 Assist with the implementation of Individual Education and Personal Support Plans including intervention programs to support students to achieve learning goals.
</p><p>2.5.3 Build trusting relationships with students and interact with them according to their individual needs.
</p><p>2.5.4 Encourage students to interact with the class and engage in activities.
</p><p>2.5.5 Provide feedback to students and teachers on student’s achievement, progress and any issues that arise.
</p><p>2.5.6 Create and maintain an orderly and supportive environment, undertaking tasks as needed, directed by the teacher and Heads of Learning Enrichment.
</p><p>2.5.7 Promote excellent student conduct encouraging students to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
</p><p>2.5.8 Support the use of technology in learning and help to develop student’s competence and independence in its use.
</p><p>2.5.9 Prepare resources required for learning activities and assist students in their use.
</p><p>2.5.10 Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, students and parents.
</p><p>2.5.11 Supervise students as required in the playground, school excursions, camps, sport, and transitions.
</p><p>2.5.12 Support the Learning Enrichment Team through completing administration tasks which may include answering phone calls and other roles as directed by the Heads of Learning Enrichment.
</p><p>2.5.13 Attend professional development sessions and meetings for learning enrichment and staff as required.
</p><p>2.5.14 Adherence to the College’s policies and, in particular, those associated with Workplace Health and Safety, the Disability Standards for Education and Child Protection.
</p><p>2.5.15 Have an awareness of personal health and wellbeing for themselves and their colleagues.
</p><p>2.5.16 Maintain high levels of confidentiality.</p><p><br /></p><p>
</p><p><b>3. Workplace Health and Safety
</b></p><p>Effective implementation of the College’s Workplace Health and Safety Manual requires the active involvement of all employees. All employees have an obligation to comply with statutory and organisational requirements, procedures and rules that are intended to protect the health and safety of students, staff and visitors at the workplace.
</p><p>All Learning Enrichment Aides must:
</p><p>1. Perform work safely in accordance with the training (induction and annual) they have received and report substandard work conditions or practices.
</p><p>2. Follow lawful written and verbal workplace health and safety instructions issued by managers and supervisors and observe all warning signs and notices.
</p><p>3. Report all personal injuries immediately to the supervisor and appropriate College delegate.
</p><p>4. Co-operate with and participate in all activities to make the work environment safer and healthier.
</p><p>5. Maintain good housekeeping standards at all times.
</p><p>6. Observe all warning signs and notices.
</p><p>7. Ask for specific instruction regarding the hazards associated with performing tasks which may not be completely familiar.
</p><p>8. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate to their job and use all personal protective devices specified and/or routinely expected for that job.
</p><p>9. Operate specified plant and equipment, e.g. machinery, vehicles etc, only if properly trained and authorised to do so.
</p><p>10. Not wilfully or recklessly interfere with anything that might harm the health and safety of themselves and others.
</p><p>11. Not attend work under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. Employees taking any medication must follow the directions of use and report to their Supervisor if this substance may interfere with their performance at work.
</p><p>12. Assist with Risk Assessments and Accident Investigation Reports when requested to do so.</p><p><br /></p><p>
</p><p><b>4. Selection Criteria
</b></p><p>The successful applicant will need to demonstrate or have the demonstrated capacity to develop the capabilities described below:
</p><p>SC 1. Demonstrated ability to support the Christian ethos of the College.
</p><p>SC 2. Demonstrated professional skills and knowledge in providing intervention programs for Maths and English, safety programs and supporting the social development of a diverse range of Middle and Senior College learners. An understanding of the Australian curriculum and the needs of learners in the Middle and Senior College is required. This position will require the ability for applicants to support students to the Senior level.
</p><p>SC 3. Well developed interpersonal skills with the ability to form positive, supportive, high expectation relationships with Middle and Senior College students and staff.
</p><p>SC 4. Well developed skills in the use of Microsoft Office and the ability to learn different software packages.
</p><p>SC 5. Demonstrated levels of confidence, confidentiality, flexibility, teamwork, organisation, record keeping, and persistence required to work professionally in a varied environment to support the growth of diverse learners. A commitment to ongoing learning will be required.</p><p><br /></p><p>
</p><p><b>5. Knowledge, Qualifications and Application Process
</b></p><p>Employees must have or be eligible to acquire a Blue Card and maintain their Suitability to Work With Children requirements.
</p><p>Learning Enrichment Aides must have Cert Certificate III or IV in School based Education Support or be working towards a Bachelor of Education. Experience in using a computer and Microsoft Office software will be expected.
</p><p>Please feel free to contact the Principal in relation to any queries regarding your application.
</p><p>Applicants must <b>address the selection criteria</b> and forward their application to Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by <b>Wednesday 29th March, 2023.