Learning Support Officer – Special Needs

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Nambucca Valley Christian Community School, NSW

Learning Support Officer – Special Needs

Commences 24 January 2023

The Role

Nambucca Valley Christian Community School (NVCCS) is a fast growing Christian School on the Mid North Coast of NSW. NVCCS was established in 1991 and is a K-12 School.

To work in partnership with the Principal, Heads of School (Primary and Secondary), Executive, teachers and administrative staff to actively support the Christian vision, ethos and policies of the School.

The teacher’s aides will assist the Learning Support Coordinator and class teachers in a range of administrative duties, which promote and secure good teaching, effective learning, good behaviour and the academic development of students requiring support.

Various part-time ongoing positions during term time and staff development days. An early commencement may become available depending on the School’s needs.

Duties

  • This position will involve supporting a student with a high level of needs and adjustments required to access and participate in education.
  • Implementing adjustments relating to relating to classroom activities and assessment tasks under the supervision of teachers and based on the Individual Education Plan.
  • Assisting with activities of daily living relating to personal care, hygiene, medical conditions and mobility.
  • Providing support to assist with participation relating to lesson instruction in the areas of access to materials, alternative communication modes and mobility.
  • Assisting in the educational and social development of students with disabilities under the direction and guidance of the Learning Support Coordinator.
  • Undertaking administrative functions such as record keeping, report writing and maintaining files and information on students.
  • Assisting with supporting students on Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Assisting students with special needs.

 Skills required for this position

  • Implement educational, physical and social goals and learning concepts based on personal planning and the Individual Education Plan and under supervision of teacher and external therapists.
  • Have knowledge of technology including AAC, technical aids and other personalised technology to ensure participation in all aspects of school life.
  • Have an understanding of current trends and knowledge for supporting education of students with a range of abilities and disabilities, utilising related teaching practices and pedagogies.
  • Have an understanding of the diverse needs of students with disabilities.
  • Capacity to innovate, problem solve and develop creative solutions to emerging issues with a focus on improving student outcomes.
  • An ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • An ability to be flexible regarding timetable changes and duties
  • A willingness to work cooperatively with other staff in shared workspaces
  • The ability to problem-solve.

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in working with students with disabilities to support them in their learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist students to achieve their educational goals.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Committed Christian able to subscribe to Nambucca Valley Christian Community School’s statement of faith.
  • Have the ability to support the literacy and numeracy needs of students.
  • Willingness to work in classrooms under the guidance of the classroom teacher, to support students with their learning.
  • Willingness to work positively as part of a team, be flexible and able to adapt to a variety of working conditions.
  • Ability to interact positively with students.

Remuneration will be negotiated and will be in accord with the current CSA rates taking into consideration the qualifications and experience of the applicant.

Applicants will be required to undergo NSW Working With Children Check, identification verifications and referee checks.

To apply for this position click here and submit the ‘Employment Expression of Interest’ form.

Applications close Monday 29 August 2022 with interviews to be hold on Monday 5 September 2022.

To apply for this job please visit forms.gle.

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