Learning Support Teacher

St Francis Xavier's College - Hamilton (see more jobs from this school)


Learning Support / Teacher's Aide

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 19 May 2022

St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton is currently seeking a Full-time Temporary Learning Support Teacher to join the team for the remainder of 2022. St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton, is a comprehensive, co-educational Senior College catering to vibrant young adults across Y...

St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton is currently seeking a Full-time Temporary Learning Support Teacher to join the team for the remainder of 2022. St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton, is a comprehensive, co-educational Senior College catering to vibrant young adults across Years 11 and 12. Committed to creating a contemporary space that caters to the diversity of its students, teachers are focused on offering a holistic approach to education acknowledging the mind, body and spirit of students and the importance of each in their development of personal and social responsibility. The teaching community at St Francis Xavier’s College upholds the responsibility of shaping and encouraging young minds through a shared vision of high quality education, hands-on experiences and fruitful learning for all students. Each member of the teaching staff brings with them skills and expertise in their delivery of the Stage 6 curriculum and the requirements of the Higher School Certificate, while also modelling faith in action by nurturing positive relationships between one another. The College currently has a Life Skills support class catering for students with wide range of abilities. The Learning Support Teacher successful in attaining this position will predominately be in a teaching role, designing, programming, evaluating and reporting on the Stage 6 Life Skills Curriculum for a variety of subjects, in addition to Case Management and other learning support duties as assigned by the Learning Support Coordinator. <p> Teachers in a Catholic school have a unique role to play and are assigned with the task of ensuring each child has the opportunity to grow both academically and spiritually and to live purposeful lives. The Learning Support Teacher will be responsible for: <br>• Assisting with the initial identification of students with special educational needs; <br>• Working collaboratively with the principal, learning support coordinator, class teachers, parents and students to develop appropriate assessment strategies, identify resources and implement effective strategies to create learning and social opportunities for students with special education needs; <br>• Programming and delivering Stage 6 Life Skills <br>• Liaising with the relevant schools particularly in relation to transition periods; <br>• Collaboratively designing, implementing, modifying and evaluating individual Personalised Plans (PPs) with class teachers and other relevant people; <br>• Contributing to the preparation of documentation required under legislation in line with privacy and confidentiality obligations, for example, student files; <br>• Assisting in the preparation of funding submissions; <br>• Contributing to the provision of staff professional development and parent education programs. The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, preventing those in our care from suffering abuse or neglect. The Diocese is committed to being compliant with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid NSW Working with Children Check and ensure compliance with our safeguarding policies, the Diocesan Safeguarding Commitment Statement and the Code’s of Conduct. </p> <h3>Essential Criteria:</h3> <p> • Ability to articulate a clear understanding of and a personal commitment to Catholic Education and to actively supporting the Catholic ethos and culture of the school. <br>• Demonstrated appropriate experience and/or qualifications in Special Education <br>• Demonstrated effective experience in the design and delivery of Life Skills courses <br>• Ability to apply appropriate knowledge in order to plan and prepare contemporary and compliant teaching and learning programs in your nominated areas which meet the diverse characteristics, needs and learning styles of students; and encourage them to work towards attainment of their potential. <br>• Demonstrated ability to effectively utilise data to optimise organisational and educational outcomes. <br>• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with school staff and members of the wider community in order to establish productive partnerships and achieve educational outcomes. <br>• Desire to contribute to the establishment of a staff wide culture of professional learning, reading and reflective practice. <br>• Demonstrate an innovative and agile mindset that supports and enhances a culture of continuous improvement within the school environment. The applicant must provide evidence of the following: <br>• Qualifications as a four year trained teacher; <br>• Current NESA Accreditation; <br>• Current Paid Working with Children Check (WWCC) number; <br>• Completion of Anaphylaxis training. </p> <h3>Desirable Criteria:</h3> <p> </p> <h3>Renumeration:</h3> <p> Salary is in accordance with New South Wales &amp; Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020. </p> <h3>Additional Info:</h3> <p> To apply: Please provide a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria along with your resume and email directly to greg.ptolemy@mn.catholic.edu.au Applicants should nominate at least two (2) referees two of whom must be the person's current principal and/or area supervisor or consultant. If you are not currently working in a school, please provide your previous supervisor/principal. Please ensure you provide out of hours contact details for your referees also, not providing these details can delay the recruitment process. *Please note, not adequately addressing the selection criteria may result in your application not being shortlisted* Applications close: Friday 20th May 2022 at 3.30pm </p> <a href="https://www.mn.catholic.edu.au/employment/positions-vacant/job/12151/" target="_blank">More Information</a>
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