Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time (0.04 FTE)
Applications Close: 15 December 2022
This is an exciting opportunity for a Language Assistant to join a thriving and dynamic community for the 2023 school year.
<p>We are seeking applications for a Language Assistant to join our dynamic team. This exciting opportunity offers a fixed term-term, part-time role to commence in Term 1 for the 2023 school year. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to Catholic education and to the safety and wellbeing of all children.
</p><p><b>Background:</b></p><p>In 2023, St Brigid’s Primary School will continue implementing the language program called Teachers as Co-Learners (TCL). The successful applicant will support teachers learning alongside students to develop their capacity to communicate in Auslan.</p><p><b>Position Description:
</b></p><p>St Brigid’s Primary School is looking for a native or native-like user of Auslan to join our team as a Language Assistant (Educational Support Officer) to continue to embed the TCL approach to language learning.
</p><p>This is a fixed-term, part-time position classified under the Victorian Catholic Education Multi Enterprise Agreement 2018 as ESB 2-1. The hours of employment for this position will be 1 hour 30 minutes per week or 3 hours per fortnight (working days and times can be negotiated with Principal). This position will commence at the beginning of next year.
</p><p>The applicant will:
</p><ul><li>be proficient in the Auslan language (a native user and/or has a high certification in the target language);</li><li>demonstrate a high skill and knowledge of Auslan;</li><li>have the ability or capacity to support classroom teachers to deliver an Auslan Teachers as Co-Learners program;</li><li>work with staff and students to develop and embed Auslan across the school through a Teachers as Co-Learners approach;</li><li>provide encouragement to both staff and students co-learning Auslan at the school;</li><li>be supported by the school and Catholic Education Ballarat to create teaching resources such as videos and activities;</li><li>be aware that St Brigid’s Primary School is a Catholic school and as such, religious words may be incorporated into the Teachers as Co-Learners curriculum content;</li><li>demonstrate an ongoing involvement in the Deaf community and a capacity to support students and teachers to understand the history, traditions and the importance of shared cultural events;</li><li>be required to present a Working with Children Check by January 2023, adhering to all Child Safety processes and policies of the school found under the Policies tab on our website.</li></ul><p><b>Important:
</b></p><p>The applicant does not require any teaching qualifications but rather will adhere to the position requirements of Education Support Officer (classroom language assistant).
</p><p><b>Language Assistant Role Description:</b></p><p>A TCL language assistant's role is to support teachers and students in their language learning by:
</p><ul><li>working with individuals or groups of teachers to present new vocabulary and retrieve/recycle prior language for ongoing maintenance;</li><li>providing feedback to students and teachers on language accuracy (including formal assessments);</li><li>modelling correct language use, and helping to support correct receptive and expressive skill development;</li><li>supporting in-class learning experiences, such as working with small groups of students;</li><li>supporting creative output of language by teachers and students;</li><li>contributing to understanding and connections with culture and community;</li><li>supporting the creation of both physical and digital resources for use in learning experiences (depending on the working structure of each school and on the amount of hours allocated);</li><li>willing to participate in TCL professional learning and networking;</li><li>supporting teachers in the assessment of student learning;</li><li>sharing information on Deaf events with staff and students;</li><li>modelling Deaf cultural norms.</li></ul><p>The Language Assistant will be:
</p><ul><li>passionate about students’ language learning experience;</li><li>an advocate for active language use throughout the school community;</li><li>passionate and committed to the culture of the Auslan language and community;</li><li>organised and reliable;</li><li>a dynamic team player;</li><li>familiar with IT programs;</li><li>a lifelong learner.</li></ul><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>Starting Date: </b>Term 1, 2023
</b></p><p>Applications must include:
</p><ul><li>completed Application for Employment Form;</li><li>a cover letter detailing the applicant’s experience;</li><li>current CV with names and contact phone numbers of three referees.</li></ul><p><i>Applications are to be addressed to the Principal, Jayne Bosworth, and emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
</i></p><p><b>Closing Date for Applications: </b>9:00am on Thursday 15th December, 2022
</p><p><b><i>St Brigid’s Primary School, Ballan is committed to the safety, wellbeing and protection of all children in our care.</i></b></p><p>
St Brigid's is situated in the township of Ballan and is one of three Catholic primary schools in the St Patrick's Parish. It is in the Shire of Moorabool approximately 25 minutes east of Ballarat along the Western Highway.