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Education Assistant / Teacher Aide (Connected Program)

Alta-1 College QLD - Caboolture, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Alta-1 College (QLD)


Education Assistant / Teacher Aide (ConnectEd Program)

Full-Time Position commencing during Term 1, 2021.

Caboolture, Queensland

Applications close 9:00am Monday 22nd February, 2021

In Brief

Alta-1 College QLD is calling for applications from experienced Christian Education Assistants / Teacher Aide’s who are passionate about Changing Lives One at A Time by providing outstanding support to the staff and students of the ConnectEd Program.

About Alta-1

Alta-1 offers learning pathways to disengaged students across Australia. Our classroom and online programs deliver solutions that include community involvement, therapeutic and education outcomes.

Alta-1 is committed to changing the lives of disengaged students through a journey of belonging, self-transformation and offering hope for the future. A sense of belonging and safety live at the heart of Alta-1.

Every student is empowered to gain life skills to support growth on their journey as individuals. The vision that drives Alta-1 is for our students to grow and succeed in life. Christian values underpin our call to “change one life at a time”.

About Alta-1 College QLD

The College was started in Western Australia in 2004 and has since expanded to Queensland in 2015. We function as a multi-campus school, with nearly all Alta-1 Campuses deliberately utilising the premises of an existing church community. As a College, we intentionally work with disengaged and disadvantaged young people who are considered educationally, behaviourally and socio-emotionally at-risk. The students we engage are of a senior school age and they are provided a pathway to complete their secondary education.

Recognising that young people learn best when they feel connected and safe, Alta-1 delivers education in a small school environment while also delivering a well-developed therapeutic recovery model. This unique model provides an environment of belonging for the students encouraging them to acknowledge, confront and resolve negativity while engaging in a journey of healing, restoration, identity formation and purpose finding.

Alta-1 College QLD is a multi-sited, independent, co-educational, Special Assistance School located in South-East Queensland. Presently the College caters for approximately 70 young people aged 15-19 over two locations in Caboolture. The College has an outstanding staff team of approximately 16 full and part-time staff and is growing.

Alta-1 College is committed to providing a child-safe environment which safe-guards all students and is committed to promoting practices which provides safety, wellbeing and welfare of our children and young people.

About the ConnectEd Program

The Alta-1 College ConnectEd Program is a Transition to School Program for young people who are having trouble attending school. Students struggling to access mainstream schooling due to social emotional disorders and other medical conditions may be suited to this program.

The ConnectEd Program offers teacher and pastoral support designed to facilitate the educational re-engagement of students. We do this by offering an online and face-to-face workbook-based curriculum that can be tailored to a student’s individual needs.

The program includes a unique Personal Recovery and Community Building course that is initially delivered in the home. This course assists student to acknowledge, confront and resolve barriers to school attendance and emotional well-being.

Over a period of time, students are assisted to re-engage back to mainstream education or into our campus where we offer pathways to Year 12 graduation and opportunities for greater personal freedom.

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for a skilled Teacher Aide/Education Assistant, with strong IT skills, who wishes to provide excellent support to the ConnectEd Program teachers and students for the success of the ConnectEd Program. The successful applicant will work with a small and dynamic team of educators and support staff and will be based at the King Street location of the College.

Your role and responsibilities:
Provide excellent support to the ConnectEd Program Teachers
Undertake general administrative tasks
Support the teachers in undertaking Individual Education Planning and NCCD process
Assist with excursion planning
Facilitation of small group sessions and drop-in classes
Support the teachers in onboarding and case management of students
Assist with student attendance record keeping and checking
Supporting the teachers in preparing for ConnectEd classes
Assist students as directed
Other duties as directed

Please refer to the Selection Criteria and Position Description for more complete details.


In order to be considered for a role with the College you will need to demonstrate that you are:

A Christian demonstrating a genuine faith in and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ
An active member of a Christian church community and display a lifestyle consistent with Christian profession
Passionate about helping disadvantaged young people to improve their lives
The holder of a Teacher Aide qualification (or equivalent or higher)
Experienced in providing outstanding support to teachers and students
The holder of a current valid Blue Card (or have the ability to obtain one)
Willingness to undergo a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check
In possession of a current motor vehicle driver’s licence.

For more information regarding the function and requirements of this role, please refer to the Selection Criteria and Position Description located further along in this document.

Why work for Alta-1 College QLD?

Be at the forefront of helping at-risk youth
Competitive benefits for employees
Alta-1 College QLD offers salary packaging

If you are excited by this and genuinely believe that you could succeed with the College, then please submit your application via e-mail to admin@alta-1.qld.edu.au. The selection criteria and the Job Description can be found further along in this document or on the College website at https://www.alta-1.com.au/employment.

Your application must include a current Resume, a written reference from your Pastor, the names of three referees (two professional, one pastoral) and a one-page covering letter addressing the Requirements and Selection Criteria.

All applications must be submitted via e-mail to admin@alta-1.qld.edu.au and addressed to the College Principal, Matthew Vandepeer.

Applications close 9.00am Monday 22nd February, 2021.

Education Assistant (ConnectEd Program)

Selection Criteria & Position Description

Selection Criteria


Genuine faith in and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ
Active member of a Christian church community
Lifestyle consistent with Christian profession
Teacher Aide Qualification (or equivalent/higher)
Experience providing outstanding support to teachers and students
Demonstrated ability to work with and learn a variety of computer programs. (Preferably Mac and competency with using Microsoft Office Suite and online learning platforms)
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a close-knit and dynamic team
Demonstrated passion for and commitment to working with at-risk adolescents
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
Demonstrated ability to undertake a range of classroom/teacher support tasks
Demonstrated ability to manage a high demand of administration tasks.
Current Blue Card (or ability to obtain one)
Able to meet the requirements to be granted a Working with Children Check and a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check.
Current motor vehicle driver’s licence.

Education Assistant - ConnectEd Program

Position Description

Primary Role

The primary role of an education assistant at Alta-1 College is to assist the teachers in the delivery of the best possible education and duty of care for each student in the light of the values and objectives of Alta-1 College.

The Goal

The goal of the position is to comprehensively and actively support the ConnectEd Teacher to ensure the smooth running, management and resourcing of the ConnectEd Program.

Nature of Role

The role of an Alta-1 education assistant is built around the following domains:

Assisting the ConnectEd Program Teacher/s
Assisting students as directed
Other duties as directed
Acting professionally
Personal Requirements for the Role

The Alta-1 program requires an education assistant to be:
A Christian committed to demonstrating that their beliefs and values are real and impact their daily life.
Professional in all aspects of work including punctuality, preparation and support of each team member.
Supportive of the campus teacher in administrative tasks.
Respectful and active listeners in relation to the students.
Dedicated to the success of the program.
Dedicated to resolving issues in a positive, constructive and open-minded way, including but not limited to inter-student issues, staffing and professional issues.
Steadfast in their decision to make the program a success for all the students and staff who are involved.

For a copy of the detailed Position Description outlining the specific responsibilities of the role, please email directly to admin@alta-1.qld.edu.au.

Required Skills

Excellent IT skills
Ability to multi-task
Sound time management
Must be able to communicate excellently and effectively with the ConnectEd Teachers

Reporting Relationship

The Education assistant will be responsible to the ConnectEd Teachers for the discharge of their duties.

Caboolture, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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