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Teacher Aide (Educational Interpreter - Auslan) - Far North...

Education - Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Auslan FNQ are seeking committed, organised and flexible Teacher Aides (Educational Interpreter - Auslan) to support Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students that use Auslan at school. A number of vacancies currently exist across various state schools in Cairns & districts, in beautiful Far North Queensland.
Job Type: Temporary
Position Type: Flexible-part-time
Location: Cairns region
Yearly Salary: $40156 - $43904
Contact Name: Sandy Cook
Contact Number:
Closing Date: 21-FEB-21

These are immediate start, temporary positions for 12 months with the possibility of annual extension. School positions vary from 5 to 25 hours a week.

Current vacancies

Yarrabah State School (25 hours)
Hambledon State School (25 hours)
Whitfield State School (25 hours)
Cairns State Special School (25 hours)
Trinity Bay State High School (5 hours)
Innisfail State College - Diverse Learning Centre (10 hours)

Part-time, job share appointments will be considered. A probation period of 3 months will apply to all successful applicants.

Please note that some Deaf/Hard of Hearing students may also have additional disabilities which will require the successful applicant to be flexible and adaptable, using Auslan or Key Word Signing as appropriate for the context and student's needs.

Please advise in your application if you have a preference of working in an inclusive, mainstream classroom setting or in a special school environment. Professional Development support will be provided to successful applicants.

Your Role

As the Teacher Aide Educational Interpreter (Auslan), you will have responsibility for the following tasks:

Interpreting support for deaf and hard of hearing students using Australian Sign Language (Auslan), Key Word Signing and/or Sign Supported English as appropriate for the context and student's needs
Assist in the deaf or hard of hearing student's understanding of the education program
Prepare for interpreting by pre-reading & preparing appropriate teaching materials
Provide support to the educational team including class teachers
Maintain effective communication between students and teachers at all times
Assist in supporting the deaf and hard of hearing students wellbeing

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

Applicants for this position must be willing to undertake appropriate training/proficiency testing in the production of Auslan as determined by the department or hold current National Accreditation Authority for translators and interpreters Ltd (NAATI) accreditation.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

Previous experience as an educational interpreter is not necessary however applicants must be able to demonstrate adequate Auslan skills to interpret in a classroom setting.

To apply please attach the following:

A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
A maximum 1 page written response outlining your suitability for the role.

After the advertisement has closed, you will receive an invitation to participate in a asynchronous video capture process where you will be required to answer some questions in Auslan so we can assess suitability for shortlisting. Please ensure you check your emails regularly. No extensions will be provided.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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