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Learning Support Teacher (Primary) - Expression Of Interest

St Patrick's Primary School - Swansea, TAS

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


SWANSEA St Patrick's Primary School

Vacancy Type
Temporary Part Time

0.6 FTE

The Learning Support Teacher will have responsibility for the management of special needs focus programs, inclusive of gifted and talented, assistance to teachers with curriculum differentiation, supervision of support personnel as appropriate; and be able to assist schools in their professional development needs.

The Learning Support Teacher is responsible to the Principal.

This is a secondment right of return to your school at the beginning of 2022.

Position Requirements
  • A relevant understanding of the philosophy of Catholic Education.

  • Assisting with the initial identification of students with special educational needs;

  • Working collaboratively with the principal, 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;

  • Liaising with the relevant schools particularly in relation to transition periods;

  • Collaboratively designing, implementing, modifying and evaluating individual Education Programs (IEPs) with class teachers and other relevant people;

  • Facilitating referral and assessment procedures with Catholic Schools Office Student Support staff after consultation with the principal, teachers and parents;

  • Liaising with outside agencies after consultation with the principal, teachers and parents;

  • Working collaboratively with and overseeing the work of other learning support personnel;

  • Contributing to the preparation of documentation required under legislation in line with privacy and confidentiality obligations, for example, student files;

  • Assisting in the preparation of funding submissions;

  • Managing the school's special education resources;

  • 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.

    Essential Criteria
    The applicant must:

  • have the appropriate experience and/or qualifications in Special Education.

  • be appropriately qualified as four year trained teacher

  • have had teaching experience in a Primary School.

  • record current NESA and Working With Children number on application as well as Date of Birth

  • evidence of completion of Anaphylaxis training certificate must be supplied.

  • applicants will need to comply with the Accreditation to Work Teach and Lead (formerly FEA ) and will need to work towards Accreditation at Category B – Accreditation to teach.

  • Note: To start or return to working as a teacher in a NSW school, you must be accredited by NESA.


    Finishing Date

    Conditions of Employment
    Salary is in accordance with New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020.

    Applications Close
    Friday 26 March, 2021

    Expressions of interest should be made by forwarding a Resume to:


    Peter Green (peter.green@mn.catholic.edu.au)
    4971 1560

    Applications to:

    By email (preferred):

    Peter Green

    By post:

    St Patrick's Primary School
    PO Box 141
    SWANSEA 2281

    Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info
    To apply: Please provide a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria along with your resume. Applicants should nominate at least two (2) referees including one of whom must be their current 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*

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    Swansea, TAS

    Education, Childcare & Training


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