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Learning Support Officer / Teacher Aide

St Mary MacKillop Catholic Primary School


Applications are invited from qualified Learning Support Officer (Teacher Aide) to join a team dedicated to achieving engaging learning experiences that challenge children to achieve their personal best.

There are a number of positions available with varying time fraction, days and hours to be worked available. The salary is dependent on experience and as stated in VCEMEA 2018.

LSO's work closely with classroom teachers and take their direction from them. The role involves working as part of a team with classroom teachers to provide support for students with diverse needs.

The successful applicant will work under the direction of Learning Diversity Leader and classroom teacher to support student learning through individual and small group work both within and outside of the classroom.

It is expected that the successful applicant will:

  • be committed to the values and ethos of the Catholic education system
  • be highly motivated, committed, positive, friendly and enthusiastic
  • Have some experience working with students with a diverse range of needs.
  • Display effective communication and organisational skills and the ability to be flexible, proactive and resourceful.
  • Use initiative within the class environment to ensure optimal student support.
  • be able to communicate frequently and sensitively with families when required
  • be able to work as part of teams of various sizes
  • be self motivated and able to work independently if necessary
  • have the capacity to cater effectively for a diverse range of learning needs
  • be able to build positive relationships with children and assist in creating learning environments where all are valued and challenged
  • Demonstrate an understanding of child safety and the appropriate obligations and behaviours when engaging with students.
  • be committed to professional learning and ongoing improvement
  • be able to embed ICT into the LSO role.

This community of St Mary MacKillop is committed to the safety, wellbeing and protection of all children in our care. All applicants need to demonstrate a commitment to the same principles.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must have:

• Current Working With Children Check

• Current Police Check

• Three professional referees.

Application Procedures

Applications should be made in writing and forwarded via email to the Principal, at the addresses listed below.

Principal: Mr Anthony Drill

Email: adrill@stmmb.catholic.edu.au

Phone: (03) 5281 8500

Address: PO Box 347

Bannockburn, VIC 3331