School Learning Support Officer - Full Time - Ongoing - Fernhill School | (ZN517)

School Learning Support Officer - Full Time - Ongoing - Fernhill School | (ZN517)

28 May
Legal Aid NSW

28 May

Legal Aid NSW


School Learning Support Officer - Full Time - Ongoing - Fernhill School-00008AVD.


Sydney RegionAdvertisement NumberA900099579

Number of Positions

2Total Remuneration Package:The salary range for this position is $31.93 - $37.10 per hour. The total salary package will include employer's contribution to superannuation and leave loadingSchool NameFernhill SchoolPrincipal NetworkPenrithStaffing AreaPenrithHours/Minutes31 hours 15 minutes per weekFTE1.000Contact NameAlison SeckoldContact Phone number02 4733 0388

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School Administrative and SupportPosition Information

The NSW Department of Education provides,

funds and regulates education services for NSW students from early childhood to secondary school, delivering world-class education through its public schools and providing funding support to non-government schools. We employ, develop and support teachers, leaders and other staff to deliver the best outcomes for students and to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people. 

About the Role 

School Learning Support Officers provide support for students with identified diverse learning needs including disability in classrooms and other learning environments under the direction and supervision of a teacher to support the achievement of educational outcomes. This support includes student welfare, health and wellbeing activities as required. In addition School Learning Support Officers may provide specific support for students in the following streams or settings: pre-school, vision support, hearing support, and bilingual. Student Learning Support Officers working in these streams/settings have specific additional duties, in addition to the general duties for School Learning Support Officers that are required to be performed.

Essential Requirements

- Working with Children Check Clearance

- Completion of mandatory training required by the Department of Education and a willingness to undertake first aid training relevant to the School Learning Support Officer role.

- Administration of Medications – training to be provided based on student needs.

- Health support training to be provided based on student needs (subject to transition provisions).

Fernhill School opened in January 2017, and is growing annually to meet the needs of the local community. In 2021, the school has 119 students across 18 classes. All students have a moderate or severe intellectual disability, many have other additional needs, including physical disabilities, sensory impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and complex mental health needs. All students have a Personalised Learning Plan that is developed with families, and addresses specific curriculum learning areas and the development of skills to enable each individual to become active, confident members of our wider community. The school community greatly values the power of communication, and strives to enable each student to have effective ways to communicate across all settings. All students are valued and supported to develop their independence through quality learning opportunities, building confidence, skills and character to maximise their potential at school and beyond.

Specific Selection Criteria

- Demonstratedability to work effectively as part of a team.

- Abilityto work with students with emotional, physical or intellectual disabilities.

- Awarenessof the needs of students with emotional, physical or intellectual disabilities.

- Effective communication skills. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role, please apply online and attach your resume and covering letter, which clearly details how your skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of this role. It is a requirement that you include the name and contact details of two referees. The statement of duties can be accessed

If there are targeted questions, you must respond to these (maximum 300 words) and include in your covering letter.

Note: It is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via

No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.

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