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Teacher Aide - Beenleigh Special School


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Job Description

Five exciting opportunities exist for dedicated and talented individuals to be apart of the team at Beenleigh Special School. In this role you will contribute to the provision of a quality educational service by assisting and supporting teachers with the preparation and enhancement of learning materials and associated activities. As a Teacher Aide, you report to the Principal or nominated delegate as appropriate. The reporting relationship to teachers may be changed by the Principal on a regular basis to fulfil specific needs within the school. When supporting students with specific health procedures, a Teacher Aide will be under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse or medical practitioner. These roles are Permanent Part-Time with 0.72FTE capacity.

Position status: Permanent
Position type: Part-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: TAOO2, TAOO3, TAOO4
Workplace Location: Logan - Beaudesert
Job ad reference: QLD/SER375748/21P
Closing date: 23-Jun-2021
Yearly salary: $37530 - $40198
Fortnightly salary: $1438.56 - $1540.80
Job duration:
Contact person: Nicole Rouen
Contact details: (07) 3380 1111
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About the School:

The enrolment at Beenleigh Special School is currently 170 students who come to us from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. The nature of the student population has altered significantly in recent years and now consists of children aged between 4.5 and 18, who have a wide range of disabilities. Most of our students have very high support needs and a number also display severe and challenging behaviours. The school caters for students with physical, intellectual, vision and hearing disabilities and students with autism spectrum disorders. Some students also require close medical/nursing care whilst at school.

About the Role:
As the Teacher Aide you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Assisting teachers and students with sporting activities and with school excursions.
  • Assisting with the management and stocktaking of equipment and resources.
  • Communicating effectively and displaying high level of interpersonal skills to function as an effective team member.
  • Maintaining anecdotal records on students for use in reviewing student's development.
  • Displaying respect and empathy for students with high level needs.
  • Displaying confidentiality, tact, reliability and sensitively to students and their families.
  • The compiling and supervising of class rolls.
  • Clerical assistance duties including typing teachers' notes and work programs, duplicating and photocopying teaching materials, checking bus lists, collation and duplication of exam papers, recording of examination results, compiling students results records, assisting in organising off site activities etc.
  • Assisting in the supervision of education activities, under the direction of a teacher.
  • Assisting in preparing, storing, making available and clearing away teaching equipment and materials.
  • Assisting teaching staff with playground and bus supervision.
  • Collecting money from students for various school activities as required.
  • Contributing to the welfare, health and safety of students including the delivery of first aid. Where the teacher aide is required to administer first aid, the teacher aide would be required to be formally trained in the administration of first aid, and keep such qualifications current. All costs associated with obtaining and maintaining qualifications would be met from school funds.
  • Assist students with special needs, this may in certain circumstances extend to moving disabled pupils, assisting with positioning, assisting with meals, toileting and dressing of pupils unable to care for themselves. Suitable training is essential.
  • Care of equipment.

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

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 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

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.