The Teaching Aide is directly responsible to the Class Teacher who is responsible to the Principal and School Council. Essentially, the Teaching Aide works collaboratively with the Class Teacher and the School Principal to provide support to all students as well as to support students who have been identified in need of additional assistance to learn and/or learn differently.

THE ROLE

In class support:

  1. To support the teacher in the classroom, assisting with classroom lessons and activities as part of inclusive teaching and learning practices.
  2. To provide learning support and assistance to individual children or small groups of children as directed by the Learning Support Teacher and the Class Teacher.
  3. To provide feedback to the Class Teacher and/or the Learning Support teacher in relation to individual student learning progress and/or challenges.
  4. To carry out movement exercises with the children to help support them in their learning.
  5. To support teachers in implementing Behaviour Management and IEP as appropriate.

Programs and assessments:

  1. To carry out literacy and numeracy assessments under the supervision and guidance of teaching staff.
  2. To work with individual students on their IEP programs.

Administrative and professional development:

  1. To attend staff meetings as necessary which may include IEP meetings and in services.
  2. To undergo professional development and training as necessary.
  3. To undergo training in multisensory approach and assistive technology to assist students with Assistive Technology when developmentally appropriate.
  4. To undertake playground and bus duties as directed.

Resourcing:

  1. To make resources to help children academically, socially and emotionally.
  2. To carry out administrative, craft, classroom housekeeping routines (rolling wood, changing home readers, preparing paints etc) to support the teacher in maintaining an organised environment

Special Needs:

  1. Assisting children with special needs in classroom and playground setting. Perform hygiene and cleaning duties as directed. Administering medication and first aid to children
  2. To carry out other Learning Support activities commensurate with the position as directed by the Principal and the Class Teacher.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Current NSW Working with Children Check
  2. Broad understanding of the philosophy and principles of Steiner Education.
  3. Experience working with children with a range of learning needs.
  4. Excellent communication skills.

Desirable qualifications and experience:

  1. Experience working in classes 1 – 6. 
  2. Certificate 3 in Education Support.
  3. Current First Aid Certificate.

Essential Criteria:

  • Communicating effectively and displaying high level of interpersonal skills to function as an effective team member.
  • Displaying respect and empathy for students with additional needs.
  • Displaying confidentiality, tact, reliability and sensitively to students and their families.
  • Attributes also include:
    • Being helpful
    • Working independently
    • Taking Initiative
    • Showing a positive attitude with students and teachers
    • A willingness to be flexible and adaptable.
    • A striving to be professional, tolerant, understanding, patient, caring, firm and fair.

For more information contact the Blue Mountains Steiner School  on (02) 4758 6044

Please email applications including resume and three referees to:

principal@bluemountainssteiner.nsw.edu.au

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