School Officer – Assisting Student Learning

School Officer – Assisting Student Learning


Job Position: School Officer – Assisting Student Learning

Company: Townsville Catholic Education

Expected salary: $30.66 – 31.29 per hour

Location: North Ward, QLD

School Officer – Assisting Student Learning Job Details:


Position: School Officer – Assisting Student Learning
Commencing Date: Term 1, 2024
Tenure: Term Time, Fixed Term
Hours: 27.5 hours per week
Salary Range: $30.66 – $31.29 per hour pending experience
Closing Date: Monday, 18 December 2023 unless filled prior

is proudly the first Catholic school to be established in Townsville in 1873. The school has served generations of families and has transformed over the decades as a modern and innovative learning community offering Kindergarten through to Year 6. The school provides an environment based on the Catholic tradition with a commitment to lifelong learning, recognising each child as unique and formed in the image of God. The school community fosters a friendly, trusting collaboration between principal, teachers, parish priest and parents for the ongoing development of each child.

St Joseph’s Catholic School, The Strand is seeking an experienced and dedicated School Officer – Assisting Student Learning (ASL). This role is a term time, fixed term position completing 27.5 hours a week for the duration of the 2024 teaching year.

About you

  • Ability to carry out a range of student-centred in-class duties to provide assistance and support to students, across a diverse range of needs and abilities, to access their curriculum and learning tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise a range of tasks and set priorities to meet deadlines in a busy environment
  • Demonstrated competence and confidence in using a personal computer and relevant software packages e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Demonstrated experience working with students with disabilities and/or special needs is desirable.
  • Understanding and ability to develop links between the school community
  • Good oral communication skills, especially in relation to staff, students and community
  • Good written, verbal, visual and non-verbal communication skills to ensure positive engagement with staff, parents and visitors
  • Sound computer literacy capacity to work in partnership with classroom teachers.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, flexible with a proactive attitude
  • Confident, well-presented and engaging with a personal warmth that engenders mutual respect with staff, parents and visitors
  • Flexible and responsive to the needs of the school community and driven to achieve the best outcomes for students.

Mandatory Criteria

  • Current Working with Children Suitability Card – The successful candidate will require a paid Blue Card before commencement as per the No Card, No Start policy developed by Queensland Government
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the role in a safe manner.

Desirable Criteria

  • Cert III in Education Support or a commitment towards completing this qualification
  • First aid qualification or a willingness to complete

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Some employees may be subject to pre-employment medical assessments during the selection process. Depending on the nature of the position, it may be necessary for successful applicants to be immunised against certain preventable diseases in order to minimise the risk of transmission.

What we offer

  • Competitive Hourly Rate
  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise employee benefits and salary
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Access to corporate health schemes
  • Induction processes and professional learning programs
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Well-being programs and initiatives.

How to apply

  • Complete the application form including contact details (phone and email) of at least two professional referees
  • Upload a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience to support the key accountabilities of the role identified in the position description
  • Upload a current resume

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

Please Note: The shortlisting and interview process will take place in early January 2024.

Applications close 3.00pm Monday, 18 December 2023 unless filled prior.

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