25/11/2021

Learning Enhancement Assistant - Secondary

$55,000 - $65,000 yearly
  • Hume Anglican Grammar
  • Mickleham VIC, Australia
Full time Assistants / Technicians Other

Job Description

Hume Anglican Grammar is a multi-campus co-educational Anglican Diocesan School offering education from Prep to Year 12 in the Northern growth corridor of Melbourne. We aim to provide our students with an education that prepares them for the challenges of life, equips them to contribute to the community in an environment based on Christian values and at a cost affordable to as many families as possible.

Hume Anglican Grammar has an open enrolment policy so educates children from many faiths and with a diverse range of backgrounds and abilities. It has a strong sense of inclusivity and a community-minded focus.

In 2019, it opened a second campus in Donnybrook. Commencing with junior primary, each year additional classes and year levels are added so the campus will ultimately have an enrolment of 1,300 from Prep to Year 12. This year, the school has 1,670 students (Mt Ridley 1,270 & Donnybrook 400) and employs 168 staff - 120 teaching and 48 non-teaching.

In 2022, the first classes for the new Kalkallo campus will be accommodated at the Donnybrook campus, to then move to the new site in 2023. Hume Anglican Grammar will ultimately have some 3,300 students with a corresponding cohort of teaching and general staff on its three campuses with plans for further expansion.

Learning Enhancement Assistant

Learning Enhancement Assistants (LEA) are responsible for assisting students with additional needs by supporting and extending their learning in the classroom, under the guidance and with the cooperation of the classroom teacher.  The Learning Enhancement Assistant will also contribute to assisting students develop the strategies and skills necessary to foster learning, independence, and confidence in order to facilitate a students’ ongoing progress and attainment of optimal educational outcomes.

The LEA is recognised as very organised and self-disciplined. They have high standards and strive to improve their own practice and to make efficiencies in the school setting. 

The successful candidate would be expected to commence on Monday, 24 January 2022. This is a full-time, ongoing position (working term weeks) at our Mt Ridley Campus and is available due to increasing enrolments at our thriving school. 

Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Providing support to teachers by assisting students with their learning
  • Working supportively with teachers in achieving the goals outlined in individual learning plans
  • Recording information regarding the activities and progress of students learning
  • Liaising with teachers to plan learning engagements for students who require additional support
  • Providing assistance to students with routine school tasks and assisting with their organisational skills
  • Communicating progress and observations regarding students to the class teacher, subject teacher, Homeroom teacher and Learning Enhancement Coordinator
  • Completing and adding to individual learning plans/learner profiles as required
  • Assisting the Homeroom teacher in helping students develop social interactions with peers and promote self-esteem of the students.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of, and experience with the approaches to supporting children with additional needs
  • Experience in a similar role in an educational setting
  • Support for the educational culture and Christian/Anglican ethos of the School
  • A current Working with Children Check

Personal Qualities:

  • A passion for personal growth in young people.
  • A friendly, positive, and helpful work manner which displays sensitivity to students and their families
  • Commitment to professional learning and continuous improvement
  • The highest level of loyalty and discretion, and the capacity to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality

To obtain the full position description and more information about the School, visit our website: humegrammar.vic.edu.au.

Salary:

The Hume Anglican Grammar Agreement 2019 classifies this position as General Staff Level 3.

The position is entitled to 5 weeks paid annual leave and takes 8 weeks unpaid leave. The following annual salary (excluding super) sub-level offered will be determined by the successful candidates experience in a like role and relevant qualifications. Once you deduct the unpaid leave component, the salary will be prorated over the year and includes leave loading.

3.1       $58,799 (annual equivalent)

3.2       $60,564 (annual equivalent)

3.3       $62,381 (annual equivalent)

3.4       $64,251 (annual equivalent)

Hume Anglican Grammar is committed to child safety. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening and adhere to the School's Child Safe Policy and Staff Code of Conduct. These documents may be downloaded from the School website. All teaching staff must hold or be immediately eligible for VIT registration. All other staff must hold a valid Working with Children Check.

How to apply:

  • Applications are required to apply via SEEK, attaching the Hume Anglican Grammar application form, (located on our website) which addresses the Key Selection Criteria (KSC). 
  • The Application Form and the Position Description (which contains the KSC) can all be found on our website humegrammar.vic.edu.au/employment
  • All applications must be submitted via SEEK, addressed to the Principal and include the following three separate documents: Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form.
  • Applicants who do not complete the Application Form found on our website will not be considered.

For any enquiries, please contact the Deputy Principal – Penelope Monger: mongerp@humegrammar.vic.edu.au

Applications close on Monday, 6 December 2021.


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