Learning Support Assistant

  • Heatherton Christian College
  • Clarinda VIC, Australia
Part time Assistants / Technicians

Job Description


Learning Support Assistant

The College is currently seeking applicants for Learning Support Assistant positions for January 2024.

Full-time and/or part-time positions are available, working on student days only. The days worked will be negotiated with the successful applicant/s.

Ongoing contracts are available depending on the applicant’s circumstances/experience.


Learning Support Assistants play an important role in the support of students with additional needs. They enhance the student learning experience and help students reach their full potential. Learning Support Assistants work under the direction of a teacher and predominantly work with students who have additional needs, this includes students with neurological and learning disorders, physical disabilities, and behavioural disorders. Learning Support Assistants work with students from all year levels, both inside and outside the classroom. They support students by implementing a range of teaching and learning strategies such as one-on-one or small group instruction, co-operative learning, scaffolding, modelling and worked examples. They may also be assigned to a specific student that requires one-to-one support in a variety of areas. 

Learning Support Assistants collaborate with the class teacher to reinforce classroom teaching. They assist students with organisation, social competence, accessing activities and appropriate behaviour. The Learning Assistant may also undertake supervision of the class to enable the teacher to spend time supporting students who have additional needs.


Applications which will be received as advertised until Friday 8 December 2023 and should be marked ‘Learning Support Assistants’ sent via email to: 

·         the Head of Campus, Jason Burgess at jason.burgess@hcc.vic.edu.au

·         the Head of Learning Support, Ilodi Jacobs at ilodi.jacobs@hcc.vic.edu.au 

Please include:

·         a covering letter

·         a concise curriculum vitae including

o   personal details

o   church involvement

o   career experience, and

o   academic attainments

·         three referees are required to be listed, included one church reference demonstrating an active faith.


Heatherton Christian College is an independent, Christian co-educational school for students from Prep to Year 12. The College is located in the South-East suburbs of Melbourne, about a 30-minute drive from the Melbourne CBD and has a current enrolment of 365 students. We believe in a holistic education where academic learning is balanced with the pursuit of spiritual, emotional, social, and physical wellbeing. The teachers are hand-picked for their professionalism and develop strong and caring relationships with their students as they encourage them to grow as learners and grow in their faith and character. [1]

Staff members are expected to subscribe wholeheartedly to the Heatherton Christian College Statement of Faith and be active Christians with church involvement

If you are successful in obtaining an interview, you will be contacted by telephone. If your application is not successful, you will be notified by email.

Should you require any further information please telephone the College office on 03 8550 6650 or visit our website at, www.hcc.vic.edu.au.


[1] The College is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children. We have zero tolerance for child abuse. Everyone working at the College is responsible for the care and protection of children. All potential employees and volunteers will be required to comply with the College’s Child Safety Code of Conduct and the College’s Child Protection and Safety Policy. Applicants are required to provide a valid Working With Children Check/VIT and will be subject to background checking in accordance with this policy.


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