School Learning Support Officer - Hearing Support - Full Time - Ongoing - St Ives High School

Position Information

The NSW Department of Education provides, funds and regulates education services for NSW students from early childhood to secondary school, delivering world-class education through its public schools and providing funding support to non-government schools. We employ, develop and support teachers, leaders and other staff to deliver the best outcomes for students and to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

About the Role 

School Learning Support Officers provides support for students with identified diverse learning needs including disability in classrooms and other learning environments under the direction and supervision of a teacher to support the achievement of educational outcomes. This support includes student welfare, health and wellbeing activities as required. In addition School Learning Support Officers may provide specific support for students in the following streams or settings: pre-school, vision support, hearing support, and bilingual. Student Learning Support Officers working in these streams/settings have specific additional duties, in addition to the general duties for School Learning Support Officers that are required to be performed.

Essential Requirements

  • Working with Children Check Clearance.
  • Completion of mandatory training required by the Department of Education and a willingness to undertake first aid training relevant to the School Learning Support Officer role.
  • Administration of Medications – training to be provided based on student needs.
  • Health support training to be provided based on student needs (subject to transition provisions)
  • Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with students who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Awareness of the needs of students who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Willingness to engage with Auslan or assistive technology based on the needs of the student
  • Special Notes

    Implementation of new rates of pay

    The hourly rate of pay in this advertisement is the new rate of pay for this classification of SAS staff following the making of a new SAS staff award on 13 September 2019. The Department is currently giving priority to changes to its payroll system to apply the new rates of pay. It is anticipated that these changes will be effective in payroll before the end of the year. This means that a successful applicant for this position who starts employment prior to the effective payroll date for the new rates of pay will initially be paid the previous hourly rate and then paid the new hourly rate with back payment as appropriate. A successful applicant who starts employment after the effective payroll date will immediately be paid the rate identified in this advertisement.

    Additional School Information (Optional)

    St Ives High School is a comprehensive coeducational high school with an enrolment of approximately 1100 students.

    The Hearing Support Unit is a well-established unit, employing a wide range of strategies to engage and meet the learning needs of some 18 students with a diverse range of ability. The role of this SLSO requires the ability to work not just with students with a hearing impairment, but also with a number of secondary disabilities including emotional, intellectual and/or physical disabilities.

    The unit is integrated into the wider school where students are nurtured, challenged and inspired to learn both within smaller unit classes and are also heavily supported by SLSOs in mainstream classes. As students have both a range of academic and social ability, SLSOs are required to have strong skills in understanding and/or willingness to learn subject content in order to best assist students in mainstream academic classes through to Year 12 across a range of subject areas.

    Duties primarily focus on assisting teachers in the implementation of individual learning plans and transition programs; also in assisting teachers in providing opportunities for children to develop personal, social, domestic, academic and pre-vocational skills and assisting where necessary in the personal care need

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in this role, please apply online and attach your resume and covering letter, which clearly details how your skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of this role.  It is a requirement that you include the name and contact details of two referees. The statement of duties can be accessed

    If there are targeted questions, you must respond to these (maximum 300 words) and include in your covering letter.

    Note: It is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via

    No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.