Teacher Aide (Identified), Gladstone State High School

Job Description

About our school:

Gladstone State High is held in high regard within the Gladstone community. It was founded in 1953, offering a year 8-12 curriculum that is now 7-12 and has an enrolment of approx. 1550 students. The school is recognized for providing a range of opportunities to students which develop their potential for outstanding achievement both within and beyond the formal curriculum.

Your opportunity:

In this role you will support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students within the classroom, working with small groups of students and helping to facilitate the targeted programs for the students of the College. You will work under the direct supervision of the Leadership Team. You may at times deal with issues of a confidential and sensitive nature requiring a high degree of judgement, discretion, and confidentiality.

Various tasks include:

  • Literacy and Numeracy duties that may include support for teachers in providing learning materials for students at risk, working with small groups as well as individual students and use of computers when working with students.
  • Working with teachers and the community to promote and develop an understanding of the Australian Curriculum's Cross-curriculum priority - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Maintaining anecdotal records on students for use in reviewing student's development
  • Displaying respect and empathy for students with high level needs
  • Displaying confidentiality, tact, reliability and sensitively to students and their families.

About You:

  • Hold or be able to obtain a Paid Employee Positive Notice Blue Card prior to commencement
  • Provide evidence of full COVID vaccinated as directed by the Qld Chief Health Officer
  • Demonstrated qualifications and experience as a teacher aide
  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and spiritualities and students, families and communities
  • Ability to communicate sensitively with, and to effectively engage with, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, families/carers and communities
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to engage with all students
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible in your availability, Monday to Friday, with the potential to be involved in other school activities such as excursions and camps

What you need to succeed:

It would be desirable for the successful applicant to have:

  • Experience working with students with special needs as well as social and emotional needs.
  • Certificate III in Education Support
  • Experience in a similar role supporting young people.

Mandatory requirements:

  • When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.
  • For this position, it is a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal person or a Torres Strait Islander person as set out in Section 7 of the Anti Discrimination Act 1991 for the purposes contained in Section 25 of that Act.

Contact Name: Courtney Rowe, Business Manager (07) 4976 6110

Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Interested? To apply:

  • Attach a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • Attach a maximum 1 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities identified in the attached role description.
  • Please note: Engagement in this position is subject to the person fully satisfying the COVID-19 vaccination requirements outlined in the attached Candidate Information Fact Sheet 2022. Applicants are asked to submit evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination with their application.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.