Teacher Assistant Positions - St Brendan's Catholic Primary School

Job No: CER212
Location: Mackay

St Brendan’s aims to develop the “whole” child – intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually. This is achieved through developing a child-centred atmosphere of genuine care and support and permeates a learning environment that nurtures and values each individual student.

St Brendan’s offers state of the art facilities designed to promote learning and embrace our local environment. Our classrooms have been created to ensure students and teachers have the resources and space they require on their learning journey.

About the role

A number of term-time Teacher Assistant positions are currently available for the 2022 school year with hours to be negotiated with successful applicants.  These positions will commence from  20 January 2022. Under direct supervision of the Principal or nominee, the teacher assistant will provide support services to classroom teachers with student learning either individually or in groups.

Typical duties include:-

  • Practice confidentiality in relation to all aspects of the role
  • Assist student learning, either individually or in groups, under the direct supervision of an academic staff member where limited discretion and judgement are involved
  • Perform within well-established routines tasks associated with the mass production of printed material including collating, stapling, binding, folding, cutting etc
  • Under the direct supervision of a higher-level officer or a member of the academic staff and within well-established routines
    • Prepare and clean away materials for use/display in classrooms
    • Produce printed material including collating, stapling, binding, folding, cutting etc
    • Perform tasks of limited complexity associated with classroom learning e.g. preparing, implementing and supervising learning programs
    • Support students in relation to their physical needs
    • Other ad hoc duties as required

About You

The successful applicants will have relevant experience and an understanding of, and a commitment to, the ethos of Catholic Education.  In addition, you will have excellent time management skills, well developed interpersonal skills and a high proficiency of computer skills.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary range (based on experience)
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% contribution (in a co-contribution arrangement)
  • Modern facilities and resources
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Excellent leave entitlements to suit various situations
  • Induction, professional development and learning opportunities

 Mandatory Requirements

  • A current valid Blue Card under the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 (WWC Act) and valid Suitability Notice is a requirement of the position.

How to Apply

  1. Please review the Position Description before preparing your application.
  2. Complete the application below
  3. Provide a 1 – 2 page cover letter outlining your demonstrated capabilities. (Please refer to the Position Description to support your response)
  4. Upload a current resume including contact details (phone and email) of (3) three professional referees
  5. Applicants must read, understand and accept, as an explicit term of contract, the requirements of the Statement of Principles for employment in Catholic Schools
  6. Submit your application and supporting documentation

Further information

  • For a confidential conversation please contact David Paul, Principal, St Brendan's Catholic Primary School, Ruralview Mackay on 07 4994 8265
  • Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

Applications close 5pm Monday, 29 November 2021.

Catholic Education is committed to best practice in student protection policies and procedures and is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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About Us

Catholic Education, Diocese of Rockhampton, is a large, dynamic and growing organisation with a current enrolment of approximately 16,000 students and a staff of approximately 3,400 in Kindergartens, Early Learning Centres, 31 Catholic Primary Schools and 8 Catholic Secondary Colleges. Catholic Education in the Diocese of Rockhampton serves communities from Bundaberg in the south to Mackay in the north and west to Longreach.

With a vibrant working environment, we provide excellent benefits for staff including professional and career development opportunities that build personal and organisational capability. We celebrate diversity in our workforce, and value the knowledge and skills that a diverse range of employees bring to the workplace. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission and we have an emphasis on caring and supporting teachers in both their vocation in working with students and other aspects of their lives.