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Teacher Aide Special Needs - Lawnton

The Salvation Army
  • Teacher’s Aide Special Needs – Independent School Program
  • Youth Outreach Service (YOS) – Lawnton
  • Part Time Max Term Contract to December 2020

About YOS Special Assistance Lawnton Independent School

YOS Lawnton School is part of The Salvation Army Youth Outreach Services that has the aim of assisting young people to overcome hardships and build independence. This is done through justice, accommodation, driving and education programs.

The school has a special assistance status as it works with students who have become disengaged from mainstream schools and require wrap-around services that include educational support, targeted social interventions, emotional and social development and flexible education arrangements.

The primary goal of the school is to offer students an opportunity to have a higher quality of life through engagement with the school and local community. The major school curriculum activities are: English and Maths authority subjects, literacy and numeracy, TAFE Cert 11’s in business and workplace preparation and a social and emotional curriculum.

The role:

This is a great opportunity to join a dedicated team committed to providing educational and life skills opportunities for disengaged students. The role will be responsible for supporting development, planning and delivery of effective learning and teaching programs for students at YOS Lawnton School and Goodna campus.

To be successful for this role, you will have (essential criteria);

  • An appreciation of and the ability and willingness to promote and support the values and ethos of The Salvation Army.
  • A commitment to the Christian faith and mission of The Salvation Army. An ability to offer pastoral assistance.
  • Tertiary qualifications Certificate III in Education Support Certificate IV in Education Support Diploma of Education Support or similar discipline or minimum Certificate qualifications and/or extensive experience.
  • Level of understanding of issues regarding disengaged students from mainstream schools and ability to re-engage and motivate youth into educational/ training pathways.
  • Demonstrated high level of communication and interpersonal skills including negotiation, conflict resolution and the ability to effectively create relationships with students and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with youth who require special assistance or have a disability.
  • Proven experience in working with people of varying cultures, races, economic, social and educational background.
  • Driver’s license.
  • Positive Notice Working with Children suitability card (Commission for Children and Young People Blue Card) or willingness to obtain.

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