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Professional Learning Educator

  • Join the SPELD NSW Professional Learning team which provides evidence-based professional learning, workshops, consulting and resources to teachers, tutors and other professionals, schools and families
  • Based in Parramatta
  • Full time or part time role

About the organisation

SPELD NSW is a public benevolent institution that provides support to children and adults with specific learning difficulties, their families, tutors, teachers and school.

Role Summary

The Professional Learning Educator:

  • presents professional learning and workshops for teachers, tutors, other professionals and parents on evidence-based literacy and numeracy instruction and best practice approaches to supporting students with specific learning difficulties;
  • contributes to the development of professional learning courses, workshops and resources for SPELD NSW;
  • overseas the administration of the SPELD NSW ticketed professional learning program.

Key Responsibilities

Professional Learning

  • Delivery professional learning and workshops
  • Contribute to the development of professional learning, workshops and resources
  • Contribute to the development of online courses and resources
  • Contribution to the registration of courses with NESA

SPELD NSW Professional Learning Program

  • Planning for scheduling of ticketed professional learning and workshops
  • Supporting the Admin team with coordination of upcoming ticketed workshops including promotion and registration
  • Compliance with Professional Learning Policies and Procedures


Essential qualities:

  • Teaching or education degree or speech pathology degree.
  • At least 2 years classroom teaching or clinical experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using evidence-based literacy or numeracy instruction practices in classrooms or through intervention programs (experience using the Sounds-Write program is particularly desirable).
  • Experience providing support to students with specific learning difficulties.
  • Understanding of the professional literature on the science of reading and supporting students with specific learning difficulties.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to develop a rapport with teachers, other professionals and parents.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team environment.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Computer skills including Excel and Word and a willingness to develop further computer skills in order to provide professional learning through online formats.
  • Commitment to extend own professional development. (SPELD NSW will make some professional development available.)

Desirable qualities:

  • Current registration as a proficient teacher with NESA or as a speech pathologist.
  • Masters in learning support or special education OR substantial professional development in evidence-based literacy and numeracy instruction and/or supporting students with specific learning difficulties.
  • Expertise in providing individual or small group literacy and numeracy intervention to students with specific learning difficulties.
  • Experience developing and delivering professional learning for teachers or other professionals.
  • Knowledge of NSW school systems.


  • Access to not-for-profit salary packaging
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Opportunity to work autonomously and as part of a supportive team

A full Position Description is attached below.

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