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Learning Support Assistant

Job Reference Number: DR1903

  • Large multi-campus Christian school
  • Drouin location
  • Casual position

Chairo Christian School is a growing non-denominational Christian school, with over 1,700 Kindergarten to Year 12 students attending five picturesque campuses in West and South Gippsland, the Latrobe Valley and the south eastern outskirts of Melbourne. 

Our mission is to provide excellence in Christ-centred education in partnership with families within a caring Christian community. In doing this, we aim to prepare students thoroughly for further study, careers, service and life in general.

We are seeking the services of a dedicated Learning Support Assistant to join the learning support team at our Drouin Campus. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a caring Christian environment and provide important assistance to the students and teaching staff in delivering high quality care and Christian education to students requiring support for their specific learning needs.

Some key responsibilities will include:

  • liaising with subject teachers about students and curriculum requirements;
  • providing assistance to students with special needs in a classroom setting, and also in private study and exam or testing situations as required;
  • maintaining appropriate records with regard to learning support activities and programs;
  • attending camps and excursions with students if required;
  • preparing resources to support student learning;
  • providing general support to a teacher in the classroom; and
  • providing feedback to the classroom teacher with regard to a student’s academic and social progress.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the school’s Articles of Faith
  • Qualifications in education support (preferred)
  • Ability to provide support in secondary school (desirable)
  • Experience working with children requiring academic, social or emotional support (desirable)
  • Experience working with children with significant learning needs (desirable)
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good computer literacy skills

The safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, Chairo undertakes rigorous reference and background checking including, Working with Children and Police Record checks. Before applying, applicants are requested to review Chairo’s Child Safety booklet.

Closing date: Thursday 28 March

Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

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Working at Chairo

Jo, Pakenham Teacher Librarian

‘I enjoy working at Chairo because of the students. I’m challenged daily to set a godly example for them and to reflect about how and why I teach … and to always give my absolute best. I love working alongside committed and dedicated staff members who inspire me every day.’

Jo began working at Chairo in 1997 as a teacher’s assistant. Encouraged by the Principal to study education, Jo became a Chairo primary teacher in 2004 and taught at the Drouin and Drouin East campuses. Today, Jo works in the library at Pakenham and is ‘the most happily contented teacher librarian on the planet’.

Jo explained, ‘I’m passionate about exciting students about books and literature. I also oversee the running of the library; work with teachers on curriculum; order, shelve and critique books; supervise private study and distance education students; make displays; run competitions and oversee Book Week. I’m also studying to complete a Master’s degree’