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Casual – Learning Support Officer

Sacred Heart College
Fixed Term
Education Support Employee

About the role

Sacred Heart College is a proud, dynamic, high performing school community with strong traditions, a rich history and a deep sense of community and welcome. Our Catholic identity is best exemplified through a program of education that encourages students and staff to pursue the Mercy values of compassion, justice, respect, hospitality, service and courage. The Sacred Heart Way is identified through actions that uphold and advance Catherine McAuley’s vision of the lived Gospel, which is at the heart of our community.

Strategy 2021 and Beyond articulates our vision of educating girls in the Mercy tradition to make a difference in our changing world. Key elements of the strategy focus on opportunities to reimagine learning that enables members of our school community to be creative, self-directed and critical thinkers, who are inspired to learn, whose natural inquisitiveness is nurtured and who strive for excellence.


Our Casual Learning Support Officers (LSO) provide direct or indirect support to students to assist them in specific learning areas. LSOs guide and support students through the teacher-designed adjustments regarding the process, product or content of student learning.

Please refer to the attached position description for key information related to this position.


In addition to being able to undertake the Key Responsibilities indicated in the position description, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate sound responses to the following selection criteria:


  • Sound capability to build trusted relationships with young people
  • An awareness and understanding of the challenges students may encounter in their education
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders
  • Experience in managing highly confidential and sensitive information/data 
  • Ability to demonstrate clever and creative approaches to support students in their learning 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders to enhance outcomes for young people
  • An awareness and understanding of the challenges students may encounter in their education
  • Commitment to work within and positively advance the College’s Mission and Mercy values
  • Understanding and/or appreciation of the principles of a Catholic community organisation


  • Experience working with young people requiring support
  • Relevant qualification, or involvement in relevant networks

All employees are subject to appropriate employment and compliance checks prior to and during employment. This position requires a current Police Check, Working with Children Check and drivers’ licence.

Classification for the role is ESS Level 2 in accordance with the Catholic Education Multi Enterprise Agreement 2022. 


Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above, 
  2. a resumé

and can be addressed to Ms Anna Negro, Principal.

Please note, applications sent directly to a member of the College cannot be accepted. 


Applications close

4th July 2024


Contact details

PrincipalMiss Anna Negro
Phone5221 4211
AddressRetreat Road
Newtown, 3220