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Learning Support Officer

St Mary's College for the Deaf - South Morang Campus
Fixed Term
Education Support Employee

About the role

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support primary and/or secondary deaf and hard of hearing students, with and without additional disabilities, in their classrooms with learning, organisational, emotional or communication difficulties by applying strategies as directed by their teachers or identified in their educational plans.
  • Support student participation in extra-curricular activities and events such as excursions and camps as negotiated.
  • Support effective communication between students, their teachers and peers by clarifying, repeating, note taking or use of sign language (if appropriate).
  • Assist in the preparation of curriculum materials, student resources and maintenance of assistive listening devices.
  • Work as part of a team, maintaining confidentiality of private or sensitive information at all times.
  • Following procedures and practices as identified in St Mary’s Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) framework.
  • Additional duties:
  • Fulfil other duties as directed by the Principal or Deputy Principal.

Selection Criteria 

Applicants will be required to demonstrate the appropriate professional standards as follows: 

  1. Ability to perform the role of an Educational Support (Learning Support) in accordance with the statement of duties. 
  2. An understanding of and/or experience in supporting deaf and hard of hearing students desirable (skill is using Auslan is not necessary but would be helpful). 
  3. An understanding of and/or experience in supporting students with disabilities.
  4. Willingness to be flexible and an ability to work as a member of a team
  5. Ability to present a professional, positive, warm, calm and welcoming persona and remain professional by maintaining high levels of confidentiality.
  6. A demonstrated understanding of child safety and of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.


Applications close

28th June 2024


ES_LSO 2024.pdf


How to apply:

Applications should be emailed to and should include:

  • covering letter identifying the relevant advertised position and including a brief response outlining the extent to which you meet each of the selection criteria
  • a resume
  • copy of Working With Children Certificate (if available)
  • current employer and at least one other professional to be listed as your referees.

Further information is available by contacting the College on 9800 2733 or accessing the link to our website St Mary's College for the deaf

Contact details

PrincipalMs Amanda Purcell
Phone0429 591 249
Address60 Williamsons Road