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Learning Support Officer

Santa Maria College
Casual Relieving
Education Support Employee

About the role

Santa Maria College is a Catholic Girls’ Secondary School enriched with the tradition of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan catering for over 800 students from Year 7–12. Authorised as an International Baccalaureate global school, Santa Maria College offers the Middle Years Program (Year 7–10) as part of their contemporary approach to learning. Santa Maria College promotes the safety, wellbeing, protection and inclusion of all children and young people.

At Santa Maria College, our vision of One Community, Three Villages embodies our commitment to educate young women now and into the future. Acutely aware of the interdependence between Faith, Learning and Wellbeing, our curriculum aims to naturally wed the IB Program and the values of the Good Samaritans.

About the Role:

Working under the direction of the Learning & Enhancement Leader. The Learning Support Officer works as part of the Learning Support Team to ensure learning diversity students develop their full potential in all aspects of school life- Academic Learning, Wellbeing and Behaviour Management and Physical Needs . The Learning Support Officer is expected to be an enthusiastic participant in fostering a nurturing, supportive and positive environment, demonstrating initiative and flexibility in responding to a variety of day to day needs, making child safety the number one priority.

In this role your duties and responsibilities consist of;

  • Supporting the learning and teaching of funded and College supported students
  • Assist students with managing behaviours that arise, observing and reporting on symptoms/triggers
  • Assist students with any physical needs
  • Actively and publicly advocate for students with special needs
  • Attend Assemblies, Masses, Excursions and other key student events/activities
  • Attend Meetings to assist with student progress, curriculum developments as required (Team Meets, Learning Area Meets, PSG and Staff Meets)
  • Attend Professional Learning as required
  • Provide support and supervision of SACs and exams as required
  • Liaise with teachers, specialists, outside contacts as required
  • Contribute to the welfare, health and safety of learning diversity students, including, where applicable and qualified, the delivery of first aid and the administration of authorised medications
  • Maintain records in accordance with College policy and practices.
  • Demonstrate effective organisational and administrative skills
  • Keep a diary of assistance provided to each student, noting their progress

About you

  • Certificate III or IV in School Based Education Support (desirable)
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents and emerging young adults.
  • Proficient in the use of ICT for communication and record keeping.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills appropriate to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, staff and parents, particularly the ability to work as a member of a team.
  • WWCC Certification and Police Check
  • First Aid (desirable)
  • Demonstrated understanding of Child Safety
  • Maintain a positive environment which is respectful of all present and fosters student learning and motivation.
  • Participate in the College's professional development activities 
  • Participate in the College's extra-curricular and co-curricular programs as required.

For a detailed scope of the role, please view the below position description. If you think you have the right skills and passion for this role, please apply now by completing the attached Application Form alongside your resume and cover letter to

All children and young people who come to Santa Maria College have a right to feel and be safe. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. We are committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment. We regard our child safety obligations and responsibilities with the utmost importance. All Staff are required to adhere to the College’s Child Safety Policy, Child Safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and the Child Safety Code of Conduct and be committed to the safety and wellbeing of children.


Application Procedure

Applications should be made in writing and forwarded via email to the HR Manager:

Applications close

28th June 2024


Santa Maria College Application for Employment - Non Teaching Role.doc
Santa Maria College Application for Employment - Non Teaching Role.doc
PD- Learning Support Officer 2024.pdf

Contact details

PrincipalMs Joanne Rock
Phone9488 1600
Address50 Separation Street
Northcote, 3070