Learning Support Assistant

Endeavour College

Mawson Lakes, SA 

Admin / SSO / Non-Teaching

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time (0.60 FTE)

Applications Close: 3 March 2024

Endeavour College is seeking to appoint a part-time Learning Support Assistant for the 2024 school year working 28 hours per week (over a minimum of 4 days per week with specific hours to be negotiated with the successful candidate). 

<p>This position will work closely and cooperatively with teaching staff to provide support for student learning in classroom, small groups, and one-to-one settings under the direction of the Adaptive Education Learning Leader and Classroom Teachers. Work will be predominantly with students that require additional learning support and/or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD), and will also have a strong focus on assisting with the implementation of our social emotional program. </p><p>We envision a well rounded individual who is experienced and passionate about working with neurodiverse and other students with specific learning needs (Years 7-12) as they progress through their secondary education. Relevant theoretical knowledge of specific learning disabilities (i.e. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dysgraphia, Dyslexia) and their implications for approaches to learning, the ability to work with students in both small groups and one-on-one, along with the ability to support learning across a range of areas including numeracy, literacy and EALD.<br /></p><p> </p><p><b>Applications close promptly at 9.00am on Monday 4 March 2024. Click the &#39;Apply for job&#39; button below to view a copy of the position description, and follow the prompts to apply.</b></p><p>Endeavour College values staff who enthusiastically engage in their work as a Christian vocation that is based on caring relationships with students and staff. All staff are expected to participate in the school&#39;s extracurricular program. Being able to actively support the aims of a Christian school is essential.</p><p>Endeavour College aims to develop a culture where relationships are valued and members feel connected, safe and respected. This approach fosters an optimal learning environment to fulfill staff and students&#39; God given abilities for life and community. Core to this framework is a focus on Restorative Practice which emphasises working with Endeavour College community members to address behaviour and value relationships. It calls community members to make a personal transformation from a focus on the self towards a focus on others and the common good, and as such it reflects the model of Christ in terms of dealing with others. </p><p><b>The Endeavour Way is: </b></p><p><b>LOVE</b> - it&#39;s about reflecting the unconditional LOVE of God by showing respect, compassion and kindness in our relationships. </p><p><b>COURAGE</b> - it&#39;s about accepting that it takes COURAGE to own our behaviour, take responsibility for our actions and share our experiences with others. </p><p><b>FORGIVENESS</b> - it&#39;s about showing FORGIVENESS and acceptance towards ourselves and others with grace. </p><p><b>HOPE</b> - it&#39;s about resolving issues in a way which brings HOPE to our relationships and instils faith in our capacity to fulfil our God-given abilities</p>
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