Teacher Assistants (x2)

Catholic Education Diocese of RockhamptonAustralia

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Blackall (P-6) was originally established by the Josephite Sisters in 1917 to serve the Catholic families of the far west. St Joseph’s School exists for the education of children from Prep to Year 6 and is a co-educational facility still serving the township and surrounding properties of Blackall. St Joseph’s also provides a Kindergarten service on the school site which delivers a play based learning program for students aged 3 or 4 years of age.

Our Mission Statement also emphasizes a child centred education which recognises and respects the needs and talents of each individual, this is paramount to what our school and our patron saint St Joseph are all about.

About the roles:
There are three positions available and these are term-time and outlined below, commencing in January 2021. Under direct supervision of the Principal or nominee, the teacher assistant will provide support services to classroom teachers with student learning either individually or in groups.

* Teacher Assistant: 4 days (14 hours per week)
* Teacher Assistant: 4 days (15 hours per week)

Typical duties include:
* Practice confidentiality in relation to all aspects of the role
* Assist student learning, either individually or in groups, under the direct supervision of an academic staff member where limited discretion and judgement are involved
* Perform within well-established routines tasks associated with the mass production of printed material including collating, stapling, binding, folding, cutting etc
* Under the direct supervision of a higher-level officer or a member of the academic staff and within well-established routines

    • Prepare and clean away materials for use/display in classrooms
    • Produce printed material including collating, stapling, binding, folding, cutting etc
    • Perform tasks of limited complexity associated with classroom learning e.g. preparing, implementing and supervising learning programs
    • Support students in relation to their physical needs
    • Other ad hoc duties as may be required

 Mandatory Requirements:
*A working with Children Check (WWCC) and current Suitability Notice is a requirement of this role.

 About You:
The successful applicant will have relevant experience and an understanding of, and a commitment to, the ethos of Catholic Education.  In addition, you will have excellent time management skills, well developed interpersonal skills and a high proficiency of computer skills.

 What we offer:

  • Competitive salary range (based on experience)
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% contribution (in a co-contribution arrangement)
  • Modern facilities and resources
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Excellent leave entitlements to suit various situations
  • Induction, professional development and learning opportunities

 How to Apply:

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Provide a 1 – 2 page cover letter outlining your demonstrated capabilities. (Please refer to the Position Description to support your response)
  3. Submit your application and supporting documentation to:
    Samantha Suthers
    St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
    Email: sjbl@rok.catholic.edu.au

Further information:

  • For a confidential conversation please contact Joanne Davison (Principal, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School) on 07 4994 8385
  • Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

 Applications close 11 January 2021

 Catholic Education is committed to best practice in student protection policies and procedures and is an equal opportunity employer.

Existing not to be different, but to make a difference…

About St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Blackall

Location 109 Thistle St Blackall QLD 4472

Postal Address PO Box 211 Blackall QLD 4472

Approx. Enrolment 65

Founded 1917 by the Sisters of St Joseph

Parish St Patrick’s Parish Blackall

Catholic Education Diocese of Rockhampton


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