School Learning Support Officer
Under the supervision and direction of a teacher a school learning support officer, in respect of students enrolled in special schools and classes, is responsible to the principal or the supervisor for:
- providing assistance in school routines;
- classroom activities; and
- the care and management of students with disabilities and behaviour disorders.
A school learning support officer is required to assist teachers in school and community settings in:
- the implementation of individual education programs and individual transition programs;
- providing opportunities for students to develop personal, social, independent living and pre-vocational skills;
- toileting and personal care needs of students at all age and dependency levels, to include washing, bathing, showering and changing;
- washing of soiled items of clothing and nappies and in the disposal of used sanitary items;
- direct food preparation and assisting students with eating and drinking;
- the implementation of travel training programs;
- the supervision of students on excursion, work experience and travel training programs;
- supervision of students with severe and/or multiple, physical and/or intellectual disabilities which can involve;
- frequent physical lifting, also involving changing students from one piece of equipment to another;
- therapy or nursing type duties (which include duties carried out under the guidance of professional staff);
- administering prescribed medication, keeping medication register;
- minor maintenance of physical and or electronic equipment used by students;
- organising the regular servicing of physical and or electronic equipment used by students;
- serving as part of a transdisciplinary (educational/therapy) team in the development and implementation of individual educational programs;
- communicating with students using an augmentative communication system most appropriate to the needs of students;
- taking performance date during the implementation of individual educational programs.
- Operating audio-visual aids, computers and other teaching equipment.
- Recording school broadcasts and telecasts and maintaining a catalogue of records, cassettes, video-tapes and other audio-visual software.
- Duplicating materials and photocopying.
- Issuing learning materials from resource rooms.
- Arranging furniture within classrooms where required.
- Managing lost property and clothing pools.
- Performing minor clerical duties.
- Caring for sick students and, when in receipt of a first aid allowance, administering minor first aid.
- Undertaking other related duties as determined by the principal or the supervisor.