School Learning Support Officer (Ethnic)
Under the immediate supervision and direction of a teacher a school learning support officer (ethnic) is responsible to the principal or supervisor for:
- providing assistance in school routines;
- classroom activities; and
- the care and management of students
The school must not require a school learning support officer (ethnic) to accept responsibility for class management and control, playground supervision or teaching students.
A school learning support officer (ethnic), because of his or her facility with a language or languages spoken within the community served by the school, is required to carry out the following range of duties:
- communicating with parents;
- providing opportunities for ethnic students to develop personal and social skills;
- providing orientation for staff in relation to the ethnic community;
- interpreting problems of ethnic students to teachers;
- being a point of contact, within the school, for the local ethnic community; and
- liaising with parents as required by the principal.
- Operating audio-visual aids and other teaching equipment.
- Recording school broadcasts and telecasts and maintaining a catalogue of records, cassettes, video-tapes and reel-to-reel tapes and other audio-visual software.
- Assembling and distributing lesson materials.
- Issuing learning materials from resource rooms.
- Arranging furniture with classrooms other than special or high schools.
- Managing lost property and clothing pools.
- Performing minor clerical duties such as those associated with assessment records
Teacher and Student Support
- The implementation of learning programs, including physical education, sport and recreation activities and educational excursions.
- "Settling in" new students.
- Helping students with toilet, ablution and dressing needs.
- Carrying out programs for the behavioural management of students.
- Assembling and dismissing classes.
- Caring for sick students and, where in receipt of a first aid allowance, administering minor first aid.
Undertaking other related duties as determined by the principal for the supervisor