School Learning Support Officer (Sign Interpreter)
Under the immediate supervision and direction of a teacher a school learning support officer (sign interpreter) is responsible to the principal or the supervisor for:
- providing assistance in school routines;
- classroom activities; and
- the care and management of students with hearing disability.
A school learning support officer (sign interpreter) in respect of students with hearing disability enrolled in special schools and classes, and in regular school settings is required to assist the teachers primarily in:
- providing sign interpreter service in classrooms and for school activities;
- the maintenance and expansion of the sign language skills of students, teachers, families and members of the wider school community; and
- supporting in sign story telling, poetry reading, literature appreciation and drama programs.
- Operating audio-visual aids and other teaching equipment.
- Recording school broadcasts and telecasts and maintaining a catalogue of records, cassettes, video and audio tapes and other audio-visual software.
- Duplicating materials and photocopying.
Teacher and Student Support
- Providing opportunities for students to develop personal and social skills.
- Providing opportunities for students to acquire living and pre-vocational skills.
- Implementing individual education programs.
- Implementing travel training programs.
Undertaking other related duties as determined by the principal or the supervisor.