POSITION VACANT: Educational Support Teacher (Middle and Senior Schools: Years 5-12)

Educational Support Teacher
(Middle and Senior Schools: Years 5-12)


Penrith Christian School is a well-established and vibrant Christian community, providing an exciting and innovative learning environment for 800 Preschool-Year 12 students in our 21st Century Learning Facility at Orchard Hills.


We are seeking applications from committed Christians, active in their local church, to join our Educational Support Team in 2018. We are looking to appoint a teacher who is creative, energetic, committed to collaborative development and with a passion for engaging students’ love of learning. This role supports teachers across the Middle and Senior Schools in identifying, documenting and programming for students requiring adjustments to their learning.


Our team have been developing a differentiated learning approach across all classes, but with particular emphasis on the development of Literacy and Numeracy competencies. The School is also developing enquiry learning approaches, extending and differentiating through rich learning activities delivered in a creative, collaborative and flexible learning environment. The successful candidate will also be required to collaborate across KLAs.


You will need to be able to demonstrate: 

  • a working knowledge of the current requirements in relation to identifying and supporting students with special needs

  • evidence of success in your teaching and in an Educational Support role

  • evidence of collaborative, innovative and effective practice in a current teaching context

  • highly relational interpersonal skills with staff, students and parents

  • a demonstrated capacity to work as a team member, particularly in cross-curricular contexts

  • excellent oral and written communication skills

  • flexibility and interest in working in an innovative and dynamic environment

  • experience in applying for and managing special provisions for HSC Exams

  • experience in maintaining records of differentiation and support strategies

  • experience in managing ILPs

  • experience in providing teaching staff with support and PD in strategies for differentiation in the classroom.


Mandatory requirements include:

  • NESA accreditation

  • a current Working With Children Check approval number 

  • an active Christian faith and current church involvement


Applications close 4.00pm Friday 23 February 2018.


How to apply:


Please download the Employment Application form HERE.


Please email your completed application and certified supporting documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Only applicants who complete the official school application form will be considered.