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POSITION VACANT: Educational Support Teacher (0.8 FTE Maternity Leave Contract)

Educational Support Teacher

(0.8 FTE Maternity Leave Contract)


Penrith Christian School is a well-established and vibrant Christian community, providing an exciting and innovative learning environment for 850 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 from Term 2.   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 forms part of a team, which supports teachers across the School 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 inquiry-learning approaches, extending and differentiating through rich learning activities delivered in a creative, collaborative and flexible learning environment. This particular role will focus on supporting and training staff in making appropriate adjustments, enabling students to access the curriculum, as well as implementing strategies to improve student literacy.


The successful candidate will also be required to collaborate across KLAs.


You will need to be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • 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

  • excellent oral and written communication skills

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

  • experience in and knowledge of the NCCD

  • experience in maintaining records of differentiation and support strategies

  • experience in writing and managing ILPs

  • experience in running small group intervention programs

  • 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 4.00 pm Monday 25 March 2019.


How to apply:


Please download the Employment Application form HERE.


Please email your completed application and certified supporting documents to hr@pcs.nsw.edu.au.


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


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