Galilee School - Learning Support Assistant

  • Canberra
  • Fixed Term
  • Galilee School

About the Team

Communities at Work's Galilee School is a registered, independent school, designed specifically for disengaged, vulnerable young people in Years 7-12 for whom the mainstream schooling environment has struggled to deliver positive outcomes. Working with the school means becoming a part of our social impact. It means helping our young people navigate complex challenges, and building them a better future. It means supporting them in their education, learning and skill-building, and supporting the school in offering an alternative model of education.

About the Role

Under guidance and support of the Head of Teaching and Learning, Learning Support Assistants (LSA) work alongside teachers to support the education of all students or at other times specific students including those with special learning needs. LSAs work as part of the Galilee School team to implement lessons and programs in line with the Australian Curriculum and the Student Support Framework, in addition to supporting the students in their day-to-day studies and activities at the Galilee School. This role will commence in Term 1, 2023.


  • To work in consultation with teachers/staff, to support instruction to students in specific areas, e.g. literacy & numeracy tasks, social skills, specialist subjects.
  • To liaise with teachers in relation to curriculum requirements.
  • Act as a liaison with the classroom teacher(s) for the purpose of ensuring the implementation and evaluation of the established Individual Learning Plan (ILP) of an assigned student.
  • Provide assistance to students to participate fully in classroom educational activities.
  • Using equipment and materials, prepare or assist in creation of curriculum support materials or assist students in the preparation of materials, e.g. ipads, conducting science experiments, audio visual recording, document preparation on computers.
  • To assist with managing student learning and/or behaviour.
  • To assist with classroom programs as required, particularly in the development of students' learning program, under the supervision of the classroom teacher.
  • To liaise directly with teachers regarding student progress.
  • Participate in the pastoral care, sport, co-curricular, playground supervision, parent nights, and other programs of the School

Skills and Experience


  • Relevant qualification in Education Support
  • Experience working with students with disabilities in a school setting.
  • Familiar with some targeted intervention strategies and learning programs.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences which include staff, parents and the wider community
  • High level interpersonal skills and cooperative work practices and the ability to contribute to a positive and cohesive team
  • Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration
  • Mental Health First Aid Training (or able to obtain)
  • Personal experience of collaborative practices in a similar school environment and a sound knowledge of learning and pedagogy for a similar student cohort is desired
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Positive Behaviour Support Framework, Restorative Practices and/or other related best practice models is desired


  • Make a difference and change lives in the Canberra community as part of Canberra's largest community organisation
  • Join an inclusive and friendly workplace, where people are at the heart of everything.
  • Increase your take-home pay! Because Communities at Work has charity status, you may be able to salary package and increase your take home pay by thousands of dollars per year.
  • Flexibility when you need it with options for study leave, leave concessions, paid parental leave, and more.
  • Enjoy healthy living with our active lifestyle & healthy activity programs and reimbursements (including remedial massages, annual flu vaccination and more).
  • Receive guidance and support for mental health through our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Employee child care discounts

How to Apply

Click APPLY, be sure to include a cover letter, or the option of scheduling a confidential discussion with the school Principal, Tim McNevin, is also able to be facilitated through the People, Culture and Wellness Team on 02 6293 6545.

Communities at Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.


Closing date for applications: 16/10/2022

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