Teacher Aide – Literacy Educational Support Assistant

​An experienced Teacher Aide is required to provide support to students with learning difficulties by implementing direct instruction withdrawal lessons under the guidance of the Pathways Teachers. This is a Part Time Position (0.8 FTE), on a fixed term contract for Term 3 and Term 4 2018.

Position: Literacy Educational Support Assistant
Campus: Senior Campus
Faculty/Department: Pathways
Reports to: Director of Personalised Learning
Key Relationships: Individualized Learning Teachers, Head of Students, Class teachers

Position Summary

The Literacy Educational Support Assistant is responsible for providing support to students with learning difficulties by implementing direct instruction withdrawal lessons under the guidance of the Individualized Learning Teachers at Senior Campus.  The Literacy Educational Support Assistant will ensure that the student is fully included in learning and will be responsible for working closely with the class-teacher to help facilitate their learning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with students with identified learning needs and help teachers with the delivery of Learning Strategies for students with learning difficulties in conjunction with the Pathways Facilitator.
  • Deliver daily direct instruction lessons (MacLit) to students with learning difficulties. This will require students to be withdrawn from regular classes.
  • Provide in-class support
    • Help students in the classroom with classroom work
    • Help the teacher with administration regarding these students of concern in this class as directed by class teacher or Pathways Facilitator
  • Provide thorough written feedback to Director of Personalised Learning of support provided (what, when and to whom) during in-class support
  • Be involved in parent conferences as required
  • Attend School meetings, Campus meetings and to be prepared to go on Senior Camps
  • Be involved in co-curricular programs, attend excursions or camps as required
  • Other duties at the direction of the Director of Personalised Learning (eg filing, scheduling meetings etc)
  • Perform additional duties as requested by the Principal
  • Work as part of a team to ensure that the well being, behaviour and personal development of students enhances learning opportunities and life skills.
  • Assist with classroom programs as required, particularly in the development of students’ learning program, under the supervision of the classroom teacher.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience or skills in the following areas:

  • An understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children
  • Relevant classroom teaching experience or experience working with children
  • Professional practice that is strongly aligned with the expectations of The Woodleigh Teacher

Highly desirable skills:

  • Experience working with children in secondary school, previously as a Teacher Aide
  • Experience in designing, implementing and assessing effective curriculum
  • Trained to deliver Direct Instruction Literacy programs such as MuliLit or Corrective Reading.
  • Familiar with some targeted intervention strategies and learning programs

Applicants must also demonstrate:

  • Minimum qualification of a Certificate of Education Support - Integration Aide/Teacher Aide or a Certificate III in Education Support 
  • A commitment to Woodleigh’s Values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment
  • A commitment to the School’s co-curricular, experiential and outdoor education programmes
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • The determination to strive for personal best
  • A willingness to innovate and encourage the development of creativity

Conditions of Employment:

  • A Working with Children’s Check is required for this position.
  • Qualification and First Aid Training confirmation is required for this position.
  • Woodleigh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to appointing staff on the basis of merit.
  • At Woodleigh School we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in children's best interests and keeping them safe from harm.  All staff are to abide by the Child Safety Code of Conduct.
  • It is a condition of employment that all staff take responsibility for a safe and healthy work environment and have a commitment to equal employment opportunity and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.
  • Woodleigh operates a smoke-free work environment.


This is a fixed term contract for 6 months.

To Apply:

Applications should be addressed to the Principal and emailed to the Principal's Office by Tuesday 22 May 2018

Any queries relating to this position to:  Emma Hall, Director of Personalised Learning,  or 03 5971 6100

Applications close Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 5pm.

Previous Applicants need not reapply.


Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Woodleigh School is an independent, coeducational school comprising two Junior Campuses (ECC-Year 6) in Frankston South and Moorooduc and a Senior Campus in Langwarrin South.

Woodleigh is a community that strongly values a holistic education.  It is a place where students are known and valued, where boys and girls grow into independent, creative, resilient individuals together.

Woodleigh is a school of dynamic, academically rigorous learning, which reflects and responds to the world we live in today.  Whilst very definitely an academic school, with fine VCE results equipping the large majority of students for tertiary study, it also provides a number of other very important dimensions that prepare all students for the challenges of life in the twenty first century.

Woodleigh affirms openness, independence, self-motivation and initiative, and never limits students to predetermined outcomes.  Woodleigh is entirely coeducational, committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.

The Woodleigh Teacher

  • Encourages a culture of mutual respect, inquiry, innovation and learning 
  • Emphasises the Woodleigh model for Personalised Learning in their professional practice (real world, experiential learning; assessment for learning; life-long learning skills; coaching and mentoring; and wellbeing and engagement.)
  • Communicates effectively with students and families about learning activities and student progress
  • Sets high academic achievement expectations 
  • Identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and behavioural learning needs
  • Facilitates, designs and engages with effective collaboration 
  • Provides timely feedback and collaborates with others to offer specialised support
  • Differentiates instruction based on feedback and learning needs

Woodleigh School is an equal opportunity employer.

Woodleigh School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.