Primary Learning Support Assistants (Casual positions)

Maitland Christian School

Applications Close: 14 Jun 2024

Commencement Date: 22 Jul 2024


Maitland Christian School is in an exciting season of growth. With solid growth in the quality and reputation of the school in the local community, our student numbers, organisational capacity and facilities are rapidly expanding.  Maitland Christian School is seeking expressions of interest for casual Learning Support Assistants in Primary from Term 3 of 2024.

Applicants with suitable qualifications and experience as Christian Learning Support Assistants are invited to apply.

Suitable applicants will be interviewed as they apply

Applicants with suitable experience are invited to apply. The position is required for Term 3, 2024.

Requests for further information should be directed to: [email protected]

Apply online by visiting our Employment Page

We reserve the right to close this position prior to the application closing date should a suitable applicant be found.

Applications Close Friday, June 14, 2024

 Essential Criteria

  • A passion for quality Christian Education with a heart to see students reach their God-given potential;
  • A committed Christian actively involved in their local church;
  • An ability to actively subscribe to and promote the foundational beliefs and doctrines of Maitland Christian School Limited;
  • The ability to relate well to staff, students, parents and the broader community;
  • A commitment to work within a collaborative team environment,
  • Well developed communication, administration and interpersonal skills;
  • Have a growing knowledge of the social, emotional and educational needs of students with disabilities or learning needs such as ADHD, ASD, Specific Learning Disorders and Dyslexia and a commitment to continued upskilling in research-based strategies;
  • Implementation of IEP’s including knowledge of strategies used to support students one-on-one, in small withdrawal groups, in class support, as well as social support at break times. Ability to contribute towards a productive, stimulating and inclusive learning environment;
  • Knowledge of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005;
  • An intuitive and motivated Learning Assistant, able to actively contribute to a team-growing culture of excellence under the direction of the classroom teacher and Learning Support Coordinator;

Desirable Criteria

  • The ability to operate in a strengths-based framework and to develop staff and student culture around this framework.
  • Special Education Support training or experience as a Learning Assistant or Teacher’s Aid in Primary (K-6).
  • Working towards, willing to complete or have completed a Cert III or Cert IV in Learning Support (Education Support).

Selection Process

Following the close of applications, the Selection Committee of the School will consider applications and prepare a short list of candidates for interview. It is expected that at least one round of interviews will be undertaken with the successful applicant appointed immediately.

Suitable applicants will be interviewed as they apply

All children and young people who come to a Maitland Christian School Ltd campus have a right to feel and be safe.  We are committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where children and young people are safe and feel safe and are able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives.  The School’s Statement of Commitment to Child Safety has been designed to reflect the National Principles for Child Safe Organisation which is a responsibility of ALL staff.


Salary will be in line with NSW Christian Schools General Staff Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2020-2023 at the level of responsibility and experience of the successful applicant.

Have Questions?

If you would like further information, please contact us at – [email protected]

Interested in Applying

Maitland is a growing and vibrant city located in the beautiful Lower Hunter Valley in regional NSW.  It offers a picturesque rural setting combined with excellent community facilities that make it an attractive regional location.  With proximity to Newcastle and nearness to Sydney, all of the benefits of regional NSW living are available while accessing more extensive city opportunities.

Maitland Christian School is an established Prep to Year 12 Christian School located in the beautiful Hunter Valley.  The School has been providing quality Christian education for over 35 years within a vibrant community that emphasises an individual’s strength as we aim for faith development, academic, sporting and cultural excellence.  The School started our sister School Arise Christian College in 2020.

Maitland Christian School is a great school built with great staff.  We value quality leaders and educators, and it is our vision to see students’ lives transformed through a Bible-based, excellence-focused, strengths enriched and missionally outworked education. Here is a message from our Principal on exactly that:

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For enquiries please contact Kath Hirons on 0249337633 or [email protected]

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