Carinya Christian School is now receiving applications for a permanent part time Teacher Aide to commence at our Tamworth School in Term 1 2019.

The Position

Working under the direction of the Learning Support Coordinator, the Teacher Aide will support students who need significant adjustments and interventions to their learning program.

The Position is 5 days per week from 8:30am to 3:30pm, school Term Weeks only (generally 38 weeks a year).

Specifically the Teacher Aide will be expected to complete the following tasks with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism:

  • Document interactions with students, parents and teachers where necessary;

  • Contribute to the delivery of Individual Learning Programs for students with learning and behaviour disorders;

  • Assist with the implementation of special provisions for exams;

  • Prepare equipment and materials specific to the student and classroom needs in accordance with class teacher directions;

  • Provide assistance during class activities, as required, to ensure maximum participation in programs;

  • Consult with the Learning Support Coordinators as required;

  • Liaise with the class teacher for relevant duties;

  • Attend professional activities including the training and implementation of THRASS as a pedagogical approach to reading, handwriting and spelling

The APPLIcant

Applicants must be committed Christians of reformed evangelical persuasion. It is expected that applicants will have completed a Certificate 3 in Education Support, or be currently completing a university degree in Education. Other applicants will be considered based on their experience and/or other relevant qualification.

Personal characteristics and skills considered essential for the Teacher Aide to successfully fulfill the responsibilities of the role include:

  • Able to work as a member of a team;

  • Understand how to relate effectively to students from Years K-12;

  • Be able to work independently when required;

  • Have the ability to maintain a flexible attitude to daily work flow;

  • Have the capacity to make appropriate judgments to ensure student safety and welfare;

  • Have ICT competencies conducive to supporting students with significant learning disorders;

  • Be willing to learn and adapt to the complex nature of the variety of learning and physical disabilities encountered;

  • Be willing to assist with filing, photocopying and other administrative duties;

  • Without exception be able to respect and understand the need for confidentiality;

  • Work to develop effective and positive relationships with all students in the class;

  • Be able to work with students individually or in small groups on activities planned by the teaching team

The School

Carinya is a co-educational, Christian school in Tamworth NSW, with a student population of over 750 students between Prep and Year 12. The school has a strong academic profile and a broad sporting and extra curricular program.


Teacher Aides at Carinya are employed under the Independent Schools NSW Standards Model (Support and Operational Staff) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2017 – 2021. This agreement provides above average benefits and career progression opportunities to all staff.

How To Apply

Applications must be on the Carinya Staff Application Form. Hard copies are available on request from the Principal’s secretary (6762 0970).

Applications close 16th of November 2018. Interviews will take place as soon as convenient.

More Information About the School

Carinya Website: www.carinya.nsw.edu.au
Carinya YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/carinyacs
Carinya Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarinyaTamworth