Learning Support Officer - Part-time

Identified Position
Part-time – 28 hours per week
$51,978 – $61, 514 +super
Location: Coffs Harbour

The Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School (GGFS) is currently recruiting for a suitably qualified Learning Support Officer to support our unique and exciting curriculum. 

Salary and benefits

Salary range of full time role $51,978 – $61, 514 + Superannuation based on skills and level of experience. As an employee of the schools’ proprietor Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation (BMNAC), you will have access to salary packaging benefits of an additional $16k tax free per annum.


About our School

GGFS officially opened in 2022 with a K-2 class, and in 2023 will expand to K- 4 with approximately 55 children, eventually growing to K-6 in 2024. The GGFS has a focus on Gumbaynggirr language and culture, quality teaching based on Gumbaynggirr values and philosophies, and strong community and parent engagement. The School is an extension of the Gumbaynggirr community, and there is an expectation of high level community consultation and engagement. Our School incorporates Aboriginal perspectives across all Key Learning Areas.


About the role

Learning Support Officers provide support for students with identified diverse learning needs including those requiring tailored support requirements in classrooms and other learning environments under the direction of a teacher to support the achievement of educational outcomes. The main focus of the Learning Support Officers is to provide support so that students can participate in and access educational programs.

The Learning Support Officers will assist Teachers to support the educational, development and learning needs of our students, which includes providing targeted, one on one or small group intervention work. The Officers may also work in partnership with Gumbaynggirr language teachers (non-teacher trained) to support Gumbaynggirr language development.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be committed to the ethos and values of the GGFS.
  • Be committed to developing positive and constructive relationships with all members of the school community.
  • Have the capacity and dispositions to work collaboratively with our teaching team.
  • Be committed to ongoing professional learning and development.
  • Contribute positively to our learning environment where all students are respected, engaged, supported and valued.
  • Assist in developing curiosity, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills in our students.
  • Under the direction of the Principal, implement strategies and programs that effectively cater for a diverse range of learning needs.


Essential Requirements

  • Working With Children Check clearance (WWCC).


Selection Criteria

Please submit your EOI by submitting a CV and a cover letter (no more than 3 pages) outlining: 

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team, displaying effective communication skills.
  • Experience in or passion to work with students with emotional, physical or intellectual disabilities.
  • Understanding of and experience in working with Aboriginal children, Gumbaynggirr language and philosophies.
  • Awareness of the needs of young children.


Your expression of interest should include details of two referees. In addition a written statement of no more than 3 pages is to be included in response to the above criteria.

BMNAC considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)

For enquiries regarding the positions, or to request an information pack, please contact Alanah Jack, Principal, Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School at alanah@bmnac.org.au or phone 0457 114 580.

Applications close 5:00 pm AEST on Friday, October 7.

Applications close 5:00 pm
Friday, October 7.

Contact Alanah Jack,
Principal, Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School

at alanah@bmnac.org.au
or phone 0457 114 580.