Education aides assist teachers with the supervision and support of students and the delivery of learning programs. They also provide support and assistance to students with special needs, including those with physical or intellectual disabilities, or behavioural issues.
Education aides may perform the following tasks:
- assist and participate in activities which improve the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in schools and preschool centres
- prepare indoor or outdoor areas for learning or recreational activities
- assist children with intellectual, physical and behavioural difficulties with their academic studies
- assist students with physical challenges by lifting, positioning and exercising, and transferring them to or from transportation
- assist with personal hygiene, toileting and feeding requirements as required by each individual student
- undertake specific therapy tasks with individual students under the guidance of the teacher or nominated professional
- assist students with intellectual disabilities with the use of learning aids
- assist children individually to learn social skills
- assist with the preparation of teaching aids, copying and collating written or printed material
- distribute and collect lesson material.
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Education Worker
An Aboriginal/Torres Strait islander education worker provides assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and liaises with educational bodies, government agencies and committees.
- good communication skills (with teachers, children and parents)
- patient in dealing with people
- mature and sensible
- able to work independently or as part of a team
- enjoy helping children learn
- able to accept direction and supervision.
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