The John Berne School’s priority is to prepare students for a return to mainstream education, for entering trade training or other employment options, and the staff pride themselves in achieving this.

The students can present with challenging social, emotional and academic needs which require individualised programs aimed at developing or building on their skills which are behind same-aged peers. Nurturing these students requires staff exercise enormous patience, provision of intensive support and gentle guidance. These qualities are critical in order to empower students to make the changes needed for success in education and wider.

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The role

The role is to be supportive to students, not disciplinary. The latter is the classroom teacher’s responsibility. You will:

  • support students with their classwork.
  • work with students in one on one situations eg. reading or literacy skills.
  • work in small group situations.

Requirements

  • Current Working With Children Check.
  • The right personality and understanding for the job.
  • Good English skills.
  • To be a good role model.
  • To have a good understanding of the nature of the students at the School.
  • Not be too anxious when interacting with students who have disabilities.

When and where

1 Thomas St, Lewisham NSW 2049 

  • Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 2:00pm 
  • Friday 8:30am - 1:30pm 

Applications

To register your interest in this community engagement opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement. In your email, please indicate:

  • Your student number;
  • Your community engagement unit;
  • The number of community engagement hours you are looking to complete with the John Berne School;
  • Your availability to complete your placement within the days and times given above;
  • The final date that you must complete your placement by (as per your Unit Outline and/or advice from your lecturer); and
  • Whether you have a current and valid Working With Children Check.

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What you need to know

What is community engagement? Why do we do it and how do you get started? ACU Engagement answer your frequently asked questions and help you get the most out of your community engagement experience.

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Policy and procedure

ACU's policies and procedures aim to keep both you and the communities you interact with legally, physically and ethically safe. It is a requirement of all community engagement placements that you read these policies prior to commencement.

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Before you begin

Before you undertake your community engagement experience there are often a number of pre-requisites that need to be completed. Make sure you are ready to go with our handy checklist.

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