The John Berne School logoThe 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.

Position Description

Students will be:

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

Position Requirements

You will require a current Working With Children Check.

Students need:

  • 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.


1 Thomas St, Lewisham NSW 2049


8.30am - 2pm Monday to Thursday

8.30am - 1.30pm Friday

Application Process

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; and
  • Whether you have a current and valid Working With Children Check.

ACU Policy & Procedure

ACU 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 and familiarise yourself with ACU policies and procedures prior to commencement.

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