Learning and Support Assistant

Stage 1 Classrooms

Learning and Support Assistant

The Opportunity: 

Inner Sydney Montessori School (ISMS) invites dynamic, engaging and well qualified applicants with a positive focus, flexibility and willingness to embrace the Montessori Philosophy. This is a wonderful opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative, responsible and hardworking Assistant to support our outstanding team of Learning and Support staff. You will play a key role in igniting the flame of learning and nurture our children’s natural curiosity of the world around them and instilling a passion of continuous growth and development that lasts a lifetime.  

The ideal applicant will: 

  • Have a passion for Montessori education and a strong desire to work within a collaborative, authentic Montessori environment; 
  • Support the child in their development by working alongside them and their family, using effective communication and understanding;
  • Develop strong, nurturing relationships with the children based on respect and trust;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with classroom teachers, parents and external professionals;
  • Have high motivation for achieving excellent standards of education with strong and demonstrable knowledge and understanding of curriculum and child development, with the ability to use a range of teaching techniques and materials;
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Essential criteria:

  • Hold a relevant teaching qualification approved by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA);
  • Ability to obtain a WWCC (Working With Children Check);
  • A relevant First Aid Certificate and Child Protection training, as approved by NESA, or willingness to obtain;
  • COVID-19 Australian recognised double vaccination certificate.

What we offer:

  • Attractive salary in accordance with the MEA plus 17.5% annual leave loading;
  • Ongoing, extensive training and development programs;
  • Staff discounts (OOSH, school fees and local health centres);
  • Close-knit and dedicated team; and
  • Numerous wellbeing programs including daily meditation.

If this sounds like you then we’d LOVE to hear from you! Please direct applications, including a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by 24 March 2022. We will be contacting suitable applicants immediately, so early applications are encouraged. Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

We’re very proud of our school. For more information on working at ISMS, please visit https://www.isms.nsw.edu.au/careers/ or give us a call to arrange a visit. We’d love to meet you.