Education aides perform non-teaching duties to help teachers in schools, assisting with activities that enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. They provide care and supervision for children on a one-to-one basis or as a group, and assistance to students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and students with disabilities.
Work occurs within the school environment, including preschool, primary and secondary schools and special needs units. Escort of students on field trips or to the library or other places in the community may be required.
Suited for people who have a good command of the English language and an understanding of psychology, special needs, computers and technology. The ability to communicate well as part of a team is useful.
Registration with the relevant state or territory board may be required.
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