Education aides assist teachers with the supervision and support of students and the delivery of learning programmes. They also provide support and assistance to students with special needs, including those with physical or intellectual disabilities, or behavioural issues.
Duties & Tasks
Education aides may perform the following tasks:assist and participate in activities that improve the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in schools and preschool centresprepare indoor or outdoor areas for learning or recreational activitiesassist children with intellectual, physical and behavioural difficulties with their academic studiesassist students with physical challenges by lifting, positioning and exercising, and transferring them to or from transportationassist with personal hygiene, toileting and feeding requirements as required by each individual studentundertake specific therapy tasks with individual students under the guidance of the teacher or nominated professionalassist students with intellectual disabilities with the use of learning aidsassist children individually to learn social skillsassist with the preparation of teaching materials, copying and collating written or printed materialdistribute and collect lesson material.
- good communication skills 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.