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 centres
prepare indoor or outdoor areas for learning or recreational activities
assist children with intellectual, physical and behavioural difficulties with their academic studies
assist students with physical challenges by lifting, positioning and exercising, and transferring them to or from transportation
assist with personal hygiene, toileting and feeding requirements as required by each individual student
undertake specific therapy tasks with individual students under the guidance of the teacher or nominated professional
assist students with intellectual disabilities with the use of learning aids
assist children individually to learn social skills
assist with the preparation of teaching materials, copying and collating written or printed material
distribute 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.