Employability Skills

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Firstly I would like to introduce myself to you. My Name is Shandell McAndrew. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary). Working as an Individual Support Assistant (I.S.A) at Jingili Primary School has given me a sense of direction in what I want to achieve. I work with a number of children from all ages and who require additional help with their learning. After working at this school for 5 years, I have now decided to have a career in teaching as it is very rewarding to see children achieve in all aspects of their learning and I would like in the future to be able to help them achieve this as well.

Employability skills I have already acquired and which I bring with me as I start my university studies are: communicating effectively, listening to others, being reliable, committed, and working in a team environment. I gained these skills through having great role models such as my family whilst growing up. From my experiences working in a school I have improved on these employability skills.

As I am currently working in a team environment I needed to possess this skill because you are working collaboratively together with other staff members to achieve the best learning outcomes for the students as well as other curriculum areas that are beneficial for your school and the wider community. I am committed to giving children the best learning journey that I am capable of giving and teachers need to be committed in providing the best for their students. Throughout my university studies I need to be committed to my studies in order for me to graduate. Listening skills are also important in not only listening to your student’s needs and wants but to listen to advice from other staff members. Throughout my university studies I need be able to listen to my lecturers if I want to improve my grades. Teachers need to be reliable by being on time to class, having programs handed into the senior staff as there are deadlines to be met etc. This...
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