Letter to the Editor
I worked as a SLSO ( School Learning Support Officer) fancy name for a teachers aid for the last 15 years.
I worked at 3 various schools. Birchgrove, Rozelle and south Coogee Public School.
I worked with special needs children and I absolutely loved my job. I was very good at my job and was very much appreciated and popular by students, their parents, teachers, office staff and so on. My contract was terminated in a second on 27/7/2021 due to COVID rules.
I am struggling with mental health as I’ve had my gorgeous children ripped out of my hands, I’ve lost my job and livelihood, I’ve lost my colleagues as they’ve all been gagged. I’ve lost my trust in people and am hurting beyond words. I am a good person and love helping and supporting the less fortunate and what the department of education has done to me and many like me is NOT OK.
I’m sad all the time where I was such a happy person. Full of energy and positive always. They have destroyed me and my family. My children are so worried for me. I’m 61 years old and how and where do I go for employment? I’m on jobseeker which only pays $630 a fortnight. I am devastated beyond words.
Your honour please find it in your heart to help us. What is going on in Australia and the Australian people is heart breaking. We are a good,honest and hard working nation. Please help us. We need not only your wisdom but most importantly we need the kindness, the understanding and support from your heart.
Arobella Jebraiel NSW
Editor: Hazzard once was a school teacher!