Education Assistant in Mainstream - Laverton School

$26.47 - $30.77 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Laverton WA 6440, Australia
  • 04 May, 2021

Job Description

Department of Education
Goldfields Education Region
Laverton School
Education Assistant - Mainstream
Level 1/2, $26.47 - $30.77 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS682332

This is a permanent, part-time (0.5FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021

Laverton School is seeking to appoint a friendly Education Assistant - Mainstream to join their team.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and collaborate with staff to create and maintain a supportive, inclusive education environment and program to meet the specific needs of the students. To be suitable for this role you will be organised and will be able to use your initiative to assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment. These skills will also be utilised to support teachers by assisting with the general care and well-being of students.

Laverton School is a Remote Teaching Service School and is located in the mining community of Laverton, 960km north east of Perth and 345km north east of Kalgoorlie. The present population of the town is approximately 350, of which a significant proportion of whom are transient - moving between Kalgoorlie, Mt Margaret, Leonora, Laverton and communities in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. Employment is mainly in mining, local business, government agencies and to a lesser degree in the pastoral industry. Laverton is on the edge of the Central Desert region and the beginning of the Great Central Road where the bitumen stops and the gravel starts; featuring hot summers, cool winters and a very low rainfall average of about 233 mm per year.

Laverton School has approximately 105 students with a large percentage of the population being of Aboriginal descent and significant number of students from Samoa and New Zealand. The school caters for Kindergarten to Year 12 and has developed a Senior Schooling Program that involves students undertaking studies using the School of Isolated and Distance Education facilities but also has a locally delivered health and fitness program. Cosmo Newberry and Mulga Queen Annexes have 12 students on average but this can vary greatly throughout the year.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances, where this position becomes subsequently vacant, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work-related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Sound oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals.
  • Sound interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Sound organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective educational programs to students.
  • Ability to assist with the general health and well-being of students.

Applications will be assessed against these work-related requirements (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Laverton School can be found by visiting Schools Online

For further job-related information
You are encouraged to contact Nicole Baldomero, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Laverton, by telephoning (08) 9092 0358 or emailing

Application Instructions
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A statement addressing the Work-Related Requirements (selection criteria), in the context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work-related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part-Time
FTE: 0.5
LOCATION: Laverton
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-14 4:30 PM