Education Assistant in Special Needs - Southern Grove Primary School

$28.59 - $33.09 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Southern River WA 6110, Australia
  • 04 May, 2021

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Southern Grove Primary School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
Pool Ref IPS/SS676107
Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS676107

Appointment Pool

Southern Grove Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed-term, full-time, and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year.

Southern Grove PS opened in 2019 with students from Kindergarten to Year 6. The school is situated in the fast-growing suburb of Southern River. The staff at Southern Grove PS are welcoming and supportive and work together in a partnership of mutual respect and purpose to improve the learning outcomes of all students.

We have a strong shared vision that provides a well-balanced education, maximising the emotional, social, and academic outcomes for all students. The basis of our school’s beliefs is a commitment to the importance of quality relationships upon which a safe, happy and productive learning environment will continue to grow.

Suitable applicants should have a high level of interpersonal skills to enable them to work collaboratively with staff members to meet the needs of students. They will ideally possess the knowledge and experience of working with students with a range of disabilities and learning difficulties and the ability to support student growth, both academically and socially, within the classroom setting. Suitable applicants will ideally have the knowledge of effective strategies to support students, combined with the ability to be highly organised and use initiative.

The school has a strong focus on excellence in learning. There is an expectation that all staff employed by the school have a focus on pastoral care, students’ well-being and commitment to forming positive working relationships with students and staff.

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

  • Good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interact with students with special needs, parents and teaching professionals on the provision of educational programs, and to assist teachers in understanding students where necessary.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team in the evaluation of educational programs, including special education and therapy programs where these have been implemented.
  • Good organisational skills that will assist in the delivery and development of effective education programs to students and subsequent feedback to teaching professionals or psychologists.
  • Ability to assist teachers or therapists in implementing educational programs, including special education and, should this be a requirement of the position, occupational and/or physiotherapy programs.
  • Knowledge of health and physical disabilities in students and adolescents.
  • Ability to assist with 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 Southern Grove Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job-related information:
Please contact Rebecca Burns, Principal by telephoning (08) 9234 7700 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, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part-Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: Southern River
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-14 4:30 PM