Education Assistant, Mainstream

$26.47 - $30.77 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Armadale WA 6112, Australia
  • 20 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Neerigen Brook Primary School
Education Assistant - Mainstream
Pool Ref IPS/SS683851
Level 1/2, $26.47 - $30.77 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Suitable applicants from IPS/SS671812 need not apply
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS683851
Appointment Pool

Neerigen Brook Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of dedicated and reliable Education Assistants - Mainstream for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 2, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2022.

Suitable applicants will assist the teacher in the delivery of planned education programs, including the operation of computers; and, under teacher direction, implement individual or small group programs or demonstrations. You will assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment by maintaining equipment, material and resources for use in classes, displays and demonstrations; and assist the teacher with clean and safe storage of items after classes and activities. You will also assist the teacher with the general care and supervision of students in out-of-class activities and on school excursions.

Suitable applicants will work in an environment committed to whole school approaches; self-reflection and continuous self-improvement; working in teams to further learning of students and staff; developing relationships with students and their parents following our PBS framework; and high expectations for all students. In addition to this, suitable applicants will be committed to putting students first in their decision-making and undertaking the hard work that is inherent in delivering a motivating and quality educational program.

Neerigen Brook PS is an Independent Public School located in the centre of Armadale, 36 kilometres south east of Perth and caters for children from playgroup, through early childhood education to Year 6. Our school is committed to high expectations and excellence in academic achievement.

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 disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Neerigen Brook Primary School can be found by visiting neerigenbrookps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Jacqueline Richards, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9399 3422 or emailing jacqueline.richards@education.wa.edu.au.

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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school.
  • A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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.

ELIGIBILITY

Employees will be required to:

  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.

Education Assistants working with Kindergarten students may be required to have, or be actively working towards, a Certificate lll in Education Support (or approved equivalent) in order to meet the educator-to-student ratio outlined in the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care.

Approved equivalent qualifications are published by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.

TRAINING

Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 29 July 2021.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

ATTACHMENTS:

JDF - Education Assistant - Mainstream - Level 1.pdf
applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf

You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading Adobe Reader.

WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Armadale
CLOSING DATE: 2021-07-29 4:30 PM