Education Assistant, Special Needs

$28.59 - $33.09 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Bluff Point WA 6530, Australia
  • 21 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - Mid West Education Region
Bluff Point Primary School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
Pool Ref IPS/SS693279
Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS693279
Appointment Pool

Bluff Point Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Education Assistant – Special Needs 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.

As an Education Assistant – Special Needs you will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of planned education programs. This will include managing small groups of students under the direction of the teacher that will help in the development of young minds and support the general health and wellbeing of students. You will work in a collaborative environment to provide support for students in the classroom.

Suitable applicants will ideally be caring, proactive, and responsive, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, as well as possess good written and oral communication skills to enable the implementation of individual or small group-based programs. Assistants will work alongside teachers to ensure the implementation of the school business plan and priorities using the agreed programs and strategies. The ability to work with small groups of students assisting them socially and academically is highly desirable.

The suitable applicant may also be required to provide feedback to parents or caregivers as to student progress. You should have excellent time management skills and be able to work with a variety of teachers and students throughout the day.

Bluff Point PS is located in the City of Greater Geraldton, approximately 420 kilometres north of Perth. Moving to its current site in 1965, the school boasts magnificent ocean views from the playgrounds. The school is comprised of a mixture of older and newer buildings with purpose built Early Childhood, Science, Visual Art and Music rooms.

Bluff Point Primary School is a Level 5 school that has been successful in achieving Independent Public School status as of 2015. It is part of the Midwest Education Region. Current student enrolment figures are approximately 370 from Kindergarten to Year 7. With the moving of Year 7 to secondary in 2015 we anticipate enrolments of approximately 310 from Kindergarten to Year 6. With enrolments drawn from Aboriginal, non-aboriginal, migrant and non-English speaking backgrounds, we pride ourselves on our collaborative, multicultural and inclusive environment.

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

Further information about Bluff Point 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:

You are encouraged to contact Danielle Wilton, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Bluff Point, by telephoning (08) 9923 6650 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 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.


Employees will be required to:

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


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 Tuesday, 3 August 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Bluff Point
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-03 4:30 PM