Education Assistant - Special Needs

$28.59 - $33.09 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Quairading WA 6383, Australia
  • 06 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Department of Education
Wheatbelt Education Region
Quairading District High School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
00002931
Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS676915

This is a permanent part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

Quairading District High School (DHS) is seeking a capable and enthusiastic Education Assistant – Special Needs to join our school.

The Education Assistant – Special Needs will provide support to students with special needs to engage with learning by accessing the West Australian curriculum. A core component of the role is assisting with the development of social skills to maximise participation in class activities.

We are seeking an applicant who is reliable, organised, flexible and is able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues. The capacity to maintain confidentiality is an essential component of the role.

With Quality, Respect, Pride and Grace - we find the spark in every child.

We have a strong reputation for inclusivity and environmental awareness; are strongly connected to the community and together we inspire success. Our school is located 167km from Perth and currently caters for approximately 135 students from Pre-Primary to Year 11. Five school buses service our families who live out of town.

The excellent program at our school is nurtured by a dedicated and motivated staff that is a vibrant mix of experience and youth. The teaching staff at our school are passionate about delivering innovative, challenging and engaging teaching and learning programs.

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):

  • 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 Quairading DHS can be found by visiting quairadingdhs or Schools Online

For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Pamela, Canova, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Quairading, by telephoning (08) 9645 1208 or emailing Pamela.Canova@education.wa.edu.au. During school holiday period please contact Pamela on 0429 452 031.

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 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.

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 are required to have, or be actively working towards, a Certificate lll in Education Support (or equivalent), consistent with the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care, as determined by the Principal.

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 Accountability 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 Friday, 16 April 2021

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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

ATTACHMENTS:

  • applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
  • applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
  • jdf - education assistant (special needs) level 2.pdf

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

WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.6
LOCATION: Quairading
CLOSING DATE: 2021-04-16 4:30 PM