Education Assistant - Special Needs

$28.59 - $33.09 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Beechboro WA 6063, Australia
  • 06 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
West Beechboro Primary School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
00010872
Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS672491

This is an eight (8) month fixed term, part-time (0.9FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

West Beechboro Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Education Assistant – Special Needs to join their school.

As an Education Assistant - Special Needs you will, under teacher direction, assist in the implementation of specialised education programs. The successful applicant will assist the teacher in the delivery of specific Individual Education Programs, including the operation of computers and digital technologies. This position will require the successful applicant to work with children who have strong behavioural issues therefore demonstrated experience in working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, mental health and behavioural issues would be highly desirable.

West Beechboro PS is an Independent Public School catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our school is culturally diverse and educates students from many backgrounds. We offer a variety of integrated learning programs. While literacy and numeracy are priority areas, science, technology, arts and humanities are interwoven to ensure students receive a holistic, well-balanced, education. Our staff continually review our teaching framework to ensure consistent learning and communication is delivered to the school community.

School governance is through a school board. Our balanced mix of professional staff, community members and representatives of the parent group, work in established guidelines to give us valuable support, ensuring we operate effectively. Seesaw, as an interactive social platform, ensures open, clear communication between our school and our parents.

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 (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 West Beechboro Primary School can be found by visiting www.westbeechborops.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:
Please contact Gayle Higgins, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9377 6091 or emailing Gayle.Higgins@education.wa.edu.au

During the school holiday period, please contact Gayle Higgins on 0409 085 098

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 two (2) 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 two (2) pages 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; and
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • 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 Friday, 23 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
  • published jdf - generic - education assistant (special needs) - schools - l2 - aug 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.9
LOCATION: Beechboro
CLOSING DATE: 2021-04-23 4:30 PM