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Job Title : Education Assistant - Special Needs


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Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS676752

Appointment Pool

Bridgetown 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 1, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2022.

The role of the Education Assistant – Special Needs focuses primarily on supporting the teaching and learning of students with special needs through collaborating with the teacher in delivering planned education programs, and through the provision of a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Suitable applicants will ideally have a Certificate in Special Needs while possessing excellent levels of literacy and numeracy. You will be able to work collaboratively within a team, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to use your initiative when required. Experience in working with students with a variety of special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Anxiety and Trauma would be desirable.

As an Education Assistant – Special Needs you will, under teacher direction or autonomously, be responsible for assisting in the implementation of, and delivery of, planned education programs, including working with and managing small groups of students. Suitable applicants will possess the ability to provide feedback on education and specialised programs, as well as participate in the evaluation process to ensure learning outcomes are met. Effective communication skills are highly valued in this role, particularly with the feedback processes and, under teacher direction, liaise with parents or caregivers on student progress.

Bridgetown PS moved to its current site in 1911 and our facilities are a mix of old heritage and modern buildings. Our school caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. The school community is very supportive with an active P&C enhancing our facilities and providing resources. The school has a shared leadership structure and there is a focus on developing leaders across the school.

We believe in quality and inclusion for all and that our students can be high achievers. This belief underpins our commitment to “quality education for all”. Education Assistants are a vital part of our highly professional, dedicated team at Bridgetown PS, where everyone is committed to the School's focus of high quality teaching, high expectations and collaboration throughout the school.

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 Bridgetown Primary School can be found by visiting www.bridgetownps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Anne Flynn, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Bridgetown, by telephoning (08) 9761 1102 or emailing Anne.Flynn@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 four to six (4 – 6) 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 (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:

  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • 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


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, 23 March 2021.