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Education Assistant - Mainstream

Government of Western Australia - Darkan, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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Department of Education

Independent Public School - Wheatbelt Education Region

Darkan Primary School

Education Assistant - Mainstream


Level 1/2, $26.47 - $30.77 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS679599

This is a permanent part-time (0.2FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

Darkan Primary School (PS) is seeking an efficient and enthusiastic Education Assistant – Mainstream to join their friendly team.

Working under the supervision of classroom teachers, the successful applicant supports teaching and learning of students through assisting classroom teachers in delivering planned education programs and encouraging a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Classroom-focused support is provided to enable the delivery of high quality, student-focused learning programs. Classroom-level support is provided to ensure the learning environment is inclusive and relevant, appropriately resourced and maintained, with the health and safety of students a high priority. Through the pastoral care role, students at risk have an increased participation rate and are better able to utilise the education program. The successful applicant will ideally possess a high level of interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism.

Darkan PS has been providing quality education to the children of our community since 1908. We are proud to be recognised as an Independent Public School in 2014, offering a comprehensive and personalised education to our children, now and into the future. Our vibrant and unique rural primary school is located within a progressive farming community. We pride ourselves on offering our children an environment that is safe, nurturing and respectful, which promotes the social, physical, emotional and creative growth opportunities for everyone in our school. Our vision is to cultivate our children’s skills and abilities to persevere as lifelong learners and to become valued members of any community.

Our core purpose is to lead our children to achieve success in their schooling. We value every child as an individual, supporting them to improve and reach their potential, taking pride in our unique ability to cater for their specific learning needs and to follow their learning journeys, not just through primary school, but into high school and university. The high expectations we have of ourselves and our children are a precondition for our school’s improvement success.

As a small school, one of our greatest benefits is our long serving and stable staff. Our staff know our children, their family and extended support networks. Our deeply connected team positively collaborate with a shared sense of responsibility for the progress of every child in our school. All staff at Darkan Primary School are truly dedicated to our school, and are commended for the time, effort and willingness to go above and beyond for our children.

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):

  • 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 (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 Darkan Primary School can be found by visiting or .

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available .

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Leigh Studsor, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Darkan by telephoning (08) 9736 1299 or emailing .

During the holiday period, please direct your queries to Leigh Studsor on 0427 361 321.

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.


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.
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 .


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, 6 May 2021.



Government of Western Australia