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Education Assistant, Special Needs

WESTERN AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT EDUCATION - Woodvale, WA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
North Woodvale Primary School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
00010717
Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS688256

This is a three (3) month fixed term, part-time (0.5FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021 with possible extension

North Woodvale Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint a dedicated Education Assistant – Special Needs to join their friendly team.

The successful applicant will ideally be a team player who has a proven track record of achieving good results with their students. They will ideally have excellent communication skills which enable them to develop positive, friendly, productive relationship with students, parents and colleagues.

Under teacher direction, the successful applicant will assist in the development, implementation and assessment of specialised education programs. They will support the delivery of planned education programs, operation of digital technologies, including communication, and implement individual student or small group programs or demonstrations. They will also provide feedback on education and therapy programs and participate in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of educational goals. The successful applicant will ideally be collaborative, organised, an excellent communicator, efficient at documentation and become involved in this supportive, innovative and dynamic school.

With a reputation for quality and excellence in education, our vision at North Woodvale PS is to provide a caring and supportive environment in which each child is able to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to reach their full potential becoming positive contributors to society.

Our staff believe in the value and worth of every member of our school community and aspire to assist them in achieving their very best. We promote a wide range of academic and personal challengers and extra curriculum activities which allows and cater for a healthy balance of learning and play.

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 North Woodvale Primary can be found by visiting www.northwoodvale.wa.edu.au or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Deb Mullane, Manger Corporate Services by telephoning (08) 9207 2302 or emailing deborah.mullane@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 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 five (5) 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.

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, 18 June 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 nov18.pdf
jdf - education assistant - special needs - level 2.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.5
LOCATION: Woodvale
CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-18 4:30 PM