Education Assistant - Special Needs
Government of Western Australia
Karrinyup, Australia
5d ago

Department of Education Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region Newborough Primary School Education Assistant - Special Needs Pool Ref IPS / SS634953 Level 2 / 3, $28.

00 - $32.50 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS / SS634953

Appointment Pool

Newborough Primary School is seeking to establish a pool of qualified Education Assistants- Special Needs for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year and up to the end of Term 2, 2021.

Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2021.

Education Assistant Special Needs will, under teacher direction, assist in the implementation of specialised education programs.

Suitable applicants will assist the teacher in the delivery of planned education programs, including the operation of computers and digital technologies, and implement individual student or small group programs or demonstrations.

Also, when required, the Education Assistant Special Needs will provide feedback on education and therapy programs and participate in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of goals in special education.

Newborough PS became an Independent Public School in 2012. The school has had a proud history since it was founded in 1955.

Since then, extensive renovations and extensions have created a pleasant, modern, educational facility. This includes a purpose built library, an undercover area that is fully enclosed and excellent early childhood facilities.

Expansive lawn areas, large trees and modern playground equipment, are features of the school environment. The school is fully air conditioned providing for optimum teaching and learning conditions.

Newborough PS is a PBS School which promotes the behaviours of Respect, Teamwork Kindness and Challenge Yourself. The school helps to ensure strong pastoral care and the deliberate nurturing of a whole school community through a strategic plan.

A range of programs are in place to support and develop the core values as outlined in the Western Australian Curriculum.

Staff and parents have worked hard to develop an ethos that ensures that the school has a caring, supportive and family oriented environment.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements :

  • 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.
  • The 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.
  • The ability to assist with general health and well-being of students.
  • Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements 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 Newborough Primary School can be found by visiting or .

    Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

    For further job related information

    Please contact Karen Tucknott, Deputy Principal by telephoning 9446 1025 or emailing

    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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to four (4) 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;
  • 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 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

    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, 17 July 2020

    APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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

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    WORK TYPE : Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time FTE : 0.1-1.0 LOCATION : Karrinyup CLOSING DATE : 2020-07-17 4 : 30 PM

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