Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region
Karratha Primary School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
Pool Ref IPS/SS686535
Level 2, $28.59 - $29.87 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS686535
Do you want to make a positive difference?
Karratha 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 3, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 3, 2022.
To be suitable for this role you will ideally have good communication and collaborative skills as you will work closely with staff, students, parents/carers, therapists and the wider community to create a positive and supportive learning environment. The suitable applicants will ideally demonstrate their ability to support students with a range of disabilities to achieve educational, social and emotional outcomes.
Under teacher direction you will also assist in the implementation of specialised education programs such as occupational therapy, speech therapy and physiotherapy programs and provide feedback on these programs. You will also assist the teacher with the general care and well-being of the students and support the teacher with supervision of the students during playground duty, class activities and excursions.
Karratha PS is an Independent Public School proud of its tradition of meeting the educational needs of Karratha students for over four decades. It was the first school to be built in Karratha, providing the newly established town with primary education facilities for the increasing number of families moving into the area. The school was built in partnership with Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd and the Education Department in 1970; with the first students enrolling in 1971. The school moved into newly built premises in 2011.
Karratha PS is an inclusive school with specialist Education Support facilities providing educational services for all our students from Kindergarten through to Year 6. Our comprehensive learning programs are developed to ensure all students have an ongoing opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve their academic potential.
Our Positive Behaviour Support approach and the Kidsmatter framework enable us to consider the needs of our students in the priority areas of behaviour, and health and wellbeing. We have specialist teachers for Physical Education, The Arts and Learning Support. Student Services include a School Nurse, School Psychologist, Chaplain, Dental Therapy Unit and School Canteen. Additional agency support is accessed for students with additional needs. The Principal, two Deputy Principals and a Registrar administer a school team of approximately 50 staff. The School Board and P&C Committee are actively involved in the school.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):
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 Karratha Primary School can be found by visiting karrathaps.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 Gwen Stirling, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Karratha, by telephoning 0407 360 802 or emailing Gwen.Stirling@education.wa.edu.au
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:
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:
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:
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 30 July 2021
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
CLOSING DATE: 2021-07-30 4:30 PM
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