Education Support Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Merriwa WA, Australia
  • 09 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching Aides & Special Needs

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Merriwa Education Support Centre
Teacher - Education Support
Pool Ref IPS/TCH687022
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH687022
Appointment Pool

Merriwa Education Support Centre (ESC) is seeking to establish a pool of Teacher - Education Support 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.

Merriwa ESC caters to primary aged children with a diverse range of disabilities, intellectual and physical, and aims to provide purposeful and relevant programs that address individual student needs. An outcomes focussed curriculum is delivered in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment to ensure the development of functional life skills while fostering independence and confidence which support the individual towards meaningful participation in their community.

Passionate and dynamic teachers who are highly skilled with the ability to utilise a differentiated curriculum to accommodate the varied and complex needs of students with disability are encouraged to apply.

Suitable applicants will ideally possess the ability to develop, implement, and assess engaging relevant integrated curriculum experiences that cater for individual student learning needs. A sound understanding, extensive knowledge and experience in utilising explicit teaching strategies to support student achievement is a significant component of this role. You will ideally be able to use a range of assessment and reporting methods that show student achievement in relation to learning outcomes.

Merriwa ESC has a strong team of educators who work collaboratively to ensure students become independent learners. An ethos that is supportive of students and their families living with a disability, or learning disorder, is highly desirable. Candidates will ideally have a sound knowledge of how kids learn literacy and numeracy and an understanding of effective, evidence based instructional strategies to realise positive outcomes for students with disabilities.

Knowledge and experience with Australian Curriculum, ABLEWA, Kindy Guidelines, Early Years Framework and Purposeful play-based learning are desirable in order to facilitate our whole school curriculum practices in numeracy and literacy. Experience with the use of Special Education Need online reporting (SEN) and IEP documentation, Team Teach, Applied Behaviour Analysis, TEACHH and strong behaviour management skills are also highly desirable for successful teaching practices at Merriwa ESC. You will work collaboratively with colleagues to participate in team planning and curriculum policy development.

Teachers will need to establish and maintain effective relationships with Education Support and Mainstream colleagues and actively lead and support a team of Education Assistants to ensure high quality, effective learning experiences for all students on the Merriwa campus. Also important is the ability to collaborate with external agency representatives to support positive outcomes for students.

Experience in teaching students with Autism, dealing with challenging behaviours and understanding how communication impacts on students with a disability is highly desirable for this position. Knowledge of a range of disabilities including Autism will be held in high regard. You will be committed to excellence in teaching, have good classroom management skills with the ability to manage students with challenging behaviours.

Merriwa Education Support Centre is located in the rapidly developing northern corridor of Perth within the North Metro Education Region and shares the site and facilities with Merriwa Primary School. We aspire to being a warm, friendly, welcoming school community.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. 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.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

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 Merriwa Education Support Centre can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

For further job related information:

Please contact Karen Macri, Principal, by telephoning (08) 6206 2330 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Karen Macri on 0421 637 272.

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 (4) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, 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 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.


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;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Be fully or provisionally registered with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full or provisional registration prior to commencement of the position.

(Applicants who require a Limited Registration to teach from the TRB are not eligible). Information regarding eligibility may be obtained by contacting TRB on (08) 9230 0600 or for Country callers 1300 652 911 or

Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 2 August 2021.




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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
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-02 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

02 Aug, 2021