Education Support Teacher

$72,137 - $107,049 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Albany WA, Australia
  • 31 Aug, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching Aides & Special Needs

Job Description

Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Spencer Park Education Support Centre
Teacher - Education Support
Pool Ref IPS/TCH701478
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH701478
Appointment Pool

Spencer Park Education Support Centre (ESC) are 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 2022 school year.

Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year.

Spencer Park ESC caters to the learning, behavioural and developmental needs of students with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Server Mental Health and other students with other exceptional learning needs.

We offer learning in small group settings, with an individualize education program catering specifically to social, emotional, behavioural, life skills and academic learning needs.

All student Individualised Education Plan (IEP) goals are linked to the WA Curriculum.

Working alongside Spencer Park Primary School provides opportunities for our students to experience inclusion that is tailored to the needs of the individual student based on their levels of capabilities, needs and interests.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and energetic Education Support teachers who are seeking to join a growing and collaborative dedicated team of educators.

Suitable applicants will ideally have qualifications or experience in working with students with Autism, Intellectual disability, mental health and behavioural concerns. .

Suitable applicants should be flexible, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to professional learning and possess a high-level of participation in collaborative team planning.

Teachers in an Education Support environment are also expected to positively lead a team of Education Assistants within their classroom.

Suitable applicants will preferably possess an understanding of what drives student behaviours and have a variety of excellent behaviour management skills and techniques matched to support student needs.

They will be innovative and have good knowledge of various disability and be able to demonstrate their ability to cater for the individual learning needs of each student and ensure high expectations of students and their learning achievements.

Key to this role is to have knowledge and experience in engaging students with Autism and other disabilities in various learning domains and social skills along with meeting the standards below.

Spencer Park ESC is a Positive Behaviour Suppot (PBS) school promoting positive behaviour from students and staff.

Whole school approach to Literacy and Mathematics through programs such as Balanced Literacy (Four Blocks), Talk for Writing, Letters and Sounds and Yumi Deadly Maths, Paul Swan maths strategies are used to engage students in their daily learning programs.

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 Spencer 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:

You are encouraged to contact Sharon Hall, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Albany, by telephoning (08) 6821 3050 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 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; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • hold full, non-practising or provisional registration with the Teacher Registration Board (TRB), or be eligible for full, non-practising 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 Friday, 24 September 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: 2021-09-24 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

24 Sep, 2021