Education Assistant, Special Needs

$28.59 - $33.09 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Baldivis WA, Australia
  • 09 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching Aides & Special Needs

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Makybe Rise Primary School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
Pool Ref IPS/SS700811
Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS700811
Appointment Pool

Makybe Rise Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Special Needs Education Assistants 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.

As an Education Assistant – Special Needs you will, under teacher direction, assist with the implementation and delivery of specialised education programs.

You will also assist with implementing individual student or small group programs/demonstrations. Additionally, when required, you may also be required to provide feedback on education and therapy programs and participate in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of goals in special education.

Suitable applicants will ideally have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to collaborate well with the teacher to create and maintain a supportive, inclusive education program to meet the specific needs of the students.

Suitable applicants should be organised and able to use initiative to assist the teacher with the general care and well-being of students and maintenance of the learning environment.

Makybe Rise (PS) is a local merit selection, state of the art Independent Public Primary School. The school provides an up to date, contemporary environment for student learning founded upon a strategic culture of empowerment through shared community decision making; flexibility to respond to the aspirations of the parent community; and transparent and rigorous self-assessment processes.

The school is equipped with the latest interactive technology to facilitate student learning and also features highly practical and flexible learning and teaching spaces.

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 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 Makybe Rise Primary School can be found by visiting www.makyberiseps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Louise Reich, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9523 5900 or emailing Louise.Reich@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 four (4) 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 four (4) 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

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 Thursday, 23 September 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 mar2020.pdf
published jdf - generic - education assistant (special needs) - schools - l2 - aug 2017.pdf

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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: Baldivis
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-23 4:30 PM

Subject

Special Needs

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

23 Sep, 2021