Education Assistant, Special Needs

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

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Mullaloo Heights Primary School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
Pool Ref IPS/SS704127
Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS704127
Appointment Pool

Mullaloo Heights Primary School (PS) are 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 2022 school year.

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

Special Needs Education Assistants at Mullaloo Heights PS will be expected to support the teaching staff in the planning and implementing of engaging, challenging, and supportive learning programs that give every student the opportunity to succeed.

As an Education Assistants Special Needs at Mullaloo Heights, you will, under general supervision and guidance, perform tasks that require discretion and judgement in achieving clearly defined outcomes for students as determined by the teacher.

You will apply techniques, skills and knowledge of relevant principles and practices acquired through previous experience, on the job learning or relevant qualifications.

Education Assistants Special Needs will be responsible for modifying resources to meet the specific needs of individual and groups of students.

They will collect data on student achievement, and behaviour in accordance with the documented plans and report their findings to the teacher, they will also be a part of the case management approach to student support services.

Suitable applicants will ideally be effective team players and good communicators.

They will work with the teacher to implement specialised and general education programs to support the learning of all students. Special Needs Education Assistants should have excellent time management skills and may be required to work with a variety of teachers and students throughout the day.

We are seeking Special Needs Education Assistants who are ideally skilled in the preparation of the learning environment and learning tasks.

You should have a commitment to supporting the academic, pastoral, behavioural and social needs of our students to create and maintain a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students.

It would be highly desirable for applicants to have experience in working with a range of students with disabilities together with supporting teachers in the delivery of synthetic phonics, play based learning, Talk 4 Writing and have Certificate III or above in qualifications.

Suitable applicants should also understand that social-emotional skills and positive student behaviour need to be explicitly modelled and taught on a daily basis.

They should be able to create and maintain safe, engaging and caring learning environments that promote positive relationships and behaviours.

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 Mullaloo Heights Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Trudy Jones, Principal, by telephoning (08) 6206 2100 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Trudy Jones on 0438 880 171.

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 (selection criteria), 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.

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:

  • 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 Monday, 11 October 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: Mullaloo
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-11 4:30 PM


Special Needs

School Type


Job Closing Date

11 Oct, 2021