Education Assistant - Mainstream

$26.47 - $30.77 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Margaret River WA, Australia
  • 25 Mar, 2021
Full time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Margaret River Primary School
Education Assistant - Mainstream
Pool Ref IPS/SS676824
Level 1/2, $26.47 - $30.77 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS676824
Appointment Pool

Margaret River Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of dedicated and enthusiastic Education Assistants – Mainstream 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 1, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2022.

Suitable applicants will support the Department’s main objective of teaching and learning of students through assisting teacher in delivering planned education programs and encouraging a supportive and inclusive learning environment. The Education Assistant - Mainstream at this level work under direct supervision performing routine tasks that require basic competencies and using established methods and procedures.

Under teacher direction, the Education Assistant (Mainstream) can be expected to assist the teacher in the delivery of planned education programs, including the operation of computers; and implement individual or small group programs or demonstrations. Suitable applicants will assist with

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Sound oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals.
  • Sound interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Sound organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective educational programs to students.
  • Ability to assist with the 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 Margaret River Primary School can be found by visiting https://mriverps.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 Karen James, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Margaret River, by telephoning (08) 9757 8504 or emailing karen.james@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 two to three (2-3) 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 two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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:

  • 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

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 Monday 19 April 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 (mainstream) - schools - l1 - sep 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Margaret River
CLOSING DATE: 2021-04-19 4:30 PM

Subject

Early Learning and Child Care

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

19 Apr, 2021