Education Assistant in Special Needs - South Halls Head Primary School

$28.59 - $33.09 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Halls Head WA, Australia
  • 29 Apr, 2021
Part time - Permanent Student Services Teaching Aides & Special Needs Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
South Halls Head Primary School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
Pool Ref IPS/SS679413
Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS679413

Appointment Pool

South Halls Head 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 2, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2022.

Suitable applicants will assist teaching staff in the delivery of planned education programs and in promoting a supportive and productive learning environment. Our staff work under general supervision and autonomously and are required to contribute advice and expertise, actively collaborating with colleagues to support student and whole school achievement.

You will ideally be organised, committed and have a broad range of skills and strategies to meet the needs of diverse groups of learners with disability. A visible commitment to enhancing student learning through ongoing reflective practice and engagement in professional learning opportunities is essential.

As an Education Assistant – Special Needs, you will be highly engaged in the development of student independence through planned and explicit approaches to support their self-management and self-regulation skills. Experience with non-verbal students, Autism and Auslan skills and Epilepsy skills would be desirable.

At South Halls Head PS our aim is to work closely with our community to provide an outstanding educational experience for our students. We strongly believe in success for all students, as we develop the 'whole child'- academically, socially, emotionally, creatively and physically. Students strive to achieve, as we encourage them to take risks, to accept challenges and to learn from their mistakes.

Our motto 'My School, My Future. Our Village' informs the direction of our school vision. As an Independent Public School, we select exemplary staff to fit with our future directions. We are passionate about education and set high expectations for both staff and students. The innovative and evidence based instructional approaches utilised by our school demonstrate that every student has the potential to be a high achiever, regardless of their backgrounds, abilities or personal circumstances.

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 disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about South Halls Head PS can be found by visiting Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job-related information:

Please contact Dianne Eddy, Learning Support Coordinator by telephoning (08) 9584 6200 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 maximum of three (3) page statement addressing the Work-Related Requirements (selection criteria), in the 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.


WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part-Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part-Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Halls Head
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-21 4:30 PM


Special Needs

School Type


Job Closing Date

21 May, 2021