Education Assistant, Special Needs

$31.50 - $33.09 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Coolbinia WA, Australia
  • 03 Jun, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching Aides & Special Needs

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Sir David Brand School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
Pool Ref IPS/SS687702
Level 3, $31.50 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS687702
Suitable applicants from IPS/SS636942 need not apply.
Appointment Pool

Sir David Brand School is seeking to establish a pool of Education Assistant - Special Needs 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.

As an Education Assistant – Special Needs you would have a strong, positive and supportive attitude and will be proactive about working with the Teacher and Specialists to help provide an inclusive and supportive learning environment for students. Suitable applicants will, under teacher direction, assist in the implementation of specialised education programs. They will, when required, provide feedback on educational programs and participate in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of goals.

Sir David Brand School is a dynamic Independent Public School that works in partnership with families and service providers to inspire rich full lives for our students with a diverse range of special educational needs. We have a well established reputation for excellence and leadership in educating students with disabilities and providing a welcoming and respectful environment for our school community.

Sir David Brand School is the hub of a dynamic community. Our school works in partnership with families and their service providers to create Rich Full Lives for students with a diverse range of special educational needs in Kindergarten to Year 12. We promote resilience and independence to ensure every child has a successful and sustainable future. Our school community is warm and welcoming.

The Sir David Brand School team conducts thorough needs assessments to inform the innovative programs we design to suit each student's needs. Our inclusive curriculum embraces the Australian curriculum, the Early Years Framework, ABLEWA, TEACCH and digital technologies. We have developed a school-based EXPRESS communication tool for students with complex communication needs who are working towards foundation level. Intensive early intervention programs are available for students in the early years of schooling.

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

  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including report writing and the ability to effectively interact with students with special needs, and liaise with parents, teachers and community members and assist teachers in understanding students where necessary.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to contribute to a professional team and provide advice and evaluation in the development of the education program, including special education and therapy programs where they have been implemented.
  • Ability to assist professionals in the implementation and evaluation of education programs, including special education and, if required, occupational and/or physiotherapy programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and physical disabilities in students and adolescents.
  • Effective organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs and subsequent feedback and evaluation to teachers or psychologists.
  • 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 Sir David Brand School can be found by visiting www.sdbs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Narelle Maconachie, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9462 6500 or emailing Narelle.Maconachie@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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV 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;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.

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 Friday, 18 June 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 - l3 - aug 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Coolbinia
CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-18 4:30 PM

Subject

Special Needs

School Type

Others

Job Closing Date

18 Jun, 2021