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April

Education Assistant - Special Needs

Government of Western Australia - Albany, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Department of Education

Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region

Mount Lockyer Primary School

Education Assistant - Special Needs

Pool Ref IPS/SS682437

Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS682437

Appointment Pool

Do you have what it takes to improve the learning outcomes of students with learning difficulties?

Mount Lockyer Primary School (PS) 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.

The role of Education Assistant - Special Needs focuses primarily on the teaching and learning of students through assisting the teacher in delivering planned education programs, and through the provision of a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

To be successful in this role, you will be required to assist in the implementation of specialised education programs such as occupational therapy, speech therapy and physiotherapy programs. You will need to possess the ability to provide feedback on education and specialised programs, as well as participate in the evaluation process to ensure learning outcomes are met.

Suitable applicants will ideally have good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with students, teachers, community members and professional staff on the provision and development of educational programs. You will ideally have good organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs to students and interpersonal skills to contribute to a school-level team.

Mount Lockyer PS provides a learning environment where children will have access to positive and challenging teaching programs allowing all to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become confident independent learners. The experienced, professional staff deliver a broad and challenging curriculum facilitating exploration and development of individual talents. We work together, adopting an inclusive whole school approach where all are accountable and responsible for the growth and development of every child.

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 Mount Lockyer Primary School can be found by visiting .

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Christine Davidson, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Albany, by telephoning (08) 9842 0100 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 statement of up to six (6) pages addressing the Work Related Requirement, (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 (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 .

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, 7 May 2021.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

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