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Education Assistant - Special Needs

WESTERN AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT EDUCATION - Aveley, WA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Aveley North Primary School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
00038000
Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS679218
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021

Aveley North Primary School (PS) is seeking a caring and enthusiastic Education Assistant – Special Needs to join their friendly team.

The suitable applicants should be highly motivated, energetic and possess the qualities to promote excellence. They will be part of an effective team and support innovative curriculum. They will also show excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to work in a highly collaborative manner in promoting a supportive and inclusive learning environment. This position will be integral to the establishment of the school in the short term to set the long term culture of the school. Staff will work closely with the leadership team to drive the direction of the school from the establishment and build a connected community to foster a culture of high performance and high care for all students. They will support positive relationships with students, staff, families and external agencies.

The successful will, under teacher direction, assist the teacher in the delivery of planned education programs, including the operation of computers and digital technologies; implement individual or small group programs or demonstrations and be able to provide valuable feedback to support student learning. They will be able to support programs relevant to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID). They will assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment by maintaining equipment, materials and resources, for use in classes, displays and demonstration, and assisting the teacher with clean and safe storage of items after classes and activities. They will support the teacher with the care and supervision of students in out-of-class activities and on school excursions. Suitable applicants will work across classrooms, so flexibility is essential. They will be an active team member within the Education Support Program promoting integration opportunities, effectively supporting staff teams and therapists to ensure students achieve their individual education program objectives.

Aveley North PS is an inclusive school which follows the One School Model including mainstream, education support and students with special needs within the one setting. A dedicated learning community for students with special needs is also a feature of the School. Aveley North PS provides students from Kindergarten to Year 6 with a high quality education and a curriculum that continually evolves to respond to emerging trends to ensure each child can develop their skills and talents to achieve their goals. This evolution will ensure that students are given ample learning opportunities within the context of whole school curriculum and experiences that will be relevant to their individual needs.

At Aveley North PS we have small class sizes to better meet the individual needs of each student. Students are grouped into age related classes of between eight to ten students with a teacher and education assistants. This level of staffing allows our students to have the opportunity to learn through individual targeted support. Each class will have life skills program in addition to academic programs to reinforce and practise skills taught, a strong emphasis on communication skills, developing self-managing skills and fostering independence. Where appropriate, students will be integrated through mainstream classes to further enhance their educational opportunities.

Aveley North PS provides excellent, individualised, practical educational programs promoting the social, intellectual, emotional and physical development of all students within a positive, caring and inclusive environment.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

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 (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 Aveley North Primary School can be found by visiting www.aveleynorthps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Wendy Dailey, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9297 7800 or emailing Wendy.Dailey1@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 (2) 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 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 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 Thursday, 3 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 - l2 - aug 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Aveley
CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-03 4:30 PM

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