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Job Title : Education Assistant - Special Needs

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Mandurah, WA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region

North Mandurah Primary School

Education Assistant - Special Needs

Pool Ref IPS/SS684944

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

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS684944

Appointment Pool

Do you want to make a positive difference?

North Mandurah Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of hard working and motivated 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 3, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 3, 2022.

Suitable applicants will support a Specialist Learning Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ideally have considerable understanding of ASD, combined with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with Teachers and other Education Assistants. Suitable applicants will support Teachers to implement evidence-based practice and pedagogy to meet the needs of students with ASD without a diagnosed intellectual disability in the program, as well as assist Teachers in mainstream classes.

In collaboration with Teachers, Education Assistants will implement highly personalised learning plans to facilitate access to age-appropriate curriculum. Under limited direction, Education Assistants will apply evidence-based individualised programs that improve academic engagement, organisational skills, social thinking, peer relationships and self-regulation skills. North Mandurah PS has a sound reputation for delivering quality education and pastoral care programs.

The school caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 and we have a firm belief in the unique value of each student. We believe all students can be high achievers and this belief underpins our commitment to ensuring success for all students. The staff are a highly professional and dedicated team who are committed to the educational needs of all students, who are encouraged to become confident and independent learners. We offer a diverse range of specialist programs, including Japanese, Physical Education, Digital Technologies and Visual Arts.

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 North Mandurah Primary School can be found by visiting www.northmandurahps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information

Please contact Kerry Bear, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9586 0800 or emailing Kerry.bear@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 two (2) pages 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 Tuesday, 8 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
- jdf - education assistant - special needs - level 2.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time

FTE: 0.1-1.0

LOCATION: Mandurah

CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-08 4:30 PM
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