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Education Assistant, Special Needs

WESTERN AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT EDUCATION - Rockingham, WA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Rockingham Beach Education Support Centre
Education Assistant - Special Needs
Pool Ref IPS/SS688020
Level 3, $31.50 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS688020
Appointment Pool

Rockingham Beach Education Support Centre (ESC) are seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year.

Rockingham Beach ESC is looking for education assistants with a passion for students with special needs. The priorities and goals of this position are to assist students to reach their full potential through the development of their academic, physical and social skills.

The development of positive, respectful relationships between staff and students is a high priority within the school, along with academic excellence. The suitable applicants will be student and relationship focused, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively in a large team environment. They will be strong communicators and possess excellent interpersonal skills. The suitable applicants will engage in ongoing self-reflection, embrace the integration of Information and Communications Technology to create an environment conducive to learning as well as help create educational opportunities which provide purposeful and relevant learning experiences that cater for different student learning needs.

In this position it is highly desirable that applicants are familiar with or willing to learn strategies to assist in the implementation of a variety of specialised programs including applied behaviour analysis, direct instruction, Team Teach, swimming and Auslan programs.

Rockingham Beach ESC is a small dynamic Independent Public School with a strong team of hard working professionals who work collaboratively to create a supportive and caring environment in which our students thrive.

Rockingham Beach ESC was established in 1987 sharing a site with the Rockingham Beach Primary School. The schools are located behind Palm Beach Jetty in Cockburn Sound and adjacent to Lake Richmond, renowned for its ancient stromatolites. This situation provides an ideal environment for students to enhance their classroom activities through participation in maritime events and environmental studies.

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 Rockingham Beach ESC can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Kelly Barker, Principal, by telephoning (09) 9591 6777 or emailing Kelly.Barker@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 three (3) 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 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
jdf - 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: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Rockingham
CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-18 4:30 PM

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