Education Assistant - Mainstream


Thornlie, WA

Posted 2/15/2020

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS621883

Various Positions

Yale Primary School (PS) are seeking two (2) enthusiastic and determined Mainstream Education Assistants to join their friendly team.

We currently have the following positions available to commence Term 2, 2020:

  • One (1) – permanent part-time (0.4 FTE) position

  • One (1) – permanent part-time (0.8 FTE) position

Yale PS is an Independent Public School in the heart of Thornlie. We’re a school of creativity and innovation and have been serving the community for 50 years. As part of our objectives we are focussed on quality teaching, student success and engaging effectively with our community. To do this we have an agreed whole school explicit teaching framework and utilise teaching and learning approaches like Talk 4 Writing, Differentiated teaching, Synthetic phonics programs and Mathematical approaches that clear up mathematical misconceptions.

The staff at Yale PS are committed wellbeing and strive to excel and work hard to achieve great results for our students.

As an Education Assistant – Mainstream you will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of planned education programs under the direction of teachers and administration staff. Programs may include those that are current educational priorities in the school, as well as those that help in the development of young minds and support the general health and wellbeing of students. The successful applicant will be expected to work with individuals as well as manage small groups of students.

At Yale PS we seek to develop the whole student and give them equal access to a range of learning opportunities enabling every student to experience success. We are guided by our core values of respect, responsibility, caring for others and being our best. Staff and community members aim for all students to be empowered to set and reach their goals through actively engaging in the pursuit of knowledge and committing to achieving their potential now and in the future.

We encourage our students to be their best, caring, responsible and respectful, by following the example of our dedicated staff. We provide our students with a relevant and inspiring education program, catering to individual needs. Our student’s achievements are our achievements.

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:

  • Sound oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals.
  • Sound interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Sound organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective educational programs to students.
  • Ability to assist with the general health and well-being of students.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements 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 Yale Primary School 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 Glen Read, Principal by telephoning (08) 9493 2088 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 two (2) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, 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 (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.


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.
  • 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.


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, 28 February 2020



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