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Education Assistant - Defence Force Transition Aide

Government of Western Australia - Baldivis, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Department of Education

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region

Settlers Primary School

Education Assistant - Defence Force Transition Aide


Level 3, $30.91 - $32.50 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS666243

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, part-time 0.3 FTE position commencing Term 2, 2021 with possible extension and/or permanency

Settlers Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Education Assistant - Defence Force Transition Aide to join their friendly team.

The successful applicant will possess knowledge and understanding of youth, education and training services, particularly in relation to at risk 10 to 18 year olds. The successful applicant will ideally have the ability to research, develop, implement and monitor high quality plans to allow young people to access appropriate pathways to a range of training and employment options where appropriate.

Settlers PS is an Independent Public School located 46 km south of Perth, in the fast growing suburb of Baldivis in Western Australia. In 2017 there are 760 students enrolled from Kindergarten to year 6. The school has a campus of five teaching blocks and well maintained grounds with shared community facilities. Teaching and learning environments reflect a positive and innovative attitude towards maximising learning opportunities. Cutting edge ICT ensures wireless access, laptop and iPad technology, and electronic whiteboards in all classrooms. ICT is an embedded tool for teaching and learning in an integrated curriculum. Student progress and achievement is monitored using authentic assessments and external validation. Behaviour is managed by a positive approach promoting responsibility and respect, built on a strong values based foundation with a focus on well-being, independence and resiliency.

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 oral, written and interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to establish and maintain effective relationships, including collaboration and liaison skills within the workplace and community.
  • Effective time management skills, including attention to detail and the ability to meet conflicting deadlines.
  • Practical experience in working autonomously and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Understanding of the ADF organisation and additional challenges the posting cycle places upon students from an ADF family.
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 Settlers Primary School can be found by visiting or

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

For further job related information

Please contact by Lynne Phillips, MCS telephoning (08) 9523 5750 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 (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 (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:
  • 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


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, 18 February 2021



Government of Western Australia

Baldivis, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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