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February

Job Title : Education Assistant - Special Needs

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Heathridge, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS660196

Appointment Pool

Heathridge Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of collaborative, energetic and reliable Education Assistants Special Needs 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 above period.

Suitable applicants will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to collaborate well with the teacher to create and maintain a supportive, inclusive education program to meet the specific needs of the students. You need to be organised and use your initiative to assist the teacher with the general care and well-being of students and maintenance of the learning environment. A knowledge of working with students with autism is essential and training in Team Teach, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Zones of Regulation and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is highly regarded.

Heathridge PS is an Independent Public School located approximately twenty-five kilometres north of the city of Perth. Heathridge PS is a small, family-oriented school where current enrolments are 218 from Kindergarten to Year 6 with an existing 25% being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder who spend a significant amount of time in their mainstream classrooms. There is a dedicated and professional teaching and non-teaching staff who are committed to meeting the needs of students and the school community, including a Specialised Learning Program (SLP) – Autism as of 2018. Applicants may be required to work in one of the SLP Rooms within the school.

Heathridge PS is a dynamic learning community where members work collaboratively to give every child the opportunity to realise their full potential and so they can “Fly High-See Far”. We are proud of our high care culture and dedication to the provision of high quality teaching and learning programs. We also pride ourselves on a reputation for inclusivity, values, pastoral care, strong academic results, and community engagement.

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 Heathridge PS can be found by visiting www.HeathridgePS.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Denise Jeffs, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9233 8950 or emailing Denise.Jeffs@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 three (3) 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.

Eligibility

Employees will be required to:

  • 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.

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 Wednesday, 24 February 2021

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

Heathridge, WA

Education, Childcare & Training




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