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February

Job Title : Education Assistant - Special Needs

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Busselton, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS665343

Appointment Pool

West Busselton Primary School (PS) 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.

West Busselton PS is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic Education Assistants – Special Needs to join their school.

As an Education Assistant - Special Needs you will, under teacher direction, assist in the implementation of specialised education programs. Suitable applicants will assist the teacher in the delivery of specific Individual Education Programs, including the operation of computers and digital technologies. Experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, mental health and behavioural issues would be highly desirable.

Also when required, the Education Assistant – Special Needs will provide feedback on education and therapy programs and participates in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of goals in special education. It is highly desirable that applicants possess or are actively working towards a Certificate III in Education Support.

Our school has a proud reputation in the wider community for providing a caring and supportive environment that supports the individual needs of all children.

Our classrooms are equipped with digital technology to enrich learning and to prepare children for the digital world. The proximity of the school to the shores of Geographe Bay allows us to utilise our unique environment to enhance the learning program. The school grounds provide rich opportunities to play and engage with friends and feature abundant playgrounds, equipment and a natural environment enhanced by numerous peppermint trees.

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 West Busselton Primary School can be found by visiting www.westbusseltonps.wa.edu.auor Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Sharon Francis, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Busselton, by telephoning (08) 9751 8400 or emailing Sharon.Francis2@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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV 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:

  • 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.

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 theAustralian 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 Monday, 22 February 2021

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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

Busselton, WA

Education, Childcare & Training




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