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February

Job Title : Education Assistant - Special Needs

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Boyup Brook, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS663091

This is a permanent part-time (0.4FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021.

Boyup Brook District High School (DHS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Education Assistant – Special Needs to join their school.

As an Education Assistant - Special Needs the successful applicant will be required to assist in the delivery of planned education programs and the implementation of specialised, individual education programs. In this role the successful applicant will apply techniques, skills and knowledge relevant to the principles and practices acquired through previous experience that will help assist students with a range of disabilities including Physical Disability, Intellectual Disability, Diabetes, Autism and Severe Mental Conditions. Applicants will preferably have Certificate in Special Needs while possessing excellent levels of literacy, numeracy. Applicants will also need to possess exceptional teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills to provide support to parents, teachers and professionals.

Boyup Brook DHS is situated in the South West of Western Australia approximately 270km from Perth. We cater for students from Kindergarten to Year 10 with students moving on to other schools for the Year 11/12 component of their secondary education. Students are drawn from families that are involved in farming and local business. The school is located on two separate sites, with students from K - 6 educated at the primary site and students from years 7-10 at the Middle School site 600 metres away. The school was selected as an Independent Public School in 2012.

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 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 (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 Boyup Brook District High School can be found by visiting www.boyupbrookdhs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Jann Mead, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Boyup Brook, by telephoning (08) 9765 0000 or emailing jann.m.mead@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.

Boyup Brook, WA

Education, Childcare & Training




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