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February

Job Title : Education Assistant - Special Needs

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Landsdale, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Landsdale Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of innovative and passionate 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 2021 school year.

Suitable applicants will support students with special needs while working collaboratively with class teachers and support staff. You will also be making curriculum adjustments in consultation with class teacher and be a collaborative, team focused and support students and staff mental health and well-being. Suitable applicants will be innovative, a team player, collaborative, have strong behaviour management skills-particularly being able to deal with challenging/complex behaviour. Experience with students with mental health disorders, physical disabilities, Autism and Global Developmental Delay would be highly regarded.

As a Special Needs Education Assistant you will perform tasks that require discretion and judgement in achieving clearly defined outcomes determined by the teacher. You will apply techniques, skills and knowledge of relevant principles and practices you have acquired. You will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of planned education programs that will help in the development of young minds and support the general health and wellbeing of students. You should possess a calm, positive and professional manner and have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of settings from Kindergarten to year 6 with a range of students.

Knowledge and implementation of social skills programs, Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation would be considered highly desirable.

Our students are supported to be happy and resilient. They are encouraged to make appropriate choices through our emphasis on Positive Education. Our teachers work in teams developing curriculum adjustment strategies. The ability to work as part of an effective team with all staff will be highly desirable.

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 Landsdale Primary School can be found by visiting www.landsdaleps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Natalie Bracegirdle, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9302 4100 or emailing Natalie.Bracegirdle@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 three (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;
  • 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 andCare.

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 Thursday, 25 February 2021

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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

Landsdale, WA

Education, Childcare & Training




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