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Education Assistant - Special Needs - Lead

Government of Western Australia - Leeming, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Department of Education

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region

Leeming Senior High School

Education Assistant - Special Needs - Lead


Level 3, $31.50 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS661790

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021

Are you passionate about ensuring strong educational outcomes for all students?

Leeming Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to appoint a dedicated Education Assistant - Special Needs - Lead (EASNL) to join their Student Services team.

The role of the EASNL is to lead, mentor, coach and model good practices for other Education Assistants. You will assist in planning and delivering the worksite induction and training of other Education Assistants. In consultation with Student Services Personnel, teachers, parents/caregivers or other relevant professionals, you will be expected to contribute to the design and implementation of behaviour management plans and other documented plans and to provide solutions and support to teachers, which promote positive student behaviour and achieve education outcomes in the classroom.

The successful applicant will also assist in training students to acquire self-management skills (e.g. life skills); provide appropriate physical restraint and removal of students where appropriate, and maintain records regarding implementation of behaviour management plans. It would be highly desirable for you to have experience in dealing with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with the ability to de-escalate situations.

Leeming SHS is an Independent Public School, committed to giving our students the best resources and environment possible to prepare them for a bright future. We see ourselves as partners with parents and students to provide a supporting and caring environment during the High School years. Our motto of Harmony and Excellence guides all members of our School Community to rise to their potential and care for each other.

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):

  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the delivery of education programs and/or behaviour management plans; and ability to identify problems and assist teachers and other Education Assistants in the development of strategies and solutions.
  • Well developed oral communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, mentor, coach, induct and train other Education Assistants and professional teams, including providing advice and evaluating education programs.
  • Well developed written communication skills, including report writing, and the ability to coordinate, collect and present student data at a whole school community level in a meaningful way.
  • Well developed organisational skills, including the ability to coordinate staff rosters and relief to assist in the delivery of effective education programs.
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 Leeming Senior High School can be found by visiting or .

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

For further job related information:

Please contact Judy Semple, Deputy Principal by telephoning (08) 9237 6800 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 two (2) 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; 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 .


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 Friday, 26 February 2021.



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