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February

Job Title : Education Assistant - Mainstream

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Bicton, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS667640

This is a permanent part-time (0.2FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021.

Bicton Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Education Assistant – Mainstream to join their friendly Early Childhood team.

As an Education Assistant – Mainstream you will be required to assist in the delivery of planned education programs that will help in the development of young minds. In this role you would need to collaborate and work in a team environment, possess good written and oral communication skills to enable the implementation of individual or small group programs, as well as the ability to support general health and well-being of students. You will be organised and be able to use your initiative to work with and support the Early Childhood team, assisting with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment.

The successful applicant will be a passionate educator who is committed to improving literacy and numeracy achievement for students through the effective use of whole-school approaches. They will create an effective, and engaging and inclusive learning environment which incorporates best practice in early childhood education.

Bicton PS is located in the established suburb of Bicton, 6km east of Fremantle, near the beautiful Swan River. The school was opened in 1904. As an independent public school, Bicton Primary is shaping the future of our children with a focus on success for all students, high quality teaching and leadership and building school community partnerships.

Bicton PS is a dynamic learning community working collaboratively to assist children to realise their potential and to develop creative, positive and independent people.

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):

  • sound oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals.
  • sound interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • sound organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective educational programs to students.
  • ability to assist with the 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 Bicton Primary School can be found by visiting www.bictonps.wa.edu.auor Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Emma Taylor, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9205 5800 or emailing Emma.Taylor@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:

  • 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 Friday, 26 February 2021

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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