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Job Title : Education Assistant - Mainstream


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS664270

This is a nine (9) month fixed term, part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021 with possible extension twelve (12) months and/or permanency.

Jerramungup District High School (DHS) is seeking to appoint a friendly Education Assistant - Mainstream to join their team in the Primary School working with our Year 1/2 Students. The weekly roster will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

The staff of Jerramungup are a friendly and collaborative team who provide a positive supportive environment for students, staff and community. Jerramungup District High School is located in the wheat and sheep farming community of Jerramungup, 440kms south east of Perth. It is situated within the Fitzgerald Biosphere which is part of the acclaimed Fitzgerald National Park, located nearby to the east of Jerramungup.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and collaborate with staff to create and maintain a supportive, inclusive education environment and program to meet the specific needs of the students. You will ideally be organised and will be able to use your initiative to assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment. These skills will also be utilised to support teachers by assisting with the general care and well-being of students.

With the school motto 'Strive to Achieve', students achieve high standards of academic and social achievement through participation and engagement in the school's inclusive, safe and stimulating learning environments. Our school vision encompasses all of this with the following statements: Together we strive to inspire life-long learning.

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 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 Jerramungup District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online.

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Nicola Wisewould, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Jerramungup, by telephoning (08) 9835 2600 or emailing Nicola.Wisewould@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 two (2) page 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.


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.


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 Tuesday, 02 March 2021




Jerramungup, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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