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Job Title : Education Assistant - Mainstream

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Gosnells, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS673037

Appointment Pool

Do you want to make a positive difference?

Gosnells Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Mainstream Education Assistants for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 2, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2022.

As a Mainstream Education Assistant you will need to be organised and diligent, with a commitment to maximising student learning outcomes, particularly in the areas of literacy and numeracy. Ideally, you will have developed strong teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills in a recent and relevant educational environment and be able to assist the teacher with the delivery of planned education programs. The initiative and capacity to work independently to deliver specific interventions to small groups of students, would also be highly desirable qualities. The role also includes assisting with the care and well-being of students and maintaining equipment and resources in a safe, tidy learning environment.

We are an Independent Public School catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. We have an ethos of working together, caring for others, developing positive community involvement, taking pride in our achievements and maximising the educational opportunities for all children.

Our students are provided with opportunities across all learning areas, including specialist instruction in the areas of Physical Education, Science, Performing Arts, Indonesian, and Digital Technologies. Talented students have additional opportunities to participate in the Primary Extension and Challenge and School of Instrumental Music programs in Years 5 & 6.

We foster a school culture based on the understanding that positive behaviours need to be taught and supported. Our clear behaviour expectations 'Be Safe', 'Be Responsible', 'Be Respectful' and 'Be Better' provide a positive learning environment that assists students to achieve improved academic and behaviour outcomes as a result of increased engagement with learning.

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 Gosnells Primary School can be found by visiting www.gosnellsps.wa.edu.au/ or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Lauren Hook, Deputy Principal by telephoning (08) 9234 6350 or emailing Lauren.Hook@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 four (4) 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 Tuesday, 02 March 2021.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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

Gosnells, WA

Education, Childcare & Training




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