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February

Job Title : Education Assistant - Mainstream

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Yanchep, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS673104

Appointment Pool

Yanchep Beach Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of energetic and creative Education Assistant – Mainstream 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 1, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2022.

As an Education Assistant – Mainstream suitable applicants will, under teacher direction, assist in the delivery of planned education programs, including the operation of computers and digital technologies; implement individual or small group programs and be able to provide valuable feedback to support student learning. They will assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment by maintaining equipment, materials and resources, for use in classes, displays and demonstration. They will also assist the teacher with clean and safe storage of items after classes and activities. Suitable applicants will need to have initiative and carry out tasks efficiently, as well as working as an effective team member.

We are seeking Education Assistants who are well organised, able to use their initiative to assist with the management of classroom, school and phase of learning resources. Suitable applicants will also value their positions within the school community and seek to support one another and the school's goals wherever possible. Strong behaviour management skills would be considered advantageous. You should exhibit qualities of kindness and compassion while maintaining consistency at all times when working with children.

Yanchep Beach Primary School was established in 2014. We are an Independent Public Primary School currently catering for over 670 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. We are a school committed to a culture of excellence and our staff and community are dedicated to working together to develop the whole child. We pride ourselves not only in developing excellence in teaching and learning but in building effective relationships with our students and their families.

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 Yanchep Beach Primary School can be found by visiting www.ybps.wa.edu.auor Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Jo Hoskins, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9562 8250 or emailing Jo.Hoskins@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;
  • 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 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 Thursday, 4 March 2021

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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