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March

Education Assistant - Mainstream

Government of Western Australia - Australia,

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Department of Education

Kimberley Education Region

Wyndham District High School

Education Assistant - Mainstream

00025164

Level 1/2, $26.47 - $30.77 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS675088

This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2021 with possible extension and/or permanency

Wyndham District High School (DHS) is seeking a hardworking and motivated Mainstream Education Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team.

An Education Assistant – Mainstream, provides support and general assistance to teachers that enable the delivery of high quality, student focused learning programs. They are also responsible for ensuring the learning environment is inclusive and relevant, appropriately resourced and maintained, with the health and safety of students a high priority. In addition to these duties, an Education Assistant – Mainstream ensures that mentoring and pastoral care is provided to students, counsels students on matters affecting their education, particularly those students at risk, in order for those students to have an increased participation rate and the ability to better utilise the education program.

The Wyndham DHS community prides ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming learning environment. Our school motto - 'Positive Attitudes, High Expectations' is practised daily. Being a Positive Behaviour School (PBS) we explicitly teach and practise our whole school expectations; Being the Achieving Kind, Being the Respectful Kind and Being Kind to Wyndham.

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 Wyndham District High School can be found by visiting

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Danielle Woodhouse, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Wyndham, by telephoning (08) 9161 1063 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 to three (2-3) 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 to four (2-4) 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 .

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, 25 March 2021

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS

ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

Government of Western Australia