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Education Assistant - Mainstream

Government of Western Australia - Armadale, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Department of Education

South Metropolitan Education Region

Gwynne Park Primary School

Education Assistant - Mainstream

Pool Ref SS/SS676815

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

Advertised Vacancy Number SS/SS676815

Appointment Pool

Do you want to make a positive difference?

Gwynne Park Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Mainstream Education Assistant 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.

The school has five early childhood classrooms, 16 primary classrooms and is equipped with art, music, science, technology, library and covered assembly area. There is a large grassed oval for our sports program together with administration and staff facilities.

Gwynne Park PS was built over forty years ago in the suburb of Armadale located 30km south of Perth. The area from which the school draws students is identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as having a Socio Economic Status index of 86.9 placing it in the 10th decile for social disadvantage which has an impact on many of the students’ lives. At Gwynne Park we recognise and value the cultural diversity of our students and have a significant number of indigenous students and many from different ethnic backgrounds.

Suitable applicants will, under teacher direction, assist in the delivery of planned education programs, including the operation of computers, implement individual or small group programs or demonstrations. They will assist with preparation and maintenance of the learning environment by maintaining equipment, materials and resources for use in classes and with the clean and safe storage of items after classes and activities. Suitable applicants will assist the teacher with the care and supervision of students in out-of-class activities and on school excursions.

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 Gwynne Park Primary School can be found by visiting

For further job related information:

Please contact June Johnson, MCS by telephoning (08) 9399 4200 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:
  • Up to a one (1) page statement addressing each of the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school.
  • A CV of up to two (2) 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 Friday, 9 April, 2021.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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

ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

Government of Western Australia

Armadale, WA

Education, Childcare & Training




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