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Education Assistant - Special Needs

Government of Western Australia - Port Kennedy, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Department of Education

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region

Endeavour Education Support Centre

Education Assistant - Special Needs

Pool Ref IPS/SS677037

Level 3, $31.50 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS677037

Appointment Pool

Are you seeking an exciting and new opportunity to contribute to and shape the future of young people?

Endeavour Education Support Centre (ESC) is seeking to establish a pool of dedicated and committed Education Assistant – Special Needs 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.

Education Assistant – Special Needs at our ESC will be working with students with a wide range of disabilities and special educational needs within supported inclusive classrooms.

Suitable applicants will be motivated, highly knowledgeable and skilled with open and caring nature with the willingness to learn. Suitable applicants will also provide effective feedback when required on education and therapy programs and participate in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of student’s individual goals in their education.

Knowledge of current research-based strategies for effective behaviour management and analysis is highly desirable.

At Endeavour ESC, we provide high quality care and education for all students. We provide opportunities for furthering professional knowledge and skills directly related to student needs and school priorities. Our centre is equipped with excellent resources and a well-supported working environment.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including report writing and the ability to effectively interact with students with special needs, and liaise with parents, teachers and community members and assist teachers in understanding students where necessary.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to contribute to a professional team and provide advice and evaluation in the development of the education program, including special education and therapy programs where they have been implemented.
  • Ability to assist professionals in the implementation and evaluation of education programs, including special education and, if required, occupational and/or physiotherapy programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and physical disabilities in students and adolescents.
  • Effective organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs and subsequent feedback and evaluation to teachers or psychologists.
  • 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 Endeavour Education Support Centre can be found by visiting or

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

For further job related information

Please contact Jayne Gorbould, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9891 6100 or emailing

During the school holiday period please contact Jayne Gorbould, Principal on 0408 932 829.

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 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:
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 23 April 2021

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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

Government of Western Australia

Port Kennedy, WA

Education, Childcare & Training




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