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Education Assistant - Mainstream

Government of Western Australia - Karratha, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Department of Education

Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region

Karratha Primary School

Education Assistant - Mainstream


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

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS678135

This is a permanent part-time (0.7FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

Karratha Primary School (PS) are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Education Assistant – Mainstream to permanent part-time vacancy working 0.7FTE, commencing in term 2, 2021.

The successful applicant will, under teacher direction, assist the teacher in the delivery of planned education programs, including the operation of computers; and, under teacher direction, implement individual or small group programs or demonstrations. You will assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment by maintaining equipment, materials and resources, for use in classes, displays and demonstration, and assisting the teacher with clean and safe storage of items after classes and activities. You will assist the teacher with the care and supervision of students in out-of-class activities and on school excursion.

The successful applicant may be required to assist in supporting the delivery of letters and sounds in year’s Pre-primary to year 2 in small groups and to deliver one on one intervention programs using Multi Lit for students in years 2 - 4. It would be highly advantageous to have knowledge of synthetic phonics and helping children to learn to read. Additional training will be provided to successful applicants where required.

Karratha PS is an Independent Public School proud of its tradition of meeting the educational needs of Karratha students for over four decades. It was the first school to be built in Karratha, providing the newly established town with primary education facilities for the increasing number of families moving into the area. The school was built in partnership with Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd and the Education Department in 1970; with the first students enrolling in 1971. The school moved into newly built premises in 2011.

Karratha PS is an inclusive school with specialist Education Support facilities providing educational services for all our students from Kindergarten through to Year 6. Our comprehensive learning programs are developed to ensure all students have an ongoing opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve their academic potential. Our Positive Behaviour Support approach and the Kidsmatter framework enable us to consider the needs of our students in the priority areas of behaviour, and health and wellbeing. We have specialist teachers for Physical Education, The Arts and Learning Support. Student Services include a School Nurse, School Psychologist, Chaplain, Dental Therapy Unit and School Canteen. Additional agency support is accessed for students with additional needs. The Principal, two Deputy Principals and a Registrar administer a school team of approximately 50 staff. The School Board and P&C Committee are actively involved in the school.

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 (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 Karratha Primary School can be found by visiting .

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Karen Lombardo, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Karratha, by telephoning (08) 9187 6300 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 three (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 (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.


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


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 Monday, 3 May 2021



Government of Western Australia

Karratha, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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