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April

Education Assistant - Special Needs

Government of Western Australia - Australia,

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Department of Education

Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region

Bunbury Primary School

Education Assistant - Special Needs

Pool Ref IPS/SS679033

Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS679033

Appointment Pool

Are you seeking an opportunity to improve the learning outcomes of students with learning difficulties?

Bunbury Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of 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.

As an Education Assistant Special Needs you will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills to support teachers to create supportive and inclusive learning environments.

Suitable applicants will be able to demonstrate the delivery of planned education and therapy programs and have the capacity to contribute to, implement and evaluate a wide range of strategies as part of a student’s Individual Education Plan.

Suitable applicants will be required to demonstrate excellence and experience in working with children who have high behavioural, medical, academic, social and emotional needs. A clear understanding and knowledge of specific disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual disabilities, Anxiety and Sensory disorders is also highly desirable.

The role will support students in implementing evidence based literacy and numeracy programs including Letters and Sounds, Words Their Way and Speech and Language programs and assist the teacher and students with the use of computers, iPads and other technologies

Our staff are committed professionals who continue to develop their skills and understandings to ensure that our approach to improving student outcomes is evidence-based and reflects current research. A specific focus is on ensuring explicit instruction and a balanced academic and social/emotional program is provided for students.

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

  • good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interact with students with special needs, parents and teaching professionals on the provision of educational programs, and to assist teachers in understanding students where necessary.
  • good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team in the evaluation of educational programs, including special education and therapy programs where these have been implemented.
  • good organisational skills that will assist in the delivery and development of effective education programs to students and subsequent feedback to teaching professionals or psychologists.
  • ability to assist teachers or therapists in implementing educational programs, including special education and, should this be a requirement of the position, occupational and/or physiotherapy programs.
  • knowledge of health and physical disabilities in students and adolescents.
  • ability to assist with 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 Bunbury Primary School can be found by visiting or

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

For further job related information:

Please contact Kylie Young, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9721 2660 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 maximum 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 three (3) 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 4.00pm (WST) on Friday, 30 April 2021

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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

Government of Western Australia